Company share buybacks are roaring, at a rate unseen in years. Is that a market buy signal? Mike Holland, chairman of Holland & Co., and Jack Bouroudjian, chief executive of Indexfuturesgroup.com, offered their insights.
In thinking back to last year at this time as the market was just starting to turn, hardly anybody was confident enough to call a bottom.
Stocks picked up again in the final hour of trading after the Federal Reserve said it would continue to keep interest rates low for "an extended period."
Mortgage rates, which many feared would rise sharply when the Fed stops propping up the market, may not budge much, analysts say
The VIX (CBOE Market Volatility Index) is hovering near its 2-year lows. Does this mean smooth sailing ahead — or dangerous complacency? Paul Britton, founder and chief executive of the Capstone Holdings Group, foresees a "huge event coming up." He offered CNBC his stock market outlook.
Stock futures Tuesday were a couple points higher ahead of the Fed meeting. An informal survey of stock traders indicate that no one is expecting a dramatic change in wording or rates. Most feel that unemployment will stay in the 9 percent range, that inflation will remain in the 1 to (at most) 2 percent range in 2010, and that none of this warrants rate increases before late in the year.
A trader is betting that shares of Monster Worldwide will gain significantly by late summer. The online employment company closed yesterday up 0.37 percent to $16.17. The stock has been trading between $14 and $19 since early August.
There’s too much liquidity and optimism to be short and not enough fundamental, constructive traction to be long.
Stock market volatility is likely to increase as investors are faced with the dilemma of government and central banks' exits from stimulus strategies, economist Nouriel Roubini told CNBC Tuesday.
Stock index futures remained true to recent form before the bell Tuesday, little changed compared with fair value ahead of the Federal Reserve's decision on interest rates later in the day.
Global stocks were mostly higher on Tuesday as investors bet the Federal Reserve will repeat its vow of keeping interest rates low for an extended period of time at its monthly meeting. Experts told CNBC a mild double dip could be in the works. As a result, they are positive on commodities, including oil, platinum and soft commodities like coffee and corn.
The US housing market will face another retreat while mortgage-backed securities and Treasurys are likely to go through a "material" correction, Meredith Whitney, CEO of Meredith Whitney Advisory Group, told CNBC Tuesday.
The Federal Reserve is unlikely to make any changes to its easy money policy for now, and that could be a positive for stocks.
After being down all day, the Dow and S&P eked out gains Monday, led by Walmart after an analyst upgrade on the stock. Plus financials pulled off a gain amid relief after Sen. Chris Dodd unveiled his financial-reform bill.
Stocks wavered Monday as mostly lukewarm financials were counterbalanced by Wal-Mart's strength. What's ahead? Katie Stockton of MKM Partners and Carter Worth of Oppenheimer offered CNBC their market outlooks.
One little surprise: some form of the Volcker rule appears to be in the bill, which would limit proprietary trading activities, and—f early indications are correct—would limit banks from investing in or sponsoring hedge funds or private equity funds.
Stocks declined Monday as the dollar gained after a warning from Moody's on the U.S. and other nations with AAA debt ratings and amid worries about China tightening. Financials took a hit amid jitters over financial reform.
Stocks slipped Monday even as credit card data pointed to an easing of consumer woes. Where's the market headed? Jim Hardesty, president of Hardesty Capital Management, and Doug Cliggott, US equity strategist at Credit Suisse, offered CNBC their insights.
Large-cap financial stocks generally slipped across the board Monday as Congress continues to weigh industry reforms. Are regional banks a better investment now? David Katz, chief investment officer at Matrix Asset Advisors, and Craig Siegenthaler, analyst at Credit Suisse, offered their insights and favorite stocks now.
Stocks were lower Monday after a warning from Moody's' on the U.S. and other nations with AAA debt ratings and amid worries about China tightening. But Walmart jumped 1% after an analyst upgrade.