Stocks turned mixed Monday, the second day of trading in the new year, as a construction report came in much better than expected, as did U.S. auto sales. Stocks started off the day sharply lower as investors cashed in some of their chips after last week's rally that pushed the Dow up more than 6 percent and past the key 9,000 mark.
Stocks declined Monday, the second day of trading in the new year, after a rally last week that pushed the Dow up more than 6 percent and past the key 9,000 mark. A report that showed construction spending fell by half of what was expected helped shave some of the loss.
I've made my predictions for 2009, so It only seems appropriate to look back at the predictions I made a year ago. The world has been transformed by the financial crisis over the past year, so I have to say I'm pleasantly surprised by how much I actually got right, and how much continues to seem to be true.
Now that 2008 is just about over, here's a look at the top yielding stocks in the Dow that would make up your portfolio if you followed the popular Dogs of the Dow investment strategy.
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Stocks edged higher at the open as Wall Street looked for a boost from a Christmas gift for GMAC and some heavy holiday activity at selected retailers.
Riverfront Investment Group's Rod Smyth characterizes the current efforts of the Federal Reserve and the Treasury as "one huge bridge...trying to take us from this recession that we're in, into the next expansion." Mike Holland of Holland & Co. agrees — and says some investment opportunities are also being built.
The final numbers for Q3 GDP came in this morning, showing the economy contracted by 0.5%. The forecast for Q4 is that it will drop significantly more. There are, however, areas of the economy that are growing...
Here’s an excerpt from my recent CNBC interview with the legendary Jack Welch. The former GE chairman & CEO offered some fabulous advice on how great businesses can capitalize on current economic uncertainty and become even better.
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President Bush, General Electric and oil all came together to kill the markets.
The Dow fell for the second day on Thursday after Standard & Poor's threatened to strip General Electric of its 'AAA' credit rating and slumping oil prices crippled energy shares.
Stocks declined Thursday as worries about General Electric's credit and the fate of the auto industry weighed on the market.
Author of the Standard & Poor's report tells Cramer why a ratings downgrade is a very real possibility.
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