Costs cuts and a modest sales gain helped home-improvement chain Lowe's fourth-quarter profit rise 27 percent. Does the company’s strong earnings signal a recovery? Bob Doll, chief equity strategist at BlackRock shared his insights.
Markets rebounded after a lower open Friday. How should investors be positioned? David Spika, VP and investment strategist at WHG Funds, and Christian Thwaites, president and CEO of Sentinel Asset Management, shared their insights and sector and stock picks.
Stocks rallied Tuesday after a better-than-expected manufacturing report and some decent earnings reports. Merck and Chevron led the Dow. Kraft was the biggest drag.
Will 2010 be the year of the large cap stocks? And if so, where are the best places for investors? Brent Wilsey, president of Wilsey Asset Management, and Michael Krause, president of AltaVista Independent Research, shared their views.
As of mid-day today, the Dow is up over 1% but still down nearly 5% from its highest close of the year (a 15-month high) reached on January 19. So will Mardi Gras help the U.S. Indexes rebound to new monthly highs? Unfortunately in this this case, it's only wishful thinking as stocks historically tend to downtrend on Mardi Gras. Nevertheless, looking forward the markets will have something to cheer about as the major indexes have averaged descent gains following the 40 day lent period leading up to Easter. Here are the historical averages for the major indices.
Stocks rallied Tuesday after a manufacturing report blew past expectations and some decent earnings reports. Merck and Chevron led the Dow. Kraft was the biggest drag.
Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.
Stocks struggled — and lost — Wednesday as traders mulled a possible bailout of Greece and the Fed's exit strategy after comments from Bernanke.
The Dow tried to push above 10,000 a couple times, but struggled to sustain gains above that level as investors worried the recent selloff may be the beginning of a correction. Banks and techs came on strong, while drug and retail stocks were weak.
The latest overall job loss numbers showed a loss of 20,000 jobs in January and an unemployment rate falling to 9.7%. The November and December numbers were revised as well. Here is a breakdown of where the job losses were as well as which sectors were adding jobs.
The major indices pushed higher on Tuesday, but how long will the rally last — and where are the headwinds for investors? Thomas Karsten, president and CIO of Karsten Financial, shared his insights.
Good news: oil production (upstream) showed production growth. This is a remarkable achievement! The bad news: 1) access to resources; 2) downstream (oil refining) is a mess.
Stocks erased their gains Friday, ending the day — and the month — in the red as an early boost from better-than-expected GDP report faded and techs took another hit.
Strong start…then sell into the rally. Sound familiar? It has happened a lot over the past couple of weeks, and it happened yet again Friday. In fact, this is the sixth time over the last seven trading sessions that the markets have ended the day at or near the lows of the session.
Exxon Mobil, the world's largest publicly traded international oil and gas company, is scheduled to report fourth-quarter results before the opening bell on Monday, February 1. Here is a look at how Exxon's shares traded during the most recent earnings reports.
Stocks are up modestly in the last trading day of the month. But don’t kid yourself — it has been a down start to the year for the markets. Stocks are down 2.5 percent in January and are looking to have their worst month since last February, thanks in large part to China tightening worries and concerns over government reforms for big U.S. banks.
Stocks pared their gains Friday, the final trading day of January, after an early boost from a trio of encouraging news on the economic front: GDP, Chicago PMI and consumer confidence. Tech and energy stocks led decliners.
Stocks opened higher on Friday, the final trading day of January, after the GDP report showed the economy grew more than expected in the fourth quarter. However, Dan Deighan, founder of Deighan Financial Advisors, and Bill Spiropoulos, CEO of CoreStates Capital Advisors, warned investors to brace for a market correction.
Stocks advanced Friday, the final trading day of January, after a trio of encouraging news on the economic front: GDP, Chicago PMI and consumer confidence.
Stock index futures are not pointing were mixed ahead of January's final trading session, despite upbeat earnings from two tech heavyweights.