That's the only debate on the Street right now, now that the S&P has rallied 10 percent in a week.
When a stock trades down around $2.50 a share it's dangerous to make too much out of a dramatic move up or down.
Stocks opened slightly higher Friday amid some much-needed good news from banks.
As we get underway in the US, I have to think back to last week when US President Barack Obama told us all to go long equities. "Buying stocks is potentially a good deal if you have a long term perspective on it."
What a week: Dow up 8.2 percent, S&P up 9.9 percent, NASDAQ up 10.2 percent through Thursday...the best week since November, and only the third weekly advance in the last 15 weeks!
Futures pointed to a fourth straight session of gains Friday amid some much-needed good news from banks.
The major indices have some distance to go today if they are going to break weekly records. However, there are 4 Dow components that are on track for their best week in at least 40 years...
Even better: Events that could push the Dow up another 1,000 points.
Thursday: Confessed mega-swindler Bernie Madoff pleaded guilty to fraud. Warren Buffett slipped from the "World's Richest Billionaire" slot. Apple flew in the face of grim retail prognostication and said it'd preview new iPhone software next week. It was reported that U.S. mortgage rates slipped last week; and Standard & Poor's downgraded General Electric* from its triple-A rating to AA-plus -- but GE's shares soared on a better-than-expected outlook. CNBC heard from experts who warned that AIG is a "boil" that "needs to be lanced" and called a market bottom — of sorts.
An across-the-board rally in stocks, Treasuries and commodities. This hasn't happened in a while. What does it mean?
Today, General Motors announced it no longer needs a $2 Billion dollar loan from the Treasury Department this month.
Schwarzenegger has come to personify what many in the domestic auto industry can't stand. He is unabashed in his belief auto makers can and should make cleaner, more fuel efficient vehicles.
As the economy hemorrhages jobs (3.6 million and counting since the start of the recession), C-level suites everywhere are abuzz with executives hashing out the details of impending rightsizings, streamlining, redundancies, or whatever obfuscation of choice.
Last night on Fast Money, Guy Adami mentioned that "the PE is very compelling" for Hewlett Packard. Many of the PE's for the Dow 30 are at historic lows. Here's a "By the Numbers" look at current PE's and implied valuation.
Remember when Ford CEO Alan Mulally took over the top job at the auto maker and boldly pronounced, "We will win with great cars!"? I do. I remember thinking, "Well, this will be interesting to see if Ford can truly become competitive in cars."
Tonight Show host Jay Leno knows that. Which is one reason he is bringing "Jay's Comedy Stimulus Plan" to Detroit on April 7th and giving away tickets to anyone who says they are unemployed.
Warren Buffett's three-hour appearance on CNBC's Squawk Box Monday morning generated headlines, moved bank stocks, and even caught the attention of the White House. Now you can download a PDF of the complete transcript.
Stocks retreated in a yo-yo session as an earlier advance in the shares of energy and big-cap technology companies dissipated. But banks held gains as investors hoped for more clarity on the government plan to firm up the financial system, with Fed Chairman Ben Beranke meeting with President Obama today.
This afternoon, the UAW members at Ford overwhelmingly voted in favor of changing their contract with the auto maker.
Every generation searches for an identity. There were the Baby Boomers, followed by slacker Gens. X and Y. It took a 50% drop in the Dow and more than 3 million jobs lost to figure it out. This is nothing to LOL about: It's Generation OMG!