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A sigh of relief can be heard by all after two brutal years in the equity markets. But there is something interesting occurring that is gaining little attention. Companies with consistent, stable cash flow, (and not highly leveraged) are underperforming more risky leveraged assets. What's going on?
Douglas Roberts of Channel Capital Research.com and John Burns of Burns Advisory Group shared their market and economic outlooks—and how investors can make money.
On a week where the US markets once again hit new highs for 2009, and the 4th consecutive week of gains helped by the better-than-expected jobs report, the major indexes are all up about 2% or greater for the week, except for the NASDAQ which ended up only about 1% for the week.
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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.
In sports, it’s important to play defense AND offense. In investing, the same holds true. After months of defensive strategies, consider your overall offensive strategy as we seem to be seeing an apparent turn in the world's economic fortunes.
They looked like hot stocks. So how are the traders playing JPMorgan, IBM and more now that they’ve been burned?
US markets hit the highest levels of 2009 enforcing a summer rally, and turned in the best July since 1989 for the Dow, and 1997 for the S&P and Nasdaq. Additionally, July was the best monthly performance for the Dow since October, 2002, and April, 2009 for the S&P and Nasdaq.
Let’s call this what it is: A new bull market in stocks has emerged from the ashes of the financial meltdown and the deep recession that followed. And it’s signaling the onset of economic recovery.
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Stocks finished lower Wednesday despite a late comeback attempt as the weight of disappointing economic news and a weak Treasury auction dragged down major indexes.
Bulls and bears are debating what the earnings season really indicates, but Robert Doll, vice chairman and CIO of global equities at BlackRock, is siding with the bulls.
Dividend yields in the S&P 500 are down since late June, as a 6% rally for the US equity index this month has pushed yields lower, and companies remain cautious about increasing their dividend payouts.
The bulls just can't drive the market beyond its 9-month high. Is a correction coming?
Stocks ended slightly lower Tuesday, though the Nasdaq eked out a gain. And Citigroup shares soared.
Despite speculation that General Electric's* financial arm could need additional capital down the road, the company's shares have the potential to double over a three-year period, said Jack De Gan, CIO of Harbor Advisory Portsmouth. *(GE is the corporate parent of CNBC.)
Stocks skidded Tuesday after a report showed consumer confidence is waning amid worries about the job market. It was a struggle all morning as investors juggled another batch of disappointing earnings results against an encouraging report on the housing market.
After a huge two week really, is Tuesday's market weakness an early sign of a sharp pull back or nothing more than expected profit taking?
Right now, investors should be concerned about stagflation and not inflation, said Carrie Coghill Kuntz, president and co-founder of D.B. Root & Company.