U.S. stocks closed about 1 percent lower, despite surprisingly strong Amazon earnings, as signs of slower global growth weighed on sentiment.» Read More
Traders are decidedly bullish on Microsoft options Tuesday after a positive report from Oppenheimer. The average daily volume in November for MSFT was 80,000 calls per day, but 49,000 contracts changed hands in the first hour of trading today alone.
Remember the Million Dollar Man? Well, Barack Obama is laying groundwork for a stimulus package that could make him the Trillion Dollar Man!
The Dow stumbled on Monday, roiled by worries about how big a bite the global financial crisis has taken from banks' profits and fallout from a massive investment fraud scheme.
The Fast Money Four take a look at Electronic Arts in afterhours trading, the Apple rumor of iPhones being sold at Wal-Mart and the effect of President-elect Barack Obama's infrastructure plans on tech stocks.
As the US economy "officially" enters recession, the markets slide about 2% for the week, but staged a comeback on Friday after absorbing the worst job loss since 1974. The Dow traded in an almost 570 point range.
Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Lockheed Martin and Saks popped while Alcoa dropped.
The Dow closed higher for the second consecutive day as investors flocked to shares of Coke and other companies that hold up well in recessions...
Stocks rose again in light post-Thanksgiving trading, logging their best five-day streak in 75 years. U.S. financial markets closed Friday at 1 p.m. ET.
The Dow closed slightly higher Tuesday on optimism that the Federal Reserve's latest rescue package could revive the sagging housing market and free up consumer lending.
Stocks eked out a gain Tuesday as the massive amount of stimulus being thrown at the economy has started to lift the mood on Wall Street. The Dow and S&P extended their winning streaks for a third day, though the Nasdaq slipped amid a selloff in big-name techs.
HP releases earnings after the bell on Monday. Fears still persist about HP's heavy exposure to slumping hardware sales industrywide.
With 105 out of the S&P 500 stocks trading under $10 per share, compared to only 59 out of 500 back in October 1987, is this a clear sign of a value trading opportunity of a lifetime or a value trap?
As Cliff Mason noted earlier today, Cramer likes to talk about "pin action" a lot -- the effect that one company's good fortune usually has on other, related companies (parts manufacturers, for example). The key word, however, is "usually." In the disastrous market we have these days, you can't even depend on this pin action any more.
Today was a triumph of the technicals over the technological. Today was a day we touched the Dow 8,000 level -- down 20% from where Cramer last said to sell. When you hit that level, you catch buys. If you're using Cramer's strategy of buying stocks with bountiful dividends like CAT at 4.5% or Nucor at 4%, you caught a great price earlier in the day. Now you should be done buying and, as the high-yielders rally, it's time to start the selling. You can't buy again until the stock takes out your last low price and the yield's even bigger. That's the only strategy that's worked consistently in this crazy market -- stocks that bounce most have the biggest yields.
Microchip maker Intel warned that its revenue would be about 14 percent below its previous forecast due to weak demand around the globe and in all market segments. The stock plunged after-hours.
Following are the “Fast & Furious” trades - hot ways to play tomorrow's market moving events.
Worldwide technology spending will slow significantly in 2009 because of the financial turmoil that has rattled global markets since September, research firm IDC said Wednesday.
The faltering economy makes fixed-income investments look mighty tempting, but Jeff Layman of BKD Wealth Advisors is advising investors not to overlook badly-battered blue-chip stocks.
Is it time to rethink the concept, "buy stocks for the long run?"
On Friday, President-elect Barack Obama said that his top priority was to get a new economic stimulus plan passed. Yesterday, China announced its own $600 billion stimulus plan with an emphasis on infrastructure and public works. With all this money pouring in, which stocks might be poised for a jump?