There Must Be A Pony In Here Somewhere

Cindy Perman

Cindy Perman
CNBC.com Commentary Editor

Cindy Perman is the commentary editor for CNBC.com. Previously, she wrote the "There Must be a Pony in Here Somewhere" blog. She is also the author of the book “New York Curiosities” (2013, 2nd edition) and the co-host of the NJTV show "Drive-By History." Follow her on Twitter @CindyPerman.

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  • Stocks advanced Tuesday, building on the prior session's rally, as a drop in oil prices and encouraging outlook from Cisco helped offset disappointment in Freddie Mac's results.

  • The Dow took the Fed ball and ran with it, crossing the finish line with a gain of more than 330 points.

  • Credit Crunch

    "We are now well over a year into this problem and conditions are still weak,” said one analyst.

  • Stocks started the month off with a decline as a rise in oil and larger than expected loss from  General Motors rekindled worries about the economy.

  • The Dow returned to a triple-digit decline as disappointing earnings from a trio of components dragged on the index, as did a disappointing jobless-claims report. The Nasdaq, however, got a boost from a bid for ImClone.

  • Stocks and oil typically move in opposition, but not today. A late-day rally in financials propelled the Dow to a triple-digit gain, while oil ended near $127 a barrel. The Nasdaq was the lagging index, gaining just 0.4 percent.

  • It just goes to show you, a little attitude never hurts: Stocks clawed back all of the prior session's losses as oil hit its lowest point since May and consumer confidence improved.

  • Stocks pulled off modest gains Friday as enthusiasm for some better-than-expected economic reports outshined a warning from S&P of a possible downgrade on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

  • Stocks ended sharply lower Thursday as the market got a triple whammy: Oil resumed its ascent, major earnings reports sparked a fresh wave of concern about corporate profits and home sales hit a 10-year low. All three major indexes lost at least  2 percent.

  • Stocks declined as oil resumed its ascent and investors braced for the next batch of corporate earnings.  A drop in home sales and a jump in jobless claims above the key 400,000 mark added some pressure.

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