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  • Stocks Slide as Bank Worries Rattle Market Tuesday, 17 Jun 2008 | 5:08 PM ET

    Stocks fell sharply Tuesday as a warning from Goldman Sachs that banks may need to raise another $65 billion rippled through the market, offsetting any positive impact from Goldman's earnings.

  • Vince Farrell

    Goldman Sachs spacerturned in another stellar performance under difficult circumstances with an earnings report that far exceeded expectations. Return on equity was 20% when other investment banks are posting losses. 52% of the revenues were from trading operations which are volatile and risky and that's why these stocks trade at what seem to be low price to earnings valuations. My guess is Goldman is picking up business by default as traders can easily justify doing business with Goldman.

  • BlackRock's Doll: Brokerage Stocks Cheap, But... Tuesday, 17 Jun 2008 | 10:27 AM ET

    Investment banking's so-called "trillion-dollar man" says he's undecided about whether brokerage stocks are bargains, despite their current low prices.

  • Brokerage Stocks: Go Long Tuesday, 17 Jun 2008 | 9:56 AM ET

    For the first time since it went public in 1994, Lehman Brothers has posted a quarterly loss. But Morningstar's Ryan Lentell says you should still consider brokerage shares.

  • US Banks May Fall Prey to European, Asian Bids Tuesday, 17 Jun 2008 | 4:58 AM ET

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  • Chartology: Broker Breakdown Monday, 16 Jun 2008 | 6:37 PM ET

    We told you about the fundamentals now find out how the technicals suggest trading Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch!

  • Market Little Changed Ahead Of Goldman Monday, 16 Jun 2008 | 5:50 PM ET

    The Dow finished Monday’s session modestly lower as investors continued to worry about the course of the economy. What's the "Word on the Street?"

  • Dow Hit Off the Green; Banks Score Monday, 16 Jun 2008 | 4:52 PM ET

    As the world watched Tiger Woods and Rocco Mediate take it down to the wire at the US Open, the Dow was struggling with its own rivalry: Banks were trying to lead a rally, while a handful of stocks were dragging on the blue-chip index. Oil ended down at $134.34 abarrel.

  • Lehman CEO Fuld Confident Despite Firm's Big Loss Monday, 16 Jun 2008 | 4:12 PM ET
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    Lehman Brothers Holdings' chief executive expressed confidence in the investment bank on Monday, sending its shares up as much as 9 percent even as it posted its first quarterly loss as a public company.

  • Take Your Position: Financials Monday, 16 Jun 2008 | 3:45 PM ET

    Now that Lehman's out of the way, all eyes are on Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley. What should you expect?

  • Stocks Tick Higher as Oil Retreats Monday, 16 Jun 2008 | 1:51 PM ET

    Stocks bounced back from an early slide as banks recovered and strength permeated techs, housing and retail stocks.  The market had opened lower as oil neared $140 a barrel and after a report from the New York Federal Reserve on regional manufacturing activity showed a worse-than-expected contraction. Lehman shares rose after the firm reported a loss on target with its pre-announcement.

  • Options Chatter: GE, Wachovia, Morgan and Goldman Monday, 16 Jun 2008 | 11:39 AM ET

    What's bubbling in the options market? General Electric and financials, according to one tracker.

  • Stocks Slide as Oil Surges; Lehman Rises Monday, 16 Jun 2008 | 10:36 AM ET

    Stocks opened lower on Wall Street Monday as oil neared $140 a barrel and after a report from the New York Federal Reserve on regional manufacturing activity showed a worse-than-expected contraction. Lehman shares rose after the firm reported a loss on target with its pre-announcement.

  • Market Issues For Week: Oil, Earnings, Financials Monday, 16 Jun 2008 | 9:22 AM ET

    S&P futures dropped about 5 points as the New York Empire State Index was notably weaker than expected and has been down 4 of the last 5 months, then dropped again on oil. The most important issues this week:

  • Nearly Half of Wall St. Bank Profits Are Gone Monday, 16 Jun 2008 | 4:59 AM ET

    Only a year ago, Wall Street reveled in an era of superlatives: record deals, record profit, record pay. But a mere 12 months later, nearly half of the profits that major banks reaped during that age of riches have vanished, the New York Times reported.

  • Stocks to Take Cues From Oil, PPI, and Bank Earnings Sunday, 15 Jun 2008 | 9:50 AM ET
    New York Stock Exchange workers finish up trading minutes before the closing bell at the Exchange, Tuesday, April 3, 2007 in New York. Stocks surged Tuesday on signs of resilience in the housing market and the U.S. consumer, with falling oil prices giving investors an extra reason to rally. The Dow Jones industrials gained more than 120 points. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

    Should oil prices extend their pullback and data show no further deterioration in the U.S. economy, stocks could rise next week. But investment banking results will be the wild card.

  • The Week:  Pickers Think Big, Global, High-Quality Saturday, 14 Jun 2008 | 8:45 AM ET

    The week began with a flashback to the credit crisis.  It ended with figures showing the fastest inflation in six months and the lowest consumer-sentiment reading in 28 years.  Along the way, as the stock market ebbed and flowed, CNBC guests assembled a collective portfolio that was heavy on technology, energy, and global exposure.

  • Moment Of Truth Friday, 13 Jun 2008 | 6:05 PM ET

    Investors are bracing themselves for Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley earnings next week. Should you expect a rally or pullback?

  • Stocks End Wobbly Week With a Flourish Friday, 13 Jun 2008 | 5:53 PM ET

    Stocks rallied to the finish Friday, led by financials and techs, as a tame core-inflation reading and lower oil helped the market end a chaotic week on a high note.

  • For the week ending Friday, June 13, 2008, the markets were mixed on varied economic news, renewed credit concerns from Lehman and the financial sector, and of course, oil.  A surprise increase in retail sales gave hope for economic growth and a rising CPI suggested a potential rate move on the horizon that could strengthen the dollar and begin to tame inflation.