Not even a bull market can interest people in stocks - Howard Gold's No-Nonsense Investing - MarketWatch
And a few of these companies undoubtedly will become long-term success stories. But the odds are against you when you buy such expensive fare. What's troubling is that we've all seen this movie before. Technology stocks went through the roof in the late 1990s, then crashed in the 200002 bear market.
HEARD ON THE STREET: Draghi Sparks Utility Stocks - WSJ
Markets in South Korea were closed for a holiday. In currency markets, the euro weakened to $1.3639 from $1.3659 in late trading Thursday. The dollar rose to 102.53 yen from 102.43 in late trading Thursday. Oil prices dipped, with benchmark crude for July delivery down 9 cents to $102.39 in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Related Topics: Jobs Report , U.S.
That and the 37.1% they invested in equities in 2011 were the lowest exposure to equities investors have had since 1959, when records were first kept. Its considerably below what they held even in the late 1970s, before the Reagan-era bull market began, and in the early 2000s after the dot.com bubble burst. In fact, there may be cyclical and structural reasons for this shift, according to Lam, senior analyst in quantitative research at Rabobank, based in the Netherlands. I do think that the changes in the global multi-asset market portfolio are cyclical, he told me in an email.
Stocks Rise on US Jobs Report - ABC News
ET A guy called Mario helping the Italians isn't the most startling proposition. But this one, Mr. Draghi who runs the European Central Bank, is also helping the Spanish, though; the Germans, not so much. This concerns utilities in particular. The ECB's monetary-easing efforts, unveiled Thursday, should ensure that euro-zone interest rates remain...
Asia stocks rise on brightening U.S. economic prospects - Yahoo News
U.S. jobs data on Friday showed that nonfarm payrolls increased by 217,000 last month, bringing employment back to its pre-recession level and validating the view that labor conditions are improving. The unemployment rate held steady at a 5-1/2 year low of 6.3 percent. (Full Story) MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan .MIAPJ0000PUS was up about 0.2 percent, while Japan's Nikkei stock average .225 added 0.7 percent in early trading The Dow Jones industrial average .DJI and S&P 500 .SPX ended at new records on Friday. For the week, the Dow, the S&P and the Nasdaq Composite .IXIC all added more than 1 percent, with the Nasdaq rising 1.9 percent.