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This Day in MV History: Editor's Pick



These articles were published on on 03rd May in History. Checkout how time flies, enjoy reading!

Dissonance in the Consumer Sector

on May 03, 2012 8:00 am by Ronald Thomas, CFA

[Editor's note: Consumer staples are tobacco, food, beverages, household products and cosmetics -- basically consumer packaged goods. Consumer cyclicals (also called discretionaries) are retailing, clothing manufacturers, restaurants, cruise lines, lodging, toys, casinos, leisure time hard goods like autos and appliances, and activities like media and entertainment.] MINYANVILLE ORIGINAL I... Read More

Pre-Market Primer: Jobless Claims Drop the Most in One Year

on May 03, 2012 9:20 am by Vincent Trivett

MINYANVILLE ORIGINAL Stocks are climbing higher in the premarket as two official indicators showed some renewed signs of life in the US labor market and several companies issued strong earnings. Dow (^DJI) futures advanced 0.26% to 13,228.00. S&P 500 (SPY) futures rose 0.31% to 1,401.90 and Nasdaq (^IXIC) futures rose 0.35% to 2,737.00. Last week 365,000 Americans filed for jobless benef... Read More

So How Much Has the Fed Twisted Up Treasuries?

on May 03, 2012 11:25 am by Michael Sedacca

After reading this post from Zerohedge the other day, I started wondering how many long-term bonds the Federal Reserve actually owned, exactly how much of the long end of the yield curve it now held. The goal of Operation Twist is to purchase $400 billion in 6- to 30-year bonds and sell $400 billion in 1- to 3-year bills. [Editor's note: The plan was announced in September 2011, started in Oct... Read More

Best of the Blogs: The End of the Crude Oil Powerhouses?

on May 03, 2012 10:55 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. National Geographic: The Great Energy Challenge Link: New Survey of Undiscovered Oil Shows Shift Away from Middle East, Russia "The Western Hem... Read More

Point/Counterpoint: Peter Tchir and Michael Gayed Frame the Debate for Stocks

on May 03, 2012 1:00 pm by Minyanville Staff

Editor's Note: The following was posted in real time on our premium Buzz & Banter (click for a free trial).MINYANVILLE ORIGINAL The notion of a "spring switch," or getting out of bonds and into stocks, is deeply ingrained in many investors' psyches. Will it or won't it happen this year? Two Minyanville contributors, investing veterans Peter Tchir and Michael A. Gayed, lay out... Read More

10 Things We Learned About Chesapeake Energy

on May 03, 2012 1:10 pm by Leo Isaak

Editor's Note: The following was posted in real time on our premium Buzz & Banter (click for a free trial).MINYANVILLE ORIGINAL If you were short Chesapeake Energy (CHK) into its earnings release, may I humbly suggest you consider taking some off of the table? The stock traded 145 million shares on Wednesday compared to an average daily volume of just 20 million. That said, if things remain... Read More

Oil Earnings: How Does BP Stack Up Against Its Peers?

on May 03, 2012 1:30 pm by Helen Burnett-Nichols

BP (BP) announced first-quarter results this week that fell short of analyst expectations, as the fallout from the 2010 disaster in the Gulf of Mexico still seems to be weighing on the company. BP's replacement cost of operating profit, or RCOP, fell 13% in the first quarter to $4.8 billion, down from $5.5 billion in the same quarter of 2011. According to a survey of analysts by Blo... Read More

Calling the Market: Difficult, but Not as Hard as Making a Strong Bullish Case

on May 03, 2012 3:15 pm by Minyanville Staff

MINYANVILLE ORIGINAL Editor's Note: The following was posted in real time on our premium Buzz & Banter (click for a free trial). This morning, Minyanville asked a noted investor where he would call the market. After requesting anonymity (we'll call him Dr. JK), he said it was tough to give a call in just a few words, but he would give us a longer answer which would explain what h... Read More

Financial Stocks Roundup: Why Are Canada's Banks Among the Strongest?

on May 03, 2012 1:55 pm by Vincent Trivett

Visa (V) reported a 46% gain in profits last quarter as the biggest payment processing company in the world experienced higher transaction volume from increased spending. The company, which released the report yesterday afternoon, also revealed that US antitrust authorities are investigating the company for fee changes that it put into place in response to regulations that hurt its market share. V... Read More

Best of the Blogs, Biotech: How Much Money Do the Top Pharma CEOs Make?

on May 03, 2012 2:45 pm by Kathleen Culliton

This column highlights the most interesting and useful biotech news from around the Web every Thursday. Fierce Pharma Link: Top 10 Pharma CEO Salaries of 2011 "This year's look at the biggest paychecks in pharma marks the end of quite a few eras in the industry. Top earner William Weldon, of Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), is gone from the CEO seat, and... Read More

Amazon's Kindle Fire Gets Smashed as Apple's iPad Regains Tablet Market Share

on May 03, 2012 3:00 pm by Michael Comeau

MINYANVILLE ORIGINAL I've made no secret of my disdain for the idea that Google (GOOG) Android is making any kind of meaningful dent in the tablet market. My main complaint has been that Android has been propped up on bargain-basement models like the Amazon (AMZN) Kindle Fire and the Barnes & Noble (BKS) NOOK tablet, each of which costs $199, or 50% lower than the cheapest version of la... Read More

Buzz on the Street: The S&P 500 Smashes Through 1600

on May 03, 2013 2:00 pm by Minyanville Staff

All day and every day, some of the stock market's best and brightest traders and money managers share their ideas, insights, and analysis in real-time on Minyanville's Buzz & Banter. Here is a small sampling of this week's activity in the Buzz. Monday, April 29, 2013 Apple Has Recovered Into Heavy Resistance Michael Paulenoff Let's notice that Apple's (NASDAQ... Read More

Google Now Is Actually a Good Thing for Apple

on May 03, 2013 9:00 am by Sterling Wong

On Monday, Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) announced that its personal assistant app, Google Now, had been made available on Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) iTunes store, providing iPhone users an alternative to Siri. Most tech experts view this development as a triumph of Google. In his article, Google Has Destroyed Apple's Walled Garden From Within, Minyanville writer Mike Schuster said that &ldqu... Read More
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