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Friday, December 31, 2010

Monday, December 27, 2010

Morning Market Alert for December 27, 2010

U.S. stocks may follow Europe and Asia lower after a surprise interest rate hike by China. Trading may be light because of the blizzard in the Northeast. Intel and AMD reportedly will unveil combination chips.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Asian & European Markets Pressured by Inflation (Asia) & Debt (Europe)

Lind-Waldock Strategist Dennis Cajigas discusses the currency and bond futures markets. Topics covered: Japanese & Chinese markets under pressure because of inflation; European markets are mixed; Stock Index Futures are flat; Expect range-based trade in Treasuries.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Market Close Wrap-Up: December 20th, 2010

The major U.S. equity indices closed mixed Monday, as the Census Bureau released data on the retail sector. The Census Bureau reported that net sales and profits have edged higher for major retailers year-over-year; sales increased 5.5% from the year-ago period and profits received a 7.5% boost year-over-year. However, the report pointed out that though 80,000 jobs were added to the retail sector this year, hiring in the sector only rose by 0.6%. In corporate news, eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY) will acquire Germany's largest e-commerce shopping club, brands4friends, for $200 million in a bid to boost its European presence. The deal is slated to close during Q1 2011. Best Buy Co. (NYSE:BBY) is offering a MiFi bundle for the holidays with the purchase of a data plan until January 2nd. Taking a look at where the markets closed, The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJI) closed 0.12% lower at 11,478.13, the S&P500 (INX) closed 0.25% higher at 1,247.08, and the Nasdaq Composite (IXIC) closed 0.25% higher at 2,649.56.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

How to Invest in Chinese IPOs

Dec. 6 2010 | When it comes to Chinese IPOs, Scott Redler, chief strategic officer at T3live.com, recommends investors wait anywhere from 4 weeks to 4 months from the first day of trading before deciding to buy into a company. He explains why to CNBC's Sri Jegarajah and Karen Tso.

Investing in the Bond Market

Dec. 8 2010 | Jonathan Beinner, co-head of global fixed income at Goldman Sachs Asset Mgmt., tells CNBC how he's playing the bond market now.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

The top three best-performing hedge funds of 2010

Dec. 7 2010 | CNBC's Kate Kelly reveals the top three best-performing hedge funds of 2010 and what they can expect to earn. Judah Kraushaar, managing partner of Roaring Brook Capital, shares his insight.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Market Close Wrap-Up: December 2, 2010

"The major U.S. equity indices closed higher Thursday, on news from Freddie Mac regarding a boost in mortgage rates, signaling a brighter economic outlook.

Officials from Freddie Mac said that the average 30-year fixed loans rate jumped 4.46%, up from 4.40% last week.

The average 15-year loan also increased, from 3.77% to 3.81%.

In corporate news, Limited Brands, Inc. (NYSE:LTD) reported a 10% jump in sales during November for stores open at least one year; Thomson Reuters analysts forecast a sales boost of 4%. Net sales during November rose 14% to $893 million.

PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE:PEP) officials announced the company's planned 66% stake purchase in Russian food and beverage firm Wimm-Bill-Dann Foods OJSC (NYSE:WBD). The majority stake purchase will cost $3.8 billion, and according to PepsiCo officials, will help boost the firm's worldwide annual revenues from nutritious and functional foods by about $3 billion, to $13 billion.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJI) closed 0.95% higher at 11,362, the S&P500 (INX) closed 1.28% higher at 1,221, and the Nasdaq Composite (IXIC) closed 1.17% higher at 2,579."

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Market Close Wrap-up -- December 1, 2010



" The major U.S. equity indices closed higher Wednesday, following a positive U.S. economic growth survey from the Federal Reserve.

The survey found that 10 out of 12 of the Fed's regions have experienced some form of economic growth.

Boston, Dallas, Atlanta, Cleveland and San Francisco reported a ""slight to modest"" pace of growth; Chicago, New York, Minneapolis, Kansas City and Richmond reported a ""somewhat stonger"" pace of growth; and Philadelphia and St. Louis reported mixed growth conditions.

The Fed reported a boost in sales for most retailers in the nation, as well.

In corporate news, most automakers reported sales gains during November, with Toyota Motor Corp. (NYSE:TM) as the exception.

Toyota reported a 3.3% year-over-year sales dip during the prior month, with 129,317 cars and trucks sold in the U.S.

However, General Motors Corp. (NYSE:GM), Honda Motor Co. (NYSE:HMC), Ford, Nissan, Chrysler and Hyandai all reported double-digit sales gains in November.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJI) closed 2.27% higher at 11,255.78, the S&P500 (INX) closed 1.64% higher at 1,206.07, and the Nasdaq Composite (IXIC) closed 2.05% higher at 2,549.43."
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