Stocks fell to the lows of the day this afternoon as a couple of issues weighed on the markets.
One stock in particular should benefit now that Washington’s plans are coming into focus.
Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Nucor and The Hartford popped while Macy’s and Rio Tinto dropped.
John Hussman, portfolio manager at Hussman Strategic Growth Fund, and Art Nunes, market strategist at IMS Capital Management, offered their economic outlooks and investment advice.
Shares of HMOs plunged after published reports suggested that President Obama wanted to renew his push to create some kind of nationalized healthcare alternative.
Investors are now concerned that the current state of world economies can’t support oil much above $60. Will oil’s collapse trigger the next leg down?
ADP said May private sector jobs fell by 532k, about in line with expectations of a drop of 525k. The good news is that the level of job losses has clearly stabilized; the bad news is that we are still not seeing much of an increase in hiring. Bottom line: unemployment rate will continue to rise, at least in the near future.
There’s no keeping this market down. The S&P 500 recorded another day of gains; the current four-day advance is now the index's longest winning streak since early April.
We are at the beginning of a slow and uneven recovery but we will see the S&P 500 reach 1,000 by year-end, said Bob Doll, vice chairman of BlackRock.
Anybody I’m connected with on Twitter or Facebook has surely noticed me giving lots of character-love to the online charity event Tweet to ReMIND, which hits fever pitch now as we approach Memorial Day Weekend.
In this Web Extra, we bring you the day's biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Philip Morris and Merck popped while AT&T and Micron dropped.
Around lunchtime on Wednesday the S&P 500 was trading around 870 – a level that some traders believe could be a point of resistance for stocks. Can it break higher?
Futures dropped as the first quarter GDP estimate, at down 6.1 percent, was well below expectations of down 4.7 percent. However, the downside impact has been limited because personal consumption was higher than expected.
Any number of headlines Wednesday could knock stocks out of their side ways trading pattern, but the Treasury market is the one to watch as the Fed winds down its two-day meeting.
Following are the “Fast & Furious” trades - answers to the key questions heading into the open.
The S&P 500 closed modestly higher on Monday with investors betting that big banks will post at least decent quarterly results. And after hours Goldman did far more than that...
After a couple of bearish days, the bulls regained their footing in the shortened trading week. There was plenty of action off the trading floor as well, with a major decision by the Federal Accounting Standards Board, a heartening merger in the housing industry, and some impressive earnings projections from Wells Fargo.
BlackRock's Bob Doll says the investor needs to realize where we are in both the economic cycle and the market cycle, and he has some suggestions about where to re-adjust a portfolio. (Part One)
BlackRock's Bob Doll says the investor needs to realize where we are in both the economic cycle and the market cycle, and he has some suggestions about where to re-adjust a portfolio. (Part Two)
Brent Wilsey is one of countless market-watchers who expect the earnings season to be a rough one, but the president of Wilsey Asset Management is not one to overlook the price tags on the stocks of the companies involved. "Stocks are beaten down way more than they should be," he told CNBC. "This is a great opportunity to be buying these companies at these prices."