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Last week, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy proposed a Europe-wide ban on "naked" short selling as a way to calm the markets. But how will the prohibition affect trading? Laurent Maruani from HEC Paris, and Dietmar Bahr from the German Association for Alternative Investment, shared their insights.
Stocks rallied Tuesday as the euro gained against the dollar after a number of successful European debt auctions eased investor concerns about the euro-zone's solvency crisis. Techs and industrials led the advance.
In such an environment, the investment strategy is pretty straightforward, says one pro: Sell into rallies and buy the dips until the market shows signs of a breakout.
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) monthly report on builder sentiment was much weaker than expected.
Stocks opened higher on Tuesday, led by energy and industrials, after ending lower in Monday's trading session after Moody's cut Greece to junk status. Jeffrey Kleintop, chief market strategist at LPL Financial, and Beth Ann Bovino, senior economist at Standard & Poor’s, shared their market outlooks.
What should be the final push for a financial reform bill is now under way as a House-Senate conference committee began meetings last week to try to merge the two versions of the legislation.
Stocks opened higher Tuesday, after finishing lower in the prior session as Moody's downgraded Greece's credit rating to junk status.
The euro is up again, so European bourses are up for the most part. Next test will be Spain, which will auction 10 and 30 year bonds on Thursday. The UK's FTSE and France's CAC indices are both having their first five-day winning streak in nearly four months. Also: Finally, some good news for IPOs.
My Call To Action has never been simpler; listen to every word Randall Stephenson, head of AT&T says today on The Strategy Session. That's what I'm doing, and I'm not making a single investment decision until I do.
Volatile markets that have soared off the financial crisis lows are now adjusting to a world of slower growth and multiple obstacles ahead, Pimco's Mohamed El-Erian told CNBC.
The risk of a double-dip recession is growing, especially in the euro zone, where restructuring Greece's debt is inevitable, famous economist Nouriel Roubini told CNBC Tuesday.
U.S. stock index futures made modest gains ahead of the open Tuesday in the wake of a lower close for the major indexes in the previous session after Moody's downgraded Greece's credit rating to junk status Monday.
Investors are "clearly overreacting" to the scale of the euro zone crisis, Joaquin Almunia, EU Commissioner for Competition Policy and vice president of the European Commission.
Washington may steal the market's focus from Europe Tuesday, as both the oil spill and financial regulatory reform get prominent play in headlines.
It is safe to jump into equities once again, said Thomas Lee, chief U.S. equity strategist for JPMorgan Chase. He cited U.S. companies with "balance sheets you haven't seen in 60 years" that are strengthening earnings and moving to reinvest.
According to people familiar with the matter, this stake could be priced at as much as $200 million.
The Dow ended lower Monday, giving up earlier gains, as the euro retreated after Moody's downgraded its debt rating on Greece to junk status. Materials and financials were the biggest decliners.
But when it comes to the true cost of saving the financial system, while I’m happy with the performance of TARP, the true cost to the taxpayer, in the form of zero percent interest rates, can never be quantified.
Financial regulatory reform suddenly gets very real. On a day where four stocks are advancing for every one declining, most big banks are down about 1 percent. Concerns started mounting at the end of last week that the financial reform bill would be tougher than expected. Today, FT has a front page story noting that Sen. Blanche Lincoln's proposal is now very much alive.
Stocks trimmed some of their gains in mid-afternoon trading Monday after Moody's downgraded its debt rating on Greece.