As the US economic recovery looms larger, the gray cloud that has hung over the stock market for so long is finally starting to fade. Here's four sectors likely to outperform in the months and year ahead.
There’s a transition occurring in the tech sector. The traditional sector bellwethers—computer hardware, desktop software, consumer electronics—are no longer the areas of growth. Instead, it’s all about the enterprise.
The floor under stocks feels a bit shaky, and the market could give way to more profit taking this week.
Stocks retreated Monday, led by financials and commodities, as the dollar rebounded.
Movie studios, desperate to return their home entertainment divisions to growth, are scrambling to shape the post-DVD era. the New York Times reports.
The tech sector has been among the market’s top performers this year, and analysts believe the hot streak may continue. But the usual suspects may not be leading the way.
The central witness in a federal insider trading case against Raj Rajaratnam, founder of the Galleon hedge fund, has a more than 10-year history of passing on privileged information to the fund, according to federal court documents.
Sometimes a stock is so cheap it's begging to be bought.
On a mostly negative week for the markets, where tech outperformed and the NASDAQ 100 was the only major index positive for the week, the Dow finishes in the red to close below the 10,000-mark on Friday.
Tech giants Amazon.com, Microsoft, Google, Yahoo and Apple reported earnings in the last week, each posting stronger than expected results. Does this signal the beginning of a recovery—and will tech stocks continue to rise? Gene Munster at Piper Jaffray and Dan Morgan at Synovus Securities shared their insights.
With Microsoft's earnings report this morning, two thirds of the Dow 30 have now reported. Here is a summary of how things stand in terms of EPS and revenues.
Ahead of Friday's opening bell, investors will be watching earnings from Microsoft and Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's address at the Boston Fed's annual conference.
Today, the much-anticipated Windows 7 operating system for PCs hit the market. In talking with analysts and money managers in recent weeks, I now view the Windows 7 launch as being almost as important as the holiday shopping season this quarter.
The weakening dollar has been one of the catalysts driving stocks and other risk assets higher, and it is a main focus of traders this week as they sort through a deluge of corporate earnings news and watch the dollar shrink to a 14-month low.
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Stocks finished lower after well-known banking analyst Dick Bove downgraded his rating on Wells Fargo.
Stocks advanced Wednesday as investors were encouraged by a few earnings reports, including Morgan Stanley, Yahoo and SanDisk. The VIX, widely considered the best gauge of fear in the market, dropped to just above 20.
The Dow bounced back on Wednesday after a quick drop at the market open. So how should you be invested? Tommy Williams, president of Williams Financial Advisers, and Joe Heider, president of Dawson Wealth Management, told investors where they see opportunities in this market.
Stocks opened lower Wednesday as a raft of companies beating earning estimates but failed to impress investors.
Stocks could trade a bit choppy Wednesday, as investors react to a tidal wave of earnings news and watch fluctuations in the dollar and other risk assets.