Nasdaq Shuts Down Trading Following Technical Problem (Updated)

The Nasdaq stock market shut down trading today following a technical problem. The exact nature of the problem isn't known. Given the huge percentage of automated high-frequency trading that happens a technical glitch can be a huge problem. » 8/22/13 1:09pm 8/22/13 1:09pm

Facebook Joins the NASDAQ-100 (While RIM Gets Ditched)

The NASDAQ-100 is a stock market index which tracks the performance of the largest non-financial companies in the world. Yawn. But every year, it gets a little reshuffle to keep it fresh and relevant—and the changes can be rather telling. » 12/17/12 4:37am 12/17/12 4:37am

Why Facebook Investors Ignored The Signs of Its Doomed IPO

During the build up to Facebook's initial public offering last month, there were plenty of clues to suggest that it wouldn't make small investors any money. But that didn't stop them flocking to the deal, in turn wasting their money. Why is that? » 6/18/12 3:46am 6/18/12 3:46am

NASDAQ: We Really Messed Up the Facebook IPO

If all the noise and fanfare of Friday was anything to go by, you'd be forgiven for thinking that Facebook's IPO was nothing but a roaring success. Turns out that, behind the scenes, NASDAQ was a crumbling wreck. » 5/21/12 4:36am 5/21/12 4:36am