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Lots of market moving events today: the Apple show, President Obama's State of the Union speech, conclusion of the FOMC meeting, the Geithner hearings. Traders are hopeful the President will focus on the economy and job creation, and tone down the populism. Traders are less optimistic that anything good will come from The Geithner Witch Hunt, as some are calling the hearings...
Stocks eked out a gain Wednesday as the debut of Apple's iPad tablet computer energized tech stocks and financials rebounded amid relief that the Fed's statement offered no surprises.
Stocks today: neither Geithner, nor Steve Jobs, nor Bernanke move the needle much. FOMC Statement: basically the same, but a slight upgrade to economic outlook, and a Hoenig dissent. The Apple iPad...good stuff, but AT&T provider a bummer.
Markets opened lower on Wednesday as investors were disappointed with some earnings outlooks—but edged up after the Fed's lukewarm statement. What should investors expect from stocks going forward? David Kotok, chairman and CIO of Cumberland Advisors and John Burns, founder and CEO of Burns Advisory Group shared their views.
Stocks continued to slide Wednesday after the Fed left the "extended period" language in their statement, referring to how long they will leave interest rates low. Stocks had already been trading lower after some disappointing earnings outlooks.
Option activity is heating up for a second day in Universal Health Services, as investors look for the stock to rally over the next two months.
John Fitzgibbons, partner and head of wealth management at ThinkEquity said he is fairly cautious going into the first half of 2010. So how should investors position their portfolios in this type of market? He shared his best stock and sector plays.
There is no evidence to suggest that big is bad in the financial sector and regulators should not seek to break up the large banks, Bob Diamond, president of Barclays, told CNBC Wednesday.
European markets have closed. Global stocks have been weak this morning on reports that yields have increased on Greek bonds, as well as bonds of Portugal, Spain, and Italy.
We are market trend followers and we’re 100 percent in cash at the moment because the trend has turned negative, said Graham Bibby, CEO and CIO of Richmond Asset Management. He shared his investment strategy.
Robert Prechter, president of Elliot Wave International, reportedly predicted the 1987 stock market meltdown. Now he's warning that we're in a new bear market — and this might be investors' last chance to get out while the Dow is in quadruple digits. Prechter explained his thinking to CNBC.
Stocks had a weak open Wednesday as investors were disappointed with some earnings outlooks and waited for the Federal Reserve's statement this afternoon. Stocks slipped further into the red after a report showed new home sales unexpectedly unexpectedly fell last month and as the House hearing on AIG began.
Stock index futures pointed to a lower open for Wall Street Wednesday, with investors looking for news both from companies reporting earnings and from economic leaders gathered for the World Economic Forum in Davos.
After correctly calling the stock market rebound after the lows of March 2009, Michael Browne, portfolio manager from Sofaer Global Research, is changing his bullish stance and selling stocks.
Withdrawing economic stimuli and tightening monetary policy are difficult choices, but asset bubbles are cropping up, Nouriel Roubini told CNBC in Davos.
Stocks erased their gains just in time for the closing bell Tuesday as news that the Senate has scheduled a hearing on President Obama's bank proposal for next week rattled the market.
2010 should be the year to reform retirement in Washington, said Robert Reynolds, CEO and president of Putnam Investments. He shared his insights with investors.
Rising inventories and China’s clampdown on credit—could conditions be turning bearish for the short-term in the oil markets? Tom Petrie, vice chairman at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, shared his views.
Stocks have been drifting lower since 2pm ET, but have taken a second leg down since 3:30pm. Here's why...
The easy money was made last year, so for big returns, you may need to look "overseas," said Gary Anderson, co-portfolio manager of Scout International Fund. He shared his stock picks with investors.