Stocks declined on Wednesday as bank shares continued to struggle and retail sales unexpectedly fell for a second straight month. Some analysts said these fits and starts are just the market cooling down after a runup of 30 percent since the market hit a 12-year low in early March. Read and listen to what the experts had to say...
A bit toppy here. S&P futures are down again this morning and are now about 39 points (4.2 percent) off our recent high on May 7th.
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.
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Profits at solar giant Energy Conversation Devices dropped 81% last quarter. Is the plunge a company specific problem or has interest in solar energy started to dim?
Comments made by Intel CEO Paul Otellini after hours could be bullish for stocks.
With all the sideways action, is this market headed for a breakdown or a rebound?
The market sold off Monday after a 5% run up last week. Was today the perfect entry point for stocks you've been waiting to buy?
This market rally has legs, and we think the S&P 500 will reach 1047, said Brian Belski, chief investment strategist at Oppenheimer.
The S&P 500 slipped down into negative territory by midday Monday driven by heavy profit taking in the financial services sector. How should you be trading?
Stocks retreated Monday as investors took a breather after last week's run. The Dow was down over 100 points in the first few minutes of trading as banks declined.
The federal stimulus package passed in February may help some IT companies climb the stock charts. The law provides $19 billion to replace the ubiquitous paper chart on a clipboard with electronic medical records.
Following are the week’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Tyson Foods and Philip Morris popped while IBM and NVIDIA dropped.
It’s no secret that banks have led the market higher -- but can they continue to climb?
On a week dominated by the stress test for the banks, a rally in Financials, and the jobs report lending to increased optimism that the recession may be easing; the markets extend their rally to 9-straight weeks for the NASDAQ, and an almost 6% weekly gain for the S&P 500.
S&P up over 5 percent this week, you would think the entire market is rallying. Think again. Lift the hood a little, and you will see big-time rotation going on.
The good news is that companies are starting to hire again. The bad news? You can no longer blame the recession for your laziness. Time to tuck in your shirt, slowly back away from the Wii remote and get a job!
In yesterday's extension of the current rally, three more Dow stocks crossed above their 200-day moving averages. There are now seven stocks on the Dow above this technical threshold.
Mike Holland at Holland & Co. and Jeff Mortimer at Schwab Funds explained why this is the right time for investors to buy into the markets.
Word that Bank of America may need to raise an additional $34 billion couldn’t drag down banks stocks. Even on terrible news they're still climbing!