The stock market has a long history of taking its cues from January, so investors will be hoping that this month's 3 percent drop is not a harbinger for the rest of the year.
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway says today it will not issue more shares in response to the company's just-announced addition to the benchmark S&P 500. The company's newly-split B shares built on their 5% gain yesterday, to finish 3.6% higher today. That's a fresh 14-month high.
Shares of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway ended almost 5 percent higher after their first full trading day on news the stock is going into the S&P 500 index.
Lots of market moving events today: the Apple show, President Obama's State of the Union speech, conclusion of the FOMC meeting, the Geithner hearings. Traders are hopeful the President will focus on the economy and job creation, and tone down the populism. Traders are less optimistic that anything good will come from The Geithner Witch Hunt, as some are calling the hearings...
Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.
In breaking news the Fast Money desk learns that Berkshire Hathaway will be replacing Burlington Northern in the S&P 500.
Anyone betting that last week's 50-for-1 stock split of Berkshire Hathaway's Class B shares would lead to Warren Buffett going into the benchmark S&P 500 stock index .. is absolutely right. Moments ago, we got word from S&P that Berkshire will replace Burlington Northern Santa Fe in both the S&P 500 and the smaller S&P 100.
Stocks bounced back on Tuesday after a report showed consumer confidence rose for a third straight month. What should investors expect from the markets going forward? Joe Kinahan, chief derivatives strategist at TD Ameritrade, shared his investment strategies.
The German reinsurance giant Munich Re says its happy Warren Buffett has a built a stake in the company worth over $1 billion.
Stocks opened lower on Tuesday on China's bank-loan tightening, but a report of rising confidence helped take the edge off. Are the markets in a correction? David Goerz, chief investment officer at Highmark Capital, and Sarat Sethi, partner and portfolio manager at Douglas C. Lane & Associates, shared their market outlooks.
Earnings results from Johnson & Johnson, DuPont and Travelers on Tuesday seemed sanguine. How will traders run with the data? Art Cashin, director of floor operations for UBS Financial Services, offered CNBC his stock-market insights.
Now available for downloading: a PDF transcript of Becky Quick's live interview with Warren Buffett on Wednesday, January 20, 2010.
At a meeting of hedge fund traders last night, it was widely agreed that big banks will get much smaller in the next couple of years. All agreed that Paul Volcker was back in a big way. It was also agreed that Timothy Geithner was in deep trouble.
Both classes of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway marked the first day of trading today for the just-split Class B stocks with their biggest one-day percentage gain since last August. Both the Class A and Class B stock ended the day at their highest levels since early November, 2008.
Stocks continued to fall on Thursday as President Obama rattled the market with plans to crack down on Wall Street risk taking. How should investors be positioned and what should they watch for? David Kelly, chief market strategist at JPMorgan Funds, offered his analysis.
Rep. Barney Frank, chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, said on our air that he would support bank rule changes—but only over a longer time frame, which he said would be in the range of "three to five years."
Oh, calm down. Worries about an imminent correction are a bit overblown, at least at this point. The S&P 500 hit a 15-month high of 1150—on Tuesday! A correction is a decline of 10 percent—the S&P would have to drop to 1035 to be in that territory...
Goldman Sachs reported a better-than-expected fourth-quarter net income on Thursday, but shares of the banking giant were lower. What does it mean for the markets? Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS Financial Services, shared his insights.
Investors appear to like Berkshire Hathaway stock in the $60s and even the $70s more than they liked it at roughly $3500 a share.
South Korean steelmaker POSCO closed almost 5 percent higher at $136.02 in New York trading today (Tuesday), after the company said Warren Buffett wants to buy more shares.