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Two months into the year, the average dividend yield of the Dow 30 has continued to rise since the start of 2009, despite some significant dividend cuts like those from CNBC parent, General Electric. See how the 30 companies in the Dow compare.
More companies announced layoffs this week as the employment picture continued to dim. JPMorgan Chase and Chesapeake Energy were among the latest names on Thursday to announce job cuts.
Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of First Solar and American Express popped while Target and MetLife dropped.
The Dow Industrials, Dow Transports, and Dow Utilities are all hitting multi-year lows now. While the Dow Industrials and Dow Transports have been closing at new lows for days, the Dow Utilities closed below its October low for the first time on Friday.
While January was a poor month for the markets overall, February turned out to be worse. Both the Dow Industrials & S&P 500 once again had their worst month since last October – a feat which they both achieved in January as well. Will March be any better?
Following are the week’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of IBM and Sears popped while WellPoint and Merck dropped.
Think you know why the market popped Tuesday? The answer's less obvious than you'd think.
Stocks jumped on Tuesday after Ben Bernanke delivered a big dose of relief when he signaled that nationalization of big banks was not at hand.
Investors enjoyed a Fat Tuesday of their own, reclaiming most of the prior session's losses, after Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke indicated that all-out bank nationalization wasn't part of the goverment plan.
Plus, Cramer makes the call on Home Depot versus Lowe's and the only financial stocks worth considering.
Finishing the day at 7,114.78 yesterday, the Dow closed at its lowest level since May 7, 1997. 7 of the 30 current Dow components were not in the index when the Dow last saw these levels.
While off the highs of the morning, futures are still indicating a slightly higher open ahead of Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke’s semi-annual testimony in front of the Senate Banking Committee.
US stock index futures pointed to a slightly higher open Tuesday, having slumped to a 12-year closing low in the previous session, as investors braced for economic data and a testimony from Federal Reserve Chief Ben Bernanke.
The Dow is now down nearly 50% from its peak in October 2007. So will Mardi Gras help break the losing streak and be a Fat Tuesday for the Markets? Unfortunately in this case, the glass is half empty and history is not on our side. Here are the historical averages for the major indices.
The markets may be looking for more from Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke than he will be able to deliver.
In this Web Extra, the traders reveal what to expect from Home Depot earnings, Target earnings -- as well as Bernanke's testimony before Congress.
As the Dow now contains five stocks under $10 (GM, C, BAC, AA, & GE), the Dow Industrials index has come under greater scrutiny on whether it is still a good gauge of the overall market.
Ready to tackle next week? How should you trade earnings from Nordstrom, Home Depot as well as Macy's and more!
With big retail names reporting earnings next week – is there a blue light special out there for your portfolio?
The dismal housing market dragged down fourth-quarter profits at Lowe's by 60 percent, and executives at the home improvement chain said they see little hope of a substantive fix from a federal effort aimed at helping struggling homeowners.