Weekly Market Wrap Up, October 26, 2014

Market Overview: U.S. stocks fell after posting the best week this year, as energy producers tumbled with oil and economic data missed estimates. Brazilian assets dropped after a national election, while lenders led European equities lower after balance-sheet tests of the region’s banks. The S&P 500 surged 4.1 percent last week for its best performance […]

Weekly Market Wrap Up, September 29, 2014

Key News: After Alibaba’s shares leaped 38 percent on their first day of trading on Friday A decrease in investor purchases prompted an unexpected decline in sales of U.S. existing homes in August, indicating the housing rebound is not yet self-sustaining. Financial markets in Britain and around Europe generally welcomed Scottish voters’ rejection of independence […]

Capital Markets Lab Weekly Market Wrap Up, January 11–15, 2010

Google to Potentially Exit Chinese Markets Google users in China gathered outside the Google Beijing office to place flowers and candles after the company stated it may leave the world’s biggest Internet market. In what Google calls a “highly sophisticated attack” on their corporate infrastructure, a cyber attack involving 20 other large companies, including Yahoo! […]

Capital Markets Lab Weekly Market Wrap Up, January 04–08, 2010

Chairman Bernanke Speech Sunday The Chairman of the Federal Reserve spoke Sunday and addressed specific claims that monetary policy leading up to September of 2008 contributed to the creation of asset bubbles by allowing the free-flow of easy money.  He denounced the Taylor rule as a guideline for monetary policy rather than a precise measurement […]