Tighter regulations and the end of a lengthy bull market in bonds have changed the landscape forever.
The Chinese e-commerce giant had wanted to have shares trading by mid-August, but that proved too ambitious.
The market can do a very poor job of evaluating some picks, CNBC host Jim Cramer says.
'This is affecting the opportunity to make money,' a former Morgan Stanley executive laments.
The bank, which released a solid earnings report Friday, has always been a good economic indicator, one analyst says.
The Internet company says it plans to raise as much as $100 million in the offering.
US stock-trading volume last year was down 37 percent from the peak hit in 2009, and it's just getting worse.
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