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Though they delivered mixed returns in 2010, corporate bonds are getting an increased amount of attention for 2011 as US companies look to stronger growth prospects and the hunt for yield intensifies.
Stocks pared losses as the Dow and S&P 500 rose amid thin New Year's Eve trading, as the markets struggled to end the year on an upbeat note. Alcoa and Verizon rose, while HP fell.
BP saw upside option activity on volume that was nearly four times its daily average Thursday as the rest of the market slowed to a crawl. The energy company finished the session at $43.89, down 0.14 percent on the day, but rose 0.25 percent in after-hours trading
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The Dow opened modestly lower on New Year's Eve, meaning an otherwise strong year for U.S. stocks could end on a negative note on the final day of trading for the year.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke may resign in late 2011 as deflation continues to dash hopes of strong economic growth in the U.S. economy, Jim Walker, founder and CEO of Asianomics, told CNBC Friday.
When the Stanford business professor Darrell Duffie co-wrote a book on how to overhaul Wall Street regulations, he did not mention that he sits on the board of Moody’s, the credit rating agency, the New York Times reports.
There is no U.S. economic data to sway markets Friday, but there will be plenty to look forward to next week, when the December employment report caps a heavy week of important numbers.
Crude oil will surpass $100 a barrel, but not till 2012, Pavel Molchanov, associate analyst for E&P at Raymond James, told CNBC Wednesday. Robert Yawger, senior vice president of energy futures for MF Global, sees oil spiking even higher.
Stocks ended slightly down from Wednesday's record high levels, shrugging off news of economic strength from several economic reports. AmEx fell, while Alcoa rose.
Stocks stumbled from their record highs Thursday despite a handful of upbeat economic reports, although trading remained light in the final sessions of the year. AmEx fell, while Alcoa rose.
While some traders fear rising bond yields could crimp stocks' gains, some bond strategists do not expect interest rates to rise beyond the range of the past year.
Although current law does not allow states to go bankrupt, some experts believe it should be permitted so the federal government can avoid bailing out states faced with massive budget shortfalls and the end of stimulus funds in 2011.
Though historically low interest rates have been at the core of much of the rally across asset classes in 2010, that doesn't mean expected moves higher for rates in the year ahead will stop investors from making money.
The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX), widely considered the best gauge of fear in the market, rose above 17 on Thursday. James Strugger, derivatives strategist at MKM Partners, warned investors that the VIX is likely to climb further.
Blowout. The Chicago Purchasing Managers Index was WAY ABOVE expectations. Virtually every component was above 60. New orders, production, employment, all strong. So why didn't the market rally?
Stocks traded slightly down from record highs despite a batch of positive economic reports, including a surprising jump in pending home sales and a burst in Midwest manufacturing activity. AmEx fell, while Intel rose.
The stock market’s modest rally this month is an indication of an equity market revival in 2011, said Brett D’arcy, CIO at CBIZ Wealth Management, and Tim Courtney, CIO of Burns Advisory Group.
New claims for unemployment benefits fell to a 29-month low this week, but the improvement is probably not as good as it seems. "I think the numbers are distorted," said Deutsche Bank economist Joseph LaVorgna.