Shaking off geopolitical flare-ups for now, analysts say the S&P 500 is taking aim at the 2,000 level, and the next round of earnings news could help.» Read More
Dow loses a bit of steam midday due to financials. The Dow has lost about 50 points in the past half hour (as of this writing) due to weakness in its financial components. This is likely due to concern that regulatory reform is looking increasingly real.
Stocks wobbled in mid-afternoon trading Wednesday. Technology and industrials gained while health-care and telecom stocks continued to drag.
Industrial firms Boeing and United Technology reported strong earnings results Wednesday. Is now time for investors add industrials their portfolios? Jerry Castellini, president and CIO of CastleArk Management and John Merrill, founder and CIO of Tanglewood Wealth Management shared their sector views.
Volume is big in regional bank names as all are hitting new highs: can you say "short squeeze?" Why? I've told you about the key trends, which all banks are now reporting: 1) improving credit trends and 2) net interest margin (the spread between borrowing short from depositors and lending long to borrowers) improved last quarter. Also...
Stocks have been rallying in the last few trading sessions, but there are concerns that the economic recovery could freeze and affect market gains. Robert Barbera, chief economist at ITG shared his economic insights.
Stocks pushed higher Wednesday, led by techs and banks as optimism about the economic recovery gained strength and worries about the Goldman Sach charges subsided.
The bond markets have been garnering a lot of attention in recent months. How should investors get involved and what should they watch for? Marilyn Cohen, president of Envision Capital, shared her insights.
The global economy is facing a lost decade or a fully-fledged recession unless policy makers change their ways now, economists at Independent Strategy said.
Deals in the Securities and Exchange Commission’s case against Goldman extended far past that investment bank, reports The New York Times.
Traders note it's another Macro vs. Micro day ... the juggernaut of strong earnings, especially Apple and the banks versus Greece. As the EU/IMF start negotiations with Greece, the 10 year Greek bond yields are at 8.3 percent, blowing out another roughly 40 basis points.
U.S. stock index futures struggled to find direction ahead of the open Wednesday as investors braced for the next batch of corporate earnings.
DISH Network has been largely trading sideways since early March, but options are positioning for shares to rally in the next month.
The sovereign debt crisis facing Europe, which started in Greece, is spreading to many other large economies in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), according to New York University professor of economics Nouriel Roubini.
Apple could provide some juice for the market Wednesday, despite its typically conservative guidance for the current quarter.
After the close, Apple reported earnings and sales well above expectations: $3.33 per share (consensus was $2.45) on topline of $13.5 billion (consensus $12 billion). Guidance of $2.28 to $2.39 is well below expectations of $2.45 — that conservative guidance is typical of Apple.
Dividend stocks are slowly making a comeback, so which ones should investors watch for? Michael Farr, president of Farr, Miller & Washington and CNBC contributor, and Jeffrey Kosnett, senior editor at Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, shared their best plays.
The combination of low short-term interest rates and continued economic growth is a great reason to be bullish on the US markets, a top analyst told CNBC Tuesday.
Amid huge trading volume in Citigroup shares and Goldman's blowout earnings, which banks look best? Bank analysts Collyn Gilbert of Stifel Nicolaus and Matt McCormick of Bahl & Gaynor offered CNBC their insights.
Stocks ended higher Tuesday, led by energy and financials. But IBM and Goldman Sachs declined.
After closing not far from the lows on Friday, the S&P 500 closed at its high yesterday and is sitting just off the highs for the day as of this writing. Volume is again trending toward the heavy side.