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As-it-happens update ⋅ December 28, 2017
MARKET SNAPSHOT: Stock Market Supported By Rise In Tech, Financial Shares
The S&P 500 index advanced 1 point, or less than 0.1%, to 2,683, with the technology sector rising 0.2% and financial shares rising 0.2%. The Nasdaq Composite Index was trading flat at 6,941, retreating somewhat from early modest gains. The small advance come after all three benchmarks closed ...
Know Your Sectors and Industries
When it comes to evaluating equities, financial markets rely on three main classification schemas: the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS), the ... The Global Industry Classification System is a market-based schema that consists of more than 43,000 businesses compiled into 11 sectors, ...
How Did The Market Sooth-Sayer Fare In 2017?
Since 1986, veteran analyst Byron Wein, vice chairman of Blackstone Advisory Partners of Blackstone, has published his 10 'surprises' for the year ahead. He admits that in a normal year he'll only get around half right, but his ability to foresee some key events in financial markets and economies has ...
Be Kind to Wall Street in 2018
That's exclusive of new arrangements such as the clumsily named Markets in Financial Instruments Directive, or MiFID II, which, in the course of fixing things that were not broken, is turning Wall Street upside down. Throw in a healthy dose of automation and algorithmic trading, and many finance ...
Most Asia markets eke out gains after copper soars; dollar slides
Asian markets closed mostly higher on Thursday following a rally in oil and copper prices this week. Trade was thin ahead of the long New Year's weekend. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 index closed lower by 0.56 percent at 22,783.98 as the dollar lost ground against the yen. Most energy stocks that ...
Mid-Day Update: Upbeat Economic Data, Tech Sector Supporting Stocks
The impact on the financial markets was muted, however, by unchanged initial jobless claims for the week ended Dec. 23 (245,000), and a near ... Euro-zone markets returned their overnight gains to close with a loss as bond yields across the continent continue to rise. Early gains tied to strength in ...
best books on financial derivatives
As the flagship publication of CFA Institute, the Financial Analysts Journal is the leading practitioner journal in the investment management community. This book covers various topics on finanace such as Derivatives It also dwells on the financial markets where these derivatives are traded. Derivatives ...
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