July's IPO Calendar Features Another 14 Public Offerings This Week
The 2014 IPO calendar has been busier than any year since 2000, as 156 companies have already held IPOs. And that trend will continue this week, as 14 companies are planning to go public.
The biggest IPO of the week will be Orion Engineered Carbons (NYSE: OEC) which is looking to raise more than $400 million.
But that's not the only major deal. Six other companies are all looking to raise at least $75 million when they hit the market this week.Here are this week’s 14 IPOs and the financials behind each deal…
AAPL, FB, MSFT, AMZN Among Stocks to Watch This Week
This week is the peak of second quarter earnings season.This week’s earnings parade brings reports from some key players across several sectors. Following are six stocks to watch this week as they release earnings.
What Yesterday's Volatility Index (VIX) Spike Says About the Market Today
Yesterday (Thursday), the Volatility Index (VIX), often referred to as the "investor fear gauge," jumped 32.2%, its highest advance on the year and the index's biggest surge since April 2013.
The VIX spike was triggered by the downing of a Malaysian passenger plane on the Ukrainian-Russian border and an Israeli invasion of the Gaza Strip after ceasefire talks broke down.Here’s the most important thing to understand when a big spike in the VIX takes place…
Alibaba IPO Price May Come at a Discount to Investors
According to a Bloomberg report, the Alibaba IPO price could be 22% lower than most analyst valuations when the company goes public later this year – but the reason is actually good for investors…
A recent Bloomberg survey of five analysts placed the valuation of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE: BABA) at $154 billion at the time of its IPO. The same survey said that Alibaba could reach a post-IPO value of $198 billion.
Here's why Alibaba may lower its IPO price when it comes time to make its public debut…Here's how a more modest valuation will actually help Alibaba investors...
The Six-Week Silver Price Rally Ends on Summer Trading and Renewed Confidence
Barring a big surge later in the day, silver prices are likely to finish down on the week for the first time since the last week of May.
Here's why silver has traded higher during these typically slow summer weeks…Here's why silver has traded higher during these typically slow summer weeks..
Betting Against the Bulls: Short Selling for 300% Gains
A five-year bull market is a tough time for short selling.
But even in these exuberant times, there is still room for the skeptic to make a profit betting on the downside.Here's how - plus one short-selling winner that recent gave us 345% gains...
AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) Stock Up After Making Biggest Tax Inversion Deal Ever
AbbVie Inc. (NYSE: ABBV) stock was up 2.45% at noon Friday after the Chicago-based company announced it finally inked a $54.8 billion deal with Ireland-headquartered Shire Plc. (Nasdaq ADR: SHPG) after weeks of back-and-forth negotiations.
The move has strategic merit in that it gives AbbVie a much-needed new drug portfolio. But it's the substantial tax advantage that figures heavily into the equation.Here’s why AbbVie wants Shire – and what the deal means for ABBV stock…
Geopolitical Tensions Will Keep Driving Crude Oil Prices
A bevy of geopolitical issues sent WTI (West Texas Intermediate) crude oil prices higher late Thursday, with prices peaking at $103.94 per barrel for August delivery just before 7:00 p.m. Today, crude oil prices have settled back down below $103 per barrel this morning.
Crude oil prices may be back down today, but they're still up nearly 15% from their $89.74 low in January.According to Money Morning’s Global Energy Strategist Dr. Kent Moors, here’s where they’re headed now…