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Friday's disappointing June jobs number was the latest in a series of downbeat economic reports that have some economists looking to downgrade their growth forecasts to even more sluggish levels.
Stocks skidded Friday after disappointing reports on jobs and factory orders, capping a dismal week in which the Dow lost 4.5 percent.
Michael Cuggino, president of Permanent Portfolio Funds, told CNBC on Friday he likes the higher yields of dividend paying stocks, and noted they offer many ways to earn a return. David Dietze, president of Point View Financial Services, strongly disagreed.
The removal of the barrier on paying interest on commercial demand deposits is going to be a big bottom-line negative for a wide number of institutions, according to H. Rodgin Cohen of Sullivan and Cromwell.
Anytime a company becomes less of what it was, investors need to rethink how it's valued and why they own it. If nothing else, it's an important discussion point that takes nothing away from Berkshire or Warren Buffett.
As the cash-poor states across the US struggle to pay their bills, two cities within especially distressed states—California and Pennsylvania—are emblematic of just how tough closing budget gaps can be. Vallejo, Calif. is in bankruptcy and, across the country, Harrisburg, Pa., the state capital, is insolvent.
Republican Congressman and House Ways and Means Committee member Paul Ryan spoke with Maria Bartiromo yesterday about the current economic crisis, and spoke frankly about how he feels Washington is running the country.
Markets are a bit weaker as Europe has closed essentially at the lows of the day, despite a second day of rally in the euro. There is lots of talk that the poor economic data in the US in the last two weeks now makes Europe a more attractive investment opportunity...
Stocks skidded Friday after disappointing reports on jobs and factory orders.
Stocks turned firmly lower Friday after a disappointing report on factory orders. The market had wobbled at the start as investors digested the June jobs report.
One big question all investors should be asking: If the market has become its own self-fulfilling prophecy, can this possibly have a happy ending?
Today's six stocks worth watching.
Stocks slid Friday on a weak factory order report, following Thursday's shaky start for the first day of the third quarter. Investors fearful of continuing volatility are searching for safe investments.
The flattening of the yield curve has been the worst kind, because it has been a “bull flattening,” which is a flattening that occurs amid a decline in market interest rates on both ends of the yield curve. In contrast, a “bear flattening” occurs amid an increase in market interest rates.
June nonfarm payrolls posted a decline of 125,000 jobs, slightly higher than expected, with an unemployment rate of 9.5 percent. Private sector job growth up 83,000 was a bit below expectations. The stock market anticipated weaker numbers and trading all week reflected that sentiment. The market is trading at notably lower levels than two weeks ago.
Ignore the Street and listen to the markets. The price action in the stocks is telling you more than any research report.
Here's what analysts and others say they're watching before the bell Friday.
Gold prices are likely to end up higher by the end of the year, said Davis Hall, head of forex and precious metals private banking at Credit Agricole.
Bond markets are a bubble waiting to burst because the world economy is facing even worse problems after central banks flooded markets with cash to try to get out of the crisis, famous investor Jim Rogers told CNBC Thursday.
The June jobs report Friday could provide more fuel for bears, even as economists hold onto the view that the economy is not double-dipping.