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On a week where oil topped $73 per barrel for the first time in 8 months before receding on Friday, treasury auctions moved the equity market, and GM and Citi were replaced in the Dow, the markets are flat to positive on the week, but the Dow manages to go positive year-to-date.
Market momentum is slowing but it’s clearly still upward, said John Wilson, chief technical strategist at Morgan Keegan.
Stocks racked up gains across a wide range of sectors on Thursday, boosted by rising commodity prices, improving labor market conditions, and a pullback in Treasury yields.
We’re likely going to get a market correction, said Rob Morgan, market strategist at Clermont Wealth Strategies and Sam Stovall, chief investment strategist at Standard & Poor’s.
Doug De Groote, managing director of United Wealth Management, and Roy Williams, CEO of Prestige Wealth Management, shared their market views and investor advice.
Today, Cisco and Travelers replaced Citigroup and GM on the Dow. Here is a look back at the previous 10 changes to the Dow and what happened to the benchmark in the days leading up to and following the change.
With stocks rallying for over 3 months now, dividend yields continue to fall back to Earth. Today, two new components join the Dow, one with a dividend and one without. See how the 30 companies in the Dow compare.
All major US indices finished in the black for the week, marking three weeks of consecutive gains, as improving economic data released this week boosted investors hopes of a recovery.
Managing directors Jim Awad of Zephyr Management and Phil Dow of RBC Wealth Management shared the best places for investors to put their money.
Investors may have missed the big market rally, but there is still room to buy, said Scott Billeadeau, managing director of Fifth Third Asset Management and Larry Kantor, head of research at Barclays Capital.
The Dow Industrials briefly turned positive for the year earlier this morning. WAHOO! But wait…the S&P 500 turned positive for 2009 nearly one month ago and is now up over 4.5% this year. So why the performance lag in the Dow (compared to the S&P)?
With the exit of Citigroup and GM from the Dow, new comers Cisco and Travelers bring some heft back into the index. As of Monday's close, the price weighted index is taking out $4.44 (combined price of Citi and GM) and adding in $61.41 (CSCO + TRV). Here's how this change will impact the weight of the remaining 28 stocks of the Dow.
Rather than punishing this company for a potentially dilutive acquisition, traders took the stock higher. Why?
We are putting cash back to work, said Ron Muhlenkamp, portfolio manager at The Muhlenkamp Fund, and Jeff Mortimer, CIO of Charles Schwab Investment Management.
Stocks rose on Friday, capping their third straight monthly advance, as energy bulls drove the stocks market higher.
On a week dominated by GM, a weak dollar, and a rally in the commodities complex, the US markets rallied on Friday, to finish May in positive territory.
With only a few hours left to trade in the month of May, the Street is already trying to get a handle on what’s to come in early June
Energy shares pushed the Dow higher on Thursday with the price of crude oil jumping by $1. Is higher oil good for markets -- or bad?
Dell reports its fiscal first-quarter results after the market closes Thursday. How should you be positioned into the results?
Today’s markets are slightly sluggish but definitely optimistic, said Uri Landesman, head of global growth at ING Investment Management.