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On a day where markets are rattled by sovereign debt issues, yet encouraged that a European bailout of Greece may be imminent, markets have also reacted to domestic developments.
Stocks continue to be tethered to the outcome of a potential Greece rescue plan. Futures were up modestly, with European banks leading the way. However, shortly before 8am ET, futures lost most of their gains as a Reuters headline cited comments from a German government official that no decision on aid has been made, nor is one pending.
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Stocks are up modestly in the last trading day of the month. But don’t kid yourself — it has been a down start to the year for the markets. Stocks are down 2.5 percent in January and are looking to have their worst month since last February, thanks in large part to China tightening worries and concerns over government reforms for big U.S. banks.
Jitters ahead of President Obama's financial reforms and concerns over tighter lending measures to curb inflation in China are weighing on the markets again today. With another round of losses today, the major indices are now sitting at their lowest levels of the new year.
BHP Billiton, the world's largest miner, gave its most upbeat outlook for commodities markets since the global downturn, as surging Chinese demand led to a big jump in iron ore shipments.
Predictably, HMOs are trading up slightly on the Scott Brown victory in Massachusetts, but for the rest of the market its pretty much back to "sell on the earnings news."
The recovery won't be bolstered by the consumer, like in previous recessions. Instead demand will come from a build-up of low inventories and large companies' exposure to emerging market growth, Edith Thouin, vice president of ABN Amro Private Banking said Monday.
With all the governmental shenanigans and uncertainty swirling around Washington, it makes sense that investors will find comfort putting at least some of their money overseas.
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The Fast Money traders were closely watching the action in bank stocks after Morgan Stanley received two separate upgrades. Is it time to get bullish?
Stocks rose on Friday after a report showed consumer sentiment improved in early December and retail sales rose much more than expected last month. How will the markets finish year-end? Lawrence Glazer, managing director at Mayflower Advisors and Michael Cuggino, president and portfolio manager of Permanent Portfolio Funds shared their market outlooks.
With plenty of cash on hand and aspirations to consolidate, Tim Seymour is closely watching the materials space. Which companies are potential takeover targets?
Around lunchtime stocks paired some gains largely due to strong dollar rhetoric from Fed chief Ben Bernanke. Is the rally out of steam?
Michael Cuggino, president and portfolio manager at Permanent Portfolio Funds, said he is "cautiously" bullish on the markets. He offered investors advice — and stock picks — to protect themselves in different economic environments.
Don’t let the bears fool you out of this market.
The Dow rose Monday after positive economic reports including manufacturing, construction and pending home sales. So what do these numbers mean for investors? Michael Cuggino, president and portfolio manager of Permanent Portfolio Funds, and Dan Fitzpatrick, president at Stockmarket Mentor, weighed in.