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  • Amazing Comeback Tuesday, 22 Jul 2008 | 6:09 PM ET
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    The Dow closed with triple digit gains on Tuesday largely due to a $3 slide in oil and the positive sentiment created by bank earnings. What's the "Word on the Street?"

  • FifthThird Posts Loss on Rising Credit Costs Tuesday, 22 Jul 2008 | 8:48 AM ET

    Fifth Third Bancorp, a large Midwest bank, on Tuesday posted a second-quarter loss due to rising charges related to the tax treatment of leveraged leases and higher credit costs.

  • Crunch Time for Financial Rally Friday, 18 Jul 2008 | 11:16 AM ET

    Is there any doubt that big-cap financials are the key to this market? What's worked for two months? Sell the rally in financials. This is crunch time for the two-day rally...and not surprisingly, they are pushing the old trade hard today.

  • Looming Bank Earnings Fraught with Pain, Uncertainty Thursday, 10 Jul 2008 | 11:40 AM ET
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    U.S. banks will unleash a tide of poor quarterly results over the next two weeks, yet investors may choose to focus instead on when a recovery might be at hand and how much more capital raising and dividend cutting will be needed to achieve it.

  • Some traders are also turning bullish. John Mendelson of the Stanford Group issued a buy signal late in the day; traders tell me it was his 3rd buy signal in 5 years, and the prior two calls were very good.

  • The Latest Picks That Paid – Friday June 20th Friday, 20 Jun 2008 | 6:01 PM ET
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    Our traders are good - but you knew that! Check out their latest picks that paid.

  • Sell Block: Goldman's Bank Hit List Thursday, 19 Jun 2008 | 7:02 PM ET

    These names are going down, so steer clear.

  • Stocks Pull Off a Gain; Oil Drop Buoys Techs Thursday, 19 Jun 2008 | 5:04 PM ET

    Stocks bobbed up and down Thursday, struggling to hold onto gains, as investors weighed oil's retreat against a dismal manufacturing reading and a fresh wave of concern about banks.  Oil slipped nearly $5, settling at $131.93 a barrel.

  • Regional Banks Stage Rally Thursday, 19 Jun 2008 | 3:34 PM ET

    Not only did BB&T rally into positive territory (it was down almost 10 percent), but other regional banks like Suntrust also rallied modestly. Why? Because shorts keep pressing these names under the theory that many will follow KeyCorp and Fifth Third and cut the dividend; 

  • Stocks Grapple With Oil Drop, Downgrades Thursday, 19 Jun 2008 | 2:51 PM ET

    Stocks wavered Thursday after a dismal manufacturing reading and a slew of analyst downgrades.

  • Stocks Wobble Amid Slew of Downgrades Thursday, 19 Jun 2008 | 11:32 AM ET

    Stocks wavered Thursday after a dismal manufacturing reading and a slew of analyst downgrades.

  • Dow Closes at Lowest Level in 3 Months Wednesday, 18 Jun 2008 | 5:04 PM ET

    Stocks closed lower Wednesday, led by financial and auto stocks after worrisome results from Morgan Stanley, CarMax and FedEx. Regional banks also took a hit after Fifth Third cut its dividend.

  • Financials Force Dow To Close At Three Month Low Wednesday, 18 Jun 2008 | 4:36 PM ET

    The Dow closed at a 3-month low, due to the continuing weakness in financials. New lows expanded at the NYSE to nearly the highest levels in 3 months.

  • Dow Breaches Key Level Amid Bank Worries Wednesday, 18 Jun 2008 | 3:33 PM ET

    Stocks declined Wednesday, led by financials, after worrisome results from Morgan Stanley and a dismal outlook from FedEx. The Dow briefly slipped below 12,000 -- the first time that's happened since March 18, when the market was reeling from the collapse of Bear Stearns.

  • Street Just A Miserable Bear Wednesday, 18 Jun 2008 | 3:06 PM ET

    Many are now pinning their hopes on the dollar...and this is why traders have cheered concerted efforts by Fed officials plus U.S. officials to prop up the dollar. Traders hope a concerted rally in the dollar will see oil trade below $110, stocks will rally, gold will come down..

  • Banks Drag European Shares Sharply Lower Wednesday, 18 Jun 2008 | 1:05 PM ET

    European stocks fell on Wednesday, as slipping crude knocked oil shares and financials took a fresh battering after U.S. banks Morgan Stanley and Fifth Third revealed credit-related struggles.

  • Fifth Third To Raise $2 Billion Capital, Cut Dividend Wednesday, 18 Jun 2008 | 12:06 PM ET

    Fifth Third Bancorp, a large U.S. regional bank, said it planned to raise at least $2 billion in capital and would slash its dividend by 66 percent to cope with mounting credit losses.

  • Banks Lead Selloff After Morgan Results Wednesday, 18 Jun 2008 | 11:38 AM ET

    Stocks opened lower Wednesday as investors booed results from Morgan Stanley and a dismal outlook from economy gauge FedEx.

  • FedEx Hit By High Oil Prices, Weak Economy Wednesday, 18 Jun 2008 | 9:22 AM ET

    FedEx is the main story this morning, and it is not a pretty picture. Earnings of $1.45 was a bit shy of consensus of $1.47, but that wasn't the big problem. Guidance for the current quarter is well below expectations: $0.80-$1.00 vs. $1.27, as is the full year guidance of $4.75-$5.25 vs. $5.92 consensus.

  • Stocks End Wobbly Week With a Flourish Friday, 13 Jun 2008 | 5:53 PM ET

    Stocks rallied to the finish Friday, led by financials and techs, as a tame core-inflation reading and lower oil helped the market end a chaotic week on a high note.