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Equities Sector Coverage: Facebook's IPO Much Ado About Nothing?

Sector Recap | Equities.com |

The Facebook (FB) IPO, priced at $38 per share with a record market cap at $104 billion The IPO raised $18.4 billion for Facebook. The opening process began at 11:00 AM on the NASDAQ, with a


Equities Sector Coverage: Stocks Rebound as May Starts Off in Green

Sector Recap | Equities.com |

Construction Spending in March was weaker than expected with a rise of just 0.1%. The ISM manufacturing index was stronger than expected in April at 54.8. The Dow Jones Industrial Average traded


Equities Sector Coverage: Stocks Back Off Highs, Closing Slightly Lower

Sector Recap | Equities.com |

Housing Starts fell 1.1% in February to an annual rate of 698,000. Permits rose 5.1% to an annual rate of 717,000. Single Family Starts fell 9.9% to an annual rate of 457,000 homes. The Dow Jones


Equities Sector Coverage: Apple Carries Market Higher

Sector Recap | Equities.com |

The National Association of Home Builders announced that their Housing Market Index came in with a reading of 28 in March unchanged from February’s reading which was revised downward by a point.


Solar Stocks: Sound Investment or Dead End?

Joel Anderson | Equities.com |

The promise of solar company stocks appears to be fleeting and enticing all at once. On the one hand, solar is a clear and renewable source of energy that, once facilities are in place, is free to


Equities Sector Coverage: Wall Street Continues to Inch Higher

Sector Recap | Equities.com |

Initial Jobless Claims came in at 351,000 flirting with breaking below the recessionary threshold of 350,000 for several weeks in a row now. Personal Income for January came in weaker than


First Solar Plunges After Earnings Miss Expectations

Joel Anderson | Equities.com |

The largest solar company in the world, Arizona's First Solar (FSLR) saw its stock drop over 10.5 percent by early afternoon after an earnings report showed lower than expected results for the


Equities Sector Coverage: Stocks Edge Higher on Economic Data

Sector Recap | Equities.com |

Initial Jobless Claims came in at 351,000 in the latest week and last week’s reading was revised upward to 351,000. This means that claims are on the cusp of trending below the 350,000


Solar Stocks Fall as Germany Slashes Subsidies

Joel Anderson | Equities.com |

Well this is a novel idea: a government program that might have been TOO successful. That appears to be the case, though, as the German government announced plans to slash subsidies to solar


Equities Sector Coverage: Late Surge Helps Wall Street Close Flat

Sector Recap | Equities.com |

Retail Sales rose by a less than expected 0.4% in January. Ex-autos the gain was 0.7%. Import Prices rose 0.3% in January. Business Inventories rose by 0.4% in December. The Dow Jones Industrial


Blockchain in Healthcare - Discussion at the EU Parliament

From the recent Blockchain For Europe Summit in Brussels: Panel on Digital Health - How Blockchain technology can make health care systems more patient-centric and sustainable