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U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open Monday, despite news out of Moscow that suicide bomber blasts have killed at least 37 people in that city's subway system.
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Stocks rose for a fourth straight week, ending with a rocky session on Friday as news of help for Greece got the market off to a positive start but the sinking of a South Korean naval ship rattled the market.
Stocks struggled on Friday after being higher this morning on a solid consumer-sentiment data and a deal on aid for Greece. How should investors prepare their portfolios for next week? David Stepherson, senior portfolio manager at Hardesty Capital Management and Robert Pavlik, chief market strategist at Banyan Partners shared their best plays.
AT&T joins Deere and Caterpillar in taking a charge (in this case, $1 billion) due to the health care reform bill. You will be hearing this from many companies. In this case, there is a charge to earnings this quarter for companies that get a 28 percent subsidy from the feds for prescription drug coverage for their Medicare retirees. That subsidy is being reduced.
Markets wavered on Friday after a better-than-expected reading on consumer sentiment. How should investors position their portfolios going forward? Bob Auer, portfolio manager at Auer Growth Fund, Jerry Castellini, president and CIO of CastleArk Management, and Mark Freeman, portfolio manager at WHG Funds, discussed their insights.
Forget Greece or Treasury rates — the biggest frustration for traders remains the lack of volatility, which has led to woefully low volumes for the past month. Don’t let yesterday’s little blip up fool you, the action has been lousy recently. Why does this matter?
Greece's debt deal could help the struggling euro zone country avoid a "refinancing crisis," but Greece still needs to cut its budget deficit to resolve its long-term problems, economist Nouriel Roubini told CNBC Friday.
Debate on the scope and risks of the US health care plan still rages even as Pres. Obama unveiled a $14 billion plan to help homeowners. And the impact of a Greek bailout on the Eurozone economies is still a question. Jim Rogers, chairman of Rogers holdings, offered CNBC more insights into American and global markets.
The debate over whether buy-and-hold investing makes sense in such an unpredictable market has made its way the mutual fund arena.
Stocks pushed higher Friday after a slightly better-than-expected reading on consumer sentiment. Stocks had gotten off to a higher start after the EU and IMF reached a deal to provide a safety net for Greece.
Oracle reported a profit that topped Street expectations and Apple shares hit a new record high. What is driving tech at this stage and does it have more room to run? Roger Kay, president and founder of Endpoint Technologies, and Rob Sanderson, director of research at ABR Investment Strategy, shared their sector outlooks.
European banks trading higher as a deal to help Greece has crystallized: coordinate bilateral news from euro countries, with the partial help of the IMF. Regardless: traders (who don't normally talk politics) are passing around articles about elections in Germany, France and Italy...
One way for investors to freshen up their portfolios this spring may be with small cap stocks, said Eric Cinnamond, vice president and portfolio manager at Intrepid Capital Funds.
U.S. stock index futures were higher ahead of the open Friday after a safety net for Greece's debt problems was hammered out between European Union leaders and the IMF and ECB president Jean-Claude Trichet said he found the plan "workable".
The euro is set to remain weak against the dollar as the currency wipes out nearly all the gains it built during 2009, Royce Tostrams, technical analyst from Tostrams Groep told CNBC Friday.
Market focus has spun back to Greece and EU politics, and developments there could be a driver for U.S. markets Friday.
The S&P 500 and Nasdaq ended slightly lower Thursday after comments from ECB President Trichet gave the dollar a boost. Financials advanced, while energy and materials stocks declined.