Stocks continued to rise Wednesday, after major indexes hit new highs for the year Tuesday, as oil prices topped $71 a barrel and industrial production rose for a second straight month.
September, a traditionally weak month for stocks, has contrarily been strong for markets in the last several trading sessions, but how far will the rally continue? Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS Financial Services, offered CNBC his market insights.
The positive news on retail sales and comments from Warren Buffett that "we are on the mend" is helping lift Asia and Europe.
Wall Street looked set for a higher open Wednesday, after major indexes hit new highs for the year Tuesday, encouraged by Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke's remarks that the US recession was probably over.
There are much better ways to play the commodity, Cramer says.
This could be the stock to own, Cramer says, if the commodity’s price trend higher.
Investors looking to play the crude oil and natural gas price divergence should follow these trading tips, said Daniel Dicker, independent oil trader at TheStreet.com.
With natural gas prices dropping to its lowest level since 2002 and with inventories 19% above their five-year average, you’d expect nat gas stocks to be at yearly lows.
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The ratio of crude oil to natural gas futures prices on the New York Mercantile Exchange reached its highest level in over 19 years during today's trading session.
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The worst buys of the past few years, such as real estate and stocks, may prove to be the best investments a few years from now, said David Dreman, chairman and CIO of Dreman Value Management.
Anadarko Petroleum Monday reported a second quarter net loss compared with a year-ago net profit as the independent oil and gas company's results were hurt by steep declines in energy prices.
Stocks rallied to their highest closes since November Monday following encouraging economic reports from the U.S. and abroad and following news that auto sales got a boost from the "Cash for Clunkers" program.
Stocks rallied Monday after a pair of encouraging reports on the manufacturing sector, plus strong bank earnings out of Europe and expectations for strong auto sales. The S&P briefly topped 1,000, a level it hasn't seen since November.
Stocks got a quick pop at the open Monday after some strong bank earnings out of Europe and expectations that auto sales will show a boost from the "Cash for Clunkers" program. But the rally quickly fizzled.
Stock index futures indicated a strong opening for Wall Street Monday, helped by European markets that hit a broader-index high for the year on better-than-expected bank earnings.
Oil giants ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil and Chevron are expected to report earnings this week, but how should investors position their portfolios? Independent oil trader Daniel Dicker, and Kevin Kerr, president and chief trading officer at Kerr Trading International, share their best energy trades.
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