Patrick Chovanec, Silvercrest Asset Management Chief Strategist, and Gary Bradshaw, Hodges Capital Management Senior Vice President & Portfolio Manager, discuss the state of the markets and how consumer discretionary may be a winning play. » Read More
Now may not be a good time to get into the Chinese markets but investors should still keep a positive outlook on China for the next 12 months, says James Falkiner, Director and CEO of Falkiner Global.
False optimism wars with bad omens. Lehman Brothers gained 5 percent following news that Ospraie Fund, a commodities fund in which Lehman had a 20 percent stake, was closing and would return money to investors after incurring big losses in 2008. The dollar hit an 11-month high against the euro, as belief spread that the credit crunch tsunami would turn on Europe—and that the U.S. had already weathered the worst.
Peter Andersen, portfolio manager at Congress Asset Management Company and Peter Costa, president of Empire Executions shared their insights on where to invest in a low volume environment and what investors should be watching for next week.
Dividend yields in the Dow index are down about a quarter of a point since early June and 165 basis points since early March, as equity markets continue to trend higher, pushing yields lower. Here is a look at the dividend yields of all 30 Dow components:
Stocks ended sharply higher on Friday with the Dow, S&P 500 and the Nasdaq all closing at a new highs for 2009.
Compared to an average short interest of 2.2% for all Dow components, bets against these three companies stand at around 8%.
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With the housing bottom finally here, Mad Money decided to revisit this classic retailer contest.
No matter when it happens, traders remain convinced the stock market is set up for a pullback that could take it another 10 percent or so lower before it can start to really move higher.
The market bounced back on Tuesday against all odds, just like the Mad Money host said it would.
Stocks finished near their highs for the day Tuesday, snapping a two-day losing streak. American Express led the Dow after an analyst upgrade.
Both the Dow and S&P made modest gains on Tuesday after better-than-expected results from Home Depot and Target encouraged investors to step back into the market.
Stocks bounced back Tuesday after a sharp selloff Monday. Financials were among the day's biggest gainers and AmEx led the Dow after an analyst upgrade.
Everyone on the Street is expecting a pullback, so where's the selloff?
With bank and tech shares climbing, how should you position to profit from this tape?
Stocks bounced back Tuesday after a sharp selloff Monday but gains were modest after a disappointing housing report.
The retail news is better today than yesterday; Home Depot, Saks and Target all reported earnings and commentary better than Lowe's did yesterday.
This recovery is not going to be a sprint, but a marathon instead and it’s going to take time to unwind, said Andrew Kanaly, chairman of Kanaly Trust Company.
The "correction" many on Wall Street had been waiting for finally happened on Monday - now, the question is how long it will continue. Based on activity in overseas markets and U.S. stock index futures, Monday's drop may be a one-day wonder, with all signs pointing to a rebound at the open.
Traders said the selling was orderly—there was no sign of panic—and they expect to see more pressure on stocks this week.