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Stocks ended lower Monday as a pair of lowered outlooks arrived just in time for the holidays.
Traders are banking on shares of Chesapeake Energy to move higher — but not for a few months. The oil and natural gas company reached a peak near $70 in July, but has fallen hard since then to about $15.25, after spending much of autumn between $10 and $25. Options activity on Monday is focused on the April 27.5 calls...
Desperate strategems fended off sharply reduced retail-store traffic this holiday shopping season, but some names may vanish from the landscape early in the new year. But Kristine Koerber of JMP Securities prefers to focus on the survivors.
Credit continues to crunch. Oil has collapsed. But Jeff Mortimer recommends a bank and an oil giant. What's going on here? Hint: The CIO of Charles Schwab Investment Management is thinking long-term.
Stocks turned lower Monday as a pair of lowered outlooks arrived just in time for the holidays.
The bad news is, there's going to be a lot more bad news. The good news is, it's pretty well priced into the market. That's how Al Frank Asset Management's chief portfolio manager, John Buckingham, sees it.
Demand for oil will eventually rebound, say analysts — driving up global coal demand in turn. Geoff Beeston, investment advisor at Lonsec, offered CNBC a coal investment with a "very strong" balance sheet.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a mixed open for Wall Street as bad news continued to trickle through before the Christmas holiday.
Brent Wilsey says it's time to go shopping -- for retail stocks. The president of Wilsey Asset Management even has a shopping list. "What's happening is that a lot of estimates have come down a lot from 90 days ago, so people think they're going to come down further," he told CNBC. "A lot of this is built into the stock price already."
Option expiration days are usually volatile days for the stock market, and this week, there has been some unusual activity in HSBC, JPMorgan Chase and Apple.
The current market environment is a value investor’s dream, according to Patrick Becker Jr., co-manager of Becker Capital Management.
Citi's Kimberly Greenberger is looking for a turnaround in retail stocks sometime in the second half of next year. In the meantime, even the best of retailers are struggling.
Jack Ablin says consumer stocks are viable, but they must be picked carefully. "We've divided the consumer market into areas that consumers can buy with cash, versus areas that consumers need financing to buy," the chief investment officer of Harris Private Bank told CNBC. "Clearly, anything that needs financing to buy is out."
For brave investors getting back into stocks, Juerg Zingg, managing partner at Q Investments, says that Xstrata, Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton are smart bets in the basic resource sector; while oil services companies like Fugro, Seadrill and Noble Corp. are attractive; and refiners such as Valero and Petroplus look good.
Cozad Asset Management's Ron Kiddoo says stock-market investing is a tricky business, particularly because of the timing — but he thinks the time has come to get involved in some specific sectors.
The options volumes on commodity ETFs are crazy busy Wednesday. The GLD exchange traded fund, which is designed to reflect the price of gold bullion, is seeing some 90,000 contracts change hands against average daily turnover of 53,000. Also: Options action on crude oil, silver and gold mining ETFs!
Stock markets are backsliding on "Fed fatigue" — but strategists Jim O'Shaughnessy and Jim Herrell told CNBC that certain sectors are going to be "flooded" with money in the wake of the Fed decision.
BlackRock vice chairman and global chief investment officer of equities Bob Doll says it's time to re-introduce risk into portfolios.
Boeing is seeing heavy options activity Tuesday, mostly on the call side. BA's 20-day average volume is 16,400 options daily, but this morning 26,000 contracts traded in the first 45 minutes alone. As the stock is up some 3 percent to about $40 at midday, calls outnumber puts by a margin of 15,000 to 11,900.
We know all too well about the victims of the market's recent misfortunes, but what about those who have survived — and even thrived? Count Tom Forester and his five-star Forester Value Fund among those.