Tech and lingerie combined this week for an interesting five days at
NationsBanc Montgomery Securities Technology Week
like no one else, with more than 15 stories from the conference. True to form, the attention-grabbing sector produced some interesting company news, such as
Advanced Micro Devices
, to name just a few.
At the same time, strange events on and off Wall Street also caught
attention. Whether it was the grossly pandering
fashion show in support of
or the ongoing tech trouble at
produced a variety of notable stories this week. If you've missed a few, take a tour of some of the examples listed below.
Updates from the Monty Tech Conference
technology staff chased down several stories a day from the Montgomery conference, with contributions from
. As investors grappled with helium-filled Internet stocks and worries about a tech top, these stories offered insight into company presentations, comments from money managers and a substantial dose of color commentary.
Preview Travel, 8x8 Give Their Spiels
It's a Broadband Affair
Tech Sees a Blue Mood Rising
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Victoria's Secret Is a New Way to Market
Amid the lusty hype surrounding the Victoria's Secret's fashion show/Web simulcast on Wednesday, retail reporter
examined how parent company Intimate Brands is using busty models to sell more than lingerie. It turns out the fashion show is just one way IBI is trying to market its stock to retail investors.
Stock Symbol Is Victoria's Secret No More
E*Trade Tech Troubles
Trading trouble is nothing new at online brokers, as
coverage over the months has shown. But when a broker that touts its technology suffers trading problems because of a software glitch for three days in a row, everybody notices.
covered E*Trade's problems, caught up with its chief financial officer at the Monty tech conference and looked at the bigger picture.
E*Trade Gets More Attention Than It Bargained For
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Net Stocks Raising Benchmarks
As Internet stocks creep into the indices used to size up mutual fund performance, fund managers' traditional stock-picking techniques are being tested. Fund maven
looked at how diversified-fund managers are being pushed to take a hard look at stocks they might otherwise consider too volatile and high-priced.
It's Getting Harder to Beat the Benchmarks Without Net Stocks
Time Warner, AT&T Deal Gravy for the Cable Giant
announced an agreement Monday to deliver AT&T-branded telephone service through Time Warner's cable television lines. Media/entertainment reporter
examined how the deal is easy money for Time Warner.
For Time Warner, Easy Money in AT&T Deal
Short Capitulation in Biotech
Short interest has been tumbling marketwide, but the shorts have been even quicker to get out of biotech. Biotech writer
explored what's behind their behavior and what it means for the sector.
Buoyant Biotechs Have Shorts Running to Cover
Tech Takes a Dive
As the tech sector tanked Thursday, markets writer
put it in perspective in the Market Roundup. And it's not as if tech was the only thing to watch during trading -- the
weighed in on interest rates, the major indices lost ground and some investors sniffed out a place to make money.
Tech Collapse Reflects Growing Unease on Wall Street
The Upside of Capitol Gridlock
When the impeachment squabble eventually gives way to a budgetary squabble, it won't be a headache for everybody. Reporter
explains how a standoff in the
will be good for the bond market because the national debt will continue to be repaid.
Gridlock in D.C. is OK for Treasuries