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Banks sold off on Monday, along with global stocks, as the dollar strengthened after Friday's better-than-expected U.S. jobs report for May. Experts tell CNBC that the recovery in the financial markets is just an illusion and won't last long.
The recent stock-market rally could be the one to break the back of bear market and bring a flood of fresh cash from investors afraid of missing more gains, market experts told CNBC Monday.
The dollar strengthened against a basket of currencies Monday, extending gains made late last week as U.S. Treasury yields rose to 7-month highs after better-than-expected jobs data prompted demand for the greenback.
Investors are reeling from the latest investment bubble to burst — long-term Treasury bonds. With mutual fund managers and investors absorbing losses of more than 15% on supposedly safe assets, this highlights the perils in fear-based investing.
The stock market's rally could face a critical test in the coming week as the "recovery trade" plays out across financial markets.
While Adrian Day, chairman and CEO of Adrian Day Asset Management, said the short term play could be risky, John Licata, chieft investment strategist at Blue Phoenix, said it indicates a good buying opportunity. (See Licata's stock picks below)
Stocks rose for a third straight week as investors got their game on for a recovery. Still, Friday's trading was choppy as investors cheered an early pop from the smaller-than-expected job loss in May but the market couldn't sustain the gains.
Is the market rally here to stay? Jamie Cox, managing partner at Harris Financial Group, and David Spika, WHG Funds vice president and investment strategist, debated whether now is the time to jump into stocks.
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If you are confused by the action today, you shouldn't be. Biggest question is, why aren't stocks up more because the nonfarm payroll data was better than expected?
Job losses were much fewer than expected. And the previous month was revised to show fewer jobs were lost than initially reported. As the Dow, S&P and Nasdaq hover, what's the bigger stock-market picture? Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS, offered CNBC his insights.
Stocks struggled to hold gains Friday as investors cheered an early pop from the smaller-than-expected job loss in May but techs and pharmas dragged and the weakeness began to seep into other sectors.
Much better-than-expected jobs numbers drew little more than a collective yawn from Wall Street on Friday, and some market experts think that could actually be a good thing.
The next surge in the bullish commodities market could come from the joint venture of rival miners Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton, both of which provide excellent investment opportunities, said Greg Smith managing director for the UK at Fat Prophets.
Wal-Mart Stores announced a new $15 billion share repurchase program and said it'll increase its fiscal-year dividend by 15 percent, to $1.09 per share. Should you buy it? John Lawrence, managing director of equity research at Morgan Keegan, offered CNBC his investment advice.
Inflation fears seem to have replaced panic about whether this country is headed for another Great Depression. And this has led to renewed interest in gold. A number of analysts feel that the metal could at least stay above $900, if not primed for another surge toward the $1,000 mark...
The dollar is rallying, hurting commodities and commodity stocks. Why is the dollar rallying? Better economic news implies higher rates, which makes the dollar more attractive as an investment. A higher dollar means dollar-denominated commodities are more expensive to buy.
Stocks shot out of the gate Friday as investors cheered a smaller-than-expected job loss in May.
Stock index futures pointed to a higher open Friday as investors braced for the May nonfarm payrolls report as a key gauge on the state of the economy.
Global stocks rose Friday as optimism grew about an improving U.S. labor market ahead of key jobs data. As a solid second-quarter earnings season winds down, experts tell CNBC they expect earnings per share to move up 15 to 20 percent next year.