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Investors are increasingly concerned that the conflict will not be resolved soon and fear the political stalemate will extend to the debt ceiling issue.
Without a debt ceiling resolution by Oct. 17, the United States would be in default, which would have a more damaging effect on the economy than this shutdown.To continue reading click here...
Stock Market News Today: Reactions to Government Shutdown
Biggest stock market news today, before the opening bell: The government shutdown that kicked in yesterday after lawmakers could not agree on a federal budget last night has done little in the way of dampening the stock market. With politicians at odds now, investors are anticipating a faster resolution to another issue -- the debt ceiling issues that will come to the foreground in about two weeks.
While some 800,000 government employees are now furloughed with another million asked to work without pay, investors seem to believe this closure will be short-lived. The shutdown is the first in the U.S. in since 1995.To continue reading, please click here...
The Real "Pin" That Could Pop the Stock Bubble
Nothing goes up forever. Not the Federal Reserve's balance sheet, not global debt levels, and not stock markets... even when governments don't shut down.
Precisely because the Fed's balance sheet ballooned from $869 billion in August 2007 to over $3.6 trillion (and counting) today, and in spite of ballooning U.S. and global debt levels, U.S. equity benchmarks have been inflated to precarious heights.
"Houston, we have a bubble."
While the sky-high Fed balance sheet and rising global debt levels are their own bubbles, when they diverge - meaning, when the Fed starts to taper as global debt inflates - look out.
If the Fed-induced pump priming of financial assets isn't backstopped by strong and real global GDP growth, the increasing debt burden of the world's citizens will act as the ultimate pinprick that explodes the United States' inflated financial assets bubble... and other global bubbles.So here's what's really happening, how to prepare for the eventual correction (or possible crash), and - more importantly - how to make money from it...
Stock Market News Today: Dow Ends Five-Day Losing Streak
The biggest stock market news today: After five sessions of declines - the longest consecutive streak of losses so far this year - stocks finally closed higher.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 15,328.49, for a 55.23-point gain. The Standard & Poor's 500 rose 5.90 to 1,698.67, and the Nasdaq closed up 26.33 at 3,787.43.
In stock market news today, new applications for unemployment benefits fell by 5,000 to 305,000 last week, according to the Labor Department's report today. However, that number is slightly shy of the 300,000 new applications economists expected.
As for the gross domestic product (GDP), that report was unchanged, meaning the U.S. economy grew to the reported 2.5% in the second quarter.
Here are the biggest stocks making news today:To continue reading, please click here...
Biggest Stock Market News Today: Apple, BB&T, and GM
Stocks this week are off to a heavy start as investors await more speeches from nine U.S. Federal Reserve executives this week that could shed light on the timing of the quantitative easing (QE) taper. Three of those speeches are scheduled for today.
Comex gold prices are weighed this morning as the market hopes some of this week's comments from the Fed include insights into future monetary policy moves. Comex gold for December delivery is now trading at $1,324.76, down 0.37%.
In the week ahead in stock market news, the U.S. Congress and the Obama administration will continue to debate the U.S. budget and debt ceiling issues as investors will keep an eye on any new developments regarding Syria and U.S. action there.To continue reading, please click here...
The Biggest Stock Market News Today as the Dow Soars
Stock market news today kicks off on a good note with the Dow Jones Industrial Average up more than 100 points before noon on Monday.
But investors still await more clarity on whether the United States will attack Syria.
Stock Market News Today
A few major mergers and acquisition deals are claiming headlines in stock market news today.
Last month, stocks suffered their biggest monthly decline in a year. But today stocks are kicking off September on a positive note after a three-day weekend. Stocks are rebounding from last week's selloff, stemming from fears of a U.S. strike against Syria.
Here's What These Top Activist Investors Do to Stocks You Own
Sooner or later, an activist investor will target a stock you own.
Activist investors have been more active than ever before over the past year and increasingly have gone after some of the most commonly held stocks in Corporate America, including Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL), The Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE: PG), and J.C. Penney Co. Inc. (NYSE: JCP).
"No company, no matter how large, is beyond the reach of activists," Claudia Allen, a partner and head of the corporate governance practice at Katten Muchin Rosenman, told USA Today. "We are seeing some of the iconic names in Corporate America confronted by activists."
By now most investors realize what this scenario can mean to a company: Stocks can spike (or plunge), and the heads of CEOs may roll.
Just this year, top activist investors have made a lot of waves in the market. A few of the more prominent examples:
Shah Gilani on What's Really Moving the Stock Market Today
Money MorningCapital Wave Strategist Shah Gilani appeared on FOX Business' "Varney & Co."to talk with host Stuart Varney about the ill winds blowing across Wall Street and the country at large.
The Dow is down nearly 100 points on the day, rhetoric and violence are ratcheting up in Syria, and we've heard both parties' warning shots over the looming October debt ceiling vote.
The Biggest Stock Market News Today
After a summer of strong gains, stocks this week are in the red as tensions between Syria and the United States mount and investors fear near-term military action, likely as soon as this week. Other stock market news today weighing on shares includes the looming debt ceiling, with terms that U.S. President Barack Obama said he will not negotiate.