Global stocks hit a 14-month high on Thursday as news that Bank of America would repay $45 billion in TARP funds injected optimism into the financial sector. Gold also hit another new high above $1,125 an ounce as investors chased equities, commodities and other risky assets.
Goldman Sachs downgraded European banks to "neutral" from "overweight" in its outlook for next year, following a strong performance in the sector, but it continues to favor large global retail banks, Reuters reported Thursday.
The fundamental outlook on gold remains gloomy, said Roman Scott, manager director of Calamander Capital, warning that we're in a bubble that "could pop".
On Thursday, Fed Chief Ben Bernanke will be testifying before Congress as part of the confirmation process for his second term. GE and Comcast are also expected to announce their deal over NBCU.
Regional banks traded mostly higher on Wednesday after Credit Suisse upgraded the group to "overweight." So should investors start looking into banks again? David Ellison, CIO of FBR Equity Funds, shared his views and his favorite bank stocks.
The Dow ended slightly lower Wednesday as oil prices fell and investors worried about bank profits. Amazon buoyed the Nasdaq.
Traders will have their eyes on the nation’s retailers tomorrow as they report their November same-store sales numbers. Although a strong back-to-school season and an early flurry of cold weather helped boost retailers’ sales in September and October, November has been another story despite the very easy comparisons to last year’s figures.
Can investors trust the stock rally and what should they be watching for in the economy? Peter Costa, president of Empire Executions and CNBC market analyst, and Jonathan Corpina, senior managing partner at Meridian Equity Partners, shared their insights.
Markets vacillated Wednesday, after two employment reports showed improvement—but not as much as expected. Where should investors be looking? David Kotok, CIO of Cumberland Advisors, and Dave Shepherd, financial planner at Retirement Financial Services, shared their views.
Stocks were mixed Wednesday, with the Dow and S&P retreating, after the S&P broke through a key level. Amazon gave the Nasdaq a boost.
Gold prices hit record highs above $1,200 an ounce, with funds lengthening positions due to expectations of more dollar weakness and more central bank buying. How should investors be positioned? Lou Grasso, gold trader at Millennium Futures, and Peter Schiff, president of Euro Pacific Capital, shared their outlooks.
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Stocks turned mixed in late-morning trading Wednesday, with the Dow retreating, after the S&P broke through a key level.
Stocks turned mixed on Wednesday, with the Dow retreating, after the S&P broke through a key level. Barbara Marcin, portfolio manager at Gabelli Blue Chip Value Fund, shared her investment strategies.
The U.S. Senate is in the midst of debating a landmark plan to overhaul the health care system. Bruce Berkowitz, president of Fairholme Capital Management, says he's been increasing his exposure to the sector as a result.
Commodities are a mixed bag today, with the energy complex falling fractionally in early trading while metals post modest gains.
The market struggled to find direction ahead of trading Wednesday, with stock index futures little changed.
Applied Materials is seeing upside options activity after a strong sector report and ahead of two industry conferences, including one that opens today.
Stocks face a potential "melt down" because of the concerns raised by Dubai World's debt problems, but stocks could also "melt up" if the issue is resolved, Marshall Gittler, international chief strategist at Deutsche Bank Private Wealth Management, told CNBC.
Global stocks were mostly positive on Wednesday, with gold hitting another new record above $1,216 an ounce, as investors' anxiety over Dubai's debt problems took a backseat and they focused on upcoming U.S. employment data and the European Central Bank's meeting.