Stocks declined Thursday as the dollar gained and weekly jobless claims rose more than expected last week.
Short dollar trade continues to unwind and lots of finger-pointing over Citi's disappointing pricing of its secondary.
U.S. stock futures pointed to a lower open for Wall Street on Thursday, a day after the Federal Reserve reiterated its special liquidity measures would expire early next year, dragging bank stocks down.
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If the worst of the recession is indeed behind us, trends from previous economic pitfalls may provide investors guidance to where some of the capital inflows may go next. Here is a look at the top stocks coming out of a recession.
In U.S. President Barack Obama's speech to Asia-Pacific leaders at the APEC Summit in Singapore over the weekend, he highlighted the importance of a strong China economy in the context of global growth.
Harley-Davidson looked like a runaway bike down a steep mountain not long ago, but consumers may be returning as the economy recovers and luxury spending turns more positive.
Alice Schroeder's authorized biography of Warren Buffett is now available in a trade paperback edition. In an "updated and condensed" version of The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life, Schroeder adds a new 31-page chapter covering events after the hardcover's publication last year. She candidly describes how Buffett made a "series of characteristic brilliant moves interspersed with some surprising errors" as the financial crisis unfolded. With thanks to Bantam and Random House, here is an excerpt from Schroeder's new material.
Stocks could head into Friday on a positive note, rising on 'October-end' momentum. Existing homes figures for September will be in the spotlight.
Yesterday we passed the earnings season midpoint and now ~60% of the S&P 500 companies have reported earnings. Here's a look at which companies have had the biggest surprises so far...
Economists forecast the GDP number to show growth anywhere from just under 3 percent to as high as 4 percent - the first positive growth for the U.S. economy since second quarter, 2008.
The floor under stocks feels a bit shaky, and the market could give way to more profit taking this week.
Ahead of Friday's opening bell, investors will be watching earnings from Microsoft and Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's address at the Boston Fed's annual conference.
Today is the biggest earnings day of the season and as of this afternoon, just over 30% of the S&P 500 companies have reported earnings. Here's a look at which companies have had the biggest surprises so far...
There’s still a week-and-a-half left in the month, but the markets are currently maintaining yet another month of gains.
The weakening dollar has been one of the catalysts driving stocks and other risk assets higher, and it is a main focus of traders this week as they sort through a deluge of corporate earnings news and watch the dollar shrink to a 14-month low.
Stocks could trade a bit choppy Wednesday, as investors react to a tidal wave of earnings news and watch fluctuations in the dollar and other risk assets.
As of this past Friday, just over 10% of the S&P 500 companies had reported earnings. This week we will see roughly 30% more of the S&P report. Here's a look at which companies have had the biggest surprises so far...
Out of the entire S&P 500, which stocks are analysts expecting to have the biggest price drops?Here's the top 20, according to ThomsonReuters (as of market close on 10/16/09).
Earnings reports from General Electric and Bank of America are the big numbers for markets Friday, and they matter nearly as much in the foreign exchange and Treasury markets as they do in the stock market.