What will make stocks go even higher?

Posted by Forexsq 37 minutes ago (http://money.cnn.com)
img The bull market just keeps going higher and higher.

Stocks hit fresh records last week after the Federal Reserve soothed investors' concerns by indicating that it's probably not going to raise interest rates anytime soon.

With the S&P 500 up nearly 9% this year, traders warning of a market pullback seem wrong, at least for now.

U.S. stocks: Futures lower on China concerns

Posted by Forexsq 35 minutes ago (http://www.marketwatch.com)
img U.S. stock futures were weak on Monday as global equity investors were concerned about a slowdown in China ahead of HSBC’s PMI data.

A decline in economic activity in August, measured by Chicago Federal Reserve contributed to the sour mood on Wall Street.

Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJZ4, -0.20% fell 40 points, or 0.2%, to 17,172, while those for the S&P 500 index SPZ4, -0

Who's getting rich off the stock market?

Posted by Forexsq 4 days ago (http://money.cnn.com)
img The United States is enjoying one of the best stock market surges in its history. But the phenomenal gains in recent years are going mostly to white, college-educated individuals who are already pretty well off.

Only 49% of Americans have any money in stocks at all, according to the latest data from the Federal Reserve. That figure includes everyone invested in retirement funds (think pensions

S&P nears record as Fed support boosts Wall Street

Posted by Forexsq 4 days ago (http://www.reuters.com)
img U.S. stocks opened higher on Thursday, with the S&P 500 on track to test resistance at its record high a day after the U.S. Federal Reserve renewed its commitment to keeping interest rates low.

The Dow Jones industrial average .DJI rose 38.76 points, or 0.23 percent, to 17,195.61, the S&P 500 .SPX gained 4.73 points, or 0.24 percent, to 2,006.3 and the Nasdaq Composite .IXIC added 15.30 points

U.S. Stocks Climb on Fed Optimism, Lower Jobless Claims

Posted by Forexsq 3 days ago (http://www.bloomberg.com)
img U.S. stocks rose for a third day as investors speculated interest rates will remain low and data showed fewer Americans filing for jobless claims.

The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index advanced 0.3 percent to 2,006.53 at 9:33 a.m. in New York. The Dow Jones Industrial Average added 36.54 points, or 0.2 percent, to 17,193.39.

“The market’s still in Fed mode,” Joe Bell, a senior equity analyst at C

Cantor: ‘Buy’ Alibaba shares after IPO

Posted by Forexsq 2 days ago (http://www.marketwatch.com)
img For those wondering what they should do when Alibaba’s shares start trading Friday morning, Cantor Fitzgerald recommends they buy.

The broker initiated research coverage of the Chinese Internet retailing giant with it’s top buy rating. Analyst Youssef Squali placed a 12-month price target of $90 on the shares BABA, +0.00% which represents a 32% premium to $68-a-share pricing of Alibaba’s initi

Alibaba Indicated to Open Higher After Record U.S. IPO

Posted by Forexsq 2 days ago (http://www.bloomberg.com)
img Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., the e-commerce company started in 1999 with $60,000 cobbled together by Jack Ma, cemented its status as a symbol of China’s economic emergence by raising $21.8 billion in a U.S. initial public offering.

The company and shareholders including Yahoo! Inc. sold 320.1 million shares for $68 each, according to a statement, after offering them for $66 to $68. Half of the

Stocks Rise as Investors Await Alibaba to Begin Trading

Posted by Forexsq 2 days ago (http://www.bloomberg.com)
img U.S. stocks rose for a fourth day as Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. shares prepared to start trading and corporate takeovers boosted investor optimism.

Alibaba is indicated to open higher after the company raised a record breaking $21.8 billion in an initial public offering. Dresser-Rand Group Inc. rallied 12 percent as Siemens AG prepared to offer more than $6.5 billion for the company, according

'Hundreds of thousands' of orders placed for Alibaba in debut: NYSE

Posted by Forexsq 2 days ago (http://www.reuters.com)
img A top New York Stock Exchange executive on Friday said on CNBC that "hundreds of thousands of orders" for shares of Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd. (BABA.N) had been placed ahead of the stock's trading debut, expected later in the morning.

In an interview on CNBC, Scott Cutler, head of the NYSE's global listing business, said an initial indicative pricing range for the stock would be posted shortl

U.S. Stock Futures Are Little Changed Before Fed Decision

Posted by Forexsq 5 days ago (http://www.bloomberg.com)
img The cost of living in the U.S. unexpectedly dropped in August for the first time in more than a year, showing inflation still is falling short of the Federal Reserve’s goal as policy makers meet.

The consumer-price index declined 0.2 percent, the first decrease since April 2013, a Labor Department report showed today in Washington. The median forecast of 83 economists surveyed by Bloomberg cal

Sony expects to lose more than $2 billion

Posted by Forexsq 5 days ago (http://money.cnn.com)
img Things are going from bad to worse for Sony -- the Japanese company expects to lose billions of dollars this year as its smartphone business bleeds.

Sony said it estimates a staggering net loss of 230 billion yen ($2.1 billion) for its fiscal year ending next March. That's nearly five times the 50 billion yen loss the company previously forecast.

European Stocks Fall to Two-Week Low Before Fed Meeting

Posted by Forexsq 6 days ago (http://www.bloomberg.com)
img European stocks fell to a two-week low amid speculation about the timing of a U.S interest-rate increase before a two-day Federal Reserve meeting, and this week’s vote on Scottish independence.

The Stoxx Europe 600 Index retreated 0.6 percent to 342.02 at 1:17 p.m. in London. The equity gauge has fallen 2 percent since reaching a two-month high on Sept. 4 amid investor concern over the Scottis

U.S. Stocks Fall With Europe Equities, Bonds Gain on Fed

Posted by Forexsq 6 days ago (http://www.bloomberg.com)
img U.S. stocks fell with European equities, while Treasuries advanced as investors speculated on the timing of a rate increase amid a Federal Reserve policy meeting. The ruble declined to a record and gold advanced.

The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index slid 0.2 percent at 9:30 a.m. in New York. The Stoxx Europe 600 dropped 0.6 percent, while emerging-market equities headed for a ninth straight retreat

Wall St. opens down ahead of Fed meeting

Posted by Forexsq 6 days ago (http://www.reuters.com)
img U.S. stocks opened lower on Tuesday ahead of a Federal Reserve meeting expected to provide clues on the short term direction of U.S. interest rates.

The Dow Jones industrial average .DJI fell 21.96 points, or 0.13 percent, to 17,009.18, the S&P 500 .SPX lost 3.68 points, or 0.19 percent, to 1,980.45 and the Nasdaq Composite .IXIC dropped 18.67 points, or 0.41 percent, to 4,500.23.

Alibaba is not the Amazon of China

Posted by Forexsq 6 days ago (http://money.cnn.com)
img Forget what you've read, Alibaba is NOT "the Amazon of China."

The analogy has been used widely as Alibaba prepares for its IPO. But it is only partially accurate, and masks big differences in business models.

Sure, Alibaba (BABA) and Amazon both do business on the Internet. They both enable consumers to buy huge volumes of goods without stepping foot in a store. And both have a stranglehol

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