August same-store sales better than expected. Maybe those tax-free sales days made a difference: 17 states had at least one tax-free weekend in August, up from 13 last year, including big states like Florida, Illinois, and Massachusetts, and it looks like they made a difference.
Following big gains for stocks on the first day of the month some are already banking on a strong end to the year for the market. But one analyst expects that one-day gains will just lead to more of the same.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a marginally higher open Thursday, and showed little reaction to weekly jobless claims, which fell by 6,000 to 472,000, slightly less than expected.
It's a vicious cycle. Light volume equals more than apathy. It spells lack of trader confidence.
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Fears over a double-dip recession in the US and globally are dominating investor sentiment, but the strategy team at HSBC Global Asset Management said people could be missing an opportunity in emerging markets as a result.
Bonds aren't predicting deflation, instead the Fed acting as lender and buyer of last resort is forcing assets into bond funds, one portfolio manager argues.
Cramer explains how rallies will let you know.
One you might want to keep, the other you won’t. Either way, they both have to go.
Ignore this rule at your portfolio’s peril, Cramer says.
When most stocks are flying high, make yours prove their worth.
It isn’t all about up, up, up, Cramer says.
The Fed's efforts to stabilize credit markets during the financial crisis didn't create a "moral hazard" where Wall Street can count on being bailed out, retiring Fed Vice Chairman Donald Kohn told CNBC.
Stocks began September by soaring more than 2.5 percent after strong U.S. and Chinese manufacturing reports relieved some of the mounting worries over the global economy. Bank of America and Caterpillar rose.
We will be closing right near our highs for the day Wednesday...there are Market on Close Buy orders right across the board.
Will nonfarm payrolls finally kill the short stocks/long Treasurys arbitrage?
Stocks surged to extend gains on Wednesday, after a U.S. manufacturing report showed surprising strength, and signs emerged of a growing global economy. Craig Hodges, co-portfolio manager at The Hodges Fund, and Kent Croft, CIO and portfolio manager at Croft Value Fund, shared their best plays.
Stocks soared Wednesday after signs emerged of a strengthening global economy, and investors shrugged off news of a decline in private sector jobs in the U.S. Eric Schoenstein, co-portfolio manager at Jensen Portfolio, and Charlie Smith, CIO of Fort Pitt Capital Group, discussed their insights.
Stocks rose sharply higher on the first day of September, after signs emerged of a strengthening global economy. Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS Financial Services, and Gordon Charlop, managing director at Rosenblatt Securities and CNBC market analyst, discussed their outlooks.