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After some significant gains in April, where does the market go next? And how should investors position their portfolios? Sean Clark has some answers.
Blockbuster, the largest U.S. movie rental chain, posted a higher-than-expected quarterly profit as it cut costs by closing stores, reducing advertising and overhead expenses.
Stocks finished higher Wednesday, despite profit-taking in the last half-hour of trading, as Wall Street cheered what appeared to be a tame inflation reading.
The dangers of complacency were abundantly evident in the last hour. I have remarked all day that the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) was nearing its lowest level since July of last year. While this is an indication that the levels of fear are clearly dropping, it also indicates--given the real concerns with the economy--that complacency may be a bit too high.
Freddie Mac's earnings may hold the answer, Cramer says.
How could a company that charges hundreds of dollars for a pair of pants make money in this troubled economy? Cramer explains.
Stocks declined Tuesday as investors expressed their disappointment in Wal-Mart's outlook, HP's deal and a slew of other news. Surprising resilience in retail sales, excluding autos, helped curb losses. The Nasdaq eked out a gain, led by Yahoo.
Others in the oil sector would do well to imitate this strategy, Cramer says.
Talk about a busy couple of days for HP: yesterday, news begins trickling out that a $13 billion deal between HP and Electronic Data Systems. Shares are halted, speculation begins, a statement from HP confirms the talks, the deal is announced this morning, investors wonder whether IBM will face competition in its bread-and-butter business, and oh yeah, HP also pre-releases earnings.
Stocks declined Tuesday as investors juggled a mixed bag of news: Retail sales outside of the hard-hit auto sector showed suprising resilience, while a well-known analyst cut her outlook for big banks. Wal-Mart skidded after the discount giant posted decent results but issued a tepid outlook.
Apple's iTunes online store will sell television shows from Time Warner's HBO cable network, including "The Sopranos" and "The Wire," the companies said Tuesday.
Stocks got off to a good start Monday with the Dow making triple digit gains for the week. What's the "Word on the Street?"
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Stocks started the week off higher, led by financials and technology stocks. RIMM and MBIA rose, while HP declined.
Some of the worst stocks are up Monday despite bad news. Are any of them worth buying?
Stocks started the week off higher as the dollar rose to a two-month high and oil receded. MBIA bounced despite reporting an astouding quarterly loss.
Doug MacKay, president and CIO of Broadleaf Partners, thinks he's spotted some stocks that can lift an investor's portfolio in the midst of recession and slow recovery.
It's been a wild ride for both the dollar and oil. When it comes to stocks, here's what the experts have to say about what they like now:
It's here! Or almost here. It's the new Research in Motion BlackBerry 9000 Bold, and what a bold step this is. It's been a year since RIM released an update, and during that time, just about every spotlight has turned to the iPhone from Apple with so many experts ceding the market to the upstart touch-screen wonder.
Research In Motion is launching a new high-end version of the BlackBerry aimed at its core base of business users, but it hopes the sleek device will also catch on in the broad retail market.