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Now that 2008 is just about over, here's a look at the top yielding stocks in the Dow that would make up your portfolio if you followed the popular Dogs of the Dow investment strategy.
Will Santa squeak in a rally before the ball drops? Early moves suggest it could happen: Stocks continued to rise Tuesday, adding to the more than 2-percent gain logged on Wednesday.
Futures turned higher Wednesday after a report showed a sharp drop in jobless claims last week.
Stocks rallied to the finish line as investors shrugged off a drop in consumer confidence and cheered the bailout of General Motors' finance arm.
With some markets already closed for the year and others just about wrapped up, here is a summary of how the major global indices fared in 2008.
The financial crisis and market turmoil of 2008 have prevented many historical trends from holding true this year. For instance, while November and December are typically two of the markets’ strongest months of the year, the performance during those months this year has been far from stellar.
Stocks rebounded Tuesday as investors cheered the bailout of General Motors' finance arm.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open for Wall Street Tuesday, after ending down on Monday, with investors still hoping for a last rally in the final days of the year.
Stocks ended lower as the unraveling of one of the biggest deals this year overshadowed gains in the energy sector.
Stocks declined Monday as many investors were still away on holiday in this typically low-volume week between Christmas and New Year's.
Many comparisons have been made between the current economic climate and the Depression era. With the Dow and S&P poised to have their worst yearly performances since 1931, here's a look at what happened in the years that followed.
U.S. stock market futures pointed to a slightly higher open for Wall Street as many investors were still away and with thin trading in Europe and Asia.
December has failed to produce a significant rally for stocks, but the fact that they have held current levels bodes well for the New Year, Sandy Jadeja, technical analyst from ODL Securities, told CNBC.
Stocks ended lower Monday as a pair of lowered outlooks arrived just in time for the holidays.
Stocks turned lower Monday as a pair of lowered outlooks arrived just in time for the holidays.
Historically, December has been the strongest month of the year on average for the Dow. So far this year, the Dow is down 2.8% month-to-date. Will we see a Santa Claus rally this year?
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a mixed open for Wall Street as bad news continued to trickle through before the Christmas holiday.
As the auto rescue package becomes a reality for GM and Chrysler, the markets end the week mostly in positive territory, led by small caps with the Russell 2,000 up 4% for the week, even as the auto rally fizzled late Friday. Volatility waned, with the VIX falling 17.23% this week, to close at 44.93 Friday.
Stocks declined Thursday as worries about General Electric's credit and the fate of the auto industry weighed on the market.
U.S. stock index futures were mixed Thursday as the possibilty of global interest rates at zero increased and deals both broke down and reemerged.