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Both the Dow and S&P closed higher on Thursday ending a four-day losing streak after stronger-than-expected retail data boosted economic recovery hopes.
September will be a rocky month for investors, but here's how you can protect your portfolio, Tommy Williams, president of Williams Financial Advisors and Jim Lacamp, portfolio manager and advisor at Macroportfolio Advisors told CNBC.
Uncertainty about Sun Microsystems' future appears to have contributed to serious erosion in the company's market share for computer servers in the latest quarter, according to new data being released Wednesday.
Brian Marshall, senior analyst at Broadpoint AmTech and Gene Munster, senior research analyst at Piper Jaffray shared their insights on the tech sector and where investors should be putting their money.
The S&P 500 and Dow index broke 8 days of consecutive gains on Friday, after an economic report showed consumer sentiment in August dipped to a 4-month low. Despite of Friday's slight pull-back, all major US indexes are on track to close up 2.5% or greater for the month.
According to the weekly survey by the American Association of Individual Investors, 49 percent of participants were still bearish. Mark Travis, CEO of Intrepid Capital Funds, and Paul Alan Davis, senior portfolio manager at Charles Schwab Investment Management, discussed what must be done to get investors off the sidelines.
Time for rotation? Stock market bifurcates in 2009, but some argue to look for big names with no action.
Ben Bernanke’s reappointment as Federal Reserve chairman is a sign of stability to the markets, said Bryan Place, president of Place Financial Advisors.
On Monday investors clearly decided it was time to take a breather after a sharp gain in Treasury debt prices drove benchmark yields lower and triggered a sell-off.
The high-beta financials -- Citi, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are trading HUGE volume.
Now that the cash for clunkers program is expiring, attention is turning to two other incentive programs: The cash for appliances program and the soon-to-expire first-time homebuyer tax credit.
Dividend yields in the Dow index are down about a quarter of a point since early June and 165 basis points since early March, as equity markets continue to trend higher, pushing yields lower. Here is a look at the dividend yields of all 30 Dow components:
On a volatile week that ended with Fed Chairman Bernanke stating that the US economy is nearing recovery, positive housing data, and oil hitting 10 month highs; the Dow, S&P and NASDAQ once again close at new highs for 2009, and end up about 1.8% or better for the week.
Clean technology could be the next hot thing. But with so much uncertainty in solar and other areas of this newly developing field, it’s easy to get burned.
Software giant Oracle Corp has won U.S. antitrust approval to buy computer maker Sun Microsystems, clearing a key hurdle in the companies' plan to close the $7.4 billion deal before the end of this month.
Compared to an average short interest of 2.2% for all Dow components, bets against these three companies stand at around 8%.
Hewlett-Packard needed to wow Wall Street and the company delivered the goods tonight, beating the Street by a penny a share with 91 cents on better than expected revenue of $27.45 billion against the $27.3 billion consensus.
It’s going to be one of the worst back-to-school selling seasons for the PC makers, said Paul Kedrosky, consulting strategist at Ten Asset Management and Gene Munster, senior research analyst at Piper Jaffray. They shared their views for the technology market and discussed where investors should be looking.
When Hewlett-Packard reports its earnings after the bell tonight, it should go a long way toward keeping the optimism alive in the tech sector.
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