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Stocks pared gains in the final hour of trading Monday, but remained significantly higher, buoyed by AT&T's $39 billion planned purchase of Deutsche Telecom's T-Mobile USA and buying opportunities in oversold stocks. Boeing and GE led gainers, while Pfizer fell.
We should start calling this, “China Stocks Today.” The events surrounding Chinese stocks, mostly reverse mergers, are moving so quickly it’s hard to keep track of them.
Much is made about "risk on, risk off" trades, but you can understand the outperformance of U.S. vs. international stocks, and the outperformance of precious metals and energy, as all aspects of the fear trade, which comes in different "flavors."
The VIX, considered a measure of market fear, rose last week as news about radiation leaks from Japan's damaged nuclear reactors looked increasingly dire. But the stock market has now assumed the worst case will be averted and stocks vaulted higher, sinking the VIX. The VIX was at 20.56 in mid afternoon.
Under the radar tech plays that could turn into solid opportunities for investors, with Darrin Peller, Barclay's analyst.
Whenever anybody raised red flags over China MediaExpress, as has happened quite a bit in recent months, the flip-side from the bulls was always that the company’s biggest investor was none other than Starr Investments, a unit of Maurice “Hank” Greenberg’s privately held C.V. Starr & Co. Greenberg, Starr's CEO, is better known as the former CEO of American International Group.
Mad Money host Jim Cramer provides his view on the day's market activity and where things might be headed.
Birinyi just put out a great, two-page report that contains ZERO analysis. It notes that there are only 12 companies in the S&P 100 that break out revenue from Japan—and of those who have the greatest exposure, four out of five are trading UP since the crisis began.
As oil prices surge above $102 a barrel after UN forces strike Muammar Gaddafi forces on Monday, the airline "industry is much more smart and disciplined to deal with this rising cost of energy," David Barger, CEO of JetBlue Airways, told CNBC on Monday.
The volatility index spiked over 30 percent in the past month and pros including Russell Napier, market strategist at CLSA, and Kim Caughey, VP and assistant portfolio manager at Fort Pitt Capital Group, expect the swings to continue.
While several large banks recently announced dividend hikes, Channing Smith, vice president and co-manager of Capital Advisors, explained why companies in the tech sector are the next likely to boost dividends.
Markets are "overreacting" to the geopolitical events around the world, including the political unrest in North Africa and the Middle East, and troubles in Japan, said Willem Buiter, chief economist at Citi.
Stocks gained despite continuing global tensions as M&A activity heated up and as Warren Buffet said Japanese stocks represented a good buying opportunity. Microsoft and Boeing led gainers.
Saudi Arabia's plan to shell out some $90 billion as part of a state-backed economic aid package continued to buoy regional markets Monday, but it is too early to tell how much the spending package will do to assuage sectarian tensions in the country, market analysts told CNBC.
Citi's 1-for-10 reverse stock split doesn't change any fundamentals, but it is good news for institutional investors, as a price in the $40s will definitely make the stock more attractive for them and certain other longer-term holders of the stock. But it is definitely a negative for the trading community.
Also: Citi stock split, AT&T's T-Mobile deal, and news from AIG and Schwab.
U.S. stock index futures gained ahead of the market's opening Monday in the wake of stronger markets overseas, and buoyed in part by AT&T's plan to buy T-Mobile US from Deutsche Telekom to create the largest mobile provider in the United States. US stock index futures pointed to gains for Wall Street Monday, with sentiment helped after AT&T agreed to buy T-Mobile US from Deutsche Telekom, creating the largest mobile provider in the United States.
See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Monday's Squawk on the Street.
In the wake of Japan’s cascading disasters, signs of economic loss can be found in many corners of the globe, from Sendai, on the battered Japanese coast, to Paris to Marion, Ark., reports the New York Times.
The US does not face an imminent fiscal crisis in the short term, but things look very different over the long term according to Ian Shepherdson, the US economist at High Frequency Economics.