Stocks opened higher Wednesday as oil prices jumped above $71 and Home Depot raised its outlook.
This morning's Wall Street theme might be "running in place". But Tuesday could see more action, with plenty of potential market moving events on the docket. Right now, U.S. stock index futures are pointing to a higher opening, and overseas markets have generally been higher as well.
They looked like hot stocks; so how are the Fast Money traders playing the Nasdaq, the auto space and elsewhere, now that they've been burned.
Unemployment hit 8.9 percent in April and some predict that number could climb to over 10 percent in 2009. But how far can this streamlining really go? See the S&P 500's leanest companies.
Unemployment hit 8.9 percent in April and some predict that number could climb over 10 percent in 2009 as major companies further streamline operations to combat the recession. While some industries are more labor intensive than others, employee productivity is a key measure that managers and investors look at when evaluating performance. Take a look at which companies are squeezing the most out their shrinking workforces.
Stocks ended a rocky session mixed as a banks rally fizzled and an unexpected drop in housing starts left investors a little shaky. Still, a gauge of fear dropped below a key level.
Stocks bounced back Tuesday as banks rallied and a gauge of fear in the market dropped significantly.
Stocks declined Tuesday after housing starts unexpectedly fell to a record low.
Futures pared gains Tuesday after housing starts unexpectedly fell to a record low. Futures had been pointing higher for most of the morning, buoyed by news that banks may break free from the government's grip.
Stocks lost ground in afternoon trading but traded in a fairly tight range, though the Nasdaq posted losses approaching 1.5 percent.
Stocks opened slightly higher, bouncing off a rough day Monday but moving hesitantly as an economic report showed consumer weakness continues to hamper growth.
Stocks are poised for a rebound at the start Tuesday, with investors dipping back into stock index futures following Monday's sharp declines.
Since it’s March low the Technology SPDR has more than doubled. But what does that mean for the tech heavy Nasdaq? Find out from CEO Bob Greifeld!
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SEC Chair, Mary Schapiro, announced that she has made it a priority to evaluate regulations on short selling. As she kicks off her "round table" on the issue with participants that include General Electric, JP Morgan Chase, Fidelity, The New York Stock Exchange, NASDAQ, and others, here is a list of the companies with the biggest short interest on the S&P 500.
Asian markets to a large extent, have been getting their cues from how U.S. stocks have performed. So are we setting ourselves up for a much larger correction, if and when a correction occurs, or have the internal dynamics of trading in the markets changed?
Stocks closed higher as some mildly optimistic economic news helped Wall Street begin the second quarter on a positive note.
US stock index futures pointed to a lower open for Wall Street after economic news showed steepening pressure in the jobs market.
Stocks capped a relatively good week with a thud Friday as investors locked in profits.
Stocks fell sharply Friday, led by bank and technology issues, as investors locked in profits after a two-day winning streak.