Samsung Bioepis IPO: Samsung Group Enters U.S. Equity Market

Samsung Group plans to enter the U.S. equity market for the first time with the listing of its biotech company Samsung Bioepis. This would be one hot company to watch among upcoming initial public offerings (IPOs). (Source: The Wall Street Journal, last accessed August 24, 2015.) Samsung Bioepis is a company dedicated to the research, development, and commercialization of biosimilar…

Stock Market Crash: Chinese Equity Markets Plunge 5.7%

China’s stock market crash cannot be stopped. Amid desperate attempts by regulators to stabilize financial markets on Tuesday, July 7th, Chinese equity prices continued to plunge. The Shanghai Composite Index dropped 1.3%. The Shenzhen Composite Index plunged a more dramatic 5.8%. ChiNext, a NASDAQ-style board on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange, tumbled 5.7%. The past couple of weeks have been nothing…

Equity Market Super Stock Adding Up to Solid Returns

One company I consistently like for long-term investors looking for dividend payments is PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE/PEP). This is the kind of company that can be put into retirement accounts and held for long periods of time with dividend reinvestment. The equity market has been very kind to PepsiCo since the beginning of this year. Like many blue chips, it has…

Equity Market

An equity market refers is an organized secondary financial market where shares of common and preferred stock of corporations are traded. These shares typically trade on a stock exchange, which are now mostly virtual in nature. An equity market is the same as a stock market..

The Equity Market Can Handle Slow
Growth—Just Not a Contraction

If the S&P 500 Index is trading close to the 1,400 level, then I view the equity market as being in good shape. We’re getting a bit of a consolidation now and this is completely normal after the flurry of corporate earnings from large-cap companies. Many smaller companies are only now beginning to report their earnings reports, but this is…

Railroad Stocks & Gold—the Two Best Sectors of the Equity Market

There are a lot of bellwether companies to report over the next couple of weeks and the trading action in stocks will be focused on that news. I still don’t think that this earnings season has been anything to write home about. For a number of large-cap companies, the earnings have been solid, but there haven’t been any grand slams.…

Great Expectations and the Equity Market

“It was the best of times; it was the worst of times.” This famous line by Charles Dickens aptly describes the current state of the equity market. There are great expectations, but little conviction to make them happen.

Playing This Equity Market Isn’t Easy, But There Are Good Trades Out There

There is a resurgence taking place at the speculative end of the stock market. U.S.-listed Chinese stocks are on the comeback trail due to improved sentiment in the broader market. As a group, most of these stocks were hit hard this year because of investor apathy. A real lack of enthusiasm for risk-capital shares created a significant valuation gap between…

A Good Time to Be a Buyer in this Equity Market

At the end of the day, there’s no other way to describe the current equity environment other than very difficult. Even companies that beat Wall Street expectations in second-quarter earnings can’t generate much in the way of enthusiasm for their stories. Naturally, this makes the equity speculation business more difficult, with much longer time horizons for investment. It also means…

Getting the Barriers Between Canada and U.S. Equity Markets Down

A few years back, I remember how fragmented regulation of Canada’s securities markets was (and unfortunately, still is). Every province has its own securities commission. Then there is the Investment Dealers Association, Market Regulation Services, Mutual Funds Dealers Association; as well as the regulatory bodies for insurers, banks, and so on. But look at us now — on the verge…

Equity Flux: The Stock Market’s Latest Problem

Blue chips need a big retrenchment. I never root for losses, but with equities having gone up so much, a correction would be beneficial from a technical perspective. Action in the stock market and blue chips, specifically, has been spectacular this year. But it’s time for a break. While history proves it’s not wise to fight the Fed or the…

The Equity Picture Improves in the Developed Markets

During the second quarter of 2009, investors in the developed markets enjoyed much-needed and even more welcomed relief, as "risky assets," as they're called in macroeconomic lingo, rallied, while all the so-called "safe havens," the primary investment choices of 2008, became noticeable laggards. Regardless, the spring surge has been met with plenty of doubt and caution remained the key investment…

Billions in Equity Wiped Out While Stock Market Still Holds?

Something that might have been unbelievable in 2005 happened yesterday. The second largest mortgage company in the U.S., Freddie Mac, reported a net third quarter loss of two billion dollars. Upon the news, the stock tanked 29% — its biggest one- day gain since the company went public 20 years ago! Along with Fannie Mae, the two mortgage companies have…

The Trend in Microsoft Stock Is a Proxy for the Entire Market

MSFT Stock: A Bellwether Stock It may be hard to believe, but I view Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) stock as a bellwether gauge, and a measure of the overall health of the tech-heavy NASDAQ index. My view has nothing to do with the company’s foray into cloud computing and skewing its business model away from the “Windows” platform and the personal computer (PC). I…

3D Systems Stock Is Inches Away from a True Bull Market

DDD Stock: Waiting on a Confirmation Anyone who has read my previous publications about 3D Systems Corporation (NYSE:DDD) stock is well aware that I am looking for a specific trigger so I can finally declare that a bull market in DDD stock has officially begun. There have already been a number of indications that are suggesting that a new bullish trend…

ISRG Stock Is Advancing on the Next Leg of Its Bull Market

ISRG Stock: The Future Is Now There is a general theme is today’s business world that companies that are deemed “disruptors” are the ones that are going to succeed. A disruptor is a company that creates a new segment of the economy that encroaches on—and disrupts—an existing segment. These companies have a tendency to grow at an exponential rate, at…

Huge Equity Investment Shoots DRYS Stock Up Over 40%

DRYS Stock Jumps 40% on the Back of Equity Investment DryShips Inc. (NASDAQ:DRYS) was dead in the water, so to speak, or at least seemed so just a short week ago when news broke about the company’s alleged misleading of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). But this Tuesday, DRYS stock was able to rally by more than 32% in…

Shocking Deutsche Bank Report Is Proof the Stock Market Is Rigged?

Is the Stock Market Rigged? Deutsche Bank AG (USA) (NYSE:DB) has publicly accepted a charge of roughly €450 million this week, but for some reason, DB stock was relatively upbeat after the news broke. Regardless, it confirms suspicions that the stock market is rigged. The fine was apparently for “equities fraud,” although Deutsche Bank refuses to say much else. All…

Carl Icahn Predicts Stock Market Crash in 2016–17; Should We Trust Him?

Carl Icahn, one of the world’s most astute investors, has turned into one of the most vocal bears on Wall Street. Over the past few months, one of the smartest investors in the world has warned “a day of reckoning” is coming. Carl Icahn’s prediction for the stock market crash of 2016 is all but inevitable unless the Fed continues…

Stock Market Crash: Wall Street Insider Issues Dire Warning for Investors

Billionaire Warns of Looming Stock Market Crash The Federal Reserve’s reckless monetary policies have created huge distortions in the global economy, leaving investors dangerously exposed to a stock market crash in 2016. At least that’s the opinion of Stanley Druckenmiller. Speaking at the Sohn Investment Conference in New York on Wednesday, the billionaire investor blasted Fed Chair Janet Yellen and…