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The last week of 2008 began in the green for commodities as oil and gold prices surged following a flare up in violence in the Middle East.
Israel/Hamas, Pakistan/India driving oil and commodities up; Kuwait nixing Dow Chem deal hits Rohm & Haas shares; but Santa Claus rally seems to be holding.
There are good buying opportunities in the equity markets right now, Daniel Stillhart, technical analyst at LB Swiss, told CNBC Monday.
As we end a rather nasty 2008 and head into a new year that doesn't hold much optimism, Jared Levy, senior market specialist at Financial Markets Education sees investment potential in education, infrastructure and energy.
Even if retirement is the last thing on your mind, there are important steps you can take in the new year to ensure you're planning right.
In keeping with Warren Buffett's long-term way of looking at things, we bring back WBW's timeless and time-tested predictions to mark the coming new year.
Some traders are still holding out hope that a Santa rally will sweep stocks higher in the final week of the year, though there is no expectation that volume will improve until January. They also caution that a new round of hedge fund redemptions could pound the markets early in the year, dampening any January buying.
Retirement expert Bill Losey gives you a checklist for the new year.
Friday's market promises more of the quiet drift that characterized Wednesdays' shortened session.
The direct effects are limited, but indirect effects could be large. In speaking with hedge fund investors and advisors over the past week, Madoff's investors appear to be overwhelmingly high net worth individuals in Europe and the U.S.
With all those financial mergers, it's time for those companies who merged to come out of the S&P 500, and new companies to come in.
Stocks are trapped in the pre-holiday doldrums and will face some tough economic data ahead of Wednesday's shortened Christmas eve session.
I know we're all fed up with this year, but there are five more trading days left, and we have been drifting lower. In fact, the Dow has been down five days in a row.
Industrial REIT ProLogis up 12 percent, said it was selling its China operations and a 20 percent interest in its Japan property funds to GIC real estate for $1.3 billion. They will use the proceeds to reduce debt. Like many REITs, ProLogis has been looking to reduced leverage, including buying back debt.
A week ago, we asked for your thoughts on Faith, Doubt, and Warren Buffett at the end of a difficult year for Buffett followers. Are you losing faith in Warren Buffett? The answer is a resounding 'no!' Read the emails that came in from around the world.
December has failed to produce a significant rally for stocks, but the fact that they have held current levels bodes well for the New Year, Sandy Jadeja, technical analyst from ODL Securities, told CNBC.
Squawk Outside the Box takes a look back on a tumultuous year for the financial markets.
It sure feels like a holiday on Wall Street but without the merry making. Monday's wishy washy market ended lower and traders said they expect more of the same low volume trading Tuesday.
Drifting lower on light volume: is this what the first quarter of 2009 will look like? Stocks moved lower today, with declines accelerating midday, but a rebound in the last half hour limited the losses.
You see what's happening today? Drifting lower, on no volume, with no one particularly caring? The worry is that this could like a lot like the first part of next year, when days of heavy volume (thanks to post-Madoff redemptions) are punctuated by days where little buying and selling occurs.