Category: Stock Markets

Is Dow Jones Close To A Circuit Break

Is Dow Jones Close To A Circuit Break

For the current fourth quarter, if the Dow drops 1,100 points before 2 p.m., trading stops for an hour. If such a drop happens between 2 p.m. and 2:30 p.m., trading halts for a half hour. After 2:30 p.m., the 1,100-point threshold expires.

There is also a 2,200-point mark. If the Dow falls by that much before 1 p.m., trading stops for two hours. Between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m., a 2,200-drop causes an hour halt. After 2 p.m., trading ends.

Buckle Up For The Week Ahead

Buckle Up For The Week Ahead

The torrent of earnings releases set to hit this week could only exacerbate volatility moves, analysts say. Volatility has knocked around stocks on Wall Street in record ways. Buckle up for the coming week....

When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Go Shopping.

When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Go Shopping.

There has never been a correction that has not proven to be an investment opportunity. While everything is down in price, there is actually less to worry about than when prices are historically high. More money has been lost by people who bought into last year’s markets than by those who will buy into this one, at this stage of the correction. When the going gets tough, the tough go shopping.

Now Is The Time When Fortunes Are Made

Now Is The Time When Fortunes Are Made

This is the time to buy andd hold on to solid blue-chips. Buy shares of good businesses that generate real profits, attractive returns on equity, have low to moderate debt to equity ratios, improving gross profit margins, a shareholder-friendly management, and at least some franchise value.

$3.5bn Two Day Profit For Warren Buffet

$3.5bn Two Day Profit For Warren Buffet

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway, which has avoided major acquisitions in the financial sector in recent months, may have had a $3.5 billion two-day paper profit on six major banking and financial services investments.

Overall Stock Market Conditions Still Attractive

Overall Stock Market Conditions Still Attractive

Another crisis unfolding in the US, if this is likely to give you sleepless nights and you ponder on whether to sell or hold on to your equity portfolio, here’s a word of advice. Stay calm and invested, don’t panic and sell.

Is It Wall Or Wail Or Fall Street? Banks Might Have The Answer

Is It Wall Or Wail Or Fall Street? Banks Might Have The Answer

Leading bank shares around the world plunged yesterday after the crash of Lehman Brothers, forcing central banks to prop up the system with tens of billions of dollars. But US stocks rallied in the final hour of trading to close higher.

As Warren Buffet Sees It

As Warren Buffet Sees It

Warren Buffett said the economy is still in a recession and unlikely to improve before 2009 but that stocks appear better valued than a year ago.