Reminder: The Twitter IPO Won't Make You Rich

It's Facebook Twitter IPO day! After months of SEC reviews and roadshows and profiteering, FB TWTR will finally take its place in the Nasdaq NYSE menagerie. Time to start digging up your backyard bullion stash, right? Wrong. For the average guy the Facebook IPO is strictly Like Fave, don't touch. » 11/07/13 10:19am 11/07/13 10:19am

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

How High Speed Traders Use Microwaves to Make Money

The days of traders shouting orders on the New York Stock Exchange's floor may soon be over. A new breed of investing, known as High Frequency Trading, has taken hold of the equities market—one that relies on computerization and automation to exploit momentary price changes for an investor's financial gain. And where… » 5/02/13 11:30am 5/02/13 11:30am

Software Glitch Costs Trading Firm $440 Million In 45 Minutes

Knight Capital lost $440 million in a flash on Wednesday when newly installed trading software went haywire. That's nearly double the company's second quarter revenue, and could be enough to sink Knight for good. » 8/02/12 3:20pm 8/02/12 3:20pm

You Can Buy Stocks on Facebook Soon

If you've been too lazy to figure out the stock market or have been wary of fees and brokers that come with trading, you will love this: coming this summer, you'll be able to buy a company's stock directly on Facebook. It's like Likes but like uh, real. » 4/19/12 2:01pm 4/19/12 2:01pm

Facebook's IPO Could Net California Up To $2.5 Billion In Tax Revenue

According to California's Legislative Analyst's Office, Facebook going public could be very good to more than just investors and longtime employees. Their estimates have the IPO netting the state in the neighborhood of $2.45 billion from income taxes. » 2/27/12 8:40pm 2/27/12 8:40pm

Apple Shares Hit an All-Time High

On the heels of the iPhone 4S release, Apple's stock rose 3.3 percent today to close at $422 a share. The Cupertino company is now worth $391 billion, passing once again Exxon as the world's most valuable public company. » 10/14/11 6:55pm 10/14/11 6:55pm

IBM Is Now More Valuable Than Microsoft

For the first time since 1996, IBM's market value now exceeds that of Microsoft. IBM jumped past Microsoft to become the world's second most valuable tech company behind #1 Apple. » 9/30/11 3:12am 9/30/11 3:12am

Here's All That Stands Between You and Stock Market Oblivion

The market's down 400 points today, continuing this terrorific scream-ride we've been on. EVERYBODY PANIC. Right? Actually, here's how—and when—the NYSE prevents one-stop-drop financial Armaggedon. » 8/18/11 1:21pm 8/18/11 1:21pm

Apple Closes Above Exxon as the World's Most (Quantitatively) Valuable…

At the close of trading today, Apple's total market cap sits at an impressive $337.17 billion versus Exxon Mobil's $330.77 billion. That being said your money is probably still safer in oil futures. [MacRumors] » 8/10/11 8:07pm 8/10/11 8:07pm

NASDAQ Confirms Hack—Company Director Chat Service Compromised

Following initial revelations last week, NASDAQ has today confirmed reports that one of its systems has been accessed by outsiders. » 2/07/11 5:00am 2/07/11 5:00am

NASDAQ Stock Market Computers Compromised Repeatedly During Last Year

According to a report by the WSJ, the NASDAQ Stock Market's computer network was repeatedly compromised during the last year. So far it appears that no damage was done and that the hackers "have just been looking around." » 2/04/11 11:40pm 2/04/11 11:40pm

App of the Day: CNBC Real Time for iPad

If you own one of Apple's tablets and happen to follow the stock market, I can't imagine you'd ever need anything more than CNBC's Real Time for iPad, a luxuriously large version of the much-loved iPhone and iPod Touch app. » 12/07/10 5:40pm 12/07/10 5:40pm

The Fiberoptic War Between Stock Traders Who Cash in Data Lag for…

A lot of the biggest stock moves of the global economy are made by a bunch of dudes yelling at each other in a huge room, right? Wrong. Computers are in charge, battling for the speediest connections. Fastest gets richest. » 11/12/10 12:20am 11/12/10 12:20am

Larry and Sergey Plan to Dump Google Stock and Give Up Voting Control

Google just put out an SEC filing saying founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin plan on dumping some of their holdings of the company's stock. » 1/22/10 7:00pm 1/22/10 7:00pm

The Decade in Tech Stocks: Hope You Had GOOG and AAPL

Turns out it was a tough decade for tech companies. First the bubble they helped create burst and took the rest of the economy down with them; now the credit markets have sunk them in return—with two notable exceptions. » 12/31/09 2:00pm 12/31/09 2:00pm

How the Apple Tablet Is Already Making People Rich

It's understandable that Apple stock is doing well—they've had a very, very good year. But after a huge rally this morning, their stock it at its highest price ever. See, yesterday, something magical happened. » 12/24/09 1:02pm 12/24/09 1:02pm

It's Not a Good Day to Be a GPS Manufacturer

Google's free GPS feature on Android 2.0 is great news! Unless you're the fine folks at Garmin and TomTom, in which case, oh shit. [Engadget] » 10/28/09 1:09pm 10/28/09 1:09pm

CHART OF THE DAY: Google's Massive Cash Flow In Context II

Google turned in another solid quarter yesterday, with free cash flow coming in at $2.5 billion. Think about it: that's a $10 billion run rate for a company that didn't exist ten years ago. » 10/16/09 3:01pm 10/16/09 3:01pm