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Week Ahead: 1Q Earnings Season and FOMC Minutes

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 3:51pm
First-quarter earnings season kicks off next week with several big banks reporting, and investors will be scouring the minutes from the Federal Reserve’s meeting last month.
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Tesla Shares Suffering Worst Decline Of Year

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 3:13pm
Shares of Tesla Motors Inc. fell 5.6% in late trading, their worst percentage decline of the year.
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E-Trade, Schwab Shares Fall On Order Flow Concerns

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 2:55pm
Shares of E-Trade Financial Corporations [s:etfc] and Charles Schwab Corporation tumbled on Friday over concerns possible reduction of core revenue streams by regulators.
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Oil Gains For The Day, But Ends Lower For The Week

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 2:44pm
Oil futures climbed Friday, finding support after U.S. jobs data showed smaller-than-expected job creation for last month, but also revealed upward revisions to January and February figures.
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Investors Continue To Pour Out Of Biotech Holdings

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 2:43pm
Jittery investors continued to pour out of biotech holdings Friday, extending a sell-off that started more than a month ago over fears that the sector was getting overheated.
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Sillicon Valley Show an Indicator Tide for Tech About to Ebb?

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 2:37pm
Silicon Valley may tighten its grip on the viewing device of your choice thanks to its eponymous show on HBO.  But some market watchers are saying the drama may be a contrarian indicator and that the high tide for tech is about to ebb.
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Gold Futures Up 1.5% On Day, Gains 0.7% On Week

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 2:03pm
Gold futures closed higher on Friday to tally a weekly gain of 0.7% as the much-anticipated monthly report showed the U.S. created fewer jobs than expected last month.
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Chicago Cubs IPO? Ricketts Family May Sell Stake to Fund Wrigley Makeover

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 2:00pm
Hoping to raise cash to renovate 100-year-old Wrigley Field, the Ricketts family is debating selling shares of the Chicago Cubs to minority shareholders.
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Stocks Slide as Technology Sector Suffers

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 1:15pm
Tech Tumble: The Nasdaq plunged nearly 3% in what could be the technology-heavy index's worst day since 2012. Meanwhile, broader barometers tumbled close to 1%.
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Goldman Sachs CEO Blankfein 2013 Pay Jumps 50%

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 12:42pm
Goldman Sachs Group Inc. CEO Lloyd Blankfein pay jumped in 2013 to $19.9 million in total compensation, from $13.3 million in 2012, according to the Securities and Exchange Commission methodology, in a filing on Friday.
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Firm Charged By SEC With 'spoofing'

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 12:22pm
A firm was charged by the Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday with spoofing.
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McDonald's Quits Crimea As Tensions Mount

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 11:25am
McDonald's announced on Friday it had closed its restaurants in Crimea, prompting fears of a backlash as a prominent Moscow politician called for all the U.S. fast food chain's outlets in Russia to be shut.
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Is Darth Vader Russian?

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 11:13am
He’s threatening, prone to acts of aggression and strikes fear in his enemies… no, it’s not Vladimir Putin, I’m talking about Darth Vader. But if you think about it they do share some ominous similarities.
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European Stocks Climb On Report Of ECB Modeling QE

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 11:08am
European stocks climbed to intraday highs Friday following a report that the European Central Bank is modeling 1 trillion euros of quantitative easing.
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Shares Of Cloud-Based Software Firm Five9 Rise About 18 Percent In Debut

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 11:01am
Shares of Five9 Inc, a cloud-based software provider for call centers, rose about 18 percent in its market debut, valuing the company at about $380 million.
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Euro Below $1.37 On Report That ECB Tested QE

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 10:49am
The euro fell to an intraday low against the dollar Friday on a German news report that the European Central Bank had modeled quantitative easing.
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Don't Reach For Yield – Take the Easy Dividends and Option Premium

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 10:42am
Run a screen and look for the highest yielding large-cap, blue-chip companies; that is where you can find income in this environment.
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Halozyme Shares Plummet After Concerns Halt Pancreatic Cancer Trial

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 10:19am
Shares of Halozyme slumped more than 23% Friday after the company halted a trial for its experimental pancreatic drug amid concerns from a third-party review committee. 
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J-Lo-Backed NuvoTV Buys Fuse Network, Beating Out Sean 'Diddy' Combs

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 10:15am
Jennifer Lopez-backed NUVOtv inked a $226 million deal on Friday to acquire Madison Square Garden’s Fuse cable-TV network, beating out hip-hop mogul Sean 'Diddy' Combs.
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DOJ Probing High-frequency Trading For Violations

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 10:06am
The Department of Justice is looking into whether high-frequency trading violates insider trading laws, according to media reports.
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