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Stocks added to gains after several companies posted positive earnings results and as investors shrugged off concerns about the effect of the foreclosure crisis on banks and a rise in Chinese interest rates. Boeing and DuPont rose, while Bank of America fell.
"The last ten years have conditioned people to think short term as opposed to long term," Bill Miller said. "Now, stocks are cheap and people should buy good, quality companies at reasonable prices, put them away and ignore the fluctuations of the markets."
Here's why you should keep a close eye on these six stocks.
Morgan Stanley is out this morning with somewhat tepid earnings results of five cents per share. Morgan felt the pain of a slowdown in sales and trading and losses from a failed casino investment, but nonetheless, generated net revenues of $6.8 billion.
Stock index futures pointed to a slightly higher open for Wall Street ahead of yet another batch of earnings, but concerns over the global economic recovery persisted after China unexpectedly raised interest rates to curb economic growth.
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The S&P 500 is set to decline over the next two weeks and could fall below 1,109 points, Carol Harmer, director of Charmer Charts, told CNBC Wednesday.
The problems banks have with mortgages will take a long time to be solved and bank stocks are not attractive despite the recent drop in price following fears over problems with foreclosures, famous investor Jim Rogers told CNBC Wednesday.
Bank of America may be trying to bring down the curtain on the foreclosure furor, but there were numerous indications Tuesday that the problems would not move off-stage so quickly.
The value of Indonesia's contemporary art market has tumbled 50 percent since the global financial crisis. Experts are now recommending that investors look for bargains in what some has described as Southeast Asia's "best" and "most-neglected" art market.
One day does not a market make, but stocks may have hit a temporary rough patch.
InterContinental CEO Andrew Cosslett answers five questions posed to him by CNBC on his career, his investments and the lessons learnt from the Asian financial crisis.
Stocks plunged Tuesday on a report that a consortium that includes the New York Fed wants to force Bank of America to buy back $47 billion of mortgage bonds. BofA and Alcoa fell, while Coca-Cola rose.
If a second round of asset purchases by the Fed — known as quantitative easing — comes to pass, U.S. stocks may ignite. Financials, the leaders in the rally from the March 2009 low, have fallen out of favor in 2010. But there are cheap stocks in the sector. ...A report from TheStreet.
Choosing flash over substance led Bill Gross, founder and co-CIO of bond company PIMCO, to say “pass” on two of the best investments in US history, and give a thumb's-up to a big flop.
Stocks continued to plunge Tuesday on a report that a consortium that includes the New York Fed wants to force Bank of America to buy back $47 billion of mortgage bonds. BofA and Alcoa fell, while Coca-Cola rose.
The second half of 2010 has proven something about Wall Street: Stocks not only don't need good news to rally, they don't need many real investors, either.
Stocks off the lows, but dollar strength is a significant headwind for stocks today. Industrials, energy, commodities selling off on the back of China's rate raise.
It's been 23 years since the infamous stock market crash of October 19, 1987, which became known as "Black Monday." What began in Hong Kong, and spread to other parts of the world, including the United States, caused the Dow to drop 508 points, or nearly 23 percent.