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Global stocks began the week in the green Monday, with gold prices hitting a new record high above $1,167 an ounce. Experts told CNBC risk aversion is coming back despite the rise in shares.
In U.S. President Barack Obama's speech to Asia-Pacific leaders at the APEC Summit in Singapore over the weekend, he highlighted the importance of a strong China economy in the context of global growth.
Investors will take in a heavy helping of economic reports in the shortened holiday week, but the main course remains the dollar.
Stocks finished lower Friday, despite a last-ditch attempt to rally, as technology shares took yet another hit — this time it was weak earnings from PC maker Dell. Still , for the week, the Dow gained about 50 points.
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Stocks declined Friday as technology shares took yet another hit — this time it was weak earnings from PC maker Dell. Merck was among the few gainers today as investors moved into classically safe bets like health care, consumer staples and utilities.
Dell reported earnings results that were worse than last year and also fell short of Wall Street expectations, punishing the company's shares. Brian Marshall, senior analyst at Broadpoint AmTech shared his analysis and insight on the firm.
Terrence Dolan, CEO of Benjamin & Jerold Brokerage and Peter Andersen, portfolio manager at Congress Asset Management told investors how to prepare their portfolios for the week ahead.
Strength in fixed income markets is going to continue to drive equities higher, said Ryan Caldwell, portfolio manager at Ivy Asset Strategy Fund. He shared his portfolio strategies and stock picks with investors.
Stocks opened lower Friday as technology shares took yet another hit — this time it was weak earnings from PC maker Dell.
Markets opened lower Friday as technology shares took yet another hit. Where should investors be looking to put their money? Jeffrey Kleintop, chief market strategist at LPL Financial and David Fleisher, president of Firstrust Financial Resources shared their sector outlooks.
The story of the week is the dollar's stabilization and the consequent stall in the stock market. European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet said the ECB will gradually withdraw emergency cash.
Stocks are being held hostage by the dollar and the S&P 500 is in a "struggling trend" that could push the index lower or lead to "horizontal" gains, Bill McLaren, independent trader, told CNBC.
Stock index futures were slightly lower ahead of trading Friday, with technology shares pressured by a weak earnings report from PC maker Dell.
Friday's markets have no economic indicators to consider, but Dell's disappointing after the bell earnings could spill into tech stocks.
Stocks tumbled Thursday after an analyst downgrade on the chip sector and gains in the dollar. Intel, Alcoa and GE were the Dow's biggest losers.
Stocks fell sharply Thursday as a jobless-claims report did little to assuage economic worries and investors pushed the dollar higher.
Stocks fell on Thursday as a stronger dollar weighed on the market. Ronald Weiner, CEO of RDM Financial Group, and Sarat Sethi, portfolio manager at Douglas C. Lane & Associates, offered their stock and sector picks and pans.