Stocks and bonds could continue to trade counter to recent trends Wednesday, traders said.
This is going to be one nail-biter of a back to school season: It looks like the consumer is going to buy VERY LATE. And by the way, the largest pure-play potash producer in North America is not Potash, it's Intrepid Potash (IPI), which also traded up about 12 percent pre-open.
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US stocks posted their best monthly performance of the year, led by the Dow Jones Industrial Average with a gain of 7.1%. Within the S&P 500 sectors, industrial and material companies rose the most in July.
A slew of technical signals have bulls calling a bottom and bears convinced a sharper down move lies ahead. How should you position?
The S&P 500 settled above the 1,200-mark on Wednesday's trading session, setting another key milestone for the market, and trading at its highest level since September 2008. While the bullish momentum may be well received by some, the rate of acceleration might be making others nervous.
Greece did get off its 6-month and one-year bill auction. The auction was well oversubscribed, but as expected they paid a high yield, of 4.55 percent and 4.85 for the 6 and 12 month respectively. The yield on the 6-month was 1.38 percent in the January auction.
Stocks struggled Friday but managed to pull off a gain for the week, with the S&P holding a 17-month high at 1,150.
Stocks struggled Friday as investors digested mixed readings on the consumer: Retail sales rose unexpectedly last month, while consumer sentiment softened.
Stocks slipped into the red Friday after a report showed consumer sentiment softened in March.
S&P futures moved up about 4 points as February retail sales were much stronger than expected, up 0.3 percent vs. consensus of a drop of 0.2 percent; ex-autos up 0.9 percent, also way better than decline of 0.2 percent expected. These are impressive numbers, especially given the snowstorms.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a slightly higher open for Wall Street Friday after Thursday's rally in the final hour of trading and with investors watching consumer data due later Friday.
Terra Industries now finds CF's Industries bid more favorable than Yara International's offer, but will give Yara five days to make another bid.
The Dow erased all but a few points of its gain Tuesday as tech stocks retreated.
Stocks soared to a five-week high in the first half of the trading day Tuesday, with the S&P rallying past its 50-day moving average and the VIX at a one-month low. Was it the signal of a technical breakout?
Stocks opened higher on Tuesday, pushing the Dow into positive territory for the year, as Wall Street continued its March rally. What should investors expect for the rest of the month? Robert Doll, chief equity strategist at BlackRock shared his market outlook.
Stocks pared their gains Tuesday after a Fed president suggested the central bank should begin tightening "sooner rather than later."
Stock index futures pointed to a higher open Tuesday as Wall Street looks to keep March going on a positive note.
With a flurry of M&A boosting stocks, Oppenheimer reveals three more companies that could be potential takeover targets.
Stock futures indicated a slightly lower open this morning after the S&P and Dow closed at new 52-week highs yesterday. Futures dipped a little following JPMorgan’s earnings report, and remained lower as the dollar rises to the highs of the week in early trading. On the dollar strength, trading lower this morning are commodity stocks.