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Stocks wavered after an early pop Thursday as the latest batch of earnings and a disappointing weekly jobless report stoked recession fears.
Stocks fell sharply Wednesday after the latest bevy of big names reporting earnings issued gloomy outlooks or missed their targets altogether. The Dow shed 514.45, or 5.7 percent, to close at 8519.21. The S&P 500 lost 6.1 percent, ending at 896.78, revisiting its Oct. 10 level.
Stocks tumbled to 5 year lows on Wednesday as investors grappled with an increasingly dire outlook for the global economy.
The search for a market bottom likely will continue through the rest of the year and into 2009, as signs emerge that a turning point is not yet upon Wall Street.
Stocks fell sharply Wednesday after the latest bevy of big names reporting earnings issued gloomy outlooks or missed their targets altogether.
Stocks fell sharply at the open Wednesday after the latest bevy of big names reporting earnings issued gloomy outlooks or missed their targets altogether.
The good news is that Libor rates are again dropping. The dollar is rallying big again, this is continuing to put pressure on commodities, but the stress is also showing up in corporate profits. Kimberly Clark, for example, said that because of the dollar rally, currency will be a drag on fourth quarter sales comparison instead of a benefit.
Stock index futures pointed to a weak open Wednesday as the emerging earnings picture did little to alleviate investors' fears of a grinding recession, despite an easing in interbank lending rates.
Boeing announced Wednesday morning third-quarter earnings of 96 cents a share on a net profit of $695 million.
In this Web Extra find out how the traders are playing Boeing, the release of Google's new phone, Ma' Bell earnings and more.
The possibility of a second economic stimulus package gained momentum after Fed chairman Bernanke urged Congress to consider a new plan, while Treasury secretary Paulson said in a briefing that giving money to banks won't hurt taxpayers. Following are today's top videos:
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Some veteran investors say that the sell-off has gone much too far and stocks are poised to rally powerfully if the downturn is less severe than investors fear.
Sri Raman, senior analyst at StarMine, pinpointed companies that are expected to announce both positive and negative earnings surprises in the coming weeks.
With the VIX at record levels and the Dow now down another 5%, investors are running for cover. However, there are now enough data points to begin to look at patterns on what has been happening after these big drops.
Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.
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