NEW YORK, May 22- U.S. If it continues, they will be ready to move later on this year, "said Todd Hedtke, vice president of investment management with Allianz Investment Management in Minneapolis. Fed Chair Janet Yellen, in a speech to a business group in Providence, Rhode Island, said a rate increase would be appropriate this year if the economy shows further...» Read More
High net worth investors increased their positions in stocks for a seventh straight week. Is the summer rally over or just getting started?
Durable goods orders for June due Wednesday could have as much directional sway with stocks as the flood of earnings news coming from companies like Boeing, Conoco Phillips and Comcast.
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Earnings news Tuesday may again be the catalyst for a stock market that's showing improving technical strength.
By Monday’s close the bulls were claiming victory after the Dow turned positive for the year and the S&P broke above a key technical level. Are the bears going into hibernation?
After the best 3-week period in a year, traders are keeping a close eye on the next key level in the S&P. Is the market about to break out or break down?
Wall Street will be closely watching the results of the European bank stress tests on Friday even as the deluge of earnings continue.
Fresh economic data Thursday could feed the market's phobia about a weaker economy, ahead of another round of testimony from Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke.
Apple proved once more its iProducts make for a powerful earnings machine, but that may not add much juice to tech shares Wednesday.
IBM's disappointing second quarter results will compete with a barrage of corporate earnings reports ahead of Tuesday's opening bell.
Earnings releases from J.P. Morgan and Google book end the trading day Thursday and could provide some more juice to the market's earnings rally.
Federal Reserve officials cut their forecasts for growth this year and signaled they stood ready to take new steps to keep the recovery alive if the economy takes a turn for the worst.
Second quarter earnings season is likely to create a positive backdrop for stocks, at least temporarily.
CEO Mark Fisher said in a follow-up interview that the energy “roadmap is already there." China has already set the stage for energy demand and is buying "every single paper asset."
The US administration's decision not to name China a currency manipulator is the right one, Stephen Roach, non-executive chairman for Asia at Morgan Stanley told CNBC Friday.
Shopping for any excuse to rally, stock traders found it in chain stores' sales, and those reports may provide a clue to the earnings season.
Some traders were encouraged by Wall Street's gains but also cautious that the third up move in a 12-day stretch was the result of an oversold bounce that could quickly evaporate in the next volatile session
The flattening of the yield curve has been the worst kind, because it has been a “bull flattening,” which is a flattening that occurs amid a decline in market interest rates on both ends of the yield curve. In contrast, a “bear flattening” occurs amid an increase in market interest rates.
Here's what analysts and others say they're watching before the bell Friday.
The June jobs report Friday could provide more fuel for bears, even as economists hold onto the view that the economy is not double-dipping.