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Facebook goes from stock-market goat to lucrative moat

After botching its opening scene in the stock market, Facebook has turned things around for the second act. The world’s most popular social media network was the object of skepticism and scorn after its initial public offering in May 2012. The shares started falling immediately and were down 50 percent within three months. Old-schoolers like me questioned whether Facebook would ...

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Why a Soaring Stock Market Is Wasted on the Young

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S&P 500 ekes out another record close: stock market live blog recap

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That was fast. New record for stock market

It wasn’t exactly “shock-and-awe,” but stocks churned out another record close on Wednesday thanks to strong results from companies like Apple and Delta. Here are four things to know about today’s market action: 1. How high can they go? The bulls on Wall Street wasted little time, nudging the SP 500 to a fresh intraday record right out of the ...

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Saudi Stock Market to Allow Foreign Investment

The Saudi government has approved a measure that will open the region’s largest stock market to direct foreign investment next year, news that sent the exchange surging Tuesday to its highest level in nearly seven years. The Tadawul All Share Index closed up nearly 3 percent. The Cabinet’s decision Monday, reported by the official Saudi Press Agency, paves the way ...

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Saudi Arabia Plans to Open Stock Market to Foreign Investors

RIYADH—Saudi Arabia plans to open its $530 billion stock market to foreigners, a move that will allow the Middle East’s biggest economy to attract more international investments and help reduce its dependence on oil revenue. The kingdom is among the last of the big markets globally to limit international access, but was expected to lower or remove such restrictions as ...

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Look who’s in the stock market now: Millennials

He also notes this is the first generation truly raised in a culture where the stock market was mainstream. Read MoreWhatreal traders (not the machines) worry about “They’ve seen what a panic looks like from the outside, but haven’t participated in it,” he said. “The way the stock market has rebounded from the lows, it is the classic rising tide. ...

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Who Routinely Trounces the Stock Market? Try 2 Out of 2862 Funds

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These 2 Brilliant Charts Show How Stock Market Returns Become More …

Alliance Bernstein One of the most common ways to measure stock market value is to take the price and divide it by earnings. This is the price-earnings, or P/E, ratio. Trading at a P/E of around 16 times expected earnings, the SP 500 appears to be expensive. But this is not to say that investors should dump stock because a ...

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Jet Downing, Weak Earnings Rattle Stock Market

Stocks are closing sharply lower as traders worried about an escalation of tensions between Russia and the West following the downing of a passenger plane in eastern Ukraine. Traders were also unsettled by poor corporate earnings and a weak indicator for the housing market. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 161 points, or 0.9 percent, to close at 16,976 Thursday. ...

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