Archive | January, 2005

Evolution of Stock Exchanges a key focus of Wall Street Transcript’s Brokers and Asset Managers Issue

67 WALL STREET, New York–January 31, 2005–The Wall Street Transcript has just published its Brokers and Asset Manager Issue, a report offering a timely review of the financial services sector to serious investors and industry executives. This 95-page feature contains a roundtable forum and commentary from 6 research analysts and top management of 12 firms, […]

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Oil supply meeting demand, says industry

By Christopher Noble – Officials at Davos look at supply picture on eve of OPEC DAVOS, Switzerland (MarketWatch) – Oil industry leaders on Friday touted their ability to meet world oil demand in the coming years, saying that despite widespread fear of a supply disruption, no customer had missed a delivery because of instability in […]

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NYSE Chief Sees Growth in Derivatives

By Thomas Atkins – DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) – The New York Stock Exchange sees growth through U.S. and Asian expansion and with new products rather than entering the bidding battle for the London Stock Exchange, its chairman said on Thursday. “We would not be very interested in getting into any bidding competition for the LSE,” […]

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Is the trend your friend or foe?

By James Altucher – With the beginning of 2005 we get a dose of new data as every stock index, hedge fund index, and commodity index wraps up their 2004 and reports for duty for a new year. Hedge funds in general had a tough 2004 but managed to close out the year with a […]

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Hot Commodities by Jim Rogers

The next bull market is here. It’s not in stocks. It’s not in bonds. It’s in commodities – and some smart investors will be riding that bull to record returns in the next decade. Before Jim Rogers hit the road to write his bestselling books Investment Biker and Adventure Capitalist, he was one of the […]

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Bullion Price Forecast for 2005

London Bullion Market Assocation have released a 10 page report called “Annual Metal Winners 2004“. The best visions of the future often start by looking at the past. Last year held rewards for both the bulls and bears and also for those in the middle. The 2004 average for gold hovered near $410 at years-end […]

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A Year to Remember for Exchange-Traded Funds

By Dan Culloton – The year just ended was a good one for exchange-traded funds. ETF assets grew by 47% to $222 billion, according to current figures in Morningstar’s database. ETF purveyors launched dozens of funds, including groundbreaking gold and China offerings. The industry also buzzed with talk of creating other commodity-linked and even actively […]

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FOREX-Dollar rises, inspired by investment flows report

NEW YORK, Jan 18 (Reuters) – The dollar climbed on Tuesday after data showed investments coming into the United States were more than enough to cover the country’s huge trade deficit on a monthly basis. “The U.S. dollar has rallied strongly on the news and the data cools fears that these flows would not be […]

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Oil Future Shock: Osama Been Cheatin’!

by Noel Sheppard – New York State Attorney General Elliot Spitzer shocked the world today — as well as the state department and the Bush administration — with his announcement that he is charging terrorist mastermind and al Qaeda head Osama bin Laden with insider trading. At a press conference brilliantly situated on the hallowed […]

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