Nahiyan Azhar

14 Flips | 1 Magazine | 2 Followers | @NahiyanAzhar | Keep up with Nahiyan Azhar on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Nahiyan Azhar”

Oil meltdown sends stocks sinking

Oil prices keep careening lower -- and that's spooking the stock market.<p>Crude oil fell 4%, sliding below $41 a barrel on Wednesday for the first time since early 2009. The continued meltdown in oil sent energy-related stocks plunging.<p>The Dow closed the day down 160 points to its lowest close since …

Why the stock market is going nowhere fast

The U.S. stock market this year is stuck in a rut. It's trendless. It can't decide if it wants to go up or go down.<p>Wall Street pros are starting to take notice of the market's inability to gain traction.<p>Goldman Sachs says, "Flat is the new up." Paul Hickey of Bespoke Investment Group calls it the …

Three top stock picks from Stephenson & Co.'s John Stephenson

<i>John Stephenson is the president & CEO of Stephenson & Company. His focus is North American large caps and resource stocks.</i><p><b>Top Picks:</b><p><b>*Short* Baytex Energy (BTE.TO)<br>Last trade made on Aug. 13 at $11.34</b><p>-The company has seen declining production in both the US and Canada as it continues to cut back …

Why Is Billionaire George Soros Suddenly Buying Up Stocks of Companies in Industry He’s Demonized?

Billionaire hedge-fund manager and liberal political operative George Soros once called coal “lethal” to Earth’s climate while apparently trying to profit from the industry’s once-vast wealth.<p>Soros has been a longtime financial contributor to liberal candidates and causes, including advocating for …

An $89-million-a-year stock picker is a bull on adult diapers

In case you missed it, the Wall Street Journal has an interesting profile out Wednesday on Mario Gabelli, the $89-million-a-year founder of Gamco Investors Inc.<p>The story details 73-year-old Gabelli's success over the years as a stock-picker and his steadfast commitment to a research-heavy process …

TRADER: Prepare for 'the most bullish event for equities in 2015'

One big concern around rate hikes is that higher borrowing costs put pressure on company earnings, and ultimately, on stocks.<p>However, Lutz noted in a client email on Wednesday that investors would see a rate hike as a clear sign that the economy is on the up.<p>Other analysts have pointed out that …

Markets

Canadian stocks are weaker than they appear: Scotiabank

Canadian stocks are far weaker than they appear, with the benchmark masking what is already a market in "severe correction territory," by one measure at least, according to a new Bank of Nova Scotia strategy report.<p>Over the last year, the S&P/TSX composite index is down by 7.5 per cent, but that …

It wasn't 'dumb money' – the rich gambled away the most cash in the China share collapse

Heavier, in fact, than anyone else. As Macquarie explains in a note on the Chinese market:<p>The current media storyline is that savvy high-net-worth individuals got out at the top by selling to naïve new investors from the less affluent classes. <b>This could be an overly simplistic analysis</b> of the CDSCC …

Markets

China's stock market swings as investors fear Beijing stimulus is over

Shanghai stock market oscillates wildly as investors fear no more help is coming<p>China's stock markets swung wildly on Wednesday as the authorities battled to restore investor confidence.<p>Shares on China’s main market - the Shanghai Composite - ended the day 1.2pc higher having earlier plunged by as …

Some foreign investors have found a new and simple way to make money from China's dysfunctional stock markets

Rather than crunching data on earnings and stock valuations to come up with investment strategies, they are mimicking China's so-called "national team", a group of state-backed financial institutions tasked with propping up share prices.<p>When this team of brokers, fund managers and insurers …

Stock Markets

The stock market is seeing 'one of the lowest risk periods of the past forty years'

Risk-adjusted return measures have been around for some time now, but following the financial crisis professional money managers and asset allocators zeroed in on these formulaic performance metrics like never before.<p>One of the most well-known risk-adjusted return formulas, the Sharpe Ratio, is …

Investing

Why Are So Many People Freaking Out About A Stock Market Crash In The Fall Of 2015?

Is the stock market going to crash by the end of 2015? Of course stock market crashes are already happening in 23 different nations around the …

China’s stock market roller coaster: The lesson from Mao Zedong that Beijing is forgetting

Mao Zedong, who led the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to victory against impossible odds in 1949, is known mostly as a ruthless dictator. But he was …