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  • We are always reluctant to make short-term trading calls. However, it strikes us that the euphoria over 1Q bank earnings is somewhat misplaced. The factors leading to first quarter outperformance (relative to drastically-reduced expectations) seem to be largely unsustainable.

  • The Fed plans to release results of the stress test on May 4. Nobody is going to "fail" the test, but some may need capital, private or otherwise. There should also be some word as to how much capital would be needed.

  • Futures turned down about 6 points at 8:30 AM as Morgan Stanley reported a loss of $0.57, much worse than the loss of $0.08 expected. This officially ends the streak where banks have beaten estimates. Top line miss was rather large: $3.0 billion vs. $4.8 billion expected.

  • It never works, Cramer says. And the action in stocks over the past two days just proved it. Plus, the stocks that took us higher.

  • The traders are looking to the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) chart, with a little insight from Scott Redler, Chief Strategic Officer from T3Live.com.

  • How far will the Obama administration move to assert regulatory control over key sectors of the economy? Are we moving away from democratic capitalism, and toward some sort of corporatist state-directed economy? That could be the biggest stock market and economic-growth issue facing us today.

  • How far will the Obama administration move to assert regulatory control over key sectors of the economy? Are we moving away from democratic capitalism, and toward some sort of corporatist state-directed economy? That could be the biggest stock market and economic-growth issue facing us today.

  • In intraday trading, stocks are rebounding off yesterday’s losses, and the brave bulls are out again on the banks.

  • There are plenty of stocks in this market that work, the Mad Money host says. These are his favorites right now.

  • These days you might confuse Wall Street for the Wild, Wild West. In fact, head to downtown Manhattan and you’d half expect to see Wyatt Earp swaggering along.

  • Stocks ended sharply lower Monday as Bank of America earnings and stress-test buzz dragged down financials. The Dow lost about 290 points, or 3.6 percent. The tech-heavy Nasdaq shed nearly 4 percent and the S&P 500 tumbled 4.1 percent.

  • What to make of the relative strength of Morgan Stanley? The bank is set to report earnings on Wednesday, and on a day when the broader financials are off 11%, with Citigroup and Bank of America off a respective 19% and 24%, Morgan is hanging in there, down only 5%.

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    Early earnings reports from the nation's biggest banks are showing that there's still one major hurdle the market needs to overcome: credit worries.

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    The Dow tumbled on Monday in the wake of Bank of America’s numbers. Are investors just taking profits or is this the end of the line?

  • As of this morning, just over 10% of the S&P 500 companies have reported earnings. Here's a look at which companies have had the biggest surprises so far...

  • Bank of America reported that first-quarter profit nearly tripled, thanks largely to its purchase of Merrill Lynch. But the financial giant's results also contained a lot of questions that are worrying analysts Monday. CNBC's David Faber reported on these troubling questions.

  • European markets and U.S. futures are lower this morning following weakness out of the financial sector as well as some poor outlooks from various U.S. companies.

  • Stocks tumbled at the open Monday as investors braced for the next batch of corporate earnings.  The Dow dropped more than 100 points, or 1.5 percent in the first few minutes of trading. The tech-heavy Nasdaq lost nearly 2 percent.

  • US stocks looked set to drop at the open Monday as investors braced for the next batch of corporate earnings.

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    For the last decade, a job at Riana Paige, an undergraduate senior at the Wharton School of Business, had a high-paying internship at JPMorgan Chase last summer and was disappointed when she did not receive an offer for a full-time job after graduation. Now she is pursuing a job teaching in Dubai, or working for a wine importer.