Stocks ticked higher Monday amid merger buzz but index gains were modest as the market awaits the Federal Reserve's rate decision later this week.
Morgan Stanley analysts Monday told clients to "sell the rally" in financial stocks, slashing forecasts for big bank earnings and warning that the current credit crunch is only just beginning.
Want to position your portfolio for the recovery? Then fly in the face of the crowd calling for big-cap equities. So says William Greiner, chief investment officer of UMB Asset Management. He told CNBC he believes the U.S. is already in a recession -- and says the best thing to do is buy small-cap stocks.
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A double helping of economic data and first-quarter earnings reports will flood the zone next week, but it's the corporate earnings that will drive stocks and give a better picture of where the economy is going. If GE's bombshell earnings miss is an indicator, the news will be as nasty as traders expect.
Following are the week’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Halliburton and Bank of New York Mellon popped while American Airlines and The Gap dropped.
Citigroup is expected to report another big quarterly loss on April 18, but the actual numbers may be almost secondary.
Is it time to jump back into beaten-down financial stocks--or is it still too early? Even the financial giants themselves can't agree.
Goldman Sachs said Tuesday it selectively upgraded shares of some brokers and asset managers, but remains cautious on stocks of regional banks, mortgage and specialty finance companies and real estate investment trusts.
Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of General Motors and Dillard's popped while VeriFone and Crocs dropped.
Pershing, the largest financial clearing company, is winning a "material" amount of new business as investors look for a safe haven amid the market turmoil that caused the collapse of Bear Stearns, its chief executive told Reuters.
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While there's lots of important economic and earnings news Wednesday, we all know what matters most to the markets. That is whether the Fed cuts a quarter point or a half point from its target Fed funds rate.
Bank of New York Mellon said on Thursday quarterly profit fell 72 percent amid disruptions from capital and credit markets, but results topped forecasts as fees from asset management and institutional clients grew at a double-digit pace.
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Not every bank is a lost cause, Cramer said. Here are a few that are pulling their weight.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.
By the end of the coming week, the corporate earnings picture will be clear and it may not necessarily be one the stock market likes.
When it comes to these stocks, you can't fight the Fed.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.
Burger King pledged Wednesday to offer healthier fast-food items for children under 12, with plans to sell and market flame-broiled Chicken Tenders and apples cut to resemble thick-cut french fries.
State Street, the world's biggest institutional money manager, Tuesday posted a better-than-expected 61% jump in quarterly profit and said revenue will be stronger than initially expected this year.