Archive for May, 2012

GAIN Capital to Participate at the Sandler O’Neill 2012 Global Exchange and Brokerage Conference

May 31, 2012

BEDMINSTER, N.J., May 31, 2012 – GAIN Capital (NYSE: GCAP), a global provider of online trading services, today announced that CEO Glenn Stevens is scheduled to participate at the Sandler O`Neill 2012 …

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Why Mega Cap Value Stocks Are Back

May 30, 2012

During the dot-com bubble, one of the nine “style boxes” became an endangered species — Large Cap Value; and Mega Cap Value in particular. How did this happen? High flying technology stocks (Microsoft, Cisco, Qualcomm, AOL, etc.) and ultra-high quality consumer brands (Procter & Gamble, Coca-Cola, Merck, etc.) were awarded very rich valuations. As the [...]

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Daily Wrap: 5/29/2012

May 29, 2012

The markets opened higher this morning after the holiday weekend and extended their gains, despite lackluster economic reports. The S&P/Case Shiller composite index of 20 metropolitan cities showed a gain of 0.1 percent in home prices in March, falling short of economists expectations. Also out this morning were the consumer [...]

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Stocks Keep Wednesday’s Late Surge Alive

May 24, 2012

[youtubevid id="c2XUwYOgQJU"]S&P futures are turning up as the morning wears on, currently up six handles.  Yesterday we got the opposite type of reversal we saw Tuesday as the market absorbs the recent down move. Follow-through to the upside today would be extremely constructive for bulls.

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Market Plunge Stirs Touch Of Panic

May 23, 2012

Markets are getting some downside follow-through after yesterday’s late reversal. The S&P rallied to Resistance 2 before starting to fail at 1329 (SPY’s hit that $132.90-133.20 area).

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Why There’s Not Much Sizzle In Two Burger Chains’ IPO Plans

May 22, 2012

Photo credit: Keenan Pepper Can two also-ran burger chains that struggled through the recession win over Wall Street investors? We’ll soon find out, as fast-food franchisor CKE Restaurants — corporate parent of both Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s — recently filed to go public, seeking roughly $100 million and applying for the [...]

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Why There’s Not Much Sizzle In Two Burger Chains’ IPO Plans

May 22, 2012

Photo credit: Keenan Pepper Can two also-ran burger chains that struggled through the recession win over Wall Street investors? We’ll soon find out, as fast-food franchisor CKE Restaurants — corporate parent of both Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s — recently filed to go public, seeking roughly $100 million and applying for the [...]

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Facebook Plunges Below IPO Price in Frenetic Trading

May 21, 2012

Image via CrunchBase (UPDATED) Facebook’s lackluster reception on Wall Street continued today, as shares fell sharply below its $38 IPO price. The stock closed at $34.03, down about 11%. It was by far the most active stock on the Nasdaq Stock Market. Some 143 million shares trading hands. By comparison, the [...]

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Facebook Plunges Below $38 IPO Price in Frenetic Trading

May 21, 2012

Image via CrunchBase Facebook’s lackluster reception on Wall Street continued this morning, as shares fell sharply below its $38 IPO price. At 10:25 a.m., the stock is trading near $33, down about 12%. It’s by far the most active stock on the Nasdaq Stock Market. Some 70 million shares have traded. [...]

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ETF Insider: Stocks In Free Fall

May 19, 2012

Equity markets were rattled back-and-forth as Euro zone debt drama swept over Wall Street for another week. Volatility levels climbed higher across asset classes as profit taking pressures and bargain buying …

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