Wall Street was seen opening lower on Wednesday, with minutes from the latest Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting in focus.» Read More
Beware of the bear. Traders say the stock market looks better; acts better and feels better, and might actually be on an uptrend, for now. Stocks have gained more than 6 percent in the past two sessions, and major indices are up about 20 percent since the Nov. 20 closing low.
Friday's markets could be subdued after Wednesday's pre-Thanksgiving rally. Traders said the multiple days of stock market gains, the longest winning streak since April, was an encouraging sign. They expect Friday to be a light volume day ahead of the early 1 p.m. close.
Just in time for the holiday weekend, Wilsey Asset Management's Brent Wilsey has some turkey-flavored stock picks. Three straight days of Wall Street gains just sharpened his appetite.
Stocks battle a rough batch of economic news Tuesday. Home prices, another look at third quarter GDP and consumer confidence data are posted in the morning.
Even as consumers are cutting back on all sorts of goods, Spam is among a select group of thrifty grocery items that are selling steadily. Pancake mixes and instant potatoes are booming. So are vitamins, fruit and vegetable preservatives and beer, according to October data.
Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Exxon Mobil and Pacific Sunwear popped while RIMM and Deere dropped.
This has important implications for multinational companies--the majority of the S&P 500. Dollar strength for U.S. based corporations implies profits will be smaller when profits made overseas are repatriated back to the U.S.; does it mean the biggest multinationals are now partly for sale?
Plus, which brokerage is the best to own? And, is AIG a buy?
The other white meat is finally getting some love as beef prices soar and hog prices sink. Here's how to play it.
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.
The Dow snaps a losing streak as oil hits another all-time high. Get the news behind the headlines in the Word on the Street.
Jeff Macke takes us inside the consumer mind to find out why food could be a recession-proof trade.
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?
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.
Time to sort through the Fast Money in-box and answer more of your questions. Mark writes, “With oil’s big rise, how come none of the solar names followed suit?”
We ask the boss at Spam maker Hormel, why the stay-at-home eating trade is working?
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.
Friday's markets will likely continue to be vulnerable to credit worries. There are a few economic data points including import prices and the Empire State survey, both at 8:30 a.m. TIC data from the Treasury is released at 9 a.m. and industrial production comes out at 8:15 a.m. Consumer sentiment is due at 10 a.m.