Despite a weak start to the last week of October, the Dow and S&P are now both up 2.58% and 0.85% for the month as of Thursday's closing session. Even though October ranks as a slightly positive month historically on average, up more than 53% of the time for all three major U.S. Indexes, the Nasdaq Composite has trailed behind, currently down 1.2% month to date.
The S&P 500 logged its best one-day percentage gain in three months on Thursday after GDP data showed the economy expanded at an annual rate of 3.5% in the third quarter.
Yesterday we passed the earnings season midpoint and now ~60% of the S&P 500 companies have reported earnings. Here's a look at which companies have had the biggest surprises so far...
Stocks tumbled to session lows late Wednesday, with the Dow down more than 100 points, as worries about the recovery gripped the market.
Stocks fell last week and have continued to slide this week, prompting speculation that this may be the beginning of a correction. What does this mean for the overall markets going forward? Adam Bold, founder and CEO of the Mutual Fund Store and Joe Kinahan, chief derivatives strategist at Thinkorswim shared their insights.
As the US economic recovery looms larger, the gray cloud that has hung over the stock market for so long is finally starting to fade. Here's four sectors likely to outperform in the months and year ahead.
Stocks retreated Monday, led by financials and commodities, as the dollar rebounded.
Gold prices have had a sharp run up over 41 percent in the last year. But with money piling in and more people bullish than bearish on gold, does it have more room to run? Rebecca Patterson, head of global foreign exchange and commodities at JPMorgan Private Bank shared her views.
Stocks retreated Monday, led by financials, as the dollar rebounded and Dutch bank ING announced plans to split in two.
Gold prices continued to rise on Monday, nearing $1,060, as the U.S. dollar fell. Brian Belski, chief investment strategist at Oppenheimer & Co. shared his insights on gold, markets, and more.
Stocks advanced Monday, helped by an upbeat economic report and a couple of earnings beats.
…Cramer changes his mind. What do you do?
"I'd say it's buyers' fatigue that's set in," says one pro. "The stock market seemed to be going up on bad news for a certain period, and now we have what's perceived as good news...but it seems the market's got it fully priced in."
On a mostly negative week for the markets, where tech outperformed and the NASDAQ 100 was the only major index positive for the week, the Dow finishes in the red to close below the 10,000-mark on Friday.
A cursory look at quarterly earnings suggests corporate America is regaining its foothold. But a look at the stock market's reaction indicates otherwise.
With Microsoft's earnings report this morning, two thirds of the Dow 30 have now reported. Here is a summary of how things stand in terms of EPS and revenues.
Today is the biggest earnings day of the season and as of this afternoon, just over 30% of the S&P 500 companies have reported earnings. Here's a look at which companies have had the biggest surprises so far...
There’s still a week-and-a-half left in the month, but the markets are currently maintaining yet another month of gains.
Despite promises by President Barack Obama, more than 70 million Americans who have health insurance through their jobs could be open to higher costs or denials of some coverage under a leading overhaul plan making its way through Congress.
For some things there are no words. Wait until you see what happens when Mad Money’s Jim Cramer joins the Fast traders to talk about recovery power plays.