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  • Greenberg: Buyback Announcement May Not Cure Amedisys Tuesday, 10 Aug 2010 | 5:54 AM ET

    Just because a company loses more than half its value, as has been the case with Amedisys in recent months, doesn't mean it can't go lower.

  • Only Cure for Slump Is a Slump: Strategist Tuesday, 10 Aug 2010 | 5:42 AM ET

    Talk of stimulus spending simply delaying an inevitable crash is rife and one strategist said that what the market needs is a good, old-fashioned fall in prices to clean up the system.

  • Armageddon Sells: Permabears Now Becoming Cool Tuesday, 10 Aug 2010 | 4:48 AM ET
    New York Stock Exchange trader

    In many smart-money circles, listening to bears has become fashionable, the NY Times reports.

  • What the Fed will say in its Tuesday statement is at the heart of a debate among Wall Street's deeply-divided economists over what steps, if any, the central bank will take.

  • Global Stocks: Asia Emerges Monday, 9 Aug 2010 | 10:39 PM ET
    China

    With money managers increasingly pessimistic about the prospects for global economic growth, more are looking for emerging markets in Asia to outperform.

  • Are Small-Cap Companies Ripe for Buyouts? Monday, 9 Aug 2010 | 6:03 PM ET

    Credit Suisse analysts have noted that cash and short-term investments as a percentage of assets and market cap is at its highest level among large corporations in the last 20 years.  It could signal a coming M&A boom.

  • Stocks Gain Ahead of Fed Meeting; HP Falls Monday, 9 Aug 2010 | 5:07 PM ET

    Stocks gained Monday amid light volume as investors hung back to await news from the Federal Reserve meeting on Tuesday. Shares of Hewlett-Packard plunged nearly 8 percent.

  • Stocks gained on Monday, but Daniel Niles, co-CIO of Alpha One Capital Partners, warned investors that there might be some market headwinds ahead.

  • Mark Hurd Departs HP: Market-Watchers Weigh In Monday, 9 Aug 2010 | 3:57 PM ET

    Since Hewlett-Packard's CEO Mark Hurd stepped down Friday, speculation has whirled about on everything from how the company will fare without him, how many millions he'll reap in severance and other perks and the exact details leading to his departure, after HP said he had falsified expense reports to conceal a relationship with a female contractor, who accused him of sexual harassment.

  • Stocks Rise As Investors Await Fed Meeting Monday, 9 Aug 2010 | 3:35 PM ET

    Stocks gained Monday as investors continued to find reasons to support the market, although trading was light as most investors awaited news from the Federal Reserve's meeting on Tuesday.

  • Real Estate: Up The Down Staircase Monday, 9 Aug 2010 | 1:08 PM ET

    Whether the housing market is in another free-fall or not, just the thought of a double dip is forcing real estate investors to re-think how and where they spend their money. And maybe even if they should spend it at all.

  • Fixed Income: Low Down Monday, 9 Aug 2010 | 1:07 PM ET

    With interest rates at or near historic lows, you may think it is time to flee the bond market. Don't. "Despite the talk of a bond bubble or a bond bear market, it’s not the end of the world for a diversified investor," says one market watcher.

  • Stocks rose across all sectors on Monday, led by telecom, utilities and consumer staples. Paul Schatz, president of Heritage Capital and Eugene Peroni, senior vice president and portfolio manager at Advisors Asset Management discussed their market insights.

  • Dividends: Waiting On A Payoff Monday, 9 Aug 2010 | 1:06 PM ET
    Stock certificates

    Companies hoarding cash since the start of the recession are beginning to pass on some of it to shareholders , but it's unlikely to match the boom of a decade ago.

  • Commodities: If You Can't Eat It, Don't Buy It Monday, 9 Aug 2010 | 1:06 PM ET

    If you're looking for action, try grains, but even that may be iffy. It all depends on the weather.

  • Cash: Nothing For Something Monday, 9 Aug 2010 | 1:05 PM ET

    Burned in the past decade by the dot-com bubble, Enron-style corporate governance, the housing bubble, the credit crunch and the Great Recession, retail investors have their money in places with little or no return but virtually no chance of a loss.

  • US Stocks: That Sinking Feeling Monday, 9 Aug 2010 | 12:58 PM ET

    While investment strategists generally expect US equities to close out 2010 in negative territory, most also say the market between now and December 31 remains too unpredictable to forecast with any confidence.

  • Stocks Gain; HP Falls, Cisco Rises Monday, 9 Aug 2010 | 12:05 PM ET

    Stocks rose across all sectors Monday as investors continued to fuel a modest August rally. Financials were among the weakest performers, and Hewlett Packard shares suffered from the sudden exit of CEO Mark Hurd. Cisco, McDonald's lead the Dow.

  • I'd Still be a Buyer of HP Stock: BlackRock's Doll Monday, 9 Aug 2010 | 11:36 AM ET

    Hewlett-Packard shares plunged on Monday following CEO Mark Hurd’s resignation last week after an investigation found that he had falsified expense reports to conceal a relationship with a female contractor. Robert Doll, vice chairman and chief equity strategist at BlackRock discussed his insights.

  • Mark Hurd

    Hewlett-Packard's former CEO Mark Hurd is walking away with severance and other grants worth an estimated $34.5 million—a number that could rise to more than $40 million, according to compensation experts.