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Here's why you should keep a close eye on these six stocks.
Many theories are making the rounds about why the market's been marching higher in the face of disasters, nuclear crisis and government collapses. Stocks' indomitable advance has stumped many market experts.
Stock index futures continued to point to a higher open after estimates for fourth quarter gross domestic product rose to 3.1 percent, and as investors swapped concerns over Europe’s sovereign debt crisis and developments in the Middle East for optimism about earnings.
The good news: both Oracle (ORCL) and Accenture (ACN, the world's biggest consulting firm) are up on strong earnings — ORCL had strong sales, and raised its dividend (to $0.06 from $0.05) while ACN raised its current year forecast. ACN up 8 percent pre-open. The bad news: I'm not sure how representative tech and consulting companies are of the earnings commentary we will be seeing for Q1.
See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Friday's Squawk on the Street.
Discussing whether the bulls are here to stay, with David Kelly, JPMorgan Funds and Dan Greenhaus, Miller Tabak Co.
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Scottish politicians accused George Osborne of using North Sea resources to “fuel his Budget”, saying the chancellor had given too little in return for his unexpected £2 billion tax raid on the oil and gas industry, reports the Financial Times.
Despite mankind's ability to adapt and invent new materials and make use of new resources, humans seem "hopelessly incapable of learning past wisdom and apparently doomed to repeat past follies," according to Dylan Grice, a research analyst at Societe Generale.
The stock market's newly recharged bull could slow down its rapid run Friday, as investors look ahead to a weekend of unknowns.
Despite the ongoing crisis in Japan and Portugal's pending implosion, there's the iPad to look forward to.
Rich Volpe, RBS, discusses why investors should consider bonds when stocks seem to be on such a tear. Are governments a threat to the rally? And are fertilizer stocks worth a look or are they stinkers, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Fast Money traders.
Stocks closed higher Thursday as investors appeared to shrug off persistent global concerns and focus on strong earnings and growth prospects in the U.S. HP and Home Depot led Dow gainers, while BofA fell.
Stocks haven't looked back since last Thursday, with more than 4 percent gains in the Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq. It certainly feels like that "shallow" 6.4 percent correction from Feb. 18 to March 16 is behind us. Which stocks have been the leaders in the past week? An interesting group, with some obvious winners, and some not so obvious.
Stocks held strong gains in the final hours of trading Thursday as investors appeared to shrug off persistent global concerns and focus on growth prospects in the U.S. economy. HP and Home Depot rose, while Bank of America fell.
Deadlines are quickly approaching for the majority of private hedge funds to register with the securities and exchange commission, which mandates more disclosure requirements over the $1.3 trillion hedge fund industry, as a result of the implementation of the Dodd-Frank financial overhaul law.
Reports that bank analyst Meredith Whitney dropped her Q1 earnings for Morgan Stanley to $0.35 from $0.59 (analyst consensus at $0.61) is having little effect on the stock, and for good reason...
Noted bank analyst Meredith Whitney slashed her first quarter earnings estimate for Morgan Stanley Wednesday, moving expected earnings per share to 34 cents from 59 cents.
A CNBC analysis of how markets reacted to previous nuclear accidents may help explain and predict the impact of the emergency in Japan.
Insight on what investors are looking to hear from Oracle and Research in Motion, with Walter Pritchard, Citigroup analyst.