CNBC's Bob Pisani and Art Cashin, of UBS, discuss the strange drop in S&P futures overnight, and Wednesday's sell-off in the biotech sector.» Read More
Stocks turned lower in the final minutes of trading after struggling in a narrow range Wednesday as oil prices ended mixed on the second anniversary since the S&P 500 hit its low point of the financial crisis. Caterpillar fell, while IBM rose.
Despite various market headwinds, stocks will continue to rally, said James Paulsen, chief investment strategist at Wells Capital Management, and Jim Lacamp, senior VP at Macro Portfolio advisors.
Gold hits an all time high, food prices are soaring, and other tangible assets continue to rally. Many are left wondering if it is time to abandon commodities. The short answer is no.
Next big test of the IPO market comes tonight with HCA: price talk strong. It's the largest non-governmental hospital operator, set to price tonight for trading Thursday morning.
My concern is that while the current data mirror the data we’ve seen during most historical recoveries, NONE of those recoveries was fueled so exclusively nor so extensively by Keynesian government dollars.
Stocks turned mixed as oil prices steadied, and as the S&P 500 marked the beginning of a two-year bull market. IBM and Merck rose, while DuPont fell.
On the two-year anniversary of the March 2009 bottom, Andrew Kligerman, life insurance analyst at UBS, and Terry Bivens, food analyst at JPMorgan, told investors which names they should be buying and avoiding.
Here's why you should keep a close eye on these six stocks.
Large-cap stocks should perform better than the mid-caps or small-caps in the third year of a bull market, according to Ronald Weiner, president and CEO of RDM Financial Group.
Portugal successfully sold 2-year debt, but at a high price: 5.99 percent. This is for 2-year paper, mind you. The previous cost for 2-year paper was 4.08 percent last September. Longer-dated paper (2014) was sold at a yield of 5.39 percent in January. You wouldn't know there was concern by looking at the Portugese stock market — it's not far from a 52-week high.
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U.S. index futures pointed to a modestly higher open for Wall Street Wednesday, the two-year anniversary of the market trough of the financial crisis.
Since the financial collapse, investors have chosen to look the other way on such things as bloated inventory, rising receivables or any number of metrics that normally would be red flags.
Taiwan’s stock market has been a relative underperformer in the Greater China region this year, compared to China and Hong Kong. But Emil Wolter, Head of Regional Strategy for Asian Equities told CNBC, Taiwan is now at an early stage of a multi-year bull market that’s likely to peak at twice its current level in 2 years.
Things have gotten chilly here for Natural Selection, the film production company backed by Col. Muammar el-Gaddafi’s son Saadi, the New York Times reports.
Key parts of a stress test for European banks designed to raise investor confidence in the sector have been softened by regulators despite widespread derision of a similar exercise last year, which was seen by financial markets as too lax, reports the Financial Times.
There is an ongoing healthy debate about how much we should stick to principle and how much continued state intervention there needs to be as the global economy recovers, writes Moorad Choudhry.
If the world view changes (largely because of this) from deflation to inflation the logical reaction is to take money out of cash and bonds and put it to work in more risky assets like stocks, commodities and emerging markets.
Demand is growing for "synthetic" financial instruments that enable investors to take positions in the US junk bond market without owning the underlying securities.
Wall Street's bull enters its third year with a furrowed brow. Middle East tensions, soaring oil prices, combined with worries surrounding Europe's weakest sovereigns are powerful hurdles facing the young bull.