Both the Dow and S&P closed higher on Thursday ending a four-day losing streak after stronger-than-expected retail data boosted economic recovery hopes.
Stocks retreated Monday as investors took a breather after a four-week rally, capped by a better-than-expected jobs report on Friday.
As investors debate whether the stock market gains are sustainable, Barry Knapp, Barclays Capital Managing Director, believes that it is time to be very selective with stocks.
The recovery trade continues today. Cyclicals are notably outperforming more defensive names once again, with the Morgan Stanley Cyclical Index is up 3 percent, while the Morgan Stanley Consumer Index is up just 0.75 percent. This extends the recent trend that has taken place during the current summer rally.
On Friday, July 24th, the S&P 500’s 100-day moving average overtook its 200-day moving average, an event known to Wall Street technicians as a Golden Cross (a shorter-term average crossing a longer-term one, from below to above). A month ago, we saw another Golden Cross, when the 50-day average moved above the 200-day average.
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Options action is positive for the metals and mining sector today as investors place bullish trades on the XME mining exchange traded fund.
Stocks are modestly lower this morning as a firmer dollar sends commodities and commodity stocks noticeably lower today.
The consensus of traders-for more than a month--is that the most likely path for stocks through the summer was a "W" pattern-up and down, but ultimately in a range.
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The market traded sideways on Tuesday with Dow finishing slightly lower and the S&P 500 closing a little higher.
Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Agrium and AK Steel popped while Morgan Stanley and United Airlines dropped.
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The Reuters/Jefferies CRB Index is a global commodity benchmark which tracks 19 mostly U.S. traded commodities and has led a rally in the past weeks with a year-to-date performance surpassing the S&P, currently up 10% versus 3% YTD, driven in part by a depreciating dollar and speculation of an economic recovery. Here are some stocks that are riding the commodities wave.
As the markets continue to steam ahead, with the S&P 500 soaring nearly 33% since its lowest close this year, investors looking for opportunities might want to take a peek at the leading sectors in 2009.
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Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Kraft and Molson Coors popped while Legg Mason and AK Steel dropped.
Following a broad rally on Monday, led by upbeat economic data in the housing front, and optimism related to a stress-test on nineteen banks, the S&P 500 turned positive for the year. Here is a look at some of the best performing companies.
While indicating a modestly lower open earlier this morning, the markets turned around late in the morning on a strong rebound in financials and the digestion of a series of less pessimistic comments by corporate executives.