Dell Inc


  • Great Commodity Unwind Picks Up Steam Tuesday, 2 Sep 2008 | 12:07 PM ET

    The Great Commodity Unwind of 2008, which began in July, picked up steam this morning. Remember the trade: investors have not only been long commodities, they have been long the currency of major commodity producers like Australia, and short the dollar. That unwind is now accelerating, with positive implications for U.S. consumers and stocks.

  • Market Insider: Tuesday Look Ahead Monday, 1 Sep 2008 | 9:12 PM ET

    Wall Street will get back to business fast Tuesday as it assesses the aftermath of Hurricane Gustav and starts to consider the first of a number of important economic reports this week.

  • Techs Sink Asian Markets, South Korea Sheds 4% Sunday, 31 Aug 2008 | 8:32 PM ET

    Asian markets were sharply lower Monday, stung by the technology sector, which is anticipating slower global demand. South Korea was the worst hit, sinking 4 percent.

  • What's Wrong With RIMM? Friday, 29 Aug 2008 | 6:40 PM ET

    Shares of RIMM fell about 8% on the week. Buying the dip might seem like a no-brainer but there may be more here than meets the eye.

  • Stocks Fall On Dell Earnings Miss Friday, 29 Aug 2008 | 6:14 PM ET

    The Dow tumbled on Friday after a warning by computer maker Dell that companies worldwide are cutting back on technology spending spooked the tech sector.

  • Stocks Slide but Gain Over 1% for August Friday, 29 Aug 2008 | 6:13 PM ET

    Stocks declined Friday as Dell shook up techs and Gustav rattled the market. But, as the summer came to a close, some analysts are seeing a silver lining in the clouds.

  • For the week and month ending Friday, August 29, 2008,  the major U.S. Indices ended slightly lower for the week but up for the month.  The markets had a volatile week, sinking first on housing price drops and an up-tick in oil prices, then rallying on better-than-expected GDP numbers, and finally falling to end the week on worse-than-expected personal income and spending data.  The Dow hit a 200+ point rally on Thursday, its largest one day gain since 8/8.  The NASDAQ led the indices to the downside this week, down nearly 2%.  For the August close, the Dow, Nasdaq and S&P all finished up 1.5% or more, marking the best monthly gain since April for the Dow & S&P, and best month for the Nasdaq since May.

  • Dow, S&P Down -- But There's Good News Friday, 29 Aug 2008 | 5:14 PM ET

    The Dow and S&P were down slightly this week, but there was a lot of good news: oil doesn't rally despite Gustav, Russia; economic news more positive; financials stabilize; dollar maintains strength. The bad news is what could be called the tech problem.

  • Quick Market Stats: Week Ending 8/29 Friday, 29 Aug 2008 | 4:50 PM ET

    The market rallies on Friday with the Dow, NASDAQ and S&P all up 1% or more, on light volume, but Friday's gains are not enough to boost the market's weekly performance out of negative territory.  Energy stocks dominate.

  • Stocks Slide as Dell, Oil Spur Selling Friday, 29 Aug 2008 | 3:50 PM ET

    Stocks declined Friday after weak results from Dell and a jump in oil prices.

  • Dell/Tech Stocks, Gustav Nerves Weigh on Market Friday, 29 Aug 2008 | 2:24 PM ET

    Markets have headed lower late in the morning and into the afternoon, primarily on the Dell and Gustav news. Tech stocks have been struggling all day. Crude oil and natural gas futures were higher this morning, but the markets have not had any help from energy stocks. And Sen. John McCain’s choice of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as a running mate came as a surprise to many.

  • Stocks Slide as Dell, Oil Spur Selling Friday, 29 Aug 2008 | 2:02 PM ET

    Stocks declined Friday after weak results from Dell and a jump in oil prices.

  • Dell's Margin Erosion Prompts Selloff Friday, 29 Aug 2008 | 12:58 PM ET

    Computer maker Dell shares fell 13 percent Friday, as both earnings and margins fell short of Wall Street estimates.

  • Dell Results, Oil Advance Drag on Stocks Friday, 29 Aug 2008 | 10:26 AM ET

    Stocks opened lower Friday after weak results from Dell and a jump in oil prices.

  • Dell Pressures Futures, Gustav Boosts Oil Friday, 29 Aug 2008 | 9:28 AM ET

    Stock index futures indicated a lower open on Friday, with weakness in the tech sector, but trading will likely be volatile with thin volume ahead of the long weekend.

  • Market Insider: Friday Look Ahead Thursday, 28 Aug 2008 | 10:05 PM ET

    Ding, dong Dell. The computer marker's after hours earnings miss could put a dent in tech in Friday's quiet, pre-holiday session.

  • Dow Rallies; Closes Sharply Higher Thursday, 28 Aug 2008 | 6:10 PM ET

    The Dow rose sharply on Thursday after the government reported the economy grew at a surprisingly robust clip in the second quarter and oil prices eased.

  • Dell Sees Tech Weakness Spreading as Profit Falls Thursday, 28 Aug 2008 | 5:28 PM ET

    Dell reported a profit that fell well short of consensus expectations, punishing the company's shares in late trading.

  • Dow Gains 200 Points on GDP, Oil Thursday, 28 Aug 2008 | 5:17 PM ET

    Stocks advanced Thursday after second-quarter GDP was revised to show growth was more robust than first thought and oil receded to around $116 a  barrel after earlier topping $120.

  • Confusion: Market Rally vs. Dell Disappointment Thursday, 28 Aug 2008 | 4:45 PM ET

    The markets have staged an impressive two-day rally on stronger GDP and durable goods; lower oil, natural gas; stronger financials. But the disappointing showing from Dell is a reminder that the global economic slowdown is not going away. If you are not confused, you're not paying attention.