Stocks start Wednesday in what could be a low volume walk up to the three-day Memorial Day weekend. With the absence of much other news, traders this week have been looking over their shoulders at the credit markets, where a rush of new debt issuance is flashing positive signs for the economy.
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After hours action in Hewlett-Packard points to a lower open. What do you need to know?
Stocks ended a rocky session mixed as a banks rally fizzled and an unexpected drop in housing starts left investors a little shaky. Still, a gauge of fear dropped below a key level.
Hewlett turns in a solid report after the bell, but revenue guidance of down 4 to 5 percent for the full year is a tad worse than expected.
Markets bounced back on Tuesday as banks rallied and a gauge of market fear — the Vix — dropped significantly. Stocks had gotten off to a weak start after a report showed housing starts unexpectedly fell to a record low. In the meantime, experts expressed mixed feelings about the market outlook. Read and listen to what they had to say...
On Friday's edition of "Options Action," we did something that we rarely do: recommended buying options, or more specifically, buying the Hewlett-Packard June 35 straddle for $3.50.
On Tuesday traders were talking about declines in the Vix. Historically, when the Vix has closed below 30, the S&P 500 has climbed 6% in the following 6 months.
Wall Street's bears were trampled Monday, but traders say it's just a matter of time before they fight back. Once more, the market's disbelievers were proven wrong. Stocks raced 3% higher, as commodities rose, bonds sold off and the dollar and yen weakened.
Investors are keeping a close eye on the action in Hewlett-Packard ahead of earnings Tuesday. Will it move the market?
Comments from home improvement giant Lowe's sent the bulls running early on Monday. But how far will they go?
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Next week, the big earnings news will likely come from Hewlett-Packard which reports after the market closes Tuesday. What should you expect?
Stocks were mixed on Friday as investors were encouraged by a pair of better-than-expected manufacturing readings but dismal economic data out of Europe and weak U.S. retail reports capped gains. Read and listen to what experts had to say...
The last of the big tech earning will arrive on Tuesday, when Hewlett-Packard reports results. Currently the options market is pricing in a 6.5% move on the big day, which would be slightly more than the 6% move that the stock recorded over the last four quarters.
Market Trivia Question: Which four stocks have more than doubled since the market’s current low back in March? As investors debate whether the market rally still "has legs," four Dow components have more than doubled since the Dow hit a multi-year low.
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With stocks rallying for over 2 months now, dividend yields continue to fall back to Earth. The average dividend yield of the Dow 30 has fallen nearly 30% since the rally began in early March. See how the 30 companies in the Dow compare.