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Midday Thoughts: What's up with September? Supposedly the worst month of the year, it's up nearly 7 percent so far.
Stocks extended their gains into a third week, as bank stocks soared following new global regulatory requirements. Will the rally continue? Paul Schatz, president of Heritage Capital, and Christopher Zook, chairman and CIO of CAZ Investments, shared their outlooks.
Stocks rose Monday following news banks will have a phased-in timeline to meet new international bank capital rules, although gains were capped as the market reached key resistance levels. JP Morgan and Bank of America rose, Exxon and McDonald's fell.
There are a few things that may bring the retail investor back into the market in the near term: the elections may deliver a Republican majority in Congress, we are likely to get more clarity regarding the new bank regulatory landscape as the Basel Committee delivers their recommendations over the next few days/weeks and we are likely to get a report on the causes of the "flash crash" that has instilled fear in many a retail investor.
This week, as everyone talks about what went wrong at Lehman Brothers; think instead about what went wrong with Japan.
Global markets are up about 1 percent this morning, with many banks up 3 percent on the new Basel III capital requirements. ... Still, there is plenty of concern that some banks will not even be able to make this level of implementation.
The Chinese currency has had a big move since the beginning of September. The renminbi or yuan has appreciated over 550 points moving from 6.8175 down to 6.7618. This is a larger move than what happened in June when the Chinese pledged to allow the currency to reflect economic fundamentals. Why is this occurring?
Corporations that are flush with cash represent the best buys for investors now, a Deutsche Bank banker told CNBC Monday.
Stocks climbed Monday after global regulators said banks have until 2018 to comply with the new Basel III banking capital rules. Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS Financial Services, shared his market insights.
U.S. stock index futures jumped sharply ahead of the open Monday, with bank stocks across the world rallying follow details of the Basel III banking capital rules and Asia particlarly strong following a jump in Chinese industrial output.
See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Monday's Squawk on the Street.
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On Wall Street, becoming a partner at Goldman Sachs is considered the equivalent of winning the lottery, the New York Times reports.
The Nikkei 225 is currently showing the "death cross" pattern, which is a bearish signal for the Japanese index, Joel Stainton, technical analyst at SEB Future Sales, told CNBC Friday.
The recent rally in equities cannot be sustained as the markets are "really schizophrenic" right now, said Kirby Daley, senior strategist at Newedge Group on CNBC Monday.
If you believe a few respected money managers, there's opportunity aplenty in stocks now. If you find that surprising, wait until you hear where they think the bargains lurk
Stocks closed higher after struggling to find direction much of the day amid light volume and ahead of a week filled with economic data. Chevron and Merck gained, HP fell.
As expected, the SEC has expanded the stock circuit breaker program to cover all stocks in the Russell 1000 Index and certain ETFs.
After a tense partisan battle in which several prominent Democrats came out against the banking industry, the majority of its campaign spending so far has supported Republican candidates.
Stocks are modestly higher after struggling to find direction much of the day amid light volume and ahead of a week filled with economic data. Merck and Chevron gained, HP fell.