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Why blockbuster opening weekends cause falling stock prices

Want to drive down the price of your movie studio’s stock? Simple: just release a record-breaking blockbuster film.<p>That’s exactly what happened to Lions Gate Entertainment after the studio opened its second <i>Hunger Games</i> film, <i>The Hunger Games: Catching Fire</i> last weekend to an astounding $161.1 …

Movies

US STOCKS-Dow and S&P 500 hit records, Nasdaq lifted by tech | Reuters

* HP, Apple lead tech sector’s rally<p>* U.S. jobless claims fall; Chicago PMI data tops forecasts<p>* U.S. stock market closed on Thursday for Thanksgiving<p>* Dow up 0.2 pct; S&P 500 up 0.3 pct; Nasdaq up 0.7 pct<p>By Luke Swiderski<p>NEW YORK, Nov 27 (Reuters) - The Dow and the S&P 500 closed at record highs …

Fee-Free Stock Trading Makes a Comeback

As the Dow Jones Industrial Index keeps setting new record highs, individual investors are returning to the stock market in droves.<p>Four years of …

Australia stocks rise, with banks, energy higher

LOS ANGELES (MarketWatch) -- Australia stocks saw solid gains early Friday, joining their U.S. peers in a broad-based rally that included energy …

Stock Markets

Rising Interest Rates Could Give Stocks An Extra Oomph In 2014

This week,<p>In forecasting the performance of the S&P 500, Kurtz argues that we could see further expansion in the price-earnings ratio (PER), which means prices will grow faster than earnings. And this PER expansion could come as interest rates begin to rise.<p>Here's Kurtz:<p>Figure 46 shows a strongly …

Markets

European stocks rise ahead of German data

LONDON (MarketWatch) -- European stock markets continued to rise on Thursday ahead of German inflation and unemployment data, with shares of Thomas …

Stock Markets

UK stocks are more expensive than they look – there’s better value elsewhere

There’s a growing amount of ‘bubble’ chat around at the moment. That’s mainly because the US stock market is looking rather expensive.<p>But there’s no …