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Stocks at their highest level in 6 trading sessions....what's up? It's simple: the economic data continues to improve.
New U.S. claims for jobless aid fell to a 10-month low last week. What does this herald for stock markets? Art Cashin, director of floor operations for UBS Financial Services, offered CNBC his insights. Also: Cashin's take on hyperinflation and Treasurys.
Stocks opened higher Thursday as a strong reading on productivity and an easing in jobless claims helped cheer investors during a choppy week of trading.
Cisco posted a stronger-than-expected profit for its fiscal first quarter and said business was recovering as customers are buying more network equipment again, after cutting back for the past year. Simon Leopold, telecom equipment analyst at Morgan Keegan, shared his analysis of the company.
The Fed expressed confidence that a recovery is building—but said it will keep borrowing costs near zero for "an extended period." Is this good news for investors and the markets? Robert Doll, vice chairman and global CIO of equities at BlackRock, shared his insights.
October retail sales generally positive, not as robust as last month, but we don't have the back to school stimulus that we had last month.
CareFusion reports earnings this morning before the market opens, and one big investor has positioned for a rally.
The major averages are coming off their second consecutive mixed sessions, with a late selloff Wednesday wiping out what had been strong gains.
Cisco could put a glow into tech stocks Thursday, but traders say the stock market could again be choppy.
Stocks ended mixed Wednesday as a post-Fed rally fizzled. Stocks had opened higher as investors cheered some encouraging readings on the economy, then swung in about a 50 point range after the Fed's statement, before finishing narrowly mixed.
Gold prices hit another high on Wednesday, briefly touching $1,100 an ounce. Can anything stop the bull run? Patrick Chidley, senior mining analyst at Barnard Jacobs Mellet, and Jonathan Kleisner, principle and managing director of investment strategies at REX Capital Group, shared their views.
A Federal funds rate near zero, monetary easing and government purchases of long-term debt have given rise to a carry trade of the U.S. dollar. Here's why investors should watch this trend — and how they can play it.
Warren Buffett agreed to buy one of America’s largest railroad companies in a deal valued at $44 billion. So what does Buffett’s move say about investing in America right now? David Pearl, co-CIO of Epoch Investment Partners, shared his insights.
Markets opened higher on Wednesday, helped by a positive jobs data. Where should investors be looking right now? Bernard Lirola, fund manager of the Needham Aggressive Growth Fund, shared his favorite stock picks.
Kraft’s third quarter profits beat Wall Street expectations, but the company posted weaker-than-expected revenue and cut its full-year sales forecast on Tuesday. Timothy Ramey, vice president and senior research analyst at D.A. Davidson & Co. shared his analysis on the firm’s earnings.
Stocks rallied Wednesday after the Fed's statement. The market had been higher before the statement as investors cheered some encouraging readings on the economy, then swung a little right after the statement before barreling higher.
Markets rose on Wednesday despite a weaker-than-expected reading on the services sector. Is the economy in the middle of a recovery and if so, how can investors play it? Bill Spiropoulos, CEO of CoreStates Capital Advisors and John Merrill, founder and CIO of Tanglewood Wealth Management shared their insights.
Retailers report tomorrow and an upside surprise possible. We will get the bulk of October retail same store sales tomorrow, and likely some updated fourth quarter guidance from a handful of retailers.
As the Fed concludes its two-day meeting, most on Wall Street expect interest rates to remain low for the immediate future. But will that cause asset bubbles in stocks, real estate and currency markets? Beth Ann Bovino, senior economist at Standard & Poor’s, shared her outlook.
Stocks jumped Wednesday as investors shrugged off a weaker-than-expected reading on the services sector and cheered an improvement on the jobs front.