- Pfizer Gives Up On AstraZeneca Deal After Offer Is Refused
May 26 2014 4:33 PM
The merger would have restored Pfizer as the world's largest drugmaker by sales.
- BlackRock Cautions Fed On Quantitative Easing Policy
April 09 2013 4:22 PM
The asset manager's chief recommends a new strategy for reinvesting debt as it matures.
- The Fiscal Cliff And The Fed: Investors' Election Fears
November 06 2012 7:42 AM
Both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney could have an enormous impact on monetary and fiscal policy.
- Wall Street Setting Itself Up For Collateral Meltdown Daisy Chain All Over Again: Bloomberg News
September 13 2012 7:04 AM
Less than 24 hours after the U.S. government reported it was mostly done with its money-losing bailout of AIG, a Bloomberg News article out Tuesday explained how Wall Street banks are setting themselves up for the next systemic crisis by playing at financial alchemy in the derivatives market.
- For Investors In Bank Stocks, Profit, It Seems, No Longer Matters
July 20 2012 10:35 AM
Investors seem to be disregarding the parade better-than-expected profit figures from major financial institutions this earnings season, instead using top-of-the-line revenue and return on equity numbers to guide their investment decisions.
- Bank of America Scores Key Court Ruling in Resolving Countrywide Mortgage Mess
February 27 2012 6:24 PM
Bank of America had attempted to get an $8.5 billion settlement over bad Countrywide mortgage-backed securities approved in New York state court over the objection of some angry investors.
- Morning Natural Gas Market Report
February 27 2012 9:35 AM
April natural gas prices began the overnight trade on a weaker note but have since turned into positive territory. Perhaps historically low natural gas prices are gaining more attention in the wake of $110 WTI and $125 Brent crude oil as an alternative.
- Greek Debt Could Hit 160% of GDP in 2020 Without More Help: Analysis
February 20 2012 5:33 PM
Greece will need additional relief if it is to cut its debts to 120 percent of GDP by 2020 and if it doesn't follow through on structural reforms and other measures, its debt could hit 160 percent by 2020, a confidential analysis conducted by the IMF, European Central Bank and European Commission shows.
- Bond Market Update: Rally in Corporates Disguises Churning, Convoluted Dynamic
February 16 2012 6:47 AM
A current rally in the sprawling $7.74 trillion field for corporate bonds, which are issued as debt by major American corporations, belies a great churning occurring just beneath the market's surface. Recently, Richard Prager, who heads the bond strategy desk at the world's largest asset management firm, put it succinctly: "Houston, we got a problem."
- Wall Street Closes Flat as Greek Debt Talks Drag on
February 08 2012 4:28 PM
Stocks closed flat in another thinly traded session on Wednesday as Greece remained in a standstill over accepting tough reforms in exchange for a bailout critical to avoiding a chaotic default.
- The High Cost of 0% Rate
February 08 2012 1:27 PM
The interminable extension by the US Federal Reserve on the 0% rate into 2014 represents history in the making.
- Wall Street Lower as Greece Talks Drag On
February 08 2012 12:28 PM
Stocks gave up early gains on Wednesday as the Dow hovered at its highest level in nearly four years and investors waited for Greece to accept tough reforms in exchange for a new bailout.
- Wall Street Gurus Find Predictions Game Getting Harder
January 05 2012 9:03 AM
With every new year come a new round of bold predictions for financial markets.
- Gold ETF Holdings Massive But Stable
December 13 2011 9:57 AM
The amount of gold held in exchange-traded products is near record highs and although the gold price is suffering from investors' desire for the safety of cash, the risk of this $116 billion stash of bullion being jettisoned is distant.
- Brookfield Asset Management, Tenants Seek to Buy Stuyvesant Town
November 30 2011 3:42 PM
Brookfield Asset Management and tenants of Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village are making a bid to take over the massive apartment complex of over 11,000 units on Manhattan's east side.
- Gold ETPs Steady in October - Report
November 10 2011 12:17 PM
Investors stuck with gold exchange-traded products (ETPs) in October, but most other commodities ETPs saw outflows as investors remained cautious about the outlook for economic growth.
- Britain's FTSE Gets Debt Crisis, Earnings Fillip
October 19 2011 5:00 PM
Britain's leading share index closed higher on Wednesday, buoyed by financials on fresh speculation of a game-changing response to the euro zone debt crisis at a weekend meeting of regional leaders.
- Occupy Wall Street Protesters: Jeffrey Immelt Feels Your Pain
October 17 2011 3:07 PM
According to an AFL-CIO report, Immelt made about $15.2 million last year.
- George Soros: I'm not Funding Occupy Wall Street
October 13 2011 11:21 PM
George Soros says he isn't a financial backer of the Wall Street protests, despite speculation by critics including radio host Rush Limbaugh that the billionaire investor has helped fuel the anti-capitalist movement.
- Will Wall of Money Emerging Markets Attracted Keep Standing?
October 04 2011 10:14 AM
An emerging market selloff has reached a tipping point.