The challenge for markets Thursday will be whether weekly jobless claims and existing homes sales confirm the Fed's view that the economy and housing are getting better.
Key events and data to look out for on Thursday.
Both the S&P and Dow sold-off Wednesday as comments from the Federal Reserve reminded investors that at some point the economy will have to stand-up on its own.
Although the Fed is expected to keep interest rates unchanged, investors will pour over the committee's statement and what they say could move the market!
People are racing to get into this market because they’re afraid to be the last bear standing, said Dan Genter, president, CEO and CIO of RNC Genter Capital Management. He shared his views on where investors should be putting their money to work.
With little else to sway it, the stock market should continue to trade quietly ahead of the Fed's Wednesday afternoon statement.
Stocks advanced Tuesday as the two-year Treasury auction was met with solid demand and the dollar retreated.
Working Mother Magazine unveiled today its list of the 100 Best Companies that support working families, and as more companies realize the benefits of employees' satisfaction, do shareholders gain from it?
The worldwide personal-computer market is pulling out of its slump quickly and could defy predictions by growing this year, Intel Corp. CEO Paul Otellini said Tuesday.
How will the weak dollar affect the stock rally and how should investors be playing the markets? Larry Adam, chief investment strategist at Deutsche Bank Private Wealth Management and Peter Boockvar, equity strategist at Miller Tabak shared their market strategies.
CEO Paul Otellini is accentuating the technology right now during his Intel Developer Forum keynote but the elephant in the room comes in the form of front page news about new disclosures about that huge European Union anti-trust case that has already determined Intel broke the law, and resulted in a $1.4 billion fine that Intel's already paid, but is appealing.
The Fed's two-day meeting starts in Washington Tuesday, as President Obama and other world leaders gather in New York. Traders are watching both, as well as the meeting of G-20 leaders in Pittsburgh later in the week
On Tuesday you might want to keep an ear turned toward Intel. The company could make headlines with its Developer's Forum.
U.S. stocks rose to fresh 2009 highs this week, as investors continue to bet that an economy recovery might be in place. The Dow Index is once again near the 10,000-mark.
The run in treasurys is over and it’s now time for investors to sell the 10-year and 30-year bonds, said CNBC’s Mad Money host Jim Cramer. Should investors continue to build their position in bonds or should they look toward stocks instead? Barry James, president of James Advantage Funds and Stephen Wood, chief market strategist at Russell Investments shared their strategies.
Technology has become the first of the 10 S&P 500 sectors to recover all its losses incurred after Lehman’s bankruptcy last year. Will the sector continue to see a rally? Scott Kessler, equity analyst at Standard & Poor’s, and Kevin Landis, portfolio manager at The Firsthand Funds, shared their outlooks.
Technology became the first of the ten S&P 500 sectors to recover all of its losses incurred after Lehman’s bankruptcy one year ago.
Oracle may not grab the sexy headlines that Apple and Google command, but it might indeed be the tech industry's true, unsung heroes. And the company's first quarter earnings report, out tonight, should go a long way toward reaffirming that.
Investors are keeping a close eye on Intel after a few key executive departures appear to have caught the company by surprise!
Stocks pulled off 0.5 percent gain Tuesday after a rocky session in which investors juggled some encouraging economic reports with disappointing earnings from two retailers. Industrials including Alcoa, DuPont and Caterpillar led the rally.