December 2011

What does investment grade mean?

Credit ratings provide a useful measure for comparing fixed-income securities, such as bonds, bills and notes. Most companies are issued […]

Difference between investment banks and merchant banks?

Merchant banks and investment banks, in their purest forms, are different kinds of financial institutions that perform different services. In […]

Dow Futures rising

Broader indexes heading higher NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock futures are rising ahead of a trio of government reporters […]

NYSE stocks posting largest volume increases

NEW YORK (AP) — A look at the 10 biggest volume gainers on New York Stock Exchange at the close […]

Buying bonds for safety is a losing strategy: Ave Maria manager

Good companies are selling at bargain basement prices (IN) Buying bonds for safety, when so many stocks are yielding such […]

China Inc. Goes Global

By Karl P. Sauvant, Chazan, China’s economy is taking its next great leap forward: parts of its manufacturing sector are […]

Competition In Brazil Increases, Bummer For DirecTV

In September 2011, Brazil’s government passed a law that is expected to expand pay-TV services in the country. [1] According […]

Comeback Brands Of 2012

By Jenna Goudreau, “In times of uncertainty, we tend look back. We long for seemingly simpler times,” says Chris Anderson, […]

Betting on Macau

By Mark Mobius,  Franklin Templeton Investments, I count myself fortunate that the continuous quest for good investment opportunities takes me […]

S&P 500 Back to a Gain for 2011

By Jonathan Cheng, U.S. stocks rose for a fourth straight day, pushing the Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index back into […]