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The Dow jumped above 9,000 Thursday as investors shook off a rise in jobless claims and focused instead on encouraging earnings from Ford Motor and 3M. Additionally, existing-home sales rose for a third straight month, climbing 0.3 percent to a seasonally-adjusted rate of 4.89 million in June. Inventories fell 0.7 percent. Watch and listen to what the experts had to say...
Stocks rallied Thursday as investors shrugged off a rise in jobless claims and focused on encouraging earnings from Ford and 3M. A third straight rise in existing-home sales also buoyed the market.
Stocks are essentially flat this morning after a huge earnings morning in which 3 Dow components and 12 percent of the S&P reported.
Futures indicated a slightly higher open for Wall Street Thursday ahead of another vast amount of earnings reports.
If economic improvement is fueling gains in the stock market, could we get a little more gas this week?
Earnings keep coming in better than expected. After the big drops we saw in the last couple of quarters, estimates are looking a bit conservative. As of yesterday, 71% of the S&P companies reporting to date, have beaten the street. So how does an investor find opportunities? One trick is to look at the details of some of the winners to identify patterns that may be applied to companies yet to report.
Think of Wall Street as an obese person trying to find a healthy lifestyle. Then you'll begin to understand second-quarter earnings this year.
Historically and on average, the U.S Markets have been up on the day before Independence Day and relatively flat the day after. The S&P has averaged best of the major indices on the day before the July 4th holiday is observed, up an average of .5% and up 70% of the time.
The latest overall job loss numbers showed a loss of 467,000 jobs in June and the unemployment rate climbed to 9.5%, the highest rate since August 1983. The May and April numbers were revised to losses of 322,000 and 519,000, respectively. Here is a breakdown of where the job losses were as well as which sectors were adding jobs.
As large cities around the world try to go green by doing everything from banning plastic shopping bags to installing wind turbines on roofs, a whole new generation of sustainable communities is getting built from the ground up.
…Cramer changes his mind. What do you do?
The Dow, S&P and Nasdaq were all down over 2%, as of late this morning. While these moves are significant, we have seen drops like this before in this rally.
How does a five-star fund manager approach investing when uncertainty is high? “Every recession we’ve had has ended and this one will end as well,” said Robert Zagunis, 5-star portfolio manager at Jensen Investment Management.
In yesterday's extension of the current rally, three more Dow stocks crossed above their 200-day moving averages. There are now seven stocks on the Dow above this technical threshold.
Bailouts, bonuses and bad business behavior all combined to erode the overall reputation of corporate America to its worst standing in 10 years, according to a new survey by Harris Interactive.
Stocks ended higher Friday after better-than-expected results from Ford but ended lower for the week, snapping a six-week winning streak. recovered Friday after a drop triggered by the release of the bank stress-test results.
Stocks temporarily pared gains after a much anticipated concept paper on the government stress tests for the 19 biggest U.S. financial institutions was released.
Stocks opened higher Friday as investors shrugged off a dismal durable-good report and were encouraged by Ford's narrower-than-expected loss.
Futures are off their highs and are set for a fairly flat open this morning. While futures strengthened following an encouraging report out of Ford early this morning, a round of cautious earnings guidance from other industrial companies dampened investors’ enthusiasm.
Stock index futures remained higher Friday as investors shrugged off a dismal durable-good report and were encouraged by Ford's narrower-than-expected loss.