Will Santa squeak in a rally before the ball drops? Early moves suggest it could happen: Stocks continued to rise Tuesday, adding to the more than 2-percent gain logged on Wednesday.
Another light volume, low volatility day, closing near the highs. Good news, considering that the consumer confidence and home price news was dismal. Goldman Sachs had a particularly good day, up almost 6 percent, though on light volume. But GMAC was the big story of the day...
The financial crisis and market turmoil of 2008 have prevented many historical trends from holding true this year. For instance, while November and December are typically two of the markets’ strongest months of the year, the performance during those months this year has been far from stellar.
Stocks ended lower as the unraveling of one of the biggest deals this year overshadowed gains in the energy sector.
While the overall market is unlikely to stage a major turnaround any time soon, experts agree there are a handful of investments that are heating up and could help you recoup some gains.
Many comparisons have been made between the current economic climate and the Depression era. With the Dow and S&P poised to have their worst yearly performances since 1931, here's a look at what happened in the years that followed.
Technology shares and the financials have been tough to trade this year. Is it time to dip a toe – or will you just get burned?
After another 100 points shed in the market today, Cramer says only one thing would make him feel better: if just one portfolio manager would come out and admit that this is, in fact, not a good time to buy. Instead, there are a whole lot of "experts" out there insisting that they love this market and it's a great time to buy -- there's a lot of money to be made in the volatility, they say.
As if investors don’t have enough reason to be wary of the financials, a new cause for concern is coming to light.
Stocks ended lower Tuesday, as a quick mood booster from an upbeat consumer sentiment reading wore off, and the drag of GM and financials set in.
Stocks advanced Tuesday as the market mood got a boost from an improvement in consumer sentiment.
The specter of illiquidity is negating any good news this economy can muster, Cramer says.
The bad news is, there's going to be a lot more bad news. The good news is, it's pretty well priced into the market. That's how Al Frank Asset Management's chief portfolio manager, John Buckingham, sees it.
After receiving billions in aid from U.S. taxpayers, the nation's largest banks say they can't track exactly how they're spending the money or they simply refuse to discuss it.
The stock market ended both the day and the week essentially flat, with the twin stimuli of interest rate cuts and an automaker bailout unable to overcome a weakening economy and pessimism about the future of the banking system.
Stocks advanced Friday after Bush announced details of a rescue plan for auto makers.
It may be the season to be wealthy — at least on Wall Street, where banks are awarding annual bonuses despite a growing outcry over pay, the New York Times reported.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a cautiously higher open for Wall Street Friday as troubled automakers reportedly are close to an emergency loan deal.
Consumers will be shielded from increases in interest rates on existing account balances on their credit cards under new rules being adopted by federal regulators.
Countrywide, owned by Bank of America confirms to me that it has finally sold the mortgages to Ed McMahon's home. Foreclosure Trackers says it bought the loan on behalf of a private investor who is allowing McMahon to stay in the house.