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Bolstered by low rates and strong demand, companies and others have been rushing to issue a near record level of new debt since the start of the year and the trend should continue for now.
Retailers on Thursday will report December sales results, taking the wraps off their holiday season and possibly showing the best comparisons in 20 months.
Markets are looking quite positive for 2010, said James Paulsen, chief investment strategist at Wells Capital Management. Phil Orlando, chief equity market strategist at Federated Investors, agreed. They shared their market strategies with CNBC.
Markets opened flat on Wednesday, after a pair of private employment readings in anticipation of Friday's U.S. government jobs report. What should investors expect from the markets this month? Peter Costa, president of Empire Executions and CNBC market analyst, shared his insight.
The S&P finished higher Tuesday as Ford shares soared after better-than-expected sales. The Dow ended slightly lower after a sharp drop in pending-home sales. Financials had a strong day, with Bank of America finishing near the top of the Dow pack.
Try as they might to put on a brave face, Kraft management cannot be pleased that Warren Buffett chose to go public with his opposition to the company’s plan to issue up to 370 million shares to facilitate the purchase of Cadbury.
Corporate debt and equities both saw strong performances in 2009 so what should investors expect for 2010? Sam Stovall, chief investment strategist at Standard & Poor’s, shared his view.
In an unprecendented move, Berkshire Hathaway is publicly, and strongly, criticizing Kraft Foods for its continuing efforts to acquire Cadbury. Berkshire says in a news release this morning that it has voted against Kraft's proposal to authorize the issuance of up to 370 million shares to facilitate a deal, and urges other shareholders to follow its lead.
Wall Street took a breather Tuesday, after a strong first trading day of 2010. How should investors be positioned? Rod Smyth, chief investment strategist at Riverfront Investment Group and Fritz Meyer, senior market strategist at Invesco AIM shared their market outlooks.
With yesterday's move up, it's pretty clear that the uptrend is intact. Other widely watched indicators like the NYSE Operating Company Only Advance-Decline Line, a composite of advancing versus declining stocks, remain at new highs. The other piece of good news is that there has been a notable absence of selling pressure, one reason volume has been so anemic.
A colorful 8-page brochure is being mailed by Burlington Northern Santa Fe spacer to its shareholders, urging them to vote for the freight railroad's proposed acquisition by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway.
Berkshire Hathaway far outperforms the benchmark S&P 500 stock index during the decade of the 2000s. Despite managing a gain for 2009, however, Berkshire underperforms the S&P for 2009, breaking Warren Buffett's three-year winning streak.
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Markets rose on Tuesday after reports showed consumer confidence improved and home prices stabilized. Can stocks continue upward in 2010? Jerry Castellini, president and CIO of CastleArk Management, shared his market outlook.
The investment strategist who profitably shorted Berkshire Hathaway's stock in 2008 has a bold forecast for 2010. Appearing as guest host on this morning's CNBC Squawk Box, Seabreeze Partners' Doug Kass predicted Warren Buffett will step down in the coming year.
Year-end is high season for market and economic outlooks. Douglas Kass, founder and president of Seabreeze Partners Management shared his 20 predictions for 2010 with CNBC on Monday
What does the record high yield curve means for your investments in 2010? Tom Lydon, editor of ETFTrends.com, and Jim LaCamp, portfolio manager at Macroportfolio Advisors, offered their market insights.
Warren Buffett is in talks to purchase GMAC's Residential Capital, according to a report in today's New York Post. But the story also quotes a source who's "considering buying" ResCap as saying he would be "surprised" if Buffett bought the firm now because its debt is seen as overpriced.
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway continues to trim its stake in Moody's with another reported sale. This latest reduction, however, is relatively small compared to recent days.
This decade looks like it will be the worst ever for stocks, but Robert Froehlich, senior managing director at The Hartford, he expects 13,000 on the Dow by the end of 2010. How should investors prepare their portfolios?