Stocks rose ahead of the market close Tuesday, led by consumer cyclical stocks. Stocks were pressured for most of the afternoon as investors held steady under a raft of earnings in anticipation of next week's elections and likely announcement of a new economic stimulus program from the Fed.
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Stocks struggled to remain in positive territory Tuesday after a rise in consumer confidence offset disappointing reports on home prices and earnings.
U.S. stock index futures weakened Tuesday as investors digested a handful of mixed earnings reports and as the dollar made gains against the euro and yen.
The stock is up 43 percent year to date, but it has a 20 percent weighting in the Nasdaq 100...far and away the largest weighting of any stock. More importantly, it accounts for two-thirds of the gains in the Nasdaq 100 this year.
The Dow closed above 11,000 for the first time since early May on hopes the Federal Reserve would step in to spur economic growth. Alcoa and Caterpillar rose, while Bank of America and Kraft fell.
Stocks added to gains as the close neared, with the Dow rising above the 11,000 mark, as investors anticipated the weak jobs report would prompt the Federal Reserve to step in and spur economic growth. Alcoa and Caterpillar rose, while Bank of America and Kraft fell.
Before Friday's trading even starts, the "Fast" traders offered their best plays for the end of the week.
The traders spent Thursday gaming a slew of stocks likely to make sharp moves in the days ahead. What must you know?
Steven Ballmer, Microsoft’s chief executive, recently showed up with a small entourage of deputies at Adobe’s corporate offices in San Francisco to hold a secret meeting with Adobe’s chief executive, Shantanu Narayen, the NYT reports.
Here's why you should keep a close eye on these six stocks.
Google. Apple. Intel. Adobe. Pixar. Intuit. All names that many in the technology field would give their right hand to work for. Each has garnered a reputation eliciting superlatives for innovation and leadership. But as last week's settlement of a U.S. Department of Justice investigation revealed, each has engaged in hiring practices that hindered advancement for both employees and the industry.
Following are moves you might have missed this week. Find out why shares of Nike and Alcoa popped while Adobe dropped.
Here's the "Fast Money" Final Trade, where the traders give you their best plays for Thursday.
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Uncertainty again gripped Wall Street on Wednesday as investors grappled with a Fed comment suggesting inflation was too low.
What follows is a look at stocks in the S&P 500 displaying unusual volume in today's trading session.
Stocks fell Wednesday led by the tech-heavy Nasdaq and financials as the Dow broke a five-day winning streak. Microsoft and Bank of America fell, Alcoa jumped.
Stocks were lower ahead of the close Wednesday led by the tech-heavy Nasdaq as the Dow appeared ready to break a five-day winning streak. Microsoft and Bank of America fell, Alcoa jumped.