As the Fed meets and earnings news rains down, the big question in the week ahead is whether the S&P 500 can manage a break out.» Read More
A look ahead of the markets and analysis on where the economy is headed, with Barry Knapp, Barclays head of U.S. portfolio strategy.
The twin shocks of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan and the rise in oil prices will not greatly alter growth prospects for 2011 and 2012, according to Willem Buiter, chief economist at Citigroup.
Investors should prepare for volatile stock markets and buy on the dips according to Jim McCaughan, the CEO of Principal Global Investors, which manages $234 billion.
Unilever is set to become the first European multinational to launch an offshore renminbi-denominated “dim sum” bond when it raises Rmb300 million ($46 million) from institutional investors in Hong Kong on Monday, bankers say, reports the Financial Times.
“Not only is there no solution in hand, but there is no inkling that any idea on the table at this summit could plausibly avert a default on substantial portions of euro land’s sovereign debt,” one economist wrote.
The bulls were in charge last week, taking advantage of a big drop in volatility to stealthily sprint ahead. Stocks will try to keep the momentum going Monday, despite geopolitical risk and more potentially horrid housing data.
See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Monday's Squawk on the Street.
Barring new shocks, investors will turn their attention to U.S. economic data in the coming week, including the important March jobs report on Friday.
Stocks snapped a two-week losing streak to post gains after several days of quiet trading in which stocks steadily rose higher despite despite unrest in the Middle East and Libya, debt troubles in Europe, a continuing nuclear disaster in Japan and mixed economic news in the U.S. IBM and Chevron gained, while HP fell.
Stocks pared gains in the final hour of trading another session of quiet trading despite unrest in the Middle East and Libya, debt troubles in Europe, and mixed economic news in the U.S. Chevron and IBM gained, while HP fell.
Midday, morning gains in Materials and Energy stocks continue to hold up, but the other market leader — techs — are definitely showing signs of weakness.
Buybacks are expected to make up two-thirds of payouts in 2011 and their significance should not be overshadowed by dividend payouts, according to analysis done by Goldman Sachs. ...A report from TheStreet.
The midday market movers that might not yet be on your radar.
A look at some unusual movements in the market with Rebecca Patterson of J.P. Morgan Private Bank
A look at today's midday market movers, with Dan Niles, Alpha One Capital and the Fast Money traders.
Finding opportunity in a low-rate environment, with Brian Watson, Steelpath director of research.
Stocks gained amid mixed economic news, and as investors focused on a handful of strong earnings reports. IBM and DuPont rose, while HP fell.
When CIT Group declared bankruptcy in 2009, it became the only company that accepted a bailout, but failed to return the government’s money. Taxpayers were on the hook for $2.33 billion, creating further need for government policing.
That's what I'm seeing. Look at the performance of some of the large financials this week, vs. large commodity and industrial stocks.
Here's why you should keep a close eye on these six stocks.