Here are a few of the trading and investing ideas of note we wanted to share as we begin a new week on Wall Street.
In the headlines:
The New York Times: Banks pouring money into technology funds, wealthy clients and institutions clamoring to get pieces of start-ups, expectations of stock market debuts building -- as Wall Street's machinery kicks into second gear, some investors with memories of the Internet bust a decade earlier are wondering whether this sudden burst of activity spells danger for the industry once again. Read Investing Like It's 1999.
In The Wall Street Journal: On the heels of the tragedy in Japan, many investors are confused about how to react. The earthquake, tsunami and resulting nuclear crisis have resulted in terrible losses. They also have shaken confidence in the global economic recovery and raised questions about the short- and long-term economic health of Japan. Continue reading in A Cautious Investor's Guide to Rebuilding Japan.
From Barron's: Absent another big event, the stock market seems content to follow its predominant trend, which is up. Find out the case for this with Enjoying a Low-Volume Levitation.
Also of note:
- Beating a Retreat From Junk - Barron's
- Rate Rise Likely to Jolt Stocks - WSJ
- Wiretaps Captivate NY Insider Trading Trial - AP
- Stocks: The New Better Bonds - SmartMoney
- After Market Dip, Highfliers Look Cheaper - SmartMoney
- Asia Grain Outlook: Traders Short CBOT Corn, Long Soybeans Ahead of USDA - WSJ
- Profit Taking Pares Last Week's Gains - Futures Magazine
- Oracle's Divine Future - Barron's
- 10 Best-Performing S&P 500 Stocks of 2011 - TheStreet
From the blogs:
A sampling of the headlines on the blogs we follow:
- Markets at Key Level - The Big Picture, Barry Ritholtz
- Does It Make Sense to Be Bearish on China? - Seeking Alpha, Econ Grapher
- Flexibility May Be Key During Market's Current Advance - Seeking Alpha, Chris Ciovacco
And a handful of notable brief comments we've found on Twitter this Monday:
- Institutional Investor - @iimag - #Portugal's Woes Won't Threaten #Euro - http://tinyurl.com/4d2q8bs
- Alphascanner.com - @alphascanner - Market Structure Says "Buy!" http://bit.ly/fMT4Lr $SPY $IWM $QQQ
- Stephen S. Eubanks - @Eubiquitous - If EK wins this it essentially doubles the mktcap RT @YahooFinance: Kodak patent complaint against Apple, RIM revived http://yhoo.it/em9RHU
- Ashraf Laidi - @alaidi - Helping the euro are comments from ECB/Belgium CB Quaden: Moderate rate rise won't hurt Ezone. Reuters #forex. #ECB $GLD $$
- Tom Grisafi - @IndianaGrainCo - Gold and silver and crude very weak today
- Pete Najarian - @petenajarian - no other words until the day and week gets started out the right way, roll baby
- Andy Borowitz - @BorowitzReport (by @ritholtz) - Experts say the snake that escaped from the Bronx Zoo may be seeking its natural habitat and is heading for Wall St.
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