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What's bubbling in the options market? General Electric and financials, according to one tracker.
Stocks opened lower on Wall Street Monday as oil neared $140 a barrel and after a report from the New York Federal Reserve on regional manufacturing activity showed a worse-than-expected contraction. Lehman shares rose after the firm reported a loss on target with its pre-announcement.
S&P futures dropped about 5 points as the New York Empire State Index was notably weaker than expected and has been down 4 of the last 5 months, then dropped again on oil. The most important issues this week:
Nearly 1.5 billion shares and $23 billion traded Friday in CNBC's Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge. Here are the bets being made today...
Options were active in GE and Goldman Sachs last week, according to one observer.
Only a year ago, Wall Street reveled in an era of superlatives: record deals, record profit, record pay. But a mere 12 months later, nearly half of the profits that major banks reaped during that age of riches have vanished, the New York Times reported.
Should oil prices extend their pullback and data show no further deterioration in the U.S. economy, stocks could rise next week. But investment banking results will be the wild card.
In Friday’s Web Extra the traders reveal how to play Goldman Sachs, wholesale inflation data, and FedEx in the week ahead.
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Investors are bracing themselves for Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley earnings next week. Should you expect a rally or pullback?
The Dow closed higher after retreating oil prices and a tame reading of core U.S. consumer prices eased inflation fears. What's the "Word on the Street?"
For the week ending Friday, June 13, 2008, the markets were mixed on varied economic news, renewed credit concerns from Lehman and the financial sector, and of course, oil. A surprise increase in retail sales gave hope for economic growth and a rising CPI suggested a potential rate move on the horizon that could strengthen the dollar and begin to tame inflation.
After another volatile Wall Street session, Dylan labels Thursday "a big fiasco," with the lion's share of the blame going to the Microsoft-Yahoo crash-and-burn. Any possible deal has been aborted for the second and -- very likely -- last time.
There's definitely no inventory shortage -- when it comes to Fast Money viewer opinions over the rampant speculation in commodities, particularly crude.
The Dow suffered a triple digit loss on Wednesday after a bigger-than-expected drop in crude inventories sent investors scrambling. What's the "Word on the Street?"
Lehman Brothers shares dropped 4 percent after a report of another possible capital raise added to questions about the credibility of the company's management.
Merrill Lynch Chief Executive John Thain Tuesday said he would like to see broker-dealer access to the Federal Reserve discount window continue longer term, though any increase of regulation must be appropriate for securities firms.
Stocks sagged Tuesday as traders mulled over Fed comments about strongly resisting inflation. What's the "Word on the Street?"
Lehman Brothers may find itself on more secure ground, but its poor showing in the second quarter has undermined confidence in banks and brokerages and left investors wondering what to believe about the state of the credit crisis.
Did Lehman’s 8% plunge on Monday mark the bottom?