Posted by MartZee December 16, 2010

Visa, MasterCard Plunge as Fed Issues Rules to Cut Debit Fees

Visa Inc. and MasterCard Inc. plunged more than 12 percent in New York trading after the Federal Reserve Board proposed rules that may slash debit-card interchange fees by 90 percent. The new rules, posted today by the Fed on its website, may aid retailers and cut profit for lenders who reaped about $15 billion from Continue reading →

Posted by MartZee December 16, 2010

10 Things You Need To Know Before The Opening Bell

Provided by Business Insider, Thursday, December 16, 2010: Good morning. Here’s what you need to know: Asian markets were mostly lower in overnight trading, with the Hang Seng down 1.33%. Major European indices are flat, and U.S. futures suggest a slightly positive open. Housing starts data is released at 8:30 AM ET. It is expected Continue reading →

Posted by MartZee September 13, 2010

The market is trending up again, will it sustain?

It seems like investors are finally realizing that nothing goes down forever (as well as nothing growths up forever) and start buying stocks again. However I still would be cautious. This rally may not sustain if more bad news and panicking comes in. It is OK buying stable stocks such as large cap companies (which Continue reading →

Posted by MartZee August 23, 2010

Visa was dropping as one mutual fund was selling and investors panicking

Marsico Capital Management was among the biggest sellers in the second quarter of Visa Inc., the world’s largest payments network, and Vanguard Group Inc. added to its holdings, as the stock posted its steepest decline in almost two years. Marsico liquidated its remaining 10.4 million shares and also closed out its investment in No. 2 Continue reading →

Posted by MartZee August 23, 2010

Optimism in Visa rising, but will it be enough?

Recently we saw Visa (V) being beaten down and staying under a significant pressure as investors were trying to determine the impact of regulation act on the company. In my opinion, these expectations were too pessimistic and although CEO claimed in his press release couple months ago that the so called “finreg” will have very Continue reading →

Posted by MartZee August 20, 2010

Market in correction again

This morning trading turned the market into correction again. I will be buying mutual funds only, but no individual stocks or ETFs. It seems the market is looking for direction. S&P500 is maybe entering into sideways trading. Let’s see what will happen next week.

Posted by MartZee August 12, 2010

The market’s heading to a rally end

Stocks fall after disappointing Cisco (CSCO) earnings and jobless data for the third day and extending loss by 1% shortly after opening. If the markets close with this drop on high volume, the rally will be over.

Posted by MartZee August 11, 2010

Dividend investing weathers the bumpy markets

Shareholders count on dividends more than ever these days to protect their portfolios against volatile markets. Companies hoarding cash since the start of the recession are beginning to pass on some of it to their shareholders in the form of increased dividends, but it’s unlikely to match the boom of a decade ago. Moody’s Investors Continue reading →

Posted by MartZee August 11, 2010

Stock market under pressure

Stocks retreat as Fed grows more cautious. Yea, who else pays attention what Fed feels these days? As usually, investors are running up and down when panicking or being greedy… Stocks and interest rates are tumbling with investors worldwide growing concerned about the health of the U.S. economy after the Federal Reserve said the recovery Continue reading →

Posted by MartZee August 09, 2010

Visa launches mobile payments

Investors freaking out based on Bloomberg’s Boo-boo news about AT&T (T) and Verizon (VZ) who announced development of their own mobile payment processing expecting to displace Visa’s (V) debit cards and thus threatening Visa and Mastercard (MA) and who were then selling those stocks – now be ready to buy them back. AT&T and Verizon Continue reading →