Why Your Stock Ticker Symbol Matters

Much more than a name for trading stock, clever stock ticker symbols can affect how investors feel about companies.

Stock Markets: Consumer Confidence Peeks

During the mid-19th century, Paul Julius Reuter used carrier pigeons to fly stock market prices between Brussels and Aachen, Germany. Now, Reuters is doing (sort of) the same thing. For the University of Michigan consumer confidence survey, Thomson Reuters was speeding…

Pricey Pigeons

At the Paradise Pigeon auction in Belgium, a Dutch breeder sold a female pigeon to a Chinese shipbuilder for $328,000. Purchased to breed rather than race, Dolce Vita (the bird) will enable Hu Zhen Yu, also the owner of a…