JPMorgan Chase, the biggest US bank, has revealed a surprise trading loss of at least $2bn (£1.2bn) on complex investments made by its traders.
Three days of arguments before the Supreme Court have made it abundantly clear – “Obamacare” is in danger of being gutted or completely wiped off the books.
Only one thing’s for sure. Investors will want to keep buying healthcare stocks -especially as 10,000 baby boomers a day turn 65 years old for the next 20 years.
But there’s one segment of the healthcare sector that will be sitting in the driver’s seat when it comes to delivering healthy profits and investment returns – no matter how the court rules.
Stock Market News for December 23, 2011-Investors received a pre-Christmas gift in the form of encouraging economic data, which led the benchmarks higher on Thursday.
Positive economic data spurs a rise in the stock indexes
Stocks rose on Thursday December 22nd putting the Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index on the cusp of finishing out the year higher as another decline in jobless claims pointed to further improvement in the labor market.
Stocks had their best month in almost a decade, rising from their low point of the year in an almost uninterrupted four-week rally. The juice mostly came from Europe, which appeared to finally find a strategy for taming its debt crisis.