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Stocks opened lower Wednesday, retracing the previous session's rally, as investors were jittery ahead of the AIG CEO's appearance on Capitol Hill today and the Federal Reserve's statement after a two-day meeting.
So what does the Fed do now? Many desks are hopeful that the Fed will be expansive in its statement today.
The Consumer Price Index rose 0.4% last month. The core rate, excluding energy and food, rose 0.2%. Here is a breakdown of the inflation benchmark to show you where costs are rising most.
Stock index futures pointed to a lower opening Wednesday, following the previous day's rally, as investors remained wary for AIG's chief executive to step up to Capitol Hill and the Federal Reserve to conclude its two-day monetary policy meeting.
The major indices have some distance to go today if they are going to break weekly records. However, there are 4 Dow components that are on track for their best week in at least 40 years...
Even better: Events that could push the Dow up another 1,000 points.
As the economy hemorrhages jobs (3.6 million and counting since the start of the recession), C-level suites everywhere are abuzz with executives hashing out the details of impending rightsizings, streamlining, redundancies, or whatever obfuscation of choice.
Last night on Fast Money, Guy Adami mentioned that "the PE is very compelling" for Hewlett Packard. Many of the PE's for the Dow 30 are at historic lows. Here's a "By the Numbers" look at current PE's and implied valuation.
Here’s what we need to keep stocks moving in the right direction.
History is no guide for investors right now, Cramer says.
Simply put, there is still too much negative sentiment - and sideline money is afraid to step in.
Despite the recession and almost daily layoff announcements from major companies, many employers across the country are actually hiring.
With the economy weakening, chief executives want Wall Street to see them as tough cost-cutters who are not afraid to lay off workers. But plenty of job cuts are not trumpeted in news releases, the New York Times reported.
Let's face it. Nothing about Friday's employment report will be pretty, and the 7 percent decline in stocks this week has been signaling that.
While most retailers continued to see same-store sale declines in February, Wal-Mart posted a larger-than-expected 5.1% rise in its sales from U.S. stores that have been open for at least 1 year.
As General Electric continues to fall, the company that once boasted a half trillion dollar market cap, is now at risk of falling out of the Top 20 biggest companies in the S&P 500.
Everyone knows that construction companies are profiting from the stimulus bill, but tech firms are cashing in, too.
Two months into the year, the average dividend yield of the Dow 30 has continued to rise since the start of 2009, despite some significant dividend cuts like those from CNBC parent, General Electric. See how the 30 companies in the Dow compare.
Investors should hang in and make money where they can, Cramer says. Here are the few places he thinks that is possible.
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