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Stocks in a holding pattern, as is the yen, just under Y100. Jobless claims drop sharply. Microsoft down after report on plunging PC sales.
A roundup of blog posts and articles from around the web.
Huge increases in U.S. oil and gas output are reshaping energy markets in ways unthinkable as recently as three years ago.
Short interest, or bearish bets, on S&P 500 stocks fell to 3.6% of shares outstanding at the end of March, the lowest level in a year.
Third Point's Daniel Loeb said Herbalife Ltd. was one of its top five winning investments in the first quarter, while gold was one of its biggest losers.
Thursday brings reports on weekly jobless claims, import prices and chain-store sales; earnings from J.B. Hunt, Pier 1, and Ride Aid.
Several banks among recipients of early FOMC minutes; QE's end may be near; PC shipments plunged in the first-quarter; nannycrats threaten Spain.
Another day, another record. The Dow and S&P 500 hit fresh all-time highs as worries about future Fed policy were cast aside.
The yen’s plunge has brought the value of a dollar within striking distance of rising above Y100 for the first time in four years, and traders are bracing for a dramatic spike higher once the threshold is crossed.
An underdog group of undergrads from New Jersey City University beat out heavy competition in the University of Dayton's 13th annual RISE investing competition.
Microsoft Corp. shares, for years a laggard, have staged a sudden and sharp move higher in recent weeks, one that some options traders are betting will continue.
Maybe the Federal Reserve should always release its meeting minutes early.
Apple and Yahoo are discussing ways to get more of the latter's products onto the former's phones.
Less than 30 minutes before the U.S. Department of Agriculture is scheduled to release its monthly supply-and-demand report on Florida's orange crop, orange-juice for May delivery on ICE shot up.
WSJ's Jon Hilsenrath joined the Markets Hub to discuss the Fed's early release of the FOMC minutes.
The yen has dropped to a four-year low, and it’s once again on the cusp of declining to a psychologically key level of 100 against the U.S. dollar.
Even as the S&P 500 hits a new all-time high, fewer stocks are participating in the index's rally. That’s something that is giving technicians reason to doubt the sustainability of the rally.
Goldman Sachs is chasing gold to the downside. With the precious metal inching closer to a bear market, the firm tells clients that now's the time to short gold.
Market gets a big surprise with early release of the FOMC minutes, which reflect same debates about QE and when to end it. Still, the snafu hasn't hurt the market, with the Dow quickly up 70 points.
The Federal Reserve released the minutes of its March FOMC minutes at 9 a.m. rather than the customary 2 p.m.