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Strong consumer confidence sends U.S. stocks higher

U.S. stocks climbed higher following Standard & Poor’s largest gain in a month as consumer confidence surpassed analysts’ expectations, increasing by the most since 2003, Bloomberg reports. Exxon Mobil Corp. climbed 1.4 percent on an oil rally while Yahoo! spiked 2.3 percent after Thomas H. Lee Partners showed interest in a bid. Hewlett-Packard Co. also […]

Facebook Settles Privacy Issues with FTC

The world’s largest social media network has come to an agreement with the Federal Trade Commission regarding accusations of unfair practices, according to The New York Times. While some might imagine unfair business practices entailed some means of pushing out competitors, the FTC actually took action against Facebook on the basis of consumer privacy concerns. […]

Energy ETFs offer investors exposure to energy sector

Energy exchange-traded funds (ETFs) can be useful to investors as they offer both diversification and exposure to the energy sector. There are currently less than 20 funds that provide exposure to the energy sector, according to The Street. Although these securities can provide some diversification by investing in energy stocks, the sector is not without […]

Kindle Fire Makes Gains on iPad

The seemingly unbreakable hold of the iPad over the tablet market could come under pressure as Amazon continues to see success with its new Kindle Fire. PCWorld reports that the new tablet’s growing popularity was only highlighted by the massive sales seen on Black Friday. The Kindle Fire, a full tablet line somewhat distinct from […]

Facebook announces plan to hold IPO in 2Q12

Facebook is mulling a $10 billion initial public offering (IPO) next year that would provide the social media giant with a market value of $100 billion, a person familiar with the matter told Bloomberg, though this flotation amount is speculative. Lise Buyer, principal of IPO advisory firm Class V Group, told the media outlet that […]

Groupon Slumps, Endangering Upcoming IPOs

After a successful initial public offering by Groupon, technology companies like Angie’s List and Yelp have piled into a perceived window for them to go public. That window appears to have solidly closed, according to The New York Times, as Groupon suffers from the slump characteristic of most other offerings from earlier this year. When […]

Brazilian bond funds receiving significant influx of funds

Brazilian bond funds are receiving a larger influx of capital now than at any time since 2007. This net inflow is lowering yields, and market experts have predicted that this change will have an impact on stocks, according to Bloomberg. A total of 2.8 billion reais ($1.5 billion) flowed into fixed-income funds in October, the […]

BoA, Other Big Banks Being Reviewed for Antitrust Violations

Though banks went back on their proposal to impose fees for using debit cards, the incident is not over for several of the country’s biggest banks. The Los Angeles Times reports that the U.S. Department of Justice could begin looking into the possibility of antitrust violations among the banks involved. Several of the country’s largest […]

Facebook Not Looking at IPO in Near Future

After the biggest IPO of the season, Groupon, has passed by, investors are beginning to turn their sights on the next big prospect. Unfortunately for them Agence France-Presse reports that Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg is not terribly inclined to push forward with an IPO. The company has two major prospects in the coming years, finally going […]

Hedge funds attracting significant capital from institutional investors in 2011

Hedge funds have been attracting significant capital from institutional investors in 2011, with current funding levels on track to make this the second-best year since 2004. Institutional investors have been allocating massive amounts of money to hedge funds, with $39.9 billion in net inflows and pending searches happening from the beginning of the year through […]