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Asia’s clean bill of health presents two major opportunities. The first is to re-ignite the drive towards closer economic cooperation that has been stalled since the late 1990s Asian Financial Crisis.
Joy Global posted better-than-expected quarterly results Wednesday and the mining equipment maker also boosted its forecast for 2011, above analysts’ expectations. What does the firm’s earnings mean for the economy going forward? Paul Bodnar, senior equity analyst at Longbow Research shared his insights.
It's clear to me that sufficient tailwinds exist to push equity markets forward to higher levels in 2011. As an investor we think it's important to take advantage of opportunities regardless of the reasonableness of market rises.
This morning, the Empire Manufacturing Survey was far stronger than expected. Europe is weak ahead of the EU meeting tomorrow. And banking results "will be up 10-20% next year," according to Goldman Sachs.
Here's why you should keep a close eye on these six stocks.
U.S. stock index futures remained lower and largely unchanged despite a slightly better-than-expected report on consumer price inflation and better-than-expected news from a regional manufacturing survey.
See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Wednesday's Squawk on the Street.
So if the economy is humming along as well as everybody says and the stock market is poised for double-digit gains in 2011, that must mean that the Fed can start planning its multi-trillion-dollar exit strategy. Right?
Wells Fargo has broken with other big banks by urging US regulators to require mortgage lenders to retain more of the loans they originate, rather than selling them to investors, a practice that helped to fuel the housing bubble, reports the Financial Times.
The stars are aligned for a major asset allocation shift that has investors dumping bonds and giving stocks a second look, as interest rates move higher.
Legendary investor Michael Milken told CNBC Tuesday to expect inflation next year.
Stocks closed off session highs, yet the Dow still hit its highest level since before Lehman Brothers collapsed as Treasury yields soared in the wake of the Federal Reserve's reaffirmation of its decision to buy bonds to stimulate the economy. AT&T and Kraft rose, while JPMorgan fell.
There are 52-inch plasmas, iPhones, and there's protection on your money. And if you we're watching Options Action last Friday, you learned how to buy the last item for nearly nothing.
American International Group has been on an amazing run up over the last few trading sessions, up more than 6.7% today and almost 18% since last Thursday. But options traders think shares of the insurance giant will be headed higher very, VERY soon.
Bank of America Merrill Lynch economist Ethan Harris said there's a "decent chance" the Fed will extend its quantitative easing program, after it finishes the latest round of Treasury purchases.
The recent selloff in the historically stable municipal bond market may have given tax-conscious investors pause, but investment pros say the intrinsic value of munis remains, especially for tax-conscious investors.
Tax-managed mutual funds are designed to limit liabilities by taking tax consequences into account when buying and selling stocks, but many haven't lived up to their billings. Here's some alternatives.
With tax rates likely to remain the same, most investors will want to hold onto their stock-market winners and sell their losers, assuming it makes good investment sense.
Stocks trimmed some gains but remained mostly higher Tuesday after the Federal Reserve reaffirmed its decision to buy bonds to stimulate the economy and left short-term interest rates unchanged. Kraft and Microsoft rose, while JPMorgan fell.
What do you think is worse for a portfolio manager? Sitting on your hands in 2008, watching your portfolio hemorrhage half its value? Or putting yourself 100 percent in cash this year—only to watch everyone else make money?