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As of mid-day today, the Dow is up over 1% but still down nearly 5% from its highest close of the year (a 15-month high) reached on January 19. So will Mardi Gras help the U.S. Indexes rebound to new monthly highs? Unfortunately in this this case, it's only wishful thinking as stocks historically tend to downtrend on Mardi Gras. Nevertheless, looking forward the markets will have something to cheer about as the major indexes have averaged descent gains following the 40 day lent period leading up to Easter. Here are the historical averages for the major indices.
Stocks ended a volatile week with wild swings Friday as China's surprise tightening of its lending standards rattled global markets. Techs rallied, delivering the Nasdaq its best week since early January. All three major indexes snapped a four-week losing streak.Investors, keen to play the dips, retreated to one of their safe plays — technology. The Dow snapped a four-week winning streak, while the Nasdaq had its best week since early January.
Stocks fell sharply Friday as world markets were rattled over China's decision to tighten capital requirements for banks. The Dow was down more than 100 points, or over 1 percent, in the first few minutes of trading.
The Dow pulled off a stunning comeback, finishing above the 10,000 mark after being down sharply for most of the day amid worries about the recovery and Europe's debt woes.
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It's searing hot at the Singapore Airshow - combine 34 degree celsius temperatures with 85% humidity and you can start to imagine why my shoe soles started to melt on the tarmac.
Much has gone as expected at the Singapore Airshow. No big new orders. But certainly a lot of announcements coming from all corners of the globe nonetheless.
President Obama on Monday sent Congress a $3.8 trillion federal budget that includes a $100 billion jobs package, more education spending, higher taxes on families earning more than $250,000 a year and a focus on controlling the deficit. What kinds of impact will this have on stocks going forward? Barry James, president of James Advantage Funds discussed his views.
Boeing is on track to deliver the first 787 Dreamliner aircraft to Japan's All Nippon Airways by the end of this year, Vice President of Marketing at Boeing Commercial Airplanes Randy Tinseth told CNBC on Tuesday.
What a start to the year has it been from airlines.
United Parcel Service, the world's largest package delivery company, is scheduled to report fourth-quarter results before the opening bell on Tuesday, February 2. Here is a look at how UPS shares traded during the most recent earnings reports.
Following are the week’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Boeing and Ford popped while Honeywell and Google dropped.
Investors are looking for reasons to sell.
Layoffs, pay cuts—nobody wanted to focus on them. But they are returning. Caterpillar announced a lower than expected revenue; Verizon will cut 13,000 jobs, and Boeing spacer is cautious about 2010. And amidst all this, The Wall Street Journal advises us to stay happy.
U.S. stocks are on track to break a 10-month winning streak this month, closing January 2010 with their worst monthly performance since February 2009.
Cramer gives investors advice on how to handle restrictive lending in China.
The Federal Reserve left interest rates near zero and the decision to hold rates was 9-1, with Kansas City Fed President Thomas Hoenig dissenting because he wanted the central bank to eliminate a phrase vowing to keep rates exceptionally low for an extended period. Bill Gross, co-CIO and founder of Pimco shared his analysis.
Lots of market moving events today: the Apple show, President Obama's State of the Union speech, conclusion of the FOMC meeting, the Geithner hearings. Traders are hopeful the President will focus on the economy and job creation, and tone down the populism. Traders are less optimistic that anything good will come from The Geithner Witch Hunt, as some are calling the hearings...
Stocks eked out a gain Wednesday as the debut of Apple's iPad tablet computer energized tech stocks and financials rebounded amid relief that the Fed's statement offered no surprises.
Markets opened lower on Wednesday as investors were disappointed with some earnings outlooks—but edged up after the Fed's lukewarm statement. What should investors expect from stocks going forward? David Kotok, chairman and CIO of Cumberland Advisors and John Burns, founder and CEO of Burns Advisory Group shared their views.