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Stocks slipped Monday as worries about a record $200 billion in Treasury auctions this week and lowered outlooks from Honeywell and Aetna cast a shadow over the market. In the meantime, new-home sales rose 11 percent to an annual rate of 384,000 in June, well above the 360,000 economists had expected. Read and listen to what the pros had to say...
We are seeing probably the worst quarter that we are going to see from Honeywell, said Howard Rubel, aerospace and defense analyst from Jeffries & Co.
June new home sales were a pleasant surprise--and traders sold right into it. This is the first time in a while we have seen selling in the face of good news; no one is quite sure if this is an aberration or the start of a trend.
The stock rally turned tepid Monday as earnings news receded and traders lost their initial enthusiasm from strong new-home sales. Art Cashin, director of floor operation at UBS Financial Services, offered CNBC his stock-market insights — and projections through the autumn.
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Stocks got a quick pop Monday after a sharp jump in new home sales, but quickly resumed their decline as lowered outlooks from Honeywell and Aetna cast a shadow over the market.
While the public is continuing to obsess over the generally better than expected earnings and the two-week, 100 point rise in the S&P 500 (11 percent), stock traders are nervously eyeing the $200 billion in new Treasury debt that is coming this week.
All the ingredients are on hand for the market to mix together a perfect bull run and stocks could rise another 15 percent this year and possibly 25 percent next year, Roger Nightingale, strategist at Pointon York, told CNBC.
Shares of Acadia Pharmaceuticals skyrocketed along with heavy options activity at the end of last week.
Stock index futures edged higher ahead of the open Monday as investors look to see if the summer rally will keep pushing the major indexes higher.
The Nikkei 225 could rally to 22,000 points over the next 3 years as a 20-year downtrend in the Japanese index gives way to a strong bull run, Robin Griffiths, technical strategist at Cazenove Capital, told CNBC.
Markets are in the "mother of all fallies," Kirby Daley, senior strategist at the Newedge Group, told CNBC Monday, explaining that the term "fallies" was established for short-term rallies based on fallacies.
Corporate earnings will serve as a tailwind for the stock market in the week ahead, but gains could be constrained after an 11 percent run in just two weeks.
The financial crisis may have left investment banking bruised and embarrassed, but analysts say an industry comeback is on the way, even if it means competing in a dramatically different marketplace.
The latest batch of earnings took a toll on the market Friday but the Dow still pulled off a gain in the final half hour of trading, capping its best two-week performance since 2000. Microsoft shares fell more than 8%.
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The Dow broke 9,000 yesterday — and has hovered at that level Friday. What's next for stock markets? Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS Financial Services, offered CNBC his insights.