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This Day in MV History: Editor's Pick

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These articles were published on Minyanville.com on 02nd May in History. Checkout how time flies, enjoy reading!

Asset-Backed Commercial Paper's Good and Bad News

on May 02, 2012 10:00 am by Howard L. Simons

MINYANVILLE ORIGINAL When you take a glance at the chart below and see the break in the amount of asset-backed commercial paper (ABCP if you want to impress the easily impressed),outstanding after August 2007, keep in mind a conversation I had with a wire service reporter back then: Her: When will this crisis be over? Me: When you stop asking me about it. That was not me b... Read More


What Do Airline Mergers Mean for Your Wallet?

on May 02, 2012 10:05 am by MintLife

Nothing gives a frequent flyer more anxiety than hearing the word "merger." Customers tend to be fiercely loyal to their airline and don't handle change very well. But the last few years have seen some big changes across the American airline landscape, forcing flyers to adjust - anxiety and all. The most recent potential merger news involves American Airlines and US Airways... Read More


How Will the Facebook IPO Affect Stocks?

on May 02, 2012 1:10 pm by Jeffrey Cooper

MINYANVILLE ORIGINAL I'm goin' down to shoot my ol' lady I caught her messin' 'round with another man -- "Hey Joe" (Jimi Hendrix) Long-time readers of the Daily Market Report are familiar with the phrase, "the second mouse gets the cheese" as it applies to the stock market. Typically, the first signal (or mouse) gets squeezed, while the... Read More


Pre-Market Primer: The US Job Market Gets Weaker and European Unemployment Shoots Up

on May 02, 2012 9:10 am by Vincent Trivett

MINYANVILLE ORIGINAL Stock futures dropped today after a private employment report missed even the lowest estimates, raising fears that Friday's official jobs report will show a weakened labor market. ADP, a private payroll company, counted an increase of just 119,000 jobs in April. Economists expected the report to show between 140,000 and 216,000 jobs created. On Friday, the Bureau of L... Read More


9 Weeks to Better Options Trading: Special Situations: Earnings Reports, Takeovers, and Extreme Market Moves

on May 02, 2012 11:25 am by Steve Smith

Editor's note: To help investors profitably navigate the options market, Minyanville has launched "9 Weeks to Better Options Trading," an educational series aimed at increasing trader understanding of the nuts and bolts of options, with an emphasis on real-world applications. In this series, veteran options trader Steve Smith will demystify a range of topics from options pricing t... Read More


Pfizer, Gilead Sciences, Arena Pharmaceuticals Face Big Dates in May [UPDATE]

on May 02, 2012 10:05 am by Brett Chase

MINYANVILLE ORIGINAL UPDATE May 2, 2012: Protalix BioTherapeutics (PLX) and Pfizer (PFE) were approved in the US to sell a new drug to treat the rare genetic condition known as Gaucher disease. Protalix licensed the US sales rights to Pfizer, which also will sell the drug in most other markets. Protalix plans to sell the treatment, Elelyso, in the company's home market of Israel. Protali... Read More


Best of the Blogs: BlackBerry 10 Is Proof That RIM Still Doesn't Get It

on May 02, 2012 11:55 am by Kathleen Culliton

This column highlights the most interesting and useful business and financial commentary from around the Web each day. Use our comments section to post your own suggestions for blog content that you've read or written. Mashable Link: With BlackBerry 10, RIM Is Fighting the Wrong War "So far at BlackBerry World, there hasn't be... Read More


The Occupy Wall Street Index: Remembering the Bottom

on May 02, 2012 2:35 pm by Michael Comeau

MINYANVILLE ORIGINAL Last October, we created the Occupy Wall Street Index to look at at the outrage of the 99% at corporate America through a stock-market prism. The construction of the index was pretty simple. We selected nine companies representing what the 99% rail against, including Wall Street titans JPMorgan (JPM) and Goldman Sachs (GS), conservative media powerhouse News... Read More


Which Start-Ups Are Most Likely to Make It in New York?

on May 02, 2012 1:20 pm by Sterling Wong

New York's high tax rates and exorbitant cost of doing business, one would imagine, act as strong deterrents to entrepreneurs. However, with the two traditionally dominant New York City industries, media and finance, having laid off thousands of people, a great space seems to have opened up for budding entrepreneurs. "If you look at what's happening in New York... Read More


Which 9 ETFs Are on a Roll?

on May 02, 2012 2:20 pm by Benzinga.com

Shares of the following exchange traded funds are more than 15% higher than 90 days ago and trading within 9% of their 52-week highs. Direxion Daily Healthcare Bull 3X Shares (CURE) is more than 26% higher year to date but trading about where it was a month ago. The nondiversified fund creates long positions by investing at least 80% of its net assets in the equity securities that comprise... Read More


Today in Tech: Target Boots Amazon, Nokia Goes on a Patent Offensive

on May 02, 2012 2:45 pm by Vincent Trivett

MINYANVILLE ORIGINAL What does a tech company do when it's losing market share, its stock price and credit rating are plummeting, and even a 180-degree strategic reboot isn't making it any more competitive? Answer: It goes on the offensive. Today, Nokia (NOK) fired off a salvo of 11 patent lawsuits against Research in Motion (RIMM), HTC, and ViewSonic in Germany and the US. Nokia... Read More


8 Dividend-Paying Stocks for Our Longer Lives

on May 02, 2013 3:00 pm by Oliver Pursche

In 1900, the life expectancy for Americans was 49 years. When the Social Security Act was passed in 1935 , the life expectancy was less than 63 years. This is an interesting data point considering the fact that Social Security more or less codified the retirement age at 65. Taken literally then, the expected duration of retirement was negative two years. This made retirement plannin... Read More


Mixed Earnings Reports Suggest Big Oil May Have Peaked

on May 02, 2014 2:19 pm by Oilprice.com

First-quarter earnings reports are in, and the world's biggest oil companies are reporting mixed results. ExxonMobil (NYSE:XOM), the largest producer of natural gas in the US, reported quarterly earnings of $9.10 billion, down 4.2% from $9.50 billion in the same quarter a year ago. Yet it beat Wall Street expectations, owing to a spike in natural gas prices during the winter and a boost in its... Read More
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