Here's what analysts and others say they're watching before the bell Wednesday.
Michael Cuggino, president of Permanent Portfolio Funds, told CNBC on Friday he likes the higher yields of dividend paying stocks, and noted they offer many ways to earn a return. David Dietze, president of Point View Financial Services, strongly disagreed.
Why Cramer thinks most every company is threatened by the government and how that is sending stocks lower.
While oil companies have spent billions of dollars to drill deeper and farther out to sea, relatively little money and research have gone into finding new, improved ways to respond to oil spills in deepsea conditions like those in the Gulf of Mexico.
The Dow squeaked out a gain Wednesday after the Fed renewed its pledge to keep rates low and offered a statement with no surprises.
If executives were actually worried about a double-dip recession, then why are they starting to increase dividends?
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Stocks eked out a gain Friday amid "quadruple witching" volatility but managed to end the week up 2.3 percent amid bargain hunting. Gold soared to a record close.
Stocks powered their way higher on Friday with both the Dow and the S&P 500 closing higher for the day and for the week. How should you be positioned now?
Another tragedy on top of the present one would be too much to handle, Cramer says. Plus, get one of the few oil plays working right now.
Stocks wavered in a tight range Friday as energy shares gained modestly while "quadruple witching" expiration of futures and options stirred up volatility. Gold soared to a new record.
The public, both the American and those throughout the world, will demand greater regulation of the oil industry in light of the BP Gulf of Mexico spill, James Mulva, chairman and CEO of industry giant ConocoPhillips, told CNBC Friday.
The tone of Thursday's BP hearing suggests lawmakers on the Hill are looking for blood. So how should you trade the space?
The president missed a few key points during his speech Tuesday night. Cramer offers a speech of his own to fill in the holes.
The desk is keeping a close eye on the action in BP after shares popped Wednesday in the wake of a dividend suspension.
As investors debate whether high-yielding BP bonds are a good buy, the cost of insuring against default on those bonds continues to set new highs. BP bonds bounced, along with a temporary move higher in its stock, on news the company has agreed to set aside $20 billion in an escrow fund to pay claims from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The credit-default swaps for BP bonds have risen to a record...
Get long these 4 stocks as beneficiaries of a potential BP asset sale, says Liquidator.
Trading has been decidedly bearish in BP since the Deepwater Horizon oil spill started in late April, and now one investor is positioning for a complete collapse.
In the aftermarket BP erased nearly all of Tuesday’s gains after not one but two new bombshells rocked Wall Street.
Is Obama going to launch the nuclear option against BP in tonight’s Oval Office speech? That option would terminate all BP oil and gas leases and suspend all federal contracts with the oil company. BP is the Defense Department’s biggest oil supplier, with a contract worth more than $2 billion yearly, according to energy analyst John Kilduff. Such a move by the president could conceivably bankrupt BP