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Shares of MF Global climbed to a 52-week high Wednesday, a day after the brokerage named former New Jersey Governor Jon S. Corzine as its new chairman and CEO.
European stocks weakened as Fitch downgraded Portugal's credit rating to AA- from AA, with a negative outlook. Predictably, this caused another drop in the euro, which is now at the lowest level against the dollar since May of last year.
Google shut its mainland Chinese-language portal on Monday and began rerouting searches to a Hong Kong site, over two months after it said it would not accept the self-censorship demanded by China's government. Mark Mahaney, Internet research director at Citigroup Investment Research, shared his insights on the search engine giant.
Stocks remained lower Wednesday after a disappointing new-home sales report, but didn't add much to its losses. Stocks started the day lower after Portugal's credit rating was downgraded, accelerating jitters about European debt problems.
So far, the government has spent $126 billion bailing out mortgage lenders Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. What should the future of such government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) be? Chris Gamaitoni of Compass Point Trading and Research, and Armando Falcon of Falcon Capital Advisors, shared their insights.
U.S. stock index futures drifted ahead of the open Wednesday, taking a pause after the major indexes secured strong gains at the close Tuesday, on the back of better-than-expected existing-home sales data.
The U.S. dollar has been on a tear versus the euro in recent months (touching 10-month highs against the single currency on Wednesday), leading some to think that greenback weakness is a thing of the past. And when one looks at the current state of affairs in Europe (with the troubles in Greece and Portugal and Spain on deck for financial drama,) it's easy to understand this perspective. But there is more to the dollar than meets the eye.
When it comes to your portfolio, it's all about timing, said Sani Hamid director of wealth management economy and market strategy at Financial Alliance. With equities slowly approaching the overweight mark, you have to look for the signs on when to get out, he added.
The market has rallied despite a chorus of naysayers who think the 70 percent bounce off the March 2009 low is overdone.
Stocks ended sharply higher Tuesday after a late rally as investors cheered a better-than-expected existing-home sales report. The Dow gained over 100 points, led by Kraft and Pfizer. Health insurers gave back some of its gains after the prior session's rally.
Existing home sales, while in-line with expectations at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.02 million units, are still disappointing.
KB Homes posted a bigger-than-expected quarterly loss on Tuesday as prices and demand for its houses sagged. How should you invest in the homebuilding sector? Eric Landry, analyst at Morningstar discussed his strategies.
Stocks pushed higher Tuesday after a $44 billion two-year note auction and a better-than-expected existing-home sales report. Health care gave back some of its gains after the prior session's rally.
Stocks advanced Tuesday after a report showed existing-home sales fell less than expected last month but health care gave back some of its gains after the prior session's rally.
We’re looking for stocks that have earnings and revenues up 25 percent year-over-year that we can buy cheap below 12 times earnings, said Bob Auer, portfolio manager at Auer Growth Fund. He shared his best plays.
The Dow rose on Tuesday, continuing a winning streak in the last nine out of 10 trading days. How should investors be positioned and where are the best sectors to invest? Bob Doll, vice chairman and chief equity strategist at BlackRock shared his insights.
How do you shrink the deficit now that Medicare and Medicaid are "off the table for deficit reduction?" By taking on benefits in the second biggest entitlement: Social Security. Or at least that's what the New York Times is suggesting in a front page story which is being widely passed around on trading desks.
After weeks of positioning for Sherwin-Williams to move lower, sentiment swung sharply to the positive side yesterday (Monday), as traders positioned for the paint maker to break out toward the $70 area.
I nvestors wanting to take part in the market's upside but also looking to protect against the downside risks should focus on three areas , Sani Hamid, director of wealth management at Financial Alliance, told CNBC.