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Stocks wobbled Wednesday as a slew of earnings beats, including one from Pfizer, were encouraging but disappointing reports from two of Wall Street's biggest names dragged on the market.
Futures indicated a lower open for Wall Street Wednesday as cautious words from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and Yahoo's missing revenue expectations lent to investors taking profits.
As Congress spent much of the last three months looking at ways to tighten regulations on financial institutions, some of the biggest bailout recipients increased their spending on influencing legislators.
The quarterly reports for the big banks were terrible across the board, but stocks are up because the psychology and the method of valuing bank stocks have changed, said Richard Bove, financial strategist at Rochdale Securities.
Mike Williams of Genesis Asset Management and Douglas Roberts of ChannelCapitalResearch.com shared their investment strategies. (Part One)
Mike Williams of Genesis Asset Management and Douglas Roberts of ChannelCapitalResearch.com shared their investment strategies. (Part Two)
Third Avenue Management is betting heavily on investments in Hong Kong according to President and CEO David Barse. Forty percent of the firm's main fund are located in Hong Kong companies because some of the best and least known blue chips are there.
The Dow fell for a fourth straight day Wednesday after the Fed said it expected to keep interest rates exceptionally low for an extended period.
Stocks bounded higher Wednesday, with the Dow up about 1 percent, as investors cheered the better-than-expected jump in durable-goods orders and shrugged off a weak new-home-sales report.
Futures jumped Wednesday after a better-than-expected rise in durable-goods orders.
Stocks ended flat Wednesday as tech and consumer stocks rebounded but banks dragged after a credit downgrade on more than a dozen companies.
Happy 225th birthday Bank of New York Mellon! For a company that’s managed to survive the financial fallout, it looks like the bank is on firm footing. When CEO Bob Kelly spoke to Maria on the “Closing Bell” he told her the company is past the point where they need TARP. In fact, Kelly said the company ‘is willing and able to repay TARP as soon as the government allows.’
It seems the major catalyst of the summer is oil with energy stocks holding up an otherwise sluggish stock market. How should you be positioned?
The bulls initially dominated trading on Tuesday after the Treasury Department said 10 big banks have gotten the okay to pay back $68 billion they received from the government.
As expected, 10 banks are being permitted to repay their TARP money, a combined $68 billion. Oddly, they didn't name the banks, but it's JPMorgan, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, US Bancorp, American Express, Capital One, BB&T, Bank of New York, State Street and Northern Trust.
Plus, get calls on the banks, insurance, Internet stocks and more.
General Motors filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in New York Monday. Here are following is the list of the largest trade creditors:
Stocks made another break higher Friday as worries about a possible downgrade of the U.S.'s credit rating left the market on rocky ground ahead of the Memorial Day weekend.
Stock markets are just at the beginning of a larger rally which could see the major indexes jump another 20-to-30 percent and banks are the best bet, Michael Browne, portfolio manager from Sofaer Global Research, told CNBC.
Cramer highlights an interesting opportunity in banking, expresses concern over a weaker dollar, and lays out a game plan for the release of Palm’s new smart phone.