Brent crude oil futures held above $48 a barrel on Thursday as investor inflows offset data showing that U.S. crude stocks had hit a record high.» Read More
And you thought the US sector was bad.
Uh-oh, looks like big sales are coming. November Retail comp store sales are disappointing. RetailMetrics started off the month estimating gains of 2.6 percent for November compared to the same period last year, but by the end of the month it was down to 2.2 percent, and the final numbers may be even worse. It looks like about 75 percent are missing expectations; normally 60 percent beat expectations. Ugh!
Faced with sluggish progress in its foreclosure-prevention effort, the Obama administration will spend the coming weeks cracking down on mortgage companies that aren't doing enough to help borrowers at risk of losing their homes.
As global markets digest Dubai's debt announcement, investors are wondering: Is it time to dump equities? Don Bertrand, vice president of WealthTrust-Arizona, and Kelly Campbell, founder and principal of Campbell Wealth Management, offered their takes on the shifting market environment.
The fact that Dubai has been struggling under huge debts is not a surprise to anyone who has followed the Emirate’s economy over the last 10 years.
Corporate bond market hot: what's up? While equity trading volumes have dried up in November, stock traders are talking about the avalanche of corporate bond issuance this month.
U.S. producer prices rose more slowly than expected in October despite a rebound in food and energy costs, according to a report on Tuesday. Bruce Kasman, chief U.S. economist at JPMorgan, shared his view.
Cautiously optimistic comments from two British banks this morning: HSBC earnings were better than expected and the tone of the report was upbeat, with bad loans down. Barclays said it expects loan losses to peak in the first quarter of 2010.
Banking group Barclays PLC reported Tuesday a 29 percent fall in net profit for the first nine months of the year as rising provisions for bad debts outweighed a strong performance in its investment banking arm.
It's "risk on" in global markets, a trend traders say could help keep stocks heading higher for now.
The global economy still faces major hurdles on its path to recovery, such as the ballooning public deficits and weak consumer spending, and investors remain cautious until they're resolved, Barclays President Bob Diamond told CNBC.
Ahead-of-the-curve retail investors looking to play carbon as a commodity may want to bone up on the facts while they are waiting to for the nascent market to scale up.
On Wednesday, the Dow broke above the 10,000 level for the first time in a year with bulls driving stocks higher on stronger-than-expected earnings.
The G7 meeting of finance ministers, instead of an aggressive statement on the dangers of a weak dollar, opted for a mealy-mouth remark that "excess volatility and disorderly movements in FX rates have adverse implications for economic and financial stability."
On the last day of Sept. 2008, one of the wildest, scariest months in U.S. financial history, the Wall Street-Washington roller-coaster starts climbing again.
Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson and Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke head to Capitol Hill to sell the $700 billion bailout plan. Warren Buffett invests $5 billion in Goldman Sachs. WaMu talks to suitors about a takeover.
Saturday begins another weekend of little rest for Wall Street or the U.S. government. A gigantic financial rescue plan is going to Congress. Democrats seek changes to the bill — including help for homeowners and a salary cap for CEOs. If the plan is approved, the government could purchase as much as $700 billion in mortgage-related assets from U.S.-headquartered institutions.
Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of BJ’s and Anadarko popped while Adobe and Verizon dropped.
Stocks hit fresh 2009 highs on Wednesday in a broad-based rally triggered by positive economic data.
Stocks rallied for a third day Wednesday, jumping more than 1 percent, as industrial production rose for a second straight month and weakness in the dollar boosted commodity and industrial stocks.