Topic: Investment Company Institute

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  • Mutual funds face new SEC regulations, falling assets

    Mutual funds in the US fell $2.18 billion to $2.56 trillion for the week. Meanwhile, regulators have voted by a narrow margin to end a longtime staple of the investment industry — the fixed $1 share price for money-market mutual funds — at least for some money funds used by big investors.

  • Stocks up as corporate earnings kick off

    Stocks rose on Wall Street Monday as investors showed some optimism about the start of second-quarter corporate earnings. 

  • Stocks mixed in slow start to week

    Stocks fluctuated between small gains and losses on Wall Street for most of Monday. Small-company stocks are doing well because they are less exposed to recession-plagued Europe than the large international stocks that make up the Dow and the S&P 500 index.

  • Stocks soar to new heights on good jobs report

    Stocks jumped from the opening on Wall Street Friday, and traders put on party hats and a wave of buying helped the Standard and Poor's 500 index close above 1,600 for the first time. A surprisingly good jobs report sent stocks higher.

  • Stocks up again; Dow on 10-day streak

    Stocks closed higher on Wall Street Thursday, and the Dow Jones industrial average rose for the tenth day in a row. Reassurances from Federal Reserve officials that they plan to keep interests rates at historically low levels have also helped push stocks higher

  • Stocks rise; Dow closes above 14,000

    The Dow Jones industrial average closed above 14,000 Friday for the first time since October 2007. The Dow Jones industrial average is a stock market index that is traditionally considered a benchmark for how the entire stock market is faring.

  • The Vote 'Robin Hood tax': What is it and why does Occupy want it?

    As Jamie Dimon testifies before Congress (again), Occupy protesters don pointy hats to promote the 'Robin Hood tax' on stock and bond transactions – an idea Washington opposes. 

  • The Reformed Broker Proceed with caution: State of the Exchange Traded Products

    Our Reformed Broker ruminates on the future of Exchange Traded Products (ETPs), which he believes will, at a certain point in the coming decade, completely swamp the mutual fund and ultimately eliminate it from the market.

  • Stocks slip; Yelp IPO skyrockets

    The Dow slid 2 points to close at 12977, but the Yelp IPO surged 64 percent in its first day of trading

  • Monitor Breakfast What keeps SEC chairwoman up at night? Money market funds (+video)

    The health of money market funds leads the list of worries of SEC chairwoman Mary Schapiro, America's top financial market regulator. Past wild swings in the stock market rank up there, too.