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Darden disappointed last week, at least according to the Street. But what if that was a blip on the radar?
Darden disappointed last week, at least according to the Street. But what if that was a blip on the radar, oil stays where it is or goes lower, and now turns out to be a buying opportunity, with Mad Money host Jim Cramer.
The level of bullish commentary seemed to rise with the stock market Wednesday, though trader focus remains centered on global events.
U.S. major indexes have not shown much love on Valentine's Day, with the S&P 500 trading up only 40 percent of the time. Some stocks, however, seem to perform relatively well leading into the holiday.
Several points stand out in Mr. Bernanke's press conference.
For the first time since April 2010, U.S. equity mutual funds had inflows, according to estimates by TrimTabs.com. "Official" numbers from the ICI will be out next week.
Inflation is here; who has pricing power is the question. In the past day, more than a half-dozen companies have commented on higher input costs in their industries.
Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.
Stocks rallied to new highs as the S&P 500 Index reached its highest close since Lehman Brothers went bankrupt in September 2008 amid light trading and several strong earnings reports. Bank of America and JPMorgan rose, while 3M fell.
Stocks reached new highs on modest gains Tuesday amid light trading and a series of good earnings reports and in the absence of key economic data. JPMorgan and Bank of America rose, while 3M fell.
Stocks rose as a series of strong earnings reports, coupled with M&A activity, gave a lift to market sentiment. JPMorgan and AmEx rose.
Trading volumes may be light, but there have been very little blocks of stock for sale in the past two weeks. Some say it is due to tax purposes, others just note that large vanilla funds need to hold on.
U.S. stock index futures gained ahead of the open Tuesday, following a mixed close in the previous session, as a clutch of strong earnings after the bell helped to boost investor sentiment.
Stocks traded mixed ahead in lackluster trading, although the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq hit new two-year highs on thin gains amid a lack of economic news. Alcoa and 3M rose, while American Express fell.
Stocks traded narrowly mixed amid thin trading and a lack of economic news as stocks struggled to move beyond recent highs. 3M and Alcoa rose, while AmEx fell.
Stocks slumped after opening higher as the dollar rose, but trading was light at the start of a holiday week. AmEx and Boeing sank, while BofA rose.
U.S. stock index futures rose ahead of the open Monday, but trading was light at the beginning of the week before Christmas.
Many see the S&P 500 scoring double-digit gains next year, finishing at 1400 or higher, because of a better economy, better earnings, better tone from Washington, and a better case for equities versus bonds.
Whether it's restaurants, software, retail or autos, these are the quarters to watch.
Studying the list of S&P 500 that have hit their all-time high since the recovery began in July is revealing.