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S&P futures were up about 3 points on: 1) President Obama's call for tax cuts and tax credits for small businesses, a focus on jobs and his statement that he is "not interested in punishing banks," 2) Ben Bernanke's likely survival of a procedural vote in the Senate, and 3) earnings beats from Ford, P&G, Motorola, Nokia, Lockheed Martin and Colgate.
Billionaire financier George Soros has often been looked as an authority on where global market stands. Soros sat down with Bartiromo for a look at the U.S. economy, China and more importantly, where investors can find opportunities.
A string of positive earnings reports gave a lift to Wall Street this morning as Ford Motor joined some key Dow components in beating expectations.
The Federal Reserve left interest rates near zero and the decision to hold rates was 9-1, with Kansas City Fed President Thomas Hoenig dissenting because he wanted the central bank to eliminate a phrase vowing to keep rates exceptionally low for an extended period. Bill Gross, co-CIO and founder of Pimco shared his analysis.
The Fed left interest rates near zero and vowed to keep them there for a while. What does this mean for the economy and markets going forward? Ken Volpert of Vanguard Funds, Kenneth Heebner of Capital Growth Management and Bob Doll of BlackRock shared their insights.
Lots of market moving events today: the Apple show, President Obama's State of the Union speech, conclusion of the FOMC meeting, the Geithner hearings. Traders are hopeful the President will focus on the economy and job creation, and tone down the populism. Traders are less optimistic that anything good will come from The Geithner Witch Hunt, as some are calling the hearings...
Stocks eked out a gain Wednesday as the debut of Apple's iPad tablet computer energized tech stocks and financials rebounded amid relief that the Fed's statement offered no surprises.
Stocks today: neither Geithner, nor Steve Jobs, nor Bernanke move the needle much. FOMC Statement: basically the same, but a slight upgrade to economic outlook, and a Hoenig dissent. The Apple iPad...good stuff, but AT&T provider a bummer.
Markets opened lower on Wednesday as investors were disappointed with some earnings outlooks—but edged up after the Fed's lukewarm statement. What should investors expect from stocks going forward? David Kotok, chairman and CIO of Cumberland Advisors and John Burns, founder and CEO of Burns Advisory Group shared their views.
Stocks continued to slide Wednesday after the Fed left the "extended period" language in their statement, referring to how long they will leave interest rates low. Stocks had already been trading lower after some disappointing earnings outlooks.
Option activity is heating up for a second day in Universal Health Services, as investors look for the stock to rally over the next two months.
John Fitzgibbons, partner and head of wealth management at ThinkEquity said he is fairly cautious going into the first half of 2010. So how should investors position their portfolios in this type of market? He shared his best stock and sector plays.
There is no evidence to suggest that big is bad in the financial sector and regulators should not seek to break up the large banks, Bob Diamond, president of Barclays, told CNBC Wednesday.
European markets have closed. Global stocks have been weak this morning on reports that yields have increased on Greek bonds, as well as bonds of Portugal, Spain, and Italy.
We are market trend followers and we’re 100 percent in cash at the moment because the trend has turned negative, said Graham Bibby, CEO and CIO of Richmond Asset Management. He shared his investment strategy.
Robert Prechter, president of Elliot Wave International, reportedly predicted the 1987 stock market meltdown. Now he's warning that we're in a new bear market — and this might be investors' last chance to get out while the Dow is in quadruple digits. Prechter explained his thinking to CNBC.
Stocks had a weak open Wednesday as investors were disappointed with some earnings outlooks and waited for the Federal Reserve's statement this afternoon. Stocks slipped further into the red after a report showed new home sales unexpectedly unexpectedly fell last month and as the House hearing on AIG began.
Stock index futures pointed to a lower open for Wall Street Wednesday, with investors looking for news both from companies reporting earnings and from economic leaders gathered for the World Economic Forum in Davos.
After correctly calling the stock market rebound after the lows of March 2009, Michael Browne, portfolio manager from Sofaer Global Research, is changing his bullish stance and selling stocks.
Withdrawing economic stimuli and tightening monetary policy are difficult choices, but asset bubbles are cropping up, Nouriel Roubini told CNBC in Davos.