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  • What follows is a look at stocks in the S&P 500 displaying unusual volume in today's trading session.

  • What follows is a look at stocks in the S&P 500 displaying unusual volume in today's trading session.

  • The Dodd-Frank bill (that's what it's being called, folks): bad, but it could have been worse. That's what most Wall Street traders and analysts I have spoken with this morning say about the financial regulatory reform bill passed in the wee hours of the morning.

  • What follows is a look at stocks in the S&P 500 displaying unusual volume in today's trading session.

  • Trader commentary is a bit incredulous this morning over what is going on in Germany. For example, the restrictions on naked short selling of CDS has no teeth because most CDS is traded out of London, and Germany has no jurisdiction there. Even the French aren't going along with this.

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    The number of new tax laws in recent years has been staggering. In 2009 alone, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act added hundreds of new provisions and changed many existing laws...And we haven't even begun to mention tax law changes affecting businesses.

  • The S&P ended the quarter with a 5% gain, but can stocks continue to push higher into Q2 or are headwinds starting to kick up?

  • The S&P 500 futures is up a couple points again today. Despite the gripes about low volume and low volatility, the market is melting up: the S&P 500 has been up 11 of the last 13 trading sessions.

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    What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Monday, March 8.

  • Mid-cap stocks have outperformed large caps over the past month. Will the trend continue—and how should you be invested? Thyra Zerhusen, portfolio manager at Aston Optimum Mid Cap Fund, shared her best plays.

  • The S&P 500 finished this month in the black, up 2.83%, for its best monthly performance since November 2009, and its best February since 1998 when the index rose 7.05%.  

  • Tax Refund Check

    With cash-strapped consumers looking to maximize their tax refund, it's tough times for tax preparation companies. Half of those receiving a refund are planning to use the money to keep the debt collector at bay.

  • What follows is a look at stocks in the S&P 500 displaying unusual volume in today's trading session.

  • The markets appear to be holding on to their gains, despite a disappointing January New Home Sales report. Once again, traders are awaiting Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke’s semi-annual report on monetary policy in front of the House Financial Services Committee. However, they suspect that his comments will lack new insights.

  • Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Humana and PNC popped while H&R Block and Chevron dropped.

  • Following a brief pullback in the markets, the S&P 500 index crossed back above its 50-day moving average in today's trading session. As upward momentum builds on the markets, could some of the laggards be poised for a rebound?

  • Markets rose on Monday, the first trading day of the year, so what should you do to get your portfolio ready for 2010? Bill Stone, chief investment strategist at PNC Wealth Management shared his insight.

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    What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Tuesday Dec. 8.

  • Wall Street Trader

    A number of strategists have been recommending that investors steer clear of lower quality stocks and focus instead on those with better balance sheets for the next leg of the road ahead.

  • Where can investors find some value in this volatile market? Ron Sloan, senior portfolio manager at AIM Capital Management and manager of the AIM Mid-Cap Core Fund, shared his insight and stock picks.