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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.
The S&P 500 rose above its 200-day moving average for the first time since May 2008 on an intraday basis, sending a major signal to the bulls.
Stocks soared Monday as investors were encouraged by economic reports out of China and the U.S. and breathed a sigh of relief that General Motors finally filed for bankruptcy protection.
Paul Schatz, president at Heritage Capital, and Dan Fitzpatrick, president at StockMarketMentor.com, discussed their outlook for the economy — and shared their stock/sector likes and dislikes.
Stocks advanced Monday as investors were encouraged by economic reports out of China and the U.S. and shrugged off the General Motors bankruptcy filing.
With the General Motors filing for bankruptcy today, that left a vacancy in one of the most exclusive and prestigious clubs in all of finance. And I would have made the case that Apple Inc. ought to fill GM's slot on the Dow Jones Industrial Average.
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.
Stocks wobbled on Friday as investors were encouraged by a jump in consumer sentiment and a less-bad GDP report, but still remained jittery. Consumer sentiment improved in May to its highest level since last September as expectations for the future surged, but worries about current conditions persisted. Experts weighed in on the these topics and more…
There will be reasonable economic recovery next year — and small caps will be the leaders, said Chuck Royce, portfolio manager at Royce Funds.
With the bulls and bear battling ferociously to control this market, how should you trade?
The bulls took charge of Tuesday’s trading and sent stocks more than 2 higher. The market's gains came after four straight days of losses.
Karen writes, "If the correction is back on, what defensive names would you recommend?"
The tech sector rally is going to continue and investors should jump in right now, said Chris Armbruster of Al Frank Asset Management and Jon Fisher of Fifth Third Asset Management.
Stocks pared their gains on Wednesday as banks pulled back but investors remained hopeful that the worst may be over for the economy. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner told a Senate panel that financial markets are "starting to heal" and that a program to remove toxic assets from bank balance sheets would begin in the next six weeks. Read and listen to what experts had to say...
Hewlett Packard reported earnings after the bell yesterday, and met analyst expectations. All 30 Dow stocks have now reported -- here is a summary of how the season stacked up.
Investors are keeping a close eye on the action in Hewlett-Packard ahead of earnings Tuesday. Will it move the market?
Indian stocks that trade in the U.S. are up double digits as stock trading in India was halted for the first time because of a surge in stock prices on the big election victory for Prime Minister Singh's Congress Party.
Next week, the big earnings news will likely come from Hewlett-Packard which reports after the market closes Tuesday. What should you expect?
While there’s still a need to be cautious, the Mad Money host has found a reason to be bullish.