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Any number of headlines Wednesday could knock stocks out of their side ways trading pattern, but the Treasury market is the one to watch as the Fed winds down its two-day meeting.
Investors have a new variable that could potentially impact investment outcomes -- the flu. Your portfolio strategy will be impacted depending on how serious the spread of swine flu is and how dramatic the resulting panic turns out to be.
Stock action in the last week of the month supports bull position. Remember the bull position: that the great decline in stock prices, combined with government support, along with economic news that will prove to be "less bad" as the months go on, is providing a floor under the stock market.
Two top financial advisors offer an idea a piece about where to put your money.
The swine flu epidemic remains a wild card, as no one is quite certain how far the epidemic will spread.
It may be the safe-haven choice of the financial crisis, but experts tell CNBC that cash will underperform over the next 10 years.
Concerns over the recent swine flu pandemic continued to drag on global stocks Tuesday. Experts tell CNBC to buy into the dips, and look for opportunities in Asia and commodities.
"Wall Street continues to be in a position where they're feeling out this administration and don't quite trust him yet," one investor says.
Most traders lose money because they lose objectivity in their trades. They anchor to prices, try to be right rather than make money, trade for revenge or over trade because they're afraid to miss out.
Stocks show only modest weakness, despite concerns over swine flu. Airlines, hotels, cruise ships and some food processors are down, but the overall market is only fractionally to the downside.
By following a few simple steps, you can put yourself back in the driver's seat of managing your money.
Great. As if the bank stress test wasn't confusing enough, as if the auto restructuring wasn't enough uncertainty, now we have half of the trading community frantically Googling "Tamiflu" this morning. The concern is that swine flu this could create another slowdown in global travel just as we are trying to figure out a bottom. Commodities, airlines, and hotels are weak this morning.
While western stock indexes struggle to rally in an overall bear market, their emerging counterparts are set to enjoy the real thing, Robin Griffiths, technical strategist at Cazenove Capital, told CNBC.
Global stocks were down Monday, after enjoying 7 weeks of gains, as concerns of the outbreak of swine flu spooked investors. But experts tell CNBC that stocks are still a good long-term bet.
Global stocks fell Monday after 7 weeks of gains as concerns intensified the spread of swine flu, which has killed more than 100 people in Mexico, would hit the global economy. Experts tell CNBC how to position themselves during the epidemic.
The stress tests designed by the Federal Reserve and Treasury Department were made to assess a basic financial solvency measure -- the ability of these firms to weather a difficult economic storm. How will banks survive a potential greater downturn in the U.S. economy?
"Stocks are cheap," says one pro. "There's opportunities out there where you can make some big scores." Finding those opportunities, though, requires some deft strategy.
As mentioned earlier this week, a number of companies this week have signaled some stabilization in conditions, with some even hinting of a bottom.
Futures are off their highs and are set for a fairly flat open this morning. While futures strengthened following an encouraging report out of Ford early this morning, a round of cautious earnings guidance from other industrial companies dampened investors’ enthusiasm.
Investors expecting the recent recessionary gloom to lessen as the year progresses could look to the technology sector to make the most of any market buoyancy, experts told CNBC. One analyst went as far to say that the sector could even lead a widespread recovery.