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Fed reporter speaks, Wall Street listens

A reporter that covers the Federal Reserve should get some credit for sparking a rally on Wall Street today.

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'Baba' effect: Supply of stock set to swell as Alibaba IPO nears

Supply and demand, the famous macro-economic concept, is playing out in the stock market. With 310 million shares of Alibaba set to flood the market, some investors are selling shares of other stocks to raise cash to buy Alibaba. 750 more words

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Pension fund exit from hedge funds sparks debate

Is the thirst for “alternative” investments, which became unquenchable during the stock market downturn in 2008-09, drying up? That’s the big debate after a giant pension fund announced that it’s dumping all its hedge fund investments. 731 more words

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Fed watching: It’s all about word choice

Sometimes it’s what’s missing or been edited out of a document that provides the best information. That could be the case Wednesday, when the Federal Reserve ends its two-day meeting and releases its latest policy statement. 242 more words

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Flashback: 6 years after the fall of Lehman

Today marks the sixth anniversary of the fall of Wall Street giant Lehman Brothers, a reminder of how far stocks can fall in a financial crisis when investor confidence evaporates overnight. 598 more words

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Rockville Farmers Market

Saturday, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
May 10 – November 22, 2014
Corner of Route 28 and Monroe Street – Rockville, MD

 

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Stocks sputter as bond yields spike

Investors wondering how stocks will fare when the Federal Reserve starts hiking interest rates need only look at today’s stock market action on Wall Street. The math is simple: spiking bond yields is adding up to falling stock prices. 289 more words

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