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Burned in the past decade by the dot-com bubble, Enron-style corporate governance, the housing bubble, the credit crunch and the Great Recession, retail investors have their money in places with little or no return but virtually no chance of a loss.
While investment strategists generally expect US equities to close out 2010 in negative territory, most also say the market between now and December 31 remains too unpredictable to forecast with any confidence.
Stocks rose across all sectors Monday as investors continued to fuel a modest August rally. Financials were among the weakest performers, and Hewlett Packard shares suffered from the sudden exit of CEO Mark Hurd. Cisco, McDonald's lead the Dow.
Hewlett-Packard shares plunged on Monday following CEO Mark Hurd’s resignation last week after an investigation found that he had falsified expense reports to conceal a relationship with a female contractor. Robert Doll, vice chairman and chief equity strategist at BlackRock discussed his insights.
Hewlett-Packard's former CEO Mark Hurd is walking away with severance and other grants worth an estimated $34.5 million—a number that could rise to more than $40 million, according to compensation experts.
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Stocks opened higher on Monday as investors looked past weakness in the US jobs picture and kept a mild August rally in gear. Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS Financial Services shared his market outlook.
Protect yourself from scandals and extenuating circumstances like those that ruined every (HPQ) holder's summer weekend. CEO's should never become bigger than the institutions they lead and we are seeing again why.
To accomplish robust growth and lower unemployment to pre-recession levels, President Obama must temper his impulse to tax and regulate, and stop appeasing China and Wall Street.
TriQuint Semiconductor has been steadily boosting its guidance all year, and now the bulls are looking for a stab to the upside.
Here's what analysts and others say they're watching before the bell Monday.
Unprecedented actions by central banks and governments across the world have averted a melt-down in the global economy but commentators say we are not out of the woods yet.
The mid-summer rally is over and stocks will begin a downward leg before bottoming in October, as the world economy is in what looks like a Great Depression, Robin Griffiths, a technical strategist at Cazenove Capital, told CNBC Monday.
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A weak jobs picture is raising expectations that the Fed may take new measures to cure the economy's ills.
The practices that consumers have adopted in response to the economic crisis ultimately could...make them happier. New studies of consumption and happiness show, for instance, that people are happier when they spend money on experiences instead of material objects, when they relish what they plan to buy long before they buy it, and when they stop trying to outdo the Joneses.
Stocks slipped Friday, but ended off their earlier lows, amid disappointment in the July jobs report. Still, stocks managed to finish solidly higher for the week.
"The market is telling you that we are going to have a slow growth" for a long time, Jeff Kronthal, Co-CIO of KLS Diversified told CNBC. But not everyone agrees the outlook is bleak: "there's something good going on and its on the income statement side," Jerome Castellini, President of CastleArk Management said.
Earnings season is over, the jobs market has shown virtually no signs of improvement, and investors continue flocking to safety. So what, if anything, is there to make stocks go higher?