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Stocks closed higher on Wednesday after Ben Bernanke reassured lawmakers interest rates will remain low. How should you be positioned now?
Stocks rallied Wednesday as the dollar pulled back and Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke pledged to keep rates low for a long time. Financials were among the top gainers.
Following are the big catalysts that the Fast Money traders expect will move the market or sectors of the market on Wednesday February 24th.
Stocks suffered their biggest decline in three weeks Tuesday as a sharp drop in consumer confidence rattled the market.
Stocks opened lower Tuesday after an unexpected drop in German business confidence but the Dow soon rebounded, led by Home Depot after the company's earnings beat.
A very disappointing consumer confidence report weighed on stocks this morning. The Conference Board revealed its consumer confidence index hit a 10-month low, falling to 46 in February — much lower than the 55 level economists had been expecting. Additionally, consumers’ 6-month outlook on business and employment conditions worsened.
Want to know the real reason that the Dow is down on Tuesday? Cramer thinks he has an answer.
Markets opened lower on Tuesday, but the Dow rebounded, led by Home Depot after the company's earnings beat analysts' estimates. How should investors be positioned? Jerry Kleintop, chief market strategist at LPL Financial and Sarat Sethi, partner and portfolio manager at Douglas C. Lane & Associates shared their market insights.
Volume looks to be a little light early on today, but the news flow is not: Overnight, futures were slightly higher until the IFO Business Sentiment Survey came out in Germany. It was worse than expected. In the U.S., Wall Street will focus on Case-Schiller in the housing sector and consumer confidence. Both Toyota and Greece continue to have a presence...
US stock index futures pointed to a slightly lower open for Wall Street Tuesday, as minimal losses ended four-day advances for the Dow and the S&P 500 and a six-day streak for the Nasdaq Monday.
What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Tuesday, Feb. 23.
Earnings strength and an improving economy could propel stocks 10 to 15 percent in another burst higher, yet that gain is unlikely to be sustained through the balance of the year, according to Citigroup chief equities strategist Tobias Levkovich.
Lowe's reported better-than-expected quarterly results on Monday and said sales would improve in 2010 as demand for remodeling projects picks up. Rival Home Depot is expected to announce earnings on Tuesday before the bell. Should investors buy Home Depot’s stock ahead of the report?
Are the markets having a case of the Mondays? Not only do the markets have a tendency to consistently perform worse on Mondays, but in fact for the Dow and S&P, Monday is the only weekday that has a negative average rate of return.
New research suggests the state of the economy might not be as critical to a company's fortunes, as you might think!
In today's trading session, a total of 39 stocks in the S&P 500 reached new 52-week highs. Here is a look at those companies.
Stocks rose for second day Wednesday as a Deere earnings beat and a rebound in housing starts helped renew investor optimism about the recovery. Consumer stocks were among the best performers; energy, the weakest.
Stocks edged higher on Wednesday despite a stronger dollar dragging down natural resource names. Will commodities ever break free and rally on demand?
Stocks opened higher Wednesday after Deere blew past earnings expectations and a report showed a rebound in housing starts.
The Dow surged more than 100 points on Thursday cheered by word that European leaders had sealed a deal to provide financial aid to Greece.