Global Investing Roundups

EDF Scooping Constellation; Research in Motion Posts Tough 3Q; Legg Mason’s Miller Calls Market Bottom; Cyber Monday Sales Strong; Crude Stocks Drop; New Zealand Fights Recession

  • Research In Motion Ltd.’s (RIMM) third-quarter subscriptions and profit fell short of forecasts, as it simultaneously faces increased competition and recession in its largest market. Profit for the Blackberry maker rose no more than 83 cents a share in the quarter ended Nov. 29, well short of its goal of 97 cents, Bloomberg reported. 
  • Legg Mason fund manager Bill Miller said yesterday (Wednesday) that the "bottom has been made" in U.S. equities and that the Federal Reserve should purchase stocks and junk bonds to pull the United States out of the financial crisis Reuters reported. Miller said that all long-term investors believe that stocks today are cheap after acknowledging that his funds "performed far worse than I would've predicted we would" this year.
  • Declining imports led to a surprise drop in U.S. crude oil stocks last week, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) said yesterday (Wednesday). Supplies of crude oil fell by 400,000 barrels to 320.4 million barrels in the week to November 28. Crude imports fell 1.46 million barrels per day (bpd), the IEA said.