The Fed meeting and Alibaba's upcoming initial public offering are hanging over the market this week and both could influence stocks again Tuesday.» Read More
The Dow erased all of its gains Wednesday after the Fed offered no surprises in its latest statement, backing its pledge to keep rate slow for an "extended period."
The Fed gave the Street what they wanted.
Waiting for the Citi secondary: how about a trading halt? Citi should price its secondary offering tonight, the talk remains it will likely price at least $20.5 billion (possibly more) at $3.30 to $3.35, though some think it could be as high as $3.40 (would bet against that).
Markets rose on Wednesday after a relatively tame report on consumer prices. Brett D’arcy, CIO of CBIZ Wealth Management, and Deborah Danielson, founder of Danielson Financial Group, shared their market outlooks.
The Nasdaq has risen over 40 percent year to date with the help of technology stocks. Bob Turner, CIO and portfolio manager of Turner Investment Partners, said the sector is likely to lead the trend in 2010. He also shared his stock picks with CNBC.
Stocks remained higher Wednesday but pared gains as the Fed offered no surprises in its latest statement, backing its pledge to keep rate slow for an "extended period."
2009's Dogs of the Dow—the top 10 Dow stocks whose dividend is the highest fraction of their price—failed to beat the market this year. So will the same be true in 2010? Paul Hickey, co-founder of Bespoke Investment Group, shared his view.
Stocks opened higher Wednesday after a tame report on consumer prices, which helped quell inflation fears after a jump in prices at the wholesale level.
General Electric announced on Tuesday that it expects profit to be flat at its big industrial units next year. How should investors play GE stock? Robert Maltbie, managing director at Singular Research, and Peter Sorrentino, senior portfolio manager at Huntington Asset Advisors, shared their outlooks.
Growth in 2010 will be stronger than what the markets expect, said Barry Knapp, head of U.S. portfolio strategy at Barclays. He shared his stock picks and market outlook for next year.
Stock index futures were solidly higher Wednesday, as banks led a rally in European shares and investors waited for a rate decision from the Federal Reserve.
Now that Wells Fargo and Bank of America have priced their secondaries (Wells Fargo sold a bit more than expected--$12.25 billion) Citi is the last large one to price. They are looking to raise $20.5 billion.
Shares of Macy's pulled back yesterday after rallying for two weeks, but the department-store chain saw upside option activity after a positive analyst report.
Gold has one more super-spike left in it, Al Abaroa, commodity strategist from Options Pro, said on Monday. He predicts the precious metal will rise to $1,300-$1,400 in the first six months of 2010 before losing its luster.
Global stocks were mixed Wednesday, with European shares gaining as banks performed strongly off the back of a report that global regulators are considering delaying the implementation of new capital rules.
The consumer price index and the Fed's afternoon statement Wednesday will take on even more importance to markets, after producer prices hinted at a whiff of inflation Tuesday.
The dollar rose on Tuesday, touching a 2-1/2-month peak against the euro, suggesting the Federal Reserve could raise interest rates sooner than anticipated. What will tomorrow’s Fed decision mean for the markets? Larry Rosenthal, president of Financial Planning Services shared his view on the dollar.
Boeing finally got its new 787 jetliner into the air Tuesday, more than two years after originally intended. Roger King, airline analyst at CreditSights.com, shared his outlook on the sector.
Stocks snapped a four-day winning streak Tuesday as an inflation report stoked rate fears and GE delivered a weak outlook. Energy stocks rose, while financials stumbled.
Stocks pared their losses Tuesday as the commodities and materials sectors got a boost from rising commodities prices. Stocks got off to a weak start after a report showed wholesale inflation rose more than expected in November.