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Wall Street's stumble over weak economic trends was a short one, as investors turned an early loss into a modest gain despite disappointments in jobs and retail sales.
The bears could be set to take control of U.S. 10-year Treasury Note futures as the price could be on the verge of a sharp decline to 103-20/32, Mark Sturdy, technical analyst and director of Seven Days Ahead, told CNBC Thursday.
Retail sales, at down 0.3 percent, was below expectations of a gain of 0.5 percent, though November was revised upward, while first time unemployment claims rose slightly more than expected for the week.
Wall Street's direction Thursday is likely to be driven — at least in the early morning — by two key economic numbers, the weekly jobless claims report and December retail sales.
Investors looking to go against the Wall Street grain should look to companies that are in the midst of change, Beth Lilly, portfolio manager at Gamco Woodland Small-Cap Value Fund, told CNBC Thursday.
The Russian stock market is the cheapest major market in the world and will be driven higher by disinflation, as long as oil stays above $60 a barrel, Kingsmill Bond, chief strategist at Troika Dialog, told CNBC Thursday.
There was a time when change was all the rage. This was a time when the world was sick of debt, sick of ineffectual politicians, sick of useless financial products that benefited no one and sick of bankers who paid themselves like star quarterbacks.
Global stocks rose on Thursday as investors moved past concerns about weakening demand from China and increased their exposure to risk in bets on a global upturn. Experts told CNBC that although volatility will persist, markets will trend up this year and advised investors to buy on the dips.
lntel's after-the-bell earnings will be a high point Thursday, providing a window on how tech could perform for the fourth quarter. But before that, markets will consume retail sales data and jobless claims at 8:30am, and business inventories at 10am.
Specialist business continues to consolidate: LaBranche trades up 30 percent after the close, in a deal that makes Barclay's designated market maker unit the largest DMM at the NYSE.
Specialist firm LaBranche halted for News Pending. Rumors that the firm has been for sale has been around for months now....
Time for our weekly tick by tick of charts with Jordan Kotick, Global Head of Technical Analysis at Barclays.
Stocks closed higher, pushing the Dow average to a fresh 15-month closing high, as investors bought financial, technology and pharmaceutical shares.
Beige Book: as subdued as you could get without being bearish. There were attempts at optimism, but the overall tone sounded...rather cautious. And the bank testimony? A famous bank analyst slams...banks.
The appetite for risk is running out of steam and 2010 could bring a correction followed by flat stock markets for the majority of the year, said Simon Goodfellow, head of European equity strategy research at ING Wholesale Banking. He shared his market outlook.
Stock picking will be back in favor this year, said Amy Falls, chief investment officer of Andover Academy. She shared her market strategy.
Wall Street rebounded from its weakest session of 2010 with a mildly positive start on Wednesday. What should investors be watching for in the markets? Art Cashin, director of floor operations for UBS Financial Services, offered his insights to CNBC.
The Shanghai Index dropped 3.1 percent (Hong Kong down 2.6 percent) as China yesterday raised bank reserve requirements, which amounted to a tightening of monetary policy.
St. Jude Medical lit up our screens with upside option activity yesterday even though it acknowledged a day earlier that the weak economy is threatening its goals.
The bulls' time has run out as investors start to realize the global economy has a structural problem after bad news such as Societe Generale's profit warning and Friday's US jobs data, David Bloom, head of foreign exchange strategy at HSBC, told CNBC Wednesday.