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Investors went on a late-day buying spree, scooping up shares of beaten down stocks and sending the major indexes soaring 7-8 percent.
Not all the emails I received about some Merrill Lynch financial advisors feeling "insulted"--according to a recruiting firm--were full of anger at the Merrill employees. Some were quite supportive.
Volatility reigned again on Wall Street Tuesday as jittery investors had a hard time committing to the morning's early rally -- or to the subsequent paring of gains.
As of this morning, 227 (just over 45%) of the S&P 500 companies have reported earnings. Here's a look at which companies have had the biggest surprises so far...
The weekend was extremely busy in the world of finance. Starting in South Korea, this nation cut its overnight interest rates by 75 basis points to 4.25%. Genuflecting at the altar of low rates/high liquidity, the Bank of Korea cut rates for the 2nd time this month and by the most ever in one move as the country is experiencing drastically lower growth (0.6% GDP) and a shut off of lending to smaller firms.
Stocks ended the day significantly lower but avoided a catastrophe, as an orderly selloff staved off what some thought would be a massive market capitulation.
Next week is expected to mark the start of the US economy’s entry into recession and the end of the Fed’s conventional monetary policy.
The stock market deteriorated in the final 20 minutes of trading with the Dow closing with triple digit losses.
Stocks sold off in the final hour of trading, an hour that has become known for wild, unpredictable swings, as a new government plan to juice money-market funds and some dismal corporate outlooks kept investors on edge.
Stocks retreated after a fleeting uptick as investors digested a slew of earnings and some dismal outlooks and signs of a thawing in the credit markets.
Why does the media hold a cable-television host to a higher standard than CEOs and top federal policy makers?
Stocks turned lower again after paring most of their losses amid more signs of thawing in the seized up credit markets.
Critics have labeled the Mad Money host irresponsible and inaccurate, but the market this week proved him right.
We've all been searching for road maps from the past to help guide us through these current, scary market conditions.
The stock market is on its own wild ride these days, but if investors were to step off the roller coaster for a minute, they might see signs of life in the credit markets.
What’s the fall-out as Wall Street firms look less like casinos and more like banks?
Morgan Stanley Chief Executive John Mack said Thursday the current financial crisis is like nothing he's ever seen before, and it will take time for firms to deleverage.
Yes, the market on Wednesday tested last week's lows, but a lot has changed since then, Cramer said. You might want to put some money to work.
When oil prices go down sharply, energy stocks underperform. This is the simplest--and most direct explanation for the decline.
Byron Wien, Pequot Capital Management's Chief Investment Strategist, is optimistic enough about the market to see "opportunities in every sector," including financials, which will benefit from an "enormous number of policy moves."