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For the week ending Friday, April 18, 2008 the US Markets ended the week rallying on earnings news. The Dow had its best week since Feb 1 and rallied 256.8 points on Wednesday and another 228.87 points on Friday, for its biggest point gains since April 1st.
The equity markets end a strong week fueled by earnings, commodities continue to climb, and the dollar strengthens.
U.S. stocks soared more than 200 points Friday, led by financials and tech. CNBC asked the market experts how investors can best ride this rally.
Inflation, recession or stagflation, one idea seems to work: consumers' lust for sin. Charles Norton, co-portfolio manager of The Vice Fund, and Dan Alpert, managing director at Capital Westwood, offered advice on how to invest in adult pleasures.
Dan Veru, co-chief investment officer of Palisade Capital Management, expects market volatility to continue, and he’s placing his bets on small caps.
Want to position your portfolio for the recovery? Then fly in the face of the crowd calling for big-cap equities. So says William Greiner, chief investment officer of UMB Asset Management. He told CNBC he believes the U.S. is already in a recession -- and says the best thing to do is buy small-cap stocks.
Videogame maker Take-Two Interactive has its annual shareholders meeting Thursday -- and sure to be discussed is the hostile bid from rival Electronic Arts. What's the play on the game publishers? Michael Pachter, analyst at Wedbush Morgan Securities, offered his advicek to CNBC.
Today, April 17, is CNBC's 19th birthday. Just look at how things have appreciated since then.
Consumer inflation rose by 4 percent over the last 12 months -- reflecting a 17 percent surge in energy costs and a 4.4 percent rise in food prices. Where are the safe investments in this environment? Jon Fisher, portfolio manager at Fifth Third Asset Management, named the sectors -- and the stocks -- that will thrive as inflation constinues to climb.
Arieh Coll, manager of the Eaton Vance Tax-Managed Multi-Cap Growth Fund, shares his best stock picks to beat the volatility blues. Hint: he names oil-&-gas, coal and wireless stocks.
Jack Welch, former General Electric chairman & CEO, took his replacement, current CEO Jeff Immelt, to task for the company's worse-than-expected first quarter earnings.
CNBC asked the experts where they would invest in this market environment, and here's a sampling of their recommendations.
The options market can provide clues to future stock movements. Rebecca Darst, equity options analyst at Interactive Brokers, told CNBC on Tuesday what the options market is saying about companies that are set to report this week.
With April 15 here, many of us have finished our taxes and can again think about other financial matters. Perhaps you are considering taking your refunds and investing them in the markets. Here is how the market has performed historically on and after tax day.
Earnings season is in full gear. How can you game the market and play the disappointing earnings before they're reported reported? Jon Najarian, co-founder of optionmonster.com, and Andrew Wilkinson, senior market analyst at Interactive Brokers, both say the key is watching options trading.
To give investors an edge, CNBC asked market experts to share their best retail plays.
While the credit crunch forced General Electric to cut its forecast, its infrastructure divisions are reaping the benefits of fast-growing emerging markets. But Tim Seymour of Seygem Asset Management says look beyond GE for some of the best infrastructure and utility plays in the southern hemisphere.
The Morgan Stanley REIT Index is up more than 10 percent over the last three months. But will corporate real estate follow residential housing downward? Richard Anderson, senior research analyst at BMO Capital Markets, and Louis Taylor, senior REIT analyst at Deutsche Bank Securities, both agree that some REITs are still ripe for investment.
Earnings season has been glum so far -- but Frederick Lane is investing optimistically. The chairman and chief executive of Lane Berry & Co. shared his market outlook and trading advice with CNBC.
The days of $80 oil are over, according to Gerald Jordan, portfolio manager of the Jordan Opportunity Fund, and that is why he’s placing his bets on the oil services sector.