New index identifies periods when global stock markets might decline
Researchers have found a way to measure the likelihood of global stock market losses by identifying periods in which shocks may be more likely to spread across many national markets.
Stock traders look to Facebook, Twitter for tips
The next big stock tip might be as close as a Twitter feed. Professional traders are developing computer programs that scour Internet posts in search of the next stock market darling. Their technology analyzes everything ...
The crisis of shareholder primacy
If we want to prevent the next financial crisis, a new model of corporate governance is needed to replace shareholder primacy in financial institutions. Gates Scholar Mike Marin explains why.
PayPal to expand in Asia after mobile app launch
PayPal Asia-Pacific chief Rupert Keeley said Friday the US company plans to expand in the region over the next 12 to 18 months, after it launched the region's first payments service for smartphones. ...
Study links ultrafast machine trading with risk of crash
Facebook sees slowing growth
Few experts were surprised when Facebook disclosed in its recent IPO filing that its user growth had slowed in the U.S. and Canada. But a deeper look at Facebook's user numbers shows its growth is also slowing ...
Choice management: Professors say companies should rethink investment options
Trying to make sense of the breadth and complexity of the financial markets can be a Herculean task, one that frustrates even the most seasoned investors. Why, then, do many companies ask their employees to do just that?
Sweden's Ericsson says Q4 profits dropped
(AP) -- LM Ericsson, the world-leading wireless equipment maker in terms of market share, on Wednesday shocked the market by posting a much worse-than-expected fourth-quarterly result, mainly blaming operators for turning ...
Online game maker Zynga prices IPO at $10 a share
Zynga is poised to harvest some cold hard cash in its initial public offering. Who knew that selling virtual cows and digital corn on Facebook would create a $7 billion company?
Illegal backdating: Small firms get a free pass
(PhysOrg.com) -- Smaller companies are more likely than larger firms to commit illegal backdating of executive stock options but are less likely to be punished, say researchers at the University of Michigan.
SK Telecom makes final bid for Hynix stake: report
South Korea's top mobile carrier SK Telecom has submitted a final bid to buy a controlling stake in Hynix Semiconductor, the world's second-largest memory chip maker, a report said Thursday.
Online interactions can lead to risky financial decision-making
People who participate in online communities are more likely to make risky financial decisions, according to a new study from researchers at Rice University, the University of British Columbia and the University of Zurich.
Haas study sheds eerie light on fright and financial decision making
Watching a horror movie can scare you into selling your stocks earlier than you would have otherwise. Thats the frightening evidence shown in a series of studies by Associate Professor Eduardo Andrade and Chan Jean ...
Yahoo's 3Q earnings may shed light on CEO firing
(AP) -- Yahoo's third-quarter earnings report may shed some light on why the Internet company abruptly fired Carol Bartz as CEO last month.