The Dow shot up more than 100 points Monday after a report showed manufacturing expanded more than expected last month.
China's Shanghai Index up 2.7 percent as Chinese PMI was stronger than expected. U.S. ISM will be released at 10 Am ET. And that's the point: with earnings season just about over, it is economic news that will be the driver for the next couple of months.
Stock futures pointed to a modest rebound ahead of the open Monday after the Dow and the S&P 500 experienced their biggest one-day percentage drops Friday since July 2.
Plus, get calls on earnings, retail, health care and more.
Worries over health care reform have caused the sector to be underowned, but there are still opportunities for investors looking to take advantage of the low prices, said Charles Boorady of Citigroup and Arthur Henderson of Jeffries & Co.
Playing the volatility of the health care sector while legislation is still pending in Congress could be profitable, especially in managed care, Les Funtleyder, health care strategist at Miller Tabak, told CNBC.
Plus, a play on the cap-and-trade bill.
That's the reason this group recently took such a big a hit, Cramer says.
Markets opened and remained lower on Monday as traders took a breather from the previous week’s stock rally. What's next? Dan Deighan, founder of Deighan Financial Advisors and Michael Yoshikami, chief investment strategist at YCMNET Advisors, shared their market views.
The government is investigating a major insurance company for allegedly trying to scare seniors about the health care overhaul in Congress.
The day after President Obama’s impassioned speech for big-government health care, Wall Street bet heavily that the so-called government-insurance option he supports is dead.
Shares of U.S. health insurers climbed as analysts said Pres. Barack Obama's highly anticipated speech urging Congress to act on health reform revealed no "game changers." Thomas Carroll, analyst at Stifel Nicolaus, and David Joy, chief market strategist at RiverSource Investments, shared their insights on the industry.
As the health care debate continues, Todd Weller, health care IT analyst at Stifel Nicolaus, and Les Funtleyder, health care strategist at Miller Tabak, zero in on health care names that may bring healthy returns.
The market bounced back on Tuesday against all odds, just like the Mad Money host said it would.
Does the inner Obama secretly favor private health care? It’s hard to know why President Obama said what he said at Tuesday’s health-care town hall in New Hampshire. He actually stated, “If you think about it, UPS and FedEx are doing just fine. It’s the Post Office that’s always having problems.” Oops. Freudian slip?
Money flowed into health care stocks on Tuesday. But with the potential of sweeping reform looming over the sector, how should you trade?
Stocks rallied to their highest closes since November Monday following encouraging economic reports from the U.S. and abroad and following news that auto sales got a boost from the "Cash for Clunkers" program.
Stocks rallied Monday after a pair of encouraging reports on the manufacturing sector, plus strong bank earnings out of Europe and expectations for strong auto sales. The S&P briefly topped 1,000, a level it hasn't seen since November.
Stocks got a quick pop at the open Monday after some strong bank earnings out of Europe and expectations that auto sales will show a boost from the "Cash for Clunkers" program. But the rally quickly fizzled.
Stock index futures indicated a strong opening for Wall Street Monday, helped by European markets that hit a broader-index high for the year on better-than-expected bank earnings.