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Futures pared gains Tuesday after housing starts unexpectedly fell to a record low. Futures had been pointing higher for most of the morning, buoyed by news that banks may break free from the government's grip.
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Wall Street's bears were trampled Monday, but traders say it's just a matter of time before they fight back. Once more, the market's disbelievers were proven wrong. Stocks raced 3% higher, as commodities rose, bonds sold off and the dollar and yen weakened.
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A big rise in bank stocks combined with an influx of bargain hunters Monday helped stocks reverse much of the effects of last week's slump.
Comments from home improvement giant Lowe's sent the bulls running early on Monday. But how far will they go?
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"My wife and I had thought of this as more of an in-between house," says one Cincinnati homeowner. "Now we have decided to concentrate on making our current home exactly like we want it."
Indian stocks that trade in the U.S. are up double digits as stock trading in India was halted for the first time because of a surge in stock prices on the big election victory for Prime Minister Singh's Congress Party.
Traders expect the market to bump along with a downward bias while it establishes a new trading range, as a lack of economic news and earnings reports in the coming week leaves a news vacuum.
Pay attention to these companies if you want to know if and when we’ll emerge from this recession.
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Even though Warren Buffett always says he likes stocks more when they're cheaper, he didn't do a lot of buying as Wall Street's major indexes fell to their bear-market lows (so far) in early March. Berkshire Hathaway's first quarter stock portfolio snapshot shows no blockbuster buys. A few stakes did, however, get bigger during the first three months on the year.
Stocks lost more than 2% Wednesday as bank shares continued to struggle and retail sales unexpectedly fell for a second straight month.
Stocks declined Wednesday as bank shares continued to struggle and retail sales unexpectedly fell for a second straight month. A brief reprieve after the business-inventories report and comments from President Obama fizzled.
Stocks pared their losses Wednesday after a report showed business inventories shrunk at a slower pace and remarks from President Obama on health-care reform. Still, stocks remained under pressure as bank shares continued to struggle and retail sales unexpectedly fell for a second straight month.
With stocks rallying for over 2 months now, dividend yields continue to fall back to Earth. The average dividend yield of the Dow 30 has fallen nearly 30% since the rally began in early March. See how the 30 companies in the Dow compare.
The S&P 500 fell on Monday as investors booked profits in financial sector with comments made by widely followed banking analyst Whitney Tilson on CNBC fueling the sell-off.
In yesterday's extension of the current rally, three more Dow stocks crossed above their 200-day moving averages. There are now seven stocks on the Dow above this technical threshold.
Just two months ago, nearly half of America thought we were freefalling toward another Great Depression. But that was then!