Daily Data Flow: Stocks Drop Slightly; Twitter Welcomes High Ad Revenue; Chinese Banks Boost Hong Kong Stocks

Daily Data Flow

Stocks Endure Slight Drop (Bloomberg)
Concerns over Europe’s debt crisis, as exemplified by the Cyprus affair, lowered today, but not enough to result in an overall gain for stocks. The markets recovered from a dip earlier in the day, ending with only a slight loss. “When you have typically light days, the market can get pushed around a little bit more on nothing,” Frank Ingarra, head trader at Greenwich, Connecticut-based NorthCoast Asset Management LLC, said. “The market’s still poised to go up.”

Twitter Ad Revenue Could Hit $1 Billion Next Year (CNBC)
Thanks to increased mobile advertising, microblogging service Twitter could see as much as $1 Billion in advertising dollars coming its way next year. “Twitter has ultimately benefited from the increased focus on mobile by competitors like Google and Facebook, which have both expanded their own mobile ad offerings and worked to convince advertisers to shift dollars to mobile devices,” research firm eMarketer said.

Hong Kong Stocks Up on Chinese Bank Data (Reuters)
Reaching their highest point in almost two weeks of trading, Hong Kong shares rose today, thanks to data released by two of China’s largest banks. “Earnings from the Chinese banks were largely in line, as with most of companies that have reported, but longer term issues to do with bad loans and interest rate liberalisation remain,” said Wang Ao-chao, UOB-Kay Hian’s Shanghai-based head of research.

Exclusive  It Might Be Time to Lay on Some Portfolio Insurance

Like This Article?
Now Get Mark's FREE Special Report:
3 Dividend Plays with Sky-High Returns

This newly-released report by a top-20 living economist details three investments that are your best bets for income and appreciation for the rest of the year and beyond.

Get Access to the Report, 100% FREE


img
previous article

After a few weeks spent examining narrow segments of the energy sector, today’s ETF Talk takes the opposite approach by zooming out to look at the energy industry as a whole. An exchange-traded fund (ETF) which takes such a wide-lens perspective is the Energy Select Sector SPDR (XLE). With demand in energy practically guaranteed to continue increasing, any fund that invests in many different methods of energy production is sure to profit. XLE is a non-diversified fund that

PREMIUM SERVICES FOR INVESTORS

Dr. Mark Skousen

Named one of the "Top 20 Living Economists," Dr. Skousen is a professional economist, investment expert, university professor, and author of more than 25 books.

Product Details

LEARN MORE HERE

Bryan Perry

A former Wall Street financial advisor with three decades' experience, Bryan Perry focuses his efforts on high-yield income investing and quick-hitting options plays.

Product Details

LEARN MORE HERE

Jim Woods

Jim Woods has over 20 years of experience in the markets from working as a stockbroker,
financial journalist, and money manager. As well as a book author and regular contributor to
numerous investment websites, Jim is the editor of:

Product Details

LEARN MORE HERE

Bob Carlson

Bob Carlson provides independent, objective research covering all the financial issues of retirement and retirement planning. In addition, Bob serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Fairfax County (VA) Employees’ Retirement System, which has over $2.8 billion in assets.

Product Details

LEARN MORE HERE

Mike Turner

Mike Turner’s financial, mathematical, computer science and engineering background serves as the foundation for his disciplined, rules-based approach to trading. Mike’s three services include:

Product Details

LEARN MORE HERE

Hilary Kramer

Hilary Kramer is an investment analyst and portfolio manager with 30 years of experience on Wall Street. Since 2010, Hilary's financial publications have provided stock analysis and investment advice to her subscribers:

Product Details

LEARN MORE HERE

DividendInvestor.com

Used by financial advisors and individual investors all over the world, DividendInvestor.com is the premier provider and one-stop shop for dividend information and research.

Product Details

Popular tools include our proprietary Dividend Calendar, Dividend Calculator, Dividend Score Card, and many more.

LEARN MORE HERE