Etsy surges in trading debut

NEW YORK (AP) — The place where you can buy handmade dresses and crocheted dog costumes has a new hot seller: its own stock. Shares of arts and crafts retailer Etsy surged in opening trading on the Nasdaq Thursday. After pricing at $16 late Wednesday the stock opened at nearly double that, and hit a […]

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U.S. on verge of energy independence: Peter Kenny

The following was written by Peter Kenny, Chief Market Strategist at Clearpool Group. Kenny is part of the Yahoo Finance Contributor’s Network and this post and many others can be found on his Tumblr. The long anticipated decline in the growth of U.S.crude oil production is within sight and is already being priced into West […]

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United States loses sparkle as Europe shows signs of hope

By John O’Donnell FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Investors will cast a wary eye on the latest gauges of the United States’ economic health this week, while troubled Europe shows early signs of turning the corner. As finance ministers and central bankers from the Group of 20 top economies gather in Washington, on the sidelines of the […]

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These will be the world’s 20 largest economies in 2030

Get ready for a new economic order. In the world 15 years from now, the U.S. will be far less dominant, several emerging markets will catapult into prominence, and some of the largest European economies will be slipping behind.   That’s according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s latest  macroeconomic projections  that go out to 2030, displayed in the chart below. The U.S. will just barely remain […]

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These will be the world’s 20 largest economies in 2030

Get ready for a new economic order. In the world 15 years from now, the U.S. will be far less dominant, several emerging markets will catapult into prominence, and some of the largest European economies will be slipping behind.   That’s according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s latest  macroeconomic projections  that go out to 2030, displayed in the chart below. The U.S. will just barely remain […]

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Fed policymakers sharply divided on liftoff timing

WASHINGTON, April 8 (Reuters) – U.S. Federal Reserve officials acknowledged risks from overseas and a weak start to the year at their March meeting but remained confident enough in the strength of the recovery to continue laying the groundwork for an interest rate hike later this year, according to minutes from the meeting released on […]

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Wall Street jumps as energy shares advance

By Caroline Valetkevitch NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks rose on Monday as expectations the Federal Reserve will push any interest rate increases further into the year offset concerns over Friday’s surprisingly weak jobs report. Labor Department data showed U.S. employers last month added 126,000 jobs, the lowest number in more than a year and […]

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Stock markets hope earnings offset weak economic data

By Rodrigo Campos NEW YORK (Reuters) – Market focus will shift from macro to micro next week, and investors betting on gains in stocks will hope coming earnings reports will be somewhat stronger than recent disappointing economic figures. Earnings expectations have been falling sharply in the past weeks, with the most recent estimate showing a […]

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Stock market investors ignore hacker attacks at their peril

Hackers are breaking into public companies around the world and stealing every kind of data imaginable. But news of the breaches is typically ignored by the stock market, even though the victims suffer financial damage over the long term. Investors ought to be paying more attention, and conducting more rigorous analysis of long-term effects, say […]

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Ouch! Here’s Wall Street’s next headache

The outlook for corporate profits is getting worse, and it’s not just about the battered energy sector. Banks, looked to as a bright spot for the upcoming earnings season, might not live up to expectations, according to an analysis from Goldman Sachs. The firm’s analysts have cut profit outlooks for three of the top four […]

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