SINGAPORE, Dec 12- U.S. crude futures eased on Thursday after losing more than a dollar in the previous session, as investors saw a steep decline in U.S. oil stocks as a move by refiners to avoid taxes rather than a sign of strong demand. *U.S. crude for January delivery was off 10 cents at $97.34 a barrel by 0049 GMT after dropping $1.07 on Wednesday.» Read More
Futures indicated a fairly flat open for Wall Street Tuesday, after the stock market saw its worst one-day loss in two months, as defensive stocks rose.
The stock market's losing streak continued Monday, with Wall Street suffering an across-the-board slump that had some worrying about a long summer for investors.
Futures indicated a lower start to the week for Wall Street Monday as investors fretted over the global economic outlook after the World Bank cut its 2009 forecasts for most economies.
Stocks finished a volatile session mixed as traders jockeyed for postions on this quadruple-witching Friday and techs rallied.
The Dow tipped into negative territory as traders jockeyed for postions on this quadruple-witching Friday. But techs rallied.
Stocks opened higher Friday as today marks the once-a-quarter event known as "quadruple witching" and techs rallied.
Investors should brace for a bumpy ride during Friday’s trading session due to "quadruple witching," Dodge Dorland, AB chief investment officer from Landor Capital Management, told CNBC.
The end of the week marks the once-a-quarter event known as "quadruple witching" - the simultaneous expiration of stock index futures, stock index options, stock futures, and stock options that occurs on the third Friday of the third month of the quarter.
If investors in New York and London are seeing the first delicate signs of a recovery, their counterparts in developing countries say they are witnessing a full-on spring.
Stocks closed higher despite some selling in the final half hour of trading, giving the market its sixth straight weekly gain and its longest weekly winning streak since 2007.
Stocks got a quick pop Friday from a rebound in consumer sentiment to its highest level since September. But the bounce quickly slowed t o a dribble as earnings worries nagged at the market.
Stock futures pared losses but continued to indicate a flat open Friday despite slightly better-than-expected first-quarter earnings results from Dow components Citigroup and General Electric.
Stocks ended a rocky session higher Thursday as investors were encouraged by JPMorgan's results and techs rallied amid anticipation of better results from Google after the bell.
An early pop fizzled Thursday as investors digested a mixed bag of economic and earnings news. Banks were mixed as techs gained.
Futures pointed to a higher open Thursday as investors shrugged off some dismal data points, choosing to focus on a drop in the headline jobless-claims number.
The Dow advanced Wednesday, boosted by an encouraging "beige-book" report from the Federal Reserve, a better-than-expected manufacturing report from the New York Fed and as Procter & Gamble raised its dividend. Techs remained underwater as Intel's lack of guidance rattled the sector.
Stocks opened lower Wednesday as Intel's after-hours earnings report the day before dragged down tech stocks and a warning from Wal-Mart hit the broader indexes.
Stock futures indicated a mixed open Wednesday as Intel's after-hours earnings report the day before dragged down tech stocks.
Stocks ended near their session lows Tuesday after a report showed retail sales unexpectedly dropped in March and as worries about banks simmered ahead of some key earnings.
Stocks opened lower Tuesday after a report showed retail sales unexpectedly dropped — and dropped sharply — in March. But Citigroup, Bank of America and General Motors advanced.
Gold inched up on Thursday as some safe-haven bids emerged.
CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis looks at three stocks to watch tomorrow, including Athenahealth, which had a big miss today; Lululemon reports before the bell; and homebuilder Hovnanian reports, as well.
CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and looks at where oil and precious metals are likely headed tomorrow.