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Mar 16, 2011

Japan stocks churn 24/7 as tense nuclear drama unfolds

BOSTON (Reuters) – Japan’s stock market, usually one of the world’s dullest, has turned into a gripping 24-hour roller coaster fueled by fear and punctuated by only short moments of relief.

The action takes place even when Tokyo’s own market is shut for the day and is informed by a constant flow of news that often sheds little light on what is happening inside the containment vessels.

Mar 15, 2011

U.S. advisers, fund managers see Japan opportunities

BOSTON (Reuters) – As a broad sell-off struck world markets Tuesday amid Japan’s unfolding nuclear calamity, many professional investors were ready to pounce.

At the open of U.S. trading, the Standard & Poor’s dropped almost 3 percent led by weakness in insurance and technology stocks along with a 7 percent plunge in industrial giant General Electric Co (GE.N: Quote, Profile, Research), which designed the troubled Japanese plant’s reactors.

Mar 15, 2011

Update1-US advisers, fund managers see Japan opportunities

BOSTON, March 15 (Reuters) – As a broad sell-off struck
world markets Tuesday amid Japan’s unfolding nuclear calamity,
many professional investors were ready to pounce.

At the open of U.S. trading, the Standard & Poor’s dropped
almost 3 percent led by weakness in insurance and technology
stocks along with a 7 percent plunge in industrial giant
General Electric Co (GE.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz), which designed the troubled
Japanese plant’s reactors.

Mar 15, 2011

Some investors look past Japan crisis–and buy

BOSTON (Reuters) – As a broad sell-off struck world markets Tuesday amid Japan’s unfolding nuclear calamity, many professional investors were ready to pounce.

At the open of U.S. trading, the Standard & Poor’s dropped almost 3 percent led by weakness in insurance and technology stocks along with a 7 percent plunge in industrial giant General Electric Co, which designed the troubled Japanese plant’s reactors.

Mar 15, 2011

US advisers, fund managers look past Japan crisis–and buy

BOSTON, March 15 (Reuters) – As a broad sell-off struck
world markets Tuesday amid Japan’s unfolding nuclear calamity,
many professional investors were ready to pounce.

At the open of U.S. trading, the Standard & Poor’s dropped
almost 3 percent led by weakness in insurance and technology
stocks along with a 7 percent plunge in industrial giant
General Electric Co (GE.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz), which designed the troubled
Japanese plant’s reactors.

Mar 15, 2011

Beyond Apple, ETF offers smart phone options

BOSTON (Reuters) – Eager buyers formed huge lines last week for a chance to buy Apple’s iPad 2 before it sold out.

Fund companies, excited to cash in on the “Post-PC” era of tablets and smart phones are trying to turn the Next Big Thing into the Next Big Investment.

Mar 15, 2011

ETF Edge-Beyond Apple, ETF offers smart phone options

BOSTON, March 15 (Reuters) – Eager buyers formed huge lines
last week for a chance to buy Apple’s iPad 2 before it sold
out.

Fund companies, excited to cash in on the “Post-PC” era of
tablets and smart phones are trying to turn the Next Big Thing
into the Next Big Investment.

Mar 8, 2011

Carl Icahn to return all his clients’ money

BOSTON (Reuters) – Billionaire hedge-fund manager Carl Icahn is returning outside investors’ capital, marking the end of an era as he joins a string of prominent stock pickers who no longer want the headaches of overseeing other people’s money.

Icahn, known for a knack of picking winners and his ability to face off with captains of industry, says he has grown weary of overseeing others’ money as markets are becoming more unpredictable and investors more demanding.

Feb 28, 2011

Analysis: U.S. Egypt ETF likely to fall when bourse reopens

BOSTON (Reuters) – The Market Vectors Egypt Index ETF, which has managed to rise to trade at a 10 percent premium over the value of its net assets since the Egyptian stock market shut a month ago, is in danger of plunging once the local market reopens.

The Egyptian cabinet has announced that the stock market, which has been closed since January 28, will reopen on Tuesday, Investors are bracing for a huge sell-off, and new circuit breakers have been imposed.

Feb 23, 2011

In oil surge, new ETFs lag the real thing

BOSTON (Reuters) – With stocks falling and oil surging on Mideast turmoil, getting into an ETF based on crude prices might seem a great way to invest in a few barrels.

But the way new ETFs are trading it’s more like getting half barrels with a lot of suds on top.

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