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U.S. crude oil prices slid as much as 4% Tuesday; and gasoline followed suit. Is the bull market winding down? Stephen Schork, editor of The Schork Report, and Eric Bolling, independent oil trader and CNBC contributor, told "Street Signs" viewers that it "could be the beginning of the end" -- but they don't recommend getting out of the market just yet.
Oil prices slumped as much as 4% after the threat of further disruptions to Nigerian supplies receded and gasoline futures sold off as U.S. refineries returned to production.
Stocks in Europe drifted Monday, boosted by strength in Asian markets, but volume will be low with many exchanges closed for a public holiday.
Oil prices fell in light trade Monday, eased by the end of a Nigerian oil workers' strike over the weekend.
Fuel prices are taking off -- but that doesn’t mean airline stocks can’t take the skies, said Ray Neidl, an airline analyst at Calyon Securities on "Power Lunch." How much will oil and fuel prices eat into airline profit? Not too much, Neidl said -- he predicts "several good quarters" ahead.
Stocks rose on Friday following two multibillion-dollar acquisitions, but the Dow and S&P snapped seven straight weeks of gains. "There's a little caution in the marketplace," said Bill Nichols, director of trading at Bear Stearns. "You've come a long way in a short time, so you can expect a little profit-taking over the next couple weeks."
Prices for crude oil and gasoline rose on supply concerns ahead of the Memorial Day weekend, the kickoff to the summer driving season. Strikes and violence in Nigeria also propped up the oil market.
Will it be Nancy, or Serge or Steven--or maybe someone else winning a $1,000,000? The Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge is winding down today. Trading stops at the closing bell, so what happens will depend on who picked the best stock or stocks--as very little money separates the top three contenders. But as we said, there could be someone back in the pack, that's picked the best stock to leapfrog over the big three.
Nancy Beaumont already has some firsts in the Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge. She was our first weekly winner--and that qualified her for the finals. And she's currently in first place as the contest enters its last day. Nancy is a Director of Counseling at Touro University in Vallejo, California. Her strategy was "to buy small stocks." We'll see how that plays out by the end of trading today
Here's one of our last looks at the contest stocks. The most active and widely held remained pretty much the same throughout the contest and the finals--for both the Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge and Second Chance Showdown. Most best and worst performers were affected by earnings and M&A's over the weeks as well. Here you go:
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Good morning all. We're starting this last day on the rough side as more than half of our Million Dollar contestants lost ground Thursday in a volatile market. All of our finalists are fully invested, with the exception of #15, Chuck Chow who is all in cash. Nancy Beaumont holds first place for the 4th straight day on the 9% gain of Gymboree. Nancy may hold onto the top spot with her almost all-in trade on Verigy, a Singapore-based maker of test systems for the semiconductor industry, which beat estimates after the bell Thursday. Verigy was up almost 10% in extended hours.
Gasoline prices climbed and crude prices fell after another round of outages at U.S. refineries stoked supply concerns ahead of Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial start of the summer driving season.
High energy prices may be tough on consumers -- but Leo Mariani wants "Power Lunch" viewers to profit from them. The senior equity analyst at RBC Capital Markets joined CNBC's Bill Griffeth to tout the energy stocks he likes.
Stocks ended broadly lower and the Dow fell for the fourth straight session after strong economic data lowered the odds of a near-term cut in interest rates. "The market was looking for a reason to pull back," said Brian Belski, chief U.S. strategist at Merrill Lynch. "Coming into the holiday weekend, it's not surprising that we're seeing some weakness."
Well, today is the biggest day for our Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge contestants. The trades they execute prior to 4pm will be the last trades that will impact their total portfolio value based on their performance on Friday. Only $22K separates the top three positions. Nancy Beaumont holds first place for the 3rd straight day. Nancy looks like she may maintain her first position with retail company Gymboree. Joe Dondero is losing so far today on his all-in bet on Ansoft. It's down in a rather 'up and down day" on the Street. But like Nancy, 3rd place holder Serge Amelyan is getting the benefit from Gymboree's rise.
Hey folks, here's one of our last contest stock reports. And it's somewhat appropriate we do so as we are coming back full circle to the start of the contest with Fremont General once again on the actives list based on their news about its reorganization, selling a unit, and installing new management. Here you go:
Good morning everyone. Today--Thursday--is a big day for our contestants. The trades they execute prior to 4pm will be the last trades that will impact their total portfolio value based on their performance on Friday. And, the race at the top gets tighter each day. Only $22K separates the top three positions. Nancy Beaumont holds first place for the 3rd straight day on the 9.75% gain of The Men's Wearhouse. Nancy looks like she may maintain her first position with Gymboree up almost 10% in extended hours.
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Stocks closed lower as comments from former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan and worries about upcoming economic data deflated a rally fed by takeover news. "The market's been held up by all of this M&A activity, not by fundamentals," said Ed Peters, chief investment officer at PanAgora Asset Management.