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The ‘$900 Million Conspiracy’ Trade That Wasn’t?

By Keith Fitz-Gerald Contributing Editor It’s Friday morning, and the $900 million ‘Mystery Trade’ that I’ve written to you about several times recently expires today. This trade, which has been cause célèbre on the Internet, especially in chat rooms frequented by conspiracy theorists, will likely expire having served its purpose as a below-market-rate financing mechanism […]

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Quadruple Witching Day Today

By Jason Simpkins Staff Writer Expect increased trading volume and market volatility today (Friday) as index futures, market index options, stock options, and stock futures all expire on the same day.  While index futures and options typically share simultaneous expirations on the third Friday of every month, quadruple witching days usually only come about on […]

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Google to Hit $600 a share? Looks That Way, Media Writer Says

From Staff Reports Google Inc. (GOOG) at $600 a share? Media analyst and columnist Paul R. La Monica says it’s more than just possible – it’s probable. The shares of the search-engine gorilla dipped below the $500 level in mid-August after the company missed its second-quarter earnings numbers in July. Then there’s the credit crunch, […]

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Global Business Roundup: BoE Injects $20B, Steel Prices Surge, Arcelor on the Prowl, Mitsubishi Plugs Into Russia, H-P is Taken With Taiwan, Hyundai Eyes China, and More

In other top business and financial stories from around the world: The Bank of England said yesterday (Wednesday) that it would inject  $20 billion into the long-term money markets next week because of the ongoing worldwide credit crunch. The British central bank is addressing liquidity issues in the so-called “Interbank” market – where commercial banks […]

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Honeywell Snags a $16 Billion Contract for Airbus' A350 aircraft

From Staff Reports Honeywell International Inc. (HON) announced yesterday (Wednesday) that it won a $16 billion contract to provide mechanical systems for Airbus SAS’s long-range, wide-body A350 aircraft. The 20-to 25-year contract will give New Jersey-based Honeywell, the world’s biggest maker of auxiliary power generation units, clearance to design and build systems that supply pneumatic […]

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Shares of Baidu - "China's Google" - Surge

From Staff Reports Shares of Chinese search engine Baidu (BIDU) hit a record high yesterday (Monday) after an RBC Capital Markets analyst increased his price target for the stock on expectations for a solid third quarter, according to The Associated Press. In a note to clients Monday, RBC analyst Jordan Rohan raised his price target […]

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U.S. Fed Readies Itself For All the Right Moves

As we await the announced decision of U.S. Federal Reserve policymakers today, there are some very important facts to keep in mind. First and foremost is this: The fears of a recession are highly exaggerated. The U.S. economy has good momentum, the American consumer is still spending, and we believe that central bank will reduce […]

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Bellwether Blue Chip Stocks Record Best Week Since April

From Staff Reports Blue chip stocks had their best week since April last week, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average gaining 2.5% for the week. That 30-stock index is now up 7.9% for the year, according to The Wall Street Journal. The Dow gained 17.64 points, or 0.1%, on Friday, ending the day and the […]

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No Hope For Newspapers?

By William Patalon III Managing Editor The daily newspaper has been as much a part of American life as apple pie, baseball and hot dogs. And, for many years, it was also a staple of American investment portfolios. Newspaper stocks were once a top-tier holding. As late as the middle 1980s, newspaper-publishing companies still offered […]

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'AirAmerica' Radio Broadcast Cites Money Morning Stories on $900 Million 'Mystery Trade'

From Staff Reports When 'Air America Radio's' Radio's popular new coast-to-coast program "Clout" was researching a story on the 'Mystery Trade' in Standard & Poor's 500 Index options S&P 500 Index options (SPY) yesterday (Thursday), the show's executive producer turned to Money Morning to get to the bottom of the story. Recognizing that we were […]

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