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Commodity prices are soaring and biofuel use is putting even more pressure on grains in particular. Can Big Food firms continue to thrive? Yes, says Alexia Howard, senior research analyst at Sanford Bernstein. She told CNBC why she remains “bullish on the food group" -- and what stocks to buy.
In the week ahead, traders say the dysfunction in credit markets will continue to dominate, and they expect the stock market to keep testing lows in choppy trading.
Ben Bernanke will face Congress Wednesday to deliver the Fed’s biannual economic report. But could the outlook be different now that inflation is flaring?
The economic news was hardly encouraging. Yet somehow, investors managed to look beyond the headlines and buy stocks.
Inflation data and some retailers' earnings are the big headlines ahead of Tuesday's opening bell. Home Depot, Target and Macy's all report early in the day. Traders will be watching to see whether the producer price index due out in the morning, shows the same trend as the consumer price index last week - an unexpected pickup in inflation.
Shares of The Brink's Co. jumped on a plan to spin off its home security division. Find out how the traders are playing it, plus Disney and Heinz in Monday’s Web Extra.
In Friday’s Web Extra, find out how the traders are playing Honeywell, Home Depot and Heinz ahead of earnings.
Housing numbers, inflation data and lots of Fed speak loom large for markets but it may be the fate of bond insurers that really drive the direction of trading in the week ahead.
Downgrades in the financial sector dragged stocks lower today, causing a three-digit drop in the Dow. To help investors protect their portfolios, CNBC enlisted the help of market experts.
What's on Matthew Kaufler's menu? Ketchup, cheese and coal. He's made those unusual investment recommendations before, and he hasn't changed them. Here's how to play the stocks.
Down times are signals of opportunity, a chance to capitalize on the irrational panic of headline-sensitive chicken-hearts.
Wal-Mart shares made gains ahead of earnings Tuesday. What's worth watching in the week ahead?
Kraft Foods rallied by 6.9 percent to close at $31.33, the day after Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway revealed it has accumulated an 8.6 percent stake in the company, becoming Kraft's largest shareholder. That's the biggest one-day percentage gain ever for Kraft, which began trading on the NYSE in 2001.
Mad Money fans are known for their intense devotion, and The Atomik Age Project is no different. Check out the band's ode to the Mad Money host.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.
It's a booyah-free zone. There goes Swifty!Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.
H.J. Heinz posted an 18 percent jump in quarterly profit Thursday as the weak dollar helped boost its results in Europe and emerging markets and price increases helped offset rising ingredient costs.
A slew of companies will be reporting third-quarter results, and investors will be watching not only for the latest figures but what companies predict about future profits.
As recession fears recede, investors show an increasing willingness to bet on another interest rate cut from the Federal Reserve.
Stocks are likely to see further gains in the fourth quarter but the ride may be bumpy. "October is usually volatile, but we may see a rally in November or December," says Charles Rotblut of Zacks.com.