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Charts Predict: Year-End S&P Rally Highly Unlikely Monday, 24 Nov 2008 | 8:31 AM ET

A year-end rally for the S&P 500 is highly unlikely, unless the index gets back above 840 this week, so investing in government bonds looks better, Robin Griffiths, technical strategist at Cazenove Capital, told CNBC.

Charts Predict: S&P 660 Coming, Bottom 'Within Days' Friday, 21 Nov 2008 | 7:18 AM ET

The broader stock market needs an "exhaustion" of selling before buyers can take control, but that time is close, according to charts of the S&P 500 index, independent trader Bill McLaren said Friday.

Analyzing Wall Street’s Research Tuesday, 12 Aug 2008 | 1:11 PM ET
Frank Quattrone

Investment banker Frank P. Quattrone thinks Wall Street research has “proven to be a disaster," the New York Times reports.

Analyst Downgrades Fidelity National Services Thursday, 3 Jul 2008 | 10:48 AM ET

A Goldman Sachs analyst downgraded Fidelity National Information Services Inc. Thursday after the company spun off its lender-processing unit, saying Fidelity has limited growth potential.

CIBC Analyst Got Death Threats on Citigroup: Report Monday, 5 Nov 2007 | 8:49 AM ET

The analyst whose downgrade of Citigroup sparked a broad stock market sell-off on Thursday said she has received several death threats stemming from her research, the Times of London said.

As financial markets appeared to calm Monday, so did speculation that the Federal Reserve would cut interest rates anytime soon.   "The Fed would not do this unless the situation got extremely dire and market troubles were having a profound negative impact on the economy," said Northern Trust chief economist Paul Kasriel.

The huge market swings yesterday--including a 200 point rebound in the Dow during the last half hour--may have had some traders chugging Maalox. But others thrive on the roller-coaster ride. Don't look for the big ups and downs to stop anytime soon.

Worries about the credit markets aren't the only reason investors are fleeing to the relative safety of Treasurys. An unwinding of the so-called "carry trade"--a popular financing tool for hedge funds and other big investors--is accelerating the move away from risky assets.

Market Intelligence: Volatility and 90% Down Days Wednesday, 25 Jul 2007 | 8:40 AM ET

With the Dow up 92 points on Monday and down 226 yesterday, there's little doubt that stock market volatility is back.  What's driving the market swings: earnings, worries about the housing slump and interest rates.

Morning Upgrades and Downgrades: Punk Cuts the Brokers Wednesday, 18 Jul 2007 | 8:59 AM ET

The revelation that two of Bear Stearns' collateralized debt obligation funds are virtually worthless are casting a pall on the overall market this morning. The biggest factor with the subprime prime epidemic is the great unknown of exposure and containment.

Market Rally Sparked by Easing Worries, Short Covering Thursday, 12 Jul 2007 | 6:07 PM ET

The Wall Street bulls turned up the after burners thanks to a sizzling deal sector and indications that the consumer is holding up in spite of a rash of housing foreclosures. A round of early afternoon short covering further propelled Wall Street.

At least two analysts upgraded Jabil Circuit on Friday, after the contract electronics manufacturer reported an adjusted fiscal third-quarter profit that topped Wall Street expectations.

Analysts Speak on Today’s Market Monday, 4 Jun 2007 | 3:54 PM ET

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Analysts Speak on Today’s Market Tuesday, 15 May 2007 | 3:59 PM ET

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Analysts Speak on Today’s Market Monday, 23 Apr 2007 | 4:59 PM ET

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Financial Analysts' Reaction to French Vote Monday, 23 Apr 2007 | 10:29 AM ET

Financial analysts cheered Sunday's presidential elections in France, which will result in a runoff vote on May 6 between right-wing candidate Nicolas Sarkozy and socialist rival Segolene Royal.

Analysts Speak on Today's Market Tuesday, 27 Mar 2007 | 2:15 PM ET

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Analysts Speak on Today’s Market Monday, 26 Mar 2007 | 3:19 PM ET

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Analysts Speak on Today’s Market Friday, 23 Mar 2007 | 1:33 PM ET

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Analysts Upbeat on Texas Instruments, But Shares Sink Tuesday, 13 Mar 2007 | 10:54 AM ET

Wall Street analysts maintained largely positive views on Texas Instruments following the chip maker's quarterly update, with a number of analysts predicting an uptick in demand in the latter part of the year.

The Debate Over Quarterly EPS Guidance Tuesday, 6 Mar 2007 | 1:55 PM ET

Should companies stop issuing quarterly earnings guidance? That was a major topic of discussion on today's "Morning Call." Dean , executive director of the Business Roundtable Institute for Corporate Ethics, says yes because focusing on quarterly earnings per share guidance often forces companies to concentrate on the here-and-now while under-investing in the future.

GE Upgraded By Goldman Sachs Tuesday, 12 Dec 2006 | 10:37 AM ET

A Goldman Sachs analyst lifted his opinion on diversified conglomerate General Electric, saying the maker of light bulbs and power generators is seen by many investors as a safe bet in an uncertain industrial environment.

Yum! Stock Falls on Downgrade, E.coli Concerns Friday, 8 Dec 2006 | 4:46 PM ET

Yum! Brands shares fell after an analyst downgraded the stock due to concerns about slowing sales momentum in the United States and difficult upcoming sales comparisons at KFC and Taco Bell.

Downgrades, Lowered Guidance Hurt Hershey Shares Thursday, 7 Dec 2006 | 2:02 PM ET

Hershey shares fell after analysts downgraded the stock and the confectioner lowered earnings guidance for this year and next.

Stuart Freeman, Chief Equity Strategist, A.G. Edwards Wednesday, 6 Dec 2006 | 3:17 PM ET

Freeman tells CNBC's Carl Quintanilla why consumer confidence will soften and housing inventories will improve in 2007 in an interview only on cnbc.com’s home page.