NEW YORK, April 17- U.S. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits ticked up 2,000 to a seasonally adjusted 304,000 for the week ended April 12, the Labor Department said on Thursday. The Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank also said factory activity in the U.S. mid-Atlantic region picked up in April at a faster clip than expected.» Read More
Stocks continued their relentless melt-up on Monday as cash became a four letter word feared by fund managers. Should you put new money into stocks?
The S&P ended the quarter with a 5% gain, but can stocks continue to push higher into Q2 or are headwinds starting to kick up?
So has the big opportunity in fixed income expired? Gross seems to think so, and we tend to agree. Given the extraordinary amount of government spending and soaring federal budget deficits, we believe inflation is likely to rear its ugly head within 2-3 years.
Debate on the scope and risks of the US health care plan still rages even as Pres. Obama unveiled a $14 billion plan to help homeowners. And the impact of a Greek bailout on the Eurozone economies is still a question. Jim Rogers, chairman of Rogers holdings, offered CNBC more insights into American and global markets.
Signs are emerging of conflicting views among China’s leaders over whether to allow the country’s currency to rise against the dollar. The New York Times explains.
On Thursday the Dow gave up a triple digit gain in an afternoon sell-off to close flat. How should you be positioned now?
As the first quarter comes to a close, the Dow is barreling toward 11,000, fueled by low rates, earnings optimism and typical end-of-quarter buying. But one thing could pop the rally: Higher taxes.
Considering stocks are trading near 18-month highs should you run for the exits or hold your breath and buy?
Stocks ended sharply higher Tuesday after a late rally as investors cheered a better-than-expected existing-home sales report. The Dow gained over 100 points, led by Kraft and Pfizer. Health insurers gave back some of its gains after the prior session's rally.
Stocks pushed higher Tuesday after a $44 billion two-year note auction and a better-than-expected existing-home sales report. Health care gave back some of its gains after the prior session's rally.
Stocks advanced Tuesday after a report showed existing-home sales fell less than expected last month but health care gave back some of its gains after the prior session's rally.
U.S. stock index futures pushed higher Tuesday following a positive close on Wall Street Monday as investors looked toward key housing data to gauge the strength of the sector.
A couple of things have happened over the past 2 years that have transformed the once boring fixed income market into something a bit more interesting.
After weeks of backing a European rescue for the financially troubled Greece, Germany shifted course on Thursday, signaling that help should come from the International Monetary Fund rather than Greece’s neighbors, the New York Times reported.
The markets have created their own gold standard because of uncertainties regarding other asset classes, Marc Faber, author of "The Gloom, Boom and Doom Report," told CNBC Thursday.
The euro is unlikely to still exist as a currency over the longer term, the pound will fall substantially in the next few years and US Treasurys and some real estate in China are the world's two current bubbles, legendary investor Jim Rogers told CNBC.com Wednesday.
Financials racked up gains again Thursday but after a 10 day winning streak, should keep betting on the banks?
One stock is dominating our traders’ radar on Wednesday as it dances around a key level with very heavy volume in the name. What must you know?
The recent slump in housing is making some analysts uneasy about a recovery that looked sustainable just a couple months ago and comes as the Fed is nearing the end of a program to support the mortgage market.
Bets by some of the same banks that helped Greece shroud its mounting debts may actually now be pushing the nation closer to the brink of financial ruin, the New York Times reported.