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Financial Markets

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  • Exclusive: SEC eyes test that may lead to shift away from 'dark pools'

    WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. securities regulators are considering testing a proposed reform that could drive business to major stock exchanges and away from alternative trading venues such as "dark pools" that critics say may be hurting investors...
  • Nervous about stocks? Some funds offer buffer

    You have only a few more days to open an individual retirement account for the 2013 tax year, and you should, because the earlier in life you save for retirement, the more you will have later — and not just a little more, but a lot more. Consider...
  • Thomson Reuters eyes 'opportunities' with Tehran Stock Exchange

    (Reuters) - Thomson Reuters is exploring potential business opportunities with the Tehran Stock Exchange should Western sanctions be lifted, the company confirmed on Thursday. The global news and information provider met with representatives from the...
  • Ally shares down 4 percent in debut; Treasury exit seen by year-end

    (Reuters) - Shares of auto-lender Ally Financial Inc fell as much as 4.1 percent in their market debut on Thursday, taking the shine off the biggest U.S. initial public offering so far this year as investor appetite for big stock offerings shows signs...
  • U.S.-based stock funds attract $8.9 billion over week: Lipper

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investors in U.S.-based funds poured $8.9 billion into stock funds in the week ended April 9, even as equity markets were hit with sharp selling that particularly weighed on tech and biotech shares, data from Thomson Reuters' Lipper...
  • Osborne touts UK recovery on return to skeptical IMF

    LONDON (Reuters) - Finance minister George Osborne held up Britain's recent strong pace of economic growth as vindication of his austerity program that came under fire from the International Monetary Fund last year. Osborne, who is attending the IMF's...
  • The Mortgage Professor: Housing overhaul should aim to foster secondary market

    Last week, I discussed a major weakness of the draft proposal recently released by the Senate Banking Committee to replace Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac with a Federal Mortgage Insurance Corp. wholly owned by the government. The proposal is critically...
  • Osisko takeover battle heats up as Goldcorp raises offer

    TORONTO/VANCOUVER (Reuters) - Goldcorp Inc raised its hostile takeover offer for Osisko Mining Corp on Thursday, squeaking above a white knight bid by Yamana Gold Inc and heightening a bidding war that has helped inject life into a depressed gold mining...
  • Nasdaq sees triple-digit decline as technology shares plunge

    Another plunge in once-soaring technology stocks sent the Nasdaq composite index into a triple-digit decline and pushed the rest of the stock market down with it. Erstwhile darlings such as Netflix Inc. and Facebook Inc., as well as biotechnology...
  • Think ahead a few years when planning finances

    Q: I cashed in all of my securities. Was I foolish? I am 90 years old and put it all in the bank, where it is secure but the rates are so low. I don't need the money to live on. Should I buy a safe mutual fund with part of it? — M.K. A: You've...
  • Greece makes promising return to bond market

    ATHENS -- After four years of exile from global markets, Greece made a promising return Thursday by attracting strong demand at its first sale of government bonds since accepting two international bailouts to stay afloat. A highly anticipated auction...
  • Ending tax breaks for super-rich can make tax day fun for rest of us

    WASHINGTON Tax day is always a busy day for the tax hysteric crowd: the folks who think it is outrageous that we tax people to pay for things like Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and infrastructure. Of course we also tax people to pay for the...