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The rally on Wall Street fizzled Monday, snapping a four-day streak that sent stocks up more than 4 percent. The Dow ended pretty much flat, while the Nasdaq and S&P 500 shed 0.1 percent.
Contrary to skeptics who speculate that markets are due for correction, Jeff Knight, CIO of Putnam Global Asset Allocation Team, and Margaret Patel, portfolio manager at Evergreen Investments, are still bullish.
Dividend yields in the Dow index are down about a quarter of a point since early June and 165 basis points since early March, as equity markets continue to trend higher, pushing yields lower. Here is a look at the dividend yields of all 30 Dow components:
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Bubbling oil prices are the stock market rally's new friend, for now.
Stocks got a weak start after the selloff in China but rebounded by midday after a report showed a surprise drop in crude inventories, which sent oil prices — and energy stocks — soaring.
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.
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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.