Monday, 22 December 2014

North America

  • Microsoft Will Still Comprise 5% Of My 2015 Portfolio

    10:11 | 22/12/14
    Seeking Alpha
    Satya Nadella's emphasis on expanding the Microsoft software portfolio beyond the Windows platform is a solid tailwind for the company. Unlike before, I now fully realize Nadella's genius in releasing a native Office app for the iOS and Android ecosystems. more»
  • After US Stock Rally, Some See Danger in New Year

    09:26 | 22/12/14
    Wall Street Journal (blog)
    Now that the Federal Reserve has stopped making huge bond purchases to support markets and is preparing to raise short-term interest rates, stock swings could be even sharper in 2015, said Kristina Hooper, U.S. investment strategist at Allianz Global ... more»
  • Amazon's Holiday Season Offsets Headwinds From Competition

    09:15 | 22/12/14
    Seeking Alpha (NASDAQ:AMZN) have faced some trouble lately, as Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL), Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) and Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) either have plans or already implemented buy buttons on their websites. more»
North America Snapshot
Nasdaq Composite4,7534,7824,7384,765170.36%
S&P 5002,0612,0782,0612,07190.46%
DJ Industrial Average17,77817,87417,74717,805270.15%
VALUE LINE INDEX4,6344,6674,6284,656230.49%
TSX COMPOSITE INDEX14,39014,53014,34914,4681220.85%
Russell 2000 Index1,1911,1991,1881,19640.32%
Latest News
  • Micklethwait to bring new editorial tone to Bloomberg

    09:03 | 22/12/14
    2014 USATODAY, a division of Gannett Satellite Information Network, Inc. ... In January, Micklethwait will leave the only journalistic institution he's worked for to take on a far bigger set of responsibilities as editor-in-chief of Bloomberg L.P ... more»
  • Top Portfolio Products: Direxion Launches Income Fund, Closes Gold-Bear ETF

    07:33 | 22/12/14
    New products and changes introduced over the last week include a long/short credit fund from Palmer Square; a long/short equity fund from 361 Capital; two ETFs from LifeSci Index Partners, LLC; the closing of Direxion's gold ETF and launch of another ... more»
  • Fitch Assigns Final Ratings to ConQuest 2014-2 Trust

    07:00 | 22/12/14
    In the non-life sector an increased regulatory capital requirement for extreme earthquake risk have driven a higher reinsurance requirement, although reinsurance rates have softened. more»
  • NYC subways slowly upgrading from 1930s-era technology

    06:48 | 22/12/14
    NYC subways slowly upgrading from 1930s-era technology EnlargeIn this Dec. 16, 2014 photo, lights on a section of the MTA subway interlocking switch and signal control board shows train locations, at the 4th Street MTA Supervisory Tower in New York. more»
  • Smartphones: Apple Knows What It's Doing, Google Doesn't

    06:48 | 22/12/14
    Seeking Alpha
    Every single smartphone on Google's direct-to-consumer eCommerce site is listed as sold out, and in most cases have been for months. more»
  • New Highs: Cintas Corporation (CTAS), Ocular Therapeutix, Inc. (OCUL ...

    06:37 | 22/12/14
    WallStreet Scope
    Cintas Corporation (CTAS) of the Services sector reached a new high after closing out the day Friday at $79.23 and a change of 6.36%, and a change from open of 3.040% and a volume of 3,191,363 shares, a new high. more»
  • Hannukah Greetings From The New York Times

    06:26 | 22/12/14
    The New York Times, owned by Jews named Sulzberger ever since Adolph Ochs purchased the floundering newspaper in 1896, might have passed along Hanukkah greetings to its Jewish readers and to the world's only Jewish state. Yet within five ... Still ... more»
  • StealthGas Receives Average Rating of "Buy" from Analysts (NASDAQ:GASS)

    06:26 | 22/12/14
    StealthGas Inc (NASDAQ:GASS) owns a fleet of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) carriers providing international seaborne transportation services to LPG producers and users, as well as product carriers chartered to oil producers and refiners. more»
  • Marco won't yield to Jeb

    06:15 | 22/12/14
    “Obama's Cuba moves reflect Florida political shift,” by AP's Brendan Farrington: “Some even suggest it's a political gambit by the White House aimed at cracking the Cuban-American community's longtime support for the GOP. ... As a whole, Cuban ... more»
  • Weekend Edition – Oil's Rout: 6 Prisms to Peer Through – Part 2

    06:02 | 22/12/14
    A sister property of is, which is squarely focused on being the premier source for objective information related to the muni bond market for sophisticated individuals and financial advisors. While somewhat esoteric and ... more»
  • American Apparel Investor Says Board Withheld Key Information

    05:41 | 22/12/14
    The Business of Fashion
    NEW YORK, United States - An American Apparel Inc. investor, Bigger Capital Fund, says the company hasn't revealed enough information about the saga surrounding the ouster of founder Dov Charney and is demanding to see documents. more»
  • McCain: Obama Doesn't Understand Hacks Are Warfare

    05:41 | 22/12/14
    Though McCain agrees with Obama on closing the U.S. military detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, McCain prefers to see the terrorism suspect held there transferred to maximum-security American prisons rather that released as Obama has been ... more»
  • Holiday frenzy: UPS delivery a demanding job for reporter trying it out

    05:30 | 22/12/14
    ... was entering a post-industrial economy when the many small factories on his route - “everything from phamaceuticals to clothing” - started closing. more»
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