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Jul 15, 2015

Investors hope earnings lift markets as fears fade

NEW YORK — After fretting over a Greek bailout, a collapse in Chinese stocks and the timing of an interest rate increase, investors are hoping U.S. corporate earnings will bring more reassuring news this month. Companies have started to report second-quarter results, and early announcements bode well for investors unnerved by worrisome headlines and a […]

Nov 18, 2013

JPMorgan Chase reaches $4.5B deal with investors

JPMorgan Chase & Co. has reached a $4.5 billion settlement with investors who said the bank deceived them about bad mortgage investments. The settlement, announced Friday, covers 21 major institutional investors, including JPMorgan competitor Goldman Sachs, BlackRock Financial Management, and Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. The mortgage-backed securities were sold by JPMorgan and Bear Stearns [...]

Nov 1, 2013

Facebook 3Q results fly past expectations

NEW YORK — Concerns about Facebook’s ability to keep young teens coming back every day spooked some investors, even though the company’s latest quarterly results showed continued strength in mobile advertising and beat Wall Street’s expectations on all counts. Shares of the world’s largest social network spiked then turned lower in after-hours trading Wednesday evening [&[...]

Oct 24, 2013

Crowdfunding to take a leap by seeking investors

WASHINGTON — Crowdfunding is about to go big time. For years, filmmakers, artists and charities have used the power of the Internet to generate money for projects. But in the coming year, with the blessing of Congress, startups will be allowed to raise money this way by selling stock to small-time investors. For those investors, […]

Aug 7, 2013

US gov’t sues BofA over mortgage bond sale

WASHINGTON — The U.S. government has accused Bank of America Corp. of civil fraud, saying the company failed to disclose risks and misled investors in its sale of $850 million of mortgage bonds during 2008. The Justice Department filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the bank and several subsidiaries in federal court in Charlotte, N.C., where […]

Dec 31, 2012

Are ordinary folks losing faith in stocks?

NEW YORK — Andrew Neitlich is the last person you’d expect to be rattled by the stock market. He once worked as a financial analyst picking stocks for a mutual fund. He has huddled with dozens of CEOs in his current career as an executive coach. During the dot-com crash 12 years ago, he kept […]

Feb 23, 2012

SEC changes rule on advisory performance fees

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced a rule change last week that raises the net worth requirement of investors who pay advisory performance fees and excludes the value of a client’s home from that net worth consideration. Rule 205 of the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 allows registered investment advisors to charge qualified clients a […]

Aug 26, 2011

After Apple’s fall, is it time to buy or sell?

Should you buy or sell Apple?

May 19, 2011

LinkedIn shares open at $82 in market debut

NEW YORK CITY — LinkedIn's stock is surging in its market debut, opening at $82 because of huge investor demand. The stock is up about 90 percent at $85 in its first minutes on the New York Stock Exchange.

May 18, 2011

Constellation Brands holds analyst meeting in NYC

Winemaker Constellation Brands is outlining its yearlong business strategy for analysts and institutional investors in New York City. The maker of Robert Mondavi wine, Svedka vodka and Corona beer is holding its annual investor meeting ...

May 9, 2011

LinkedIn to sell shares for $32 to $35 each in IPO

NEW YORK CITY — Professional networking website LinkedIn Corp. plans to sell shares to investors for $32 to $35 each in an initial public offering, one of the first for a major U.S. social networking site. The company said the offering could ...

Apr 20, 2011

Investors drove home sales up 3.7 pct. in March

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Investors drove up U.S. home sales last month, plunking down cash to grab cheap homes at risk of foreclosure. But first-time homebuyers, who are crucial to a housing recovery, stayed away.

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