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Op-Ed: 'Obama Stock Market Rally' not a myth; Clinton, Roosevelt better

Washington, D. C. - President Barack Obama was inaugurated on Jan. 20, 2009, and the Dow was at 7,949.09. The Dow bottomed on March 9, 2009, at 6,547.05, which was then at its lowest level since 1997. The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq also hit bottom between those dates.

Op-Ed: Investors hone in on Zynga’s Q3 earnings call

Zynga held its Q3 earnings call on Thursday afternoon, October 24, and investors wanted to know how the struggling ‘FarmVille” studio will turn around its operations.

Start-Up Helping Start-ups: SSX Targets International Investors

The Startup Stock Exchange (SSX) launched on June 10th, 2013 as a “a regulated global public marketplace for startup investing.”

U.S. hedge fund billionaire suggests Sony Corporation break apart

U.S. hedge fund billionaire Daniel Loeb is suggesting that Sony Corporation break up its different divisions; however Sony's CEO remains committed to "Sonyness."

Op-Ed: Aggressive Federal Reserve appears to be listening to Americans

The Federal Reserve today acted boldly, announcing the continuation of historically low interest rates and a $40 Billion a month plan to buy mortgage bonds. As the economy struggles to recover can this bold move work to right the economy?

Why Warren Buffett stayed away from the Facebook IPO

Last May, a few weeks before Facebook went public with its IPO, Warren Buffett had said in not so many words, investing in Facebook is something he'd planned to steer clear of doing.

Facebook stock hits new low after IPO lockup period ends

It looks like the excitement is officially over. After one of the biggest IPO hypes ever, Facebook's stock has plunged to a new low after its IPO lockup period began to expire and additional shares were eligible for trade.

LinkedIn stock jumps after 2Q earnings posted

Professional social network LinkedIn is having a very good day after its stock reportedly jumped up 10 percent in premarket trading today.

Facebook admits it has more than 83 million 'fake' users

This week Facebook admitted the network has tens of millions of 'fake' accounts as a part of its overall user database. The company shared this figure in a filing to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Op-Ed: Whose fault is the Facebook flotation fiasco?

Palo Alto - The flotation of Facebook was one of the most eagerly announced sell offs in history, but to put it mildly, it hasn't lived up to expectations. Whose fault is this?

Op-Ed: SPY gains of the XXX Olympiad

The market can ignore reality (bad news) for weeks, sometimes months, at a time. This summer’s rally may take out the year’s highs but will be the last opportunity for money managers to enhance long returns in 2012.

Op-Ed: Facebook investors should take responsibility, keep faith

A botched debut and a week of dismal performance on the markets has compelled early investors in social networking site Facebook to brandish their knives.

Facebook day 2: Early trading shows shares drop below IPO price

After Facebook's highly anticipated and heavily watched stock market debut this past Friday, the second day of trading isn't shaping up to be so hot in the early morning hours.

Facebook floats on stock market May 17, will be valued $100B

Facebook, the world's largest social network, is expected to go public on May 17. The online giant is expected to be valued at $100 billion. Analysts say that Facebook's is the most anticipated stock offering from Silicon Valley since Google in 2004.

Former FDA chemist gets five years for insider trading

Greenbelt - A former chemist for the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been sentenced to five years in prison. This is due to his involvement with an insider trading scheme, that spanned nearly five years, whilst he was working for the Federal Agency.

Op-Ed: Will Facebook stock be a wise, or a risky, investment?

All last year the big question regarding Facebook was, will they or won't they go public? Then, the question morphed into, not if Facebook would enter the stock market, but when.

Apple stock hits $500 per share

New York - It was announced on the New York stock exchange today that shares in the computing and technology giant Apple hit $500 for the first time.

Groupon defies revenue expectations, still manages to disappoint

The fourth quarter figures are in for Groupon, and while their revenue exceeded projections, their stock prices still took a tumble this week. In fact, the stock dropped by as much as 15% during Wednesday's trading.

Facebook announces plans for stock market float

Facebook, the social networking site, has announced plans for a major stock market flotation, seeking to raise $5 billion. This valuation is less than business commentators had previously estimated.

Zynga stock dips after IPO debut

As one of the popular IPO tech topics of the year, Facebook game maker Zynga, began trading on Friday. The stock fell 5 percent on the day of its debut, which was not the explosive start many expected to see from this profitable company.

Congress has OK to engage in insider trading; public does not

New York - Why should our elected officials have the green light to make money through insider trading when they are on the inside track anyway? But CBS News reports that they have the right, and they do it regularly.

Triumph the Insult Comic Dog unleashed on Occupy Wall Street

Reappearing on TBS' Conan O'Brien Show, Triumph the Insult Comic Dog visited the Occupy Wall Street movement and created an off-shoot movement of his own.

Op-Ed: Comet Elenin, Nibiru - On science of fear and fearlessness

Should we fear Comet Elenin, Nibiru and other celestial phenomena and speculation? Is there a scientific basis for fear and fearlessness? Richard Hoagland claims the comet represents another plot like 9/11 to create mass fear (video).

Standard & Poor's downgrades US' credit rating

The United States, the world's largest economy, suffered a major economic setback on Friday, losing its AAA rating from the credit rating agency Standard & Poor's.

Op-Ed: Here We Go Again, Again

There is no doubt that the last ten years have seen markets that could frighten even the most savvy financial experts. The ride isn't over yet, but what do you do if you want to survive?

Global markets crash as congressional job disapproval hits high

With the Dow Jones Industrial Average posting its biggest one-day decline since December 2008 on Thursday in lock-step with global market sell-offs, a new poll demonstrated the vast disapproval Americans have for their legislators.

Nasdaq and ICE end pursuit of NYSE Euronext

Nasdaq OMX Group and IntercontinentalExchange announced Monday they were no longer pursuing the acquisition of NYSE Euronext in the wake of antitrust regulators announcement that such a deal would not clear regulatory hurdles.

Op-Ed: Wall Street still profiting at Main Street's expense

Stock market manipulations and subsidies continue profiting Wall Street at our expense -- a week after the stock market lost almost a trillion dollars in a matter of hours, the four largest banks claimed to make money for 63 trading days in a row

Op-Ed: 5 Reasons to Consider Buying SPY Puts Tuesday

The market action since January 19th shows that the momentum from excessive liquidity is ebbing before the recovery can bloom. Now, the market is searching for corroboration to justify current levels.

Op-Ed: Today's Market: Bargain Hunting or Short Covering at the Close?

The close today was as chaotic and confusing as the jobs report released before the opening bell. Unemployment went down as more jobs were lost. As always, there was a conflict between the household survey and payroll data.
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