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Stock Trader

I have been investing in the stock market since the early nineties. However, over the past few years, I have learned that trading is a better way to invest in equities. It forces you to re-assess your risks and opportunities much more frequently.
February 01, 2016 06:14PM

Hard to believe that in 1980, the biggest American company by market cap was IBM, and it was worth $39 billion. It is now worth $121 billion and is 37th largest company. Its market cap in 1980 would now make it 78th.

February 01, 2016 05:56PM

Google, or Alphabet as it is called now, is now bigger than Apple by market capitalization if its gains after hours hold through tomorrow. It just released its earnings, beating analysts' estimates.

June 10, 2015 12:44AM


March 27, 2015 05:13PM

Janet Yellin is about to speak at a luncheon at San Francisco. That can cause some market turbulence towards the close.

March 20, 2015 10:38AM

The Fed did take the word "patient" out of its monetary policy statement on wednesday, paving the way for raising interest rates. However, Yellin still stated that economic performance will still decide if and when interest rates are raised. The expectation of the markets is that the Fed will start raising rates in September or October. One thing to note is that the strengthening dollar has already had the economic effect of a full percentage point rate hike.

March 17, 2015 10:19PM

The Fed is deciding about interest rates on March 18. They are expected to remove the "patient" language in its policy.

February 05, 2013 08:34PM

Finally, the credit ratings agencies are getting sued over their subprime ratings.

November 09, 2012 01:51PM

Well...Groupon (GRPN) announced worse than expected earnings and revenues yesterday. As a result, its stock price dropped more than 30%, 1.18 points, today to $2.73. It's now down 90% from its 52 week high of 26.90 and 80% from its IPO price of $20.00.

October 24, 2012 06:36PM

I have a feeling FB's price rise was artificial and shortlived. A quote from
"Facebook's (FB) current and past employees hold about 225 million of those so-called RSUs. They will officially be converted into stock on Thursday, using Wednesday's closing price of $23.23. The shares will remain locked up for a few days. On Monday, October 29, their owners can cash in by selling them on the stock market. Adding together the RSUs and other stocks and options that are also being unlocked, a total of 234 million shares will be newly eligible for sale that day." end of quote.

I think that FB itself was buying its stock to raise it so its employees would be a bit happier and might actually not be too tempted to sell. After all 23.23 seems a lot better than 19.00 from yesterday.

June 10, 2015 12:45AM

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