Articles About Standard & Poors 500

Author:
James I. Clark III
Posted:
01.11.2011

Will the Stock Market Recovery Continue in 2011?

With the stock market ending its best December since 1987, there is hope that 2011 will see a strong Wall Street recovery.  One source of hope is the fact that the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index has returned to its pre-Lehman Brothers level.  It joins the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the Nasdaq Composite Index and […]

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Author:
Tom Silva
Posted:
11.10.2010

Warren Buffett Chooses His Likely Successor

At age 75, mega-billionaire and Chairman of Omaha-based Berkshire Hathaway, Inc., Warren Biffett has likely selected the person who will succeed him when he eventually retires.  The chosen one – who will head a holding company that owns such diverse businesses as Geico and Dairy Queen — is said to be 39-year-old Todd Combs, currently […]

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Author:
Mike Ochs
Posted:
05.18.2010

Residential Sector Delivers Positive News

The latest numbers on housing starts, new home sales and rising prices indicate that the residential recovery is for real.  Because the housing crash was a primary cause of the Great Recession, word that the sector is rebounding is good news.  Housing permits and starts have increased in the last several months, and new house […]

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Author:
James I. Clark III
Posted:
04.15.2010

Financial Reform Legislation Faces Uphill Battle in the Senate

Senator Christopher Dodd (D-CT), chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, introduced revised legislation to regulate the nation’s financial system.  The plan would create a nine-member council, led by the Treasury secretary, to be on the alert for systemic risks, and direct the Federal Reserve to oversee the nation’s largest and most interconnected financial institutions. The […]

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Author:
Mike Ochs
Posted:
12.09.2009

House Sales, Prices on the Upswing

Home prices nationally are on the rise again, according to a new report issued by the Standard &Poor’s/Case-Shiller Home Price Index. The average sale price rose 3.1 percent during the third quarter of 2009, the same percent increase reported during the second quarter.  On the downside, that statistic is still nine percent lower than the […]

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Author:
John Coletta
Posted:
11.19.2009

Will Yankees World Series Victory Unleash the Bulls on Wall Street?

There’s a rather odd correlation between the New York Yankees winning the World Series and Wall Street.   A Yankee win historically has coincided with a bull market.  An analysis by Standard & Poor’s Capital IQ reveals an average of double-digit yearly returns from stocks when the Yankees win the World Series.  By contrast, the stock […]

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Author:
Michael Alter
Posted:
03.12.2009

Nothing Succeeds Like Success

Tuesday, March 10’s 379.44 stock market spike – the best finish since Thanksgiving – came on the heels of Citigroup, Inc.’s news that it had made a healthy profit during the first two months of 2009.  At the end of the day, the stock market had soared to a 6,926.49 close. So, what did it?  […]

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Author:
Michael Alter
Posted:

Nothing Succeeds Like Success

Tuesday, March 10’s 379.44 stock market spike – the best finish since Thanksgiving – came on the heels of Citigroup, Inc.’s news that it had made a healthy profit during the first two months of 2009.  At the end of the day, the stock market had soared to a 6,926.49 close. So, what did it?  […]

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