After a week of high-octane turbulence, stocks have a good chance of drifting higher in the week ahead, giving the year a bullish finale.» Read More
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Today's positive retail and jobs data is sending stocks soaring this morning. And while equity investors are scrambling to get in on the action, options traders see a dark side to euphoria: higher rates, and sooner than you think.
S&P futures moved to the highs of the morning after weekly initial jobless claims came in lighter than expected: 368,000 vs. 395,000 expected. However, the big story of the morning is the rally in the euro, and corresponding decline in the dollar.
Friday, economists optimistically expect the Labor Department will report the economy added 180,000 jobs in February. This may look like a breakthrough number but caution should be the byword.
Stock index futures added to gains Thursday after the government reported an unexpectedly large drop in jobless claims.
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Stocks lost ground in the final minutes of trading but still showed resilience after Tuesday's sharp sell-off to end with modest gains, even as oil prices climbed above $100 a barrel. Caterpillar and 3M gained, while JPMorgan fell.
Stocks lost ground just before the close but largely showed resilience after Tuesday's sharp sell-off and held modest gains ahead of the close, even as oil prices climbed above $100 a barrel. 3M and Caterpillar rose, while JPMorgan fell.
Today's action suggests stocks may still be able to advance with oil at $100, but it's dicey above that. Mid-morning stocks weakened as oil moved to $102, but stocks gradually recovered even as oil has held in near $102. At 2pm ET major indices were flat, more up stocks than down stocks.
Facebook is “probably not worth $60 billion today,” but it could be “at some point,” Michael J. Price, senior managing director of Evercore Partners, told CNBC Wednesday.
Despite the health effects and new regulations, many stocks in the tobacco sector are hitting new highs Wednesday. Philip Gorham, analyst at Morningstar, said the sector could continue rallying.
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Yahoo is in talks with Softbank to engineer a deal for Yahoo's 35 percent ownership stake in Yahoo Japan.
How much stock damage from $100 oil? Pretty modest, so far. Very encouraging action this morning as $100 oil is not preventing a modest move up in stocks; all the major indices are up, advancing stocks outnumber declining stocks by better than two to one.
Stocks turned negative as oil prices climbed back above $100 a barrel on news of Libyan air strikes, and as Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke spoke before Congress for a second day. Boeing and McDonald's fell, while 3M rose.