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Stocks opened lower Monday as the dollar and U.S. Treasury yields soared on the back of last week's cheerier jobs data, which prompted speculation that the Fed may raise rates at its next meeting.
Futures pointed to a lower open for Wall Street Monday as the dollar and U.S. Treasury yields soared on the back of last week's cheerier jobs data, which prompted speculation that the Federal Reserve may raise rates at its next meeting.
The next surge in the bullish commodities market could come from the joint venture of rival miners Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton, both of which provide excellent investment opportunities, said Greg Smith managing director for the UK at Fat Prophets.
The dollar is rallying, hurting commodities and commodity stocks. Why is the dollar rallying? Better economic news implies higher rates, which makes the dollar more attractive as an investment. A higher dollar means dollar-denominated commodities are more expensive to buy.
Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Dr. Pepper Snapple and Potash popped while Caterpillar and BHP Billiton dropped.
Experts Jay Bowens, president of Bowen, Hanes & Company, and Art Nunes, market strategist at IMS Capital Management shared their outlook for the economy.
Is Thursday's stock tumble just a bank-oriented hiccup in a new bull market — or par for the course in a bear-market rally? Robin Griffiths of Cazenove Capital offered CNBC his chart analysis.
The bears just won’t quit. On Monday stocks rallied again sending the S&P 500 above the psychologically important 900 level and into positive territory for the year.
Stocks climbed on Wednesday pushing through key technical levels with investors shrugging off a bearish GDP number.
The market, it seems, has turned its back on certain companies now that the economy is showing signs of a turn. Plus, Cramer makes the call on miners and banks.
Around lunchtime the bulls were whispering about Google’s quarterly results, which come out after the bell, and what they’d reveal. There’s cautious optimism in the sector...
What's the trade ahead of Intel earnings on Tuesday. Also Pete Najarian has spotted unusual options action in Marriott!
This Canadian mining company is jumping with huge options activity, amid rumors that BHP Billiton may be interested in buying it. Which company?
Global stocks were higher Thursday and leaders from around the world met in London for the G20 summit, aiming to tackle the financial crisis and economic slowdown. On this positive note, experts tell CNBC various Asian markets are beginning to look attractive.
Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Amylin and BHP Billiton popped while General Motors and Advanced Micro Devices dropped.
According to Tom Albanese, CEO of Rio Tinto, infrastructure stocks will see a boost in the second half of 2009 — thanks largely to the U.S. and China.
Put options are trading heavily in Alcoa as it continues to fall since slashing its divided by 82 percent Monday. Here's what options traders are buying...
Stocks posted their best day in four months on Tuesday with Citigroup leading the Dow higher...
Futures are stronger as bank stocks are trading up for a second day. Vikram Pandit, Tim Geithner and Sheila Bair are all out talking about the banking crisis.
February's non-farm payroll of a loss of 651,000 was in line with expectations, although there were large downward revisions for January and December (161,000 in total). The rise in the unemployment rate to 8.1 percent was the highest since December 1983.