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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.
With crude oil trading at last year's level below $70/barrel, we are consequently observing a drop in the national average price of gasoline.
Dan Genter, CIO at RNC Genter Capital Management, told CNBC that it is a good time for investors to put their money into the energy and financial sectors.
Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Exxon Mobil and Pacific Sunwear popped while RIMM and Deere dropped.
Stocks rallied to the finish line after another volatile session as signs began to emerge that credit markets may be defrosting. The Dow gained more than 400 points.
Stocks were higher in a wobbly session as investors digested remarks from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson.
Stocks rose more than 1 percent out of the gate Monday as investors snapped up some bargains after Friday's selloff. Investors will be closely watching comments from Bernanke before a House panel. He is expected to say that we may need a second government package to stabilize the economy, according to prepared remarks.
Recapitalization of European banks is continuing: ING took a 10 billion euro ($13.5 billion) cash influsion; French banking giant Societe Generale was down on capitalization concerns; Sweden outlined a $205 billion plan to support its banks. Secretary Paulson will speak at 11:30am ET, giving details of the application process for the capital purchase program. Also: Oppenheimer is upgrading all the big oil and gas names this morning.
U.S. stock index futures were higher Monday, at the start of an earnings-packed week, when investors will have a chance to dig down into corporate numbers in addition to tallying up bailout packages.
Stocks ended down for the day but still pulled off a gain for the week.
Coming off the worst week ever where volatility continues to rule, enhanced by options expiration Friday, the major indexes are all up about 4% or greater for the week.
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The Dow clawed its way back from a five-and-a-half year low, trading up more than 250 points heading into the final half hour of trading. The VIX, a gauge of fear in the market, soared to a new record above 80.
Stocks declined Wednesday as comments from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke sent the already-rattled market to session lows.
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There has been no let up on volatility this week. In the early afternoon, the Dow is trading at its session low today, down over 500 points.
In this Web Extra the traders reveal a few of their favorite plays for Tuesday.
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.