2013

Roche Record Share Discount Shows Bet Novartis to Sell Stake

Roche Record Share Discount Shows Bet Novartis to Sell Stake

The record discount in Roche Holding AG voting shares signals increasing speculation cross-town rival Novartis AG will sell its $14.1 billion stake into the market.

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Source : Bloomberg

Hedge funds cash in on Peugeot as GM takes exit hit

Hedge funds cash in on Peugeot as GM takes exit hit

Hedge funds have reaped some $190 million this week from betting against Peugeot (PEUP.PA), in contrast with GM (GM.N), whose own investment in the French carmaker proved to be a loser.

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Source : Reuters

Profit Cuts Ignored as European Stocks Rally

Profit Cuts Ignored as European Stocks Rally

Investors are pushing euro-region equities to the highest level since 2011 amid optimism the economy is recovering, ignoring analysts who are cutting earnings predictions for a third straight year.

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Source : Bloomberg

U.K. Stocks Little Changed as U.S. Data Fuel Taper Speculation

U.K. Stocks Little Changed as U.S. Data Fuel Taper Speculation

U.K. stocks were little changed, heading for a weekly decline, as better-than-expected U.S. payroll data fueled speculation that the Federal Reserve will begin tapering its monthly bond purchase program sooner than forecast.

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Source : Bloomberg

U.S. Slowdown Shown in Value-Growth Divergence

U.S. Slowdown Shown in Value-Growth Divergence

Diverging sentiment about the future paths of the U.S. and European economies can be seen in investors' stock picks, as traders position for an American slowdown and a recovery in the euro area.

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Source : Bloomberg

VIX Trading Falling Most Since 2008 as Hedges Retreat: Options

VIX Trading Falling Most Since 2008 as Hedges Retreat: Options

Confidence that U.S. stocks will extend gains is spurring investors to pull back on hedges that protect against volatility, leading to the biggest drop in VIX options trading in five years.

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Source : Bloomberg

Is a 'new phase' starting for emerging markets?

Is a 'new phase' starting for emerging markets?

Tristan Abet, investment strategist at Louis Capital Markets, discusses the "new phase" starting for emerging markets and advises buying developed countries' domestic stocks and sell globally exposed stocks.

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Source : CNBC

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