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Stocks edged higher at the open as Wall Street looked for a boost from a Christmas gift for GMAC and some heavy holiday activity at selected retailers.
Stock index futures pointed to a low-volume rally pushed by the approval of General Motors' financing arm to become a bank holding company.
After another 100 points shed in the market today, Cramer says only one thing would make him feel better: if just one portfolio manager would come out and admit that this is, in fact, not a good time to buy. Instead, there are a whole lot of "experts" out there insisting that they love this market and it's a great time to buy -- there's a lot of money to be made in the volatility, they say.
Riverfront Investment Group's Rod Smyth characterizes the current efforts of the Federal Reserve and the Treasury as "one huge bridge...trying to take us from this recession that we're in, into the next expansion." Mike Holland of Holland & Co. agrees — and says some investment opportunities are also being built.
Traders are banking on shares of Chesapeake Energy to move higher — but not for a few months. The oil and natural gas company reached a peak near $70 in July, but has fallen hard since then to about $15.25, after spending much of autumn between $10 and $25. Options activity on Monday is focused on the April 27.5 calls...
Credit continues to crunch. Oil has collapsed. But Jeff Mortimer recommends a bank and an oil giant. What's going on here? Hint: The CIO of Charles Schwab Investment Management is thinking long-term.
As the auto rescue package becomes a reality for GM and Chrysler, the markets end the week mostly in positive territory, led by small caps with the Russell 2,000 up 4% for the week, even as the auto rally fizzled late Friday. Volatility waned, with the VIX falling 17.23% this week, to close at 44.93 Friday.
President Bush, General Electric and oil all came together to kill the markets.
Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Prudential and Discover Financial Services popped while Intel and US Steel dropped.
The Dow fell for the second day on Thursday after Standard & Poor's threatened to strip General Electric of its 'AAA' credit rating and slumping oil prices crippled energy shares.
Stocks declined Thursday as worries about General Electric's credit and the fate of the auto industry weighed on the market.
Has OPEC become irrelevant to the commodities market?
The Dow fell on Wednesday as investors continued to digest whether the Fed had any more ammunition left after its bold move on Tuesday...
BlackRock's Bob Doll thinks it's time to put some risk back into your stock portfolio.
BlackRock vice chairman and global chief investment officer of equities Bob Doll says it's time to re-introduce risk into portfolios.
The Fed is likely to drop rates again on Tuesday, but does it matter anymore?
As the use of the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) looks like a possibility to help prevent the collapse of the auto industry, the markets end the week roughly flat, led by technology and the NASDAQ up about 2% for the week.
Big money is manipulating the market, forcing the little guy to cash out. Here's how you survive.
Dan Genter at RNC Genter Capital Management said the bull market will return soon and it’s time for investors to start “brining their heads up out of the fox hole and start tiptoeing through the mine field” to buy into some sectors that have been beat up.
Is the commodity bull about to start running again? Some investors say demand from emerging nations will spark a new rally like nothing we’ve ever seen!