Which way is the price of oil headed? We got different opinions Wednesday from John Kilduff senior energy analyst with MF Global and CNBC contributor and Walter Zimmerman, chief technical analyst with United-ICAP.
Compared to an average short interest of 2.2% for all Dow components, bets against these three companies stand at around 8%.
Charlie Smith, CIO of Fort Pitt Capital Group, Wayne Kaufman, chief market analyst at John Thomas Financial, and Mike Khouw, director at Cantor Fitzgerald, told CNBC how investors can prepare their portfolios for the week ahead.
Are the dog days of August ahead? Stocks pulled back from their highs of the week, with the S&P 500 off 0.85%, the Dow sliding 0.82% and the Nasdaq down 1.19%.
Oil supplies in the U.S. are at almost 20 year highs, heating oil supplies are near 25 year highs and consumers are really watching their budgets right now, "so we think oil at $70s right now is quite overpriced," said James Cordier, founder of Optionsellers.com.
The summer rally hit its one-month mark today, but can it continue? Ernie Ankrim, senior markets advisor at Russell Investment, and Doug De Groote, managing director at United Wealth Management, discussed their outlooks.
Approaching the close, the Dow has cut its losses almost in half...the five financial-oriented stocks in the Dow (B of A, Travelers, JP Morgan, AmEx, and our parent General Electric) are responsible for a negative 40 points in the Dow; but with the exception of some weakness in energy (Chevron, ExxonMobil), most other sectors are flat to down 1 percent.
Both the S&P and Dow edged higher on Tuesday after better-than-expected economic data further suggested a recovery was underway...
Volatility in commodities is coming back in a big way, said Dennis Gartman, founder of The Gartman Letter.
Plus, get calls on the banks, natural gas and more.
The value stocks will make a comeback as the economy and earnings improve, said Robert Doll, vice chairman and global CIO of equities at BlackRock.
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The Dow pulled off a modest gain Friday, capping a rocky week — and month.
Stocks pared gains Friday afternoon as investors worries about the economy after this week's mixed reports.
Stocks wandered around Friday but seemed to lean higher as investors digested a pair of economic reports and news that the Obama administration wasn't suspending its "cash for clunkers" program.
US stock index futures pared their gains Friday after the latest GDP report showed a better headline number than economists expected, but traders had already been anticipating that number, which pros said is why the market was rallying the past few days.
Futures drop on GDP; can "preliminary" numbers really be trusted? Good news! The decline in second quarter GDP was better than expected (down 1 percent). It's the fourth drop in a row (the longest since quarterly records began in 1947). So why did S&P futures drop about 5 points on the news?
Stocks rallied Thursday, logging the highest close since November, despite a late-afternoon pullback.
Oil giants Exxon Mobil and Royal Dutch Shell on Thursday added to the industry's worst midyear showing in years, stung by slumping global energy demand that threatens to further slow exploration and production.
Stocks rallied Thursday as investors were encouraged by the latest jobless report and round of corporate earnings.