Stocks logged their biggest three-day rally since Mar. 2009, fueled by a handful of M&A news and as investors shrugged off some disappointing economic reports. The major indexes wiped out all of last week's losses following S&P's downgrade of U.S.'s credit rating.
As the three major U.S. stock indexes continue to rally following last week's stock roller-coaster ride, mergers and acquisitions will continue despite increased volatility, one analyst said.
Microsoft might be in the market for a device maker after Google's buy of Motorola Mobility, said Travis McCourt, managing director at Morgan Keegan.
On Monday, tech traders were trying to figure out how the game had changed after Google stunned the Street with a massive acquisition.
The Fast Money traders weigh in on trades to play today. Also, Colin Gillis, BGC Partners, takes a look at why Google is snapping up Motorola Mobility and what it means to the competition.
A look at some of the biggest M&A deals so far this year, with Jeff Solomon, Cowen & Company COO/head of investment banking.
A "no" to euro bonds—but likely only for the moment. Ahead of the Sarkozy-Merkel meeting Tuesday, the Germans, predictably, are pushing back on the idea of issuing euro bonds (bonds guaranteed by all the euro zone countries)...but don't kid yourself: that's the direction the euro zone is moving.
Futures pared gains Monday after a gauge of manufacturing in New York State showed the sector contracted for the third consecutive month in August.
The details on Google acquiring Motorola Mobility for $40 per share and what it means for competitors, with CNBC's Jon Fortt and Tavis McCourt, Morgan Keegan.
This market is distinctly different from 2008—and in a positive way. This time around, investors should stick to their guns and resist the urge to panic-sell, according to a report from TheStreet. Here are five confident stocks for an insecure market.
The S&P is just like the Jeffersons, 'movin' on up!' says Steve Cortes.
Stocks saw its biggest one-day gain since May 2010 Tuesday after a wild market session as investors snapped up beaten-down stocks and following a Fed statement to keep interest rates near zero for at least two more years.
While the market turmoil has taken some high-growth stocks to the woodshed (see: Netflix, Sina, Juniper), there has been one relative beacon of strength: Apple.
I was prepared not to like RockMelt. After all, PC browsers are so five years ago. Sure, FireFox was exciting back when it was first challenging Microsoft's Internet Explorer, and Apple and Google have done nice work with Safari and Chrome.
A lot of companies have seen their sales shrivel during the past few years but the trick, no matter what the economy is doing, is to find out what customers want. And for one company, it was very obvious what people want right now: Monster Savings.
The gang reveals how they're playing stocks with the S&P, Dow and Nasdaq all in correction territory.
Wall Street is talking about the resilient S&P, which dipped to a new low for 2011 on Wednesday only to claw back more than 20 points and close higher. What's the trade?
With shares of Google on the upswing, climbing about 15% in only the last month, how should you trade the Internet search giant?
Brian Stutland, Stutland Equities, with a play on the cash-rich tech giant.
Stocks recovered from a sharp selloff in volatile trading Wednesday with the Dow breaking an eight-day losing streak, despite a handful of weak economic news, ongoing euro zone jitters and a possible U.S. credit downgrade.