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Icahn Vs. Ackman Highlights Danger of Short-Squeezes

In one of the all-time great moments in financial television, Carl Icahn and Bill Ackman engaged in an epic verbal throw-down live on CNBC last month. The two legendary investors have a contentious history with one another and recent developments suggest that their previous battles may have just been a warm up. The two men.. Read more

What is Going on With Apple?

Unless you have been living under a rock for the past five months, you are probably aware of the steep decline in Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) share price. Shares continue to trade around 11-month lows and the stock was most recently trading down around 2 percent to $445 on Monday. The catalyst for the latest move lower.. Read more

The U.S stock market is off to a fast start in 2013

The U.S stock market is off to a fast start in 2012 with the Dow Jones Industrial Average hitting a 5-year high above 14,000. In 2013, the Dow has already risen almost 7 percent. The S&P 500 is also closing in on new 5-year highs and has risen better than 6 percent on the year.. Read more

Trading the News

The most valuable commodity in the markets is information. For traders, it is absolutely critical to have access to the latest market moving news and data for this reason Lightspeed now includes a real-time streaming news feed in its trading platform. This aspect of the trading game is often overlooked, but most short-term strategies incorporate.. Read more

A Look Back on 2012

The last year has been a very solid one for the U.S. stock market. In 2012, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose a little better than 7 percent. The S&P 500 climbed more than 13 percent and the NASDAQ notched a gain of nearly 16 percent. Overall, the year was better than the historical average.. Read more

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