Here's a fun fact: The stock market, as measured by the S&P 500 (SPX), had its strongest performance this year since the Wolf of Wall Street roamed lower Manhattan.
The broad market gauge has gained 29.6% in 2013, its biggest jump since 1997 -- the year before Jordan Belfort, the hard-partying founder of brokerage firm Stratton Oakmont, was indicted for securities fraud and money laundering.
Belfort, who served nearly two years in MOREBen Rooney - Dec 31, 2013 7:22 AM ET
JPMorgan Chase (JPM) went viral on Twitter Wednesday ... and not in a good way.
The bank, which has already had its share of bad press recently, announced plans to have one of its senior executives, Jimmy Lee, "take over" the @JPMorgan handle Thursday afternoon to answer questions from the social media masses.
Tomorrow at 1pm ET $JPM Vice Chairman Jimmy Lee takes over @JPMorgan to answer your questions for 1 hour. MOREBen Rooney - Nov 14, 2013 10:37 AM ET
Not all investors are a-Twitter about Thursday's big initial public offering.
Twitter (TWTR) shares hit the ground running, surging to a high of $50 a share before pulling back to end the day at $44.90. The social media company priced its IPO late Wednesday at $26 a share.
But the chatter on StockTwits, a Twitter-like service for investors and day traders, was less than flattering at best, and downright vicious at worst.
Here MOREBen Rooney - Nov 7, 2013 12:38 PM ET
There's a new organic grocery store on Wall Street. And business is booming.
Shares of Sprouts Farmers Market (SFM) soared Thursday in the natural foods company's initial public offering.
Sprouts priced its offering of 18.5 million shares at $18. The stock more than doubled on its first day of trading to end at $40.11 a share.
The company said Wednesday that it expects to raise nearly $300 million from the sale.
Phoenix-based Sprouts bills MOREBen Rooney - Aug 1, 2013 1:21 PM ET
Tesla shares (TSLA) made a run at record highs early Friday in a burst of optimism following an upgrade by Deutsche Bank.
But the stock struggled to hold the $130 level as the morning wore on, sparking a debate on StockTwits over how much the electric car maker is worth.
The sky's the limit, say the bulls.
$TSLA so the only question is... all time high before of after lunch? MORE
Investors caught a case of the travel bug Thursday after a blowout quarter from TripAdvisor lifted shares of other online travel companies.
Shares of TripAdvisor (TRIP) surged 16% after the company said late Wednesday that earnings and revenue jumped in the second quarter, blowing past analysts' estimates.
Some traders on StockTwits are hoping the trend will continue when Expedia reports quarterly results after the closing bell Thursday.
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You know times must be tough when McDonald's says consumers are struggling. But are diners really too stretched for the Dollar Menu, or is there something else going on?
The fast food giant said Monday that global sales and earnings rose in the second quarter, though profits fell short of analysts' expectations.
McDonald's warned that sales will be "relatively flat" in July and that results will be "challenged" in the second half MOREBen Rooney - Jul 22, 2013 2:12 PM ET
Goldman's profits doubled. JPMorgan (JPM) and Citigroup (C) topped expectations. Next up, Bank of America.
The big banks have reported strong earnings this week, and traders on StockTwits are betting the trend will continue with Bank of America (BAC), which releases second-quarter results Wednesday.
$GS great numbers from banks. Now all eyes will turn to $BAC
Following a blockbuster report from Goldman Sachs (GS), shares Bank of America briefly rose above MOREBen Rooney - Jul 16, 2013 2:10 PM ET
Google has some competition in the race to $1,000 a share.
Priceline (PCLN) shares rose 2% to $910.51 in afternoon trading Thursday. The stock topped $900 Wednesday for the first time since the salad days of 1999. So far this year, Priceline is up 46%.
Not to be outdone, Google (GOOG) shares gained 1.5% to trade at a fresh record high above $919.
Wall Street has been eyeing four-digits for Google since February, MOREBen Rooney - Jul 11, 2013 3:27 PM ET
Shares of Nu Skin, a maker of anti-aging products and dietary supplements, surged to a record high Wednesday after the company raised its outlook for the year.
Nu Skin (NUS) shares jumped 13% to $75.40 in late-morning trading.
Traders on StockTwits cheered the news, which also gave a boost to rival Herbalife (HLF).
$NUS geddy up
$NUS damn big upside!
But some traders were quick MOREBen Rooney - Jul 10, 2013 12:20 PM ET
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