Stocks opened lower as the dollar gained amid worries about Greece's debt crisis. Health-care stocks were one of the few sectors higher today following the weekend passage of U.S. health-care reform.
While the stock market continues to reach new highs for the year, dividend yields for the thirty stocks that make up the Dow Jones Industrial index have remained relatively unchanged in the past seven months.
Oil rose above $82 a barrel on Wednesday on a recovery in demand in the U.S. before dipping slightly on Thursday. Meanwhile, the S&P reached its highest since October 2008 this week. Can the positive relationship between oil prices and the stock market continue? Rick Szpila of JPMorgan Futures and J.J. Burns of J.J. Burns & Company discussed their outlooks.
The markets have created their own gold standard because of uncertainties regarding other asset classes, Marc Faber, author of "The Gloom, Boom and Doom Report," told CNBC Thursday.
After being down all day, the Dow and S&P eked out gains Monday, led by Walmart after an analyst upgrade on the stock. Plus financials pulled off a gain amid relief after Sen. Chris Dodd unveiled his financial-reform bill.
Stocks declined Monday as the dollar gained after a warning from Moody's on the U.S. and other nations with AAA debt ratings and amid worries about China tightening. Financials took a hit amid jitters over financial reform.
As seasonal demand shifts with the warming weather in the Northern Hemisphere, energy traders have been playing the spread between gasoline and heating oil, known as the “widowmaker.” Should you get in? Addison Armstrong, director of market research at Tradition Energy, and John Kilduff, co-CIO of Round Earth Capital, discussed their insights.
Cramer singles out the companies that are weighing down the market.
The outlook for the next six months is positive for global equity markets, said Bob Parker, senior advisor at Credit Suisse. He shared his market outlook.
Stocks eked out a modest gain Thursday after some encouraging economic news ahead of tomorrow's jobs report. Consumer stocks were the day's top performers after upgrades on Disney and Coke and better-than-expected retail-sales reports.
Stocks pulled back Thursday after a report showed an unexpected drop in pending-home sales. Stocks had opened higher Thursday after a report showed jobless claims fell last week and retail sales came in better than expected.
The company’s conference call on Tuesday was a big success, the Mad Money host says. Check out his interview with the CEO.
Sharon Epperson reports on a bounce in natural gas futures, the expiration of the large RBOB gasoline futures contract on Friday and what the Goldman Sachs Commodities Index says.
Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Humana and PNC popped while H&R Block and Chevron dropped.
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.