Category: Markets

Groupon And Zynga Are The Worst-Performing Stocks Of The Year

Groupon And Zynga Are The Worst-Performing Stocks Of The Year

Eric Lefkofsky (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Near the end of 2011, two hot Internet companies conducted rich initial public offerings that seemed to inaugurate a new Internet stock boom. Groupon, a daily deals web site,...

Why Apple Should Buy Nokia

Why Apple Should Buy Nokia

Journalist and technologist Tristan Louis has a reasonable argument here for why Apple should buy Nokia, now that the former has driven the latter to thebrink of dissolution. His case is built on several points: Apple needs more...

The Week Ahead: Is the Stock Market Right About the Economy?

The Week Ahead: Is the Stock Market Right About the Economy?

A number of experts believe the US is close to a recession if not already in one…but they’re having a hard time explaining the technical strength of the market, which often peaks or bottoms...

What’s Next for Celebrity Homes? A Boutique In Your Closet

What’s Next for Celebrity Homes? A Boutique In Your Closet

Hollywood director Colin ( Skyline ) Strause’s bedroom closet resembles a designer boutique: a private, wenge-wood-paneled space where shoes are displayed in backlit cubicles, perfectly spaced sport coats hang on illuminated rods, and plush chairs provide...

Why Reform Will Push Money Market Fund Yields Even Lower

Why Reform Will Push Money Market Fund Yields Even Lower

Left for dead in August, the effort to reform money market mutual funds is getting a renewed boost. The stable $1 share price may be a casualty. Here’s why reform would push the low...

The Philippines Passes a Cybercrime Prevention Act that Makes SOPA Look Reasonable

The Philippines Passes a Cybercrime Prevention Act that Makes SOPA Look Reasonable

The dark days of SOPA and PIPA are behind the US, at least temporarily as copyright tycoons reground and restrategize, attempting to come up with measures that don’t cause the entire internet to shut down in...

Election: Status quo would be stock market nightmare

Election: Status quo would be stock market nightmare

Investors are watching the race for the White House like hawks because, when it comes to the fate of the fiscal cliff, there is a lot riding on the Nov. 6 election. Given all...

U.S. stock futures rose Friday following a better-than-expected jobs report.

U.S. stock futures rose Friday following a better-than-expected jobs report.

  The government’s monthly report showed employers added 114,000 jobs in September, better than the 110,000 economists surveyed by CNNMoney had expected. And the unemployment rate dropped to 7.8%, falling below 8% for the...

Secondary Chances: Is There Any Life Left In Pre-IPO Shares?

Secondary Chances: Is There Any Life Left In Pre-IPO Shares?

When Facebook rocketed to a $100 billion valuation as a private company, hedge funds and well-heeled retail investors were clamoring for shares of the social network and other hot pre-IPO firms on the so-called secondary markets,...

Stocks: Job market to steal the show

Stocks: Job market to steal the show

  Click the chart for more stock market data NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — The fourth quarter kicks off with a series of important reports on the U.S. economy. While data from across the economic...