Stocks pared their gains Thursday after a disappointing 30-year auction. Stocks had been higher all day after encouraging reports on jobless claims and the trade deficit. Budding optimism about the recovery made consumer-discretionary stocks the day's best performer. Disney led the Dow.
Stocks advanced Thursday after a report showed jobless claims rose but the number of people seeking extended benefits declined, and the trade gap narrowed. Citigroup rose after
Coca-Cola products will soon be available again in Costco stores. The world's largest beverage maker says a pricing dispute with the wholesale club operator has been settled.
Dubai, Greece and Spain are...not a problem any more? Seems that way...global markets are higher, including the stock markets of all three of those countries.
Wall Street is set for a slightly higher open Thursday, after the previous session's late rally halted the negative momentum that had been clearly evident in the markets on Tuesday.
What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Thursday, Dec. 10.
Stocks opened flat to slightly lower on Wednesday as concerns mounted over the global economy and the US dollar continued to assert itself as a popular safety play. Robert Doll, vice chairman and global CIO of equities at BlackRock shared his market outlook.
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A number of strategists have been recommending that investors steer clear of lower quality stocks and focus instead on those with better balance sheets for the next leg of the road ahead.
Many investors are too conservatively positioned to the end of the year, said Thomas Lee, chief U.S. equity strategist at JPMorgan. He told investors where they should be looking.
S&P 500 futures jump 13 points on nonfarm payrolls. This was a real outlier: 11,000 jobs lost was far better than the loss of 125,000 expected, positive revisions in September and October were also a positive.
Both the Dow and S&P closed lower on Thursday with selling accelerating into the close largely due to jitters about Friday’s jobs report.
Goldman Sachs may be the canary in the coal mine. And it looks like it’s breaking support. What must you know to trade this market?
U.S. retailers posted much weaker-than-expected sales for November, as shoppers focused only on big bargains at the start of the key holiday selling season. Charles Grom, broadline retail analyst at JPMorgan, shared his industry outlook.
Uh-oh, looks like big sales are coming. November Retail comp store sales are disappointing. RetailMetrics started off the month estimating gains of 2.6 percent for November compared to the same period last year, but by the end of the month it was down to 2.2 percent, and the final numbers may be even worse. It looks like about 75 percent are missing expectations; normally 60 percent beat expectations. Ugh!
Last Friday — known as "Black Friday" — kicked off the start of the holiday shopping season. Charles Grom, retail analyst at JPMorgan, shared his views on the strength of the retail sector.
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Friday marks the monthly expiration of November options, at time when markets can be especially volatile. So how can investors benefit from the volatility? Richard Sparks, senior equities analyst at Schaeffer’s Investment Research, shared his insights.