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Stocks rallied Thursday after a strong reading on productivity and an easing in jobless claims — an encouraging sign ahead of tomorrow's jobs report.
Friday: all about the unemployment rate. That's a bit different than usual, since traders typically focus more on job creation and destruction—the nonfarm payroll report—rather than the unemployment rate.
October retail sales. Now that all the analysts have finished opining to their clients, it's clear there's good and bad news about the direction of retail sales.
Markets opened higher on Thursday as a strong reading on productivity and an easing in jobless claims helped cheer investors. Will stocks continue to rise from this point? Steve Hochberg, chief market analyst at Elliott Wave International, shared his market outlook.
Many companies have reported impressive third-quarter earnings results, but expect better numbers next quarter, said Sam Stovall, chief investment strategist at Standard & Poor’s. He shared his earnings outlook and what he expects in the fourth-quarter.
Stocks at their highest level in 6 trading sessions....what's up? It's simple: the economic data continues to improve.
New U.S. claims for jobless aid fell to a 10-month low last week. What does this herald for stock markets? Art Cashin, director of floor operations for UBS Financial Services, offered CNBC his insights. Also: Cashin's take on hyperinflation and Treasurys.
Stocks opened higher Thursday as a strong reading on productivity and an easing in jobless claims helped cheer investors during a choppy week of trading.
Cisco posted a stronger-than-expected profit for its fiscal first quarter and said business was recovering as customers are buying more network equipment again, after cutting back for the past year. Simon Leopold, telecom equipment analyst at Morgan Keegan, shared his analysis of the company.
The Fed expressed confidence that a recovery is building—but said it will keep borrowing costs near zero for "an extended period." Is this good news for investors and the markets? Robert Doll, vice chairman and global CIO of equities at BlackRock, shared his insights.
October retail sales generally positive, not as robust as last month, but we don't have the back to school stimulus that we had last month.
CareFusion reports earnings this morning before the market opens, and one big investor has positioned for a rally.
The major averages are coming off their second consecutive mixed sessions, with a late selloff Wednesday wiping out what had been strong gains.
Cisco could put a glow into tech stocks Thursday, but traders say the stock market could again be choppy.
Stocks ended mixed Wednesday as a post-Fed rally fizzled. Stocks had opened higher as investors cheered some encouraging readings on the economy, then swung in about a 50 point range after the Fed's statement, before finishing narrowly mixed.
Gold prices hit another high on Wednesday, briefly touching $1,100 an ounce. Can anything stop the bull run? Patrick Chidley, senior mining analyst at Barnard Jacobs Mellet, and Jonathan Kleisner, principle and managing director of investment strategies at REX Capital Group, shared their views.
A Federal funds rate near zero, monetary easing and government purchases of long-term debt have given rise to a carry trade of the U.S. dollar. Here's why investors should watch this trend — and how they can play it.
Warren Buffett agreed to buy one of America’s largest railroad companies in a deal valued at $44 billion. So what does Buffett’s move say about investing in America right now? David Pearl, co-CIO of Epoch Investment Partners, shared his insights.
Markets opened higher on Wednesday, helped by a positive jobs data. Where should investors be looking right now? Bernard Lirola, fund manager of the Needham Aggressive Growth Fund, shared his favorite stock picks.