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The latest overall job loss numbers showed a loss of 598,000 jobs in January and the unemployment rate climbed to 7.6%. This is the highest unemployment rate since May 1992. The December payroll numbers were revised to a loss of 577,000. Here is a breakdown of where the job losses were as well as which sectors were adding jobs.
Stocks eked out a gain after a rough morning as banks got a boost from market chatter that the government may suspend a controversial accounting rule blamed for much of the contagion in the financial industry.
One month into the year, the average dividend yield of the Dow 30 has gone up a bit since 2009 began, but is still down from where it was at the end of November. See how the 30 companies in the Dow compare.
The three most powerful bearish signals in the market are a head and shoulder pattern, a rounding top and a down sloping triangle. It was the head and shoulder pattern on the Dow Jones Industrial Average that took the market to the first downside target of 11,200 in 2008.
With their victory last night, the Pittsburgh Steelers won a record sixth Super Bowl title, surpassing the five championships won by each the San Francisco 49ers and the Dallas Cowboys. While no team has won four Super Bowls, five teams (the Raiders, Redskins, Packers, Patriots, and Giants) have also won three championships apiece. Is this a good sign for the markets?
It's Groundhog Day, the day meteorologists turn to these furry little prognosticators to determine whether Spring will come early or we will have another 6 weeks of Winter.
While investors hoped that a new year would bring better results, a plethora of downbeat earnings reports, poor corporate outlooks, gloomy economic data, and heightened concerns over the health of many large financial firms plagued the markets in January.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average won’t find a secure base until it sheds another 1,000 points, which it could do before March, but that will signal the capitulation is over, Alpesh Patel, principal from Praefinium Group, told CNBC.
"As goes January, so goes the year" is a common adage on the street. If that is the case, we are in for a tough rest of the year for the markets.
On a week dominated by earnings, the economic stimulus plan and discussions over a government-run "bad bank," the major US markets were flat to negative on the week. The Dow and S&P 500 marked their worst January on record, each dropping over 8% for the month.
Last year, I pointed out that the market historically has outperformed when an original NFL team wins the Super Bowl and lags when an original AFL team wins. This year is special then. Both the Cardinals and the Steelers were members of the original NFL before the merger with the AFL in 1970. So either way, an original NFL team will win this year. Of course the NY Giants upset of New England last year did not translate well for the markets...
Following a Historic-Presidential Inauguration, marked by heighten volatility in the markets, all major US indices finish the week in negative territory.
Happy Birthday By The Numbers! Today is the first anniversary of the launch of By The Numbers. We debuted in January 2008 as a top ten CNBC.com blog, and shortly after, were awarded an internal recognition as the "Fastest Growing Blog."
The battered stock market is due for a “flash-fire” rally which could match the stellar recovery-run put in place after the crash of 1987 finally bottomed, Bill Spiropoulos, market strategist from CoreStates Capital Advisors, told CNBC.
Stocks clawed their way back from a midday rout as banks surged and investors relaxed after the Treasury Secretary nomination hearing ended.
Stocks clawed their way back after paring earlier gains amid worries about the confirmation hearing of the Treasury Secretary nominee.
Stocks opened higher Wednesday as investors hope President Barack Obama's economic team will bring clarity to the markets.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open for Wall Street Wednesday as investors hope President Barack Obama's economic team will bring clarity to the markets.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average could sink towards 7,500 points if it doesn’t start to rise very quickly, Sandy Jadeja, chief market strategist at ODL Securities, told CNBC.