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  • Consumer Confidence Needs To Turn Into Spending Tuesday, 26 May 2009 | 5:03 PM ET

    The market’s rally today was driven by the strong May consumer confidence numbers released at 10am ET this morning. With confidence building, the hope is that the consumer will start spending again.

  • Stocks Jump 2.4% as Confidence Soars Tuesday, 26 May 2009 | 4:52 PM ET

    Stocks barreled higher Tuesday as consumer confidence hit its highest level in eight months and a broker upgrade on Apple buoyed the Nasdaq.

  • Stocks Bounce Back as Confidence Soars Tuesday, 26 May 2009 | 3:22 PM ET

    Stocks recovered from a lower start Tuesday as consumer confidence hit its highest level in eight months and a broker upgrade on Apple buoyed the Nasdaq.

  • Retailers Get Back To Basics Tuesday, 19 May 2009 | 11:41 AM ET

    Most of the large retailers have reported, and the results are better than expected, at least on the bottom line.

  • Week Ahead: Stocks Could Be in for Choppy Seas Friday, 15 May 2009 | 8:09 PM ET
    Inside the New York Stock Exchange.

    Traders expect the market to bump along with a downward bias while it establishes a new trading range, as a lack of economic news and earnings reports in the coming week leaves a news vacuum.

  • Dow, S&P End Week With Pullback Friday, 15 May 2009 | 5:39 PM ET

    The Dow and S&P 500 closed lower Friday, though the bulls weren't too badly bruised. How should you be trading now?

  • Stocks End Down Week With a Flop Friday, 15 May 2009 | 4:49 PM ET

    Stocks flopped Friday, capping a dismal week, as bank stocks pulled back after recent gains.

  • Cramer: 2 Tells for Gas Prices Friday, 15 May 2009 | 3:23 PM ET

    Plus, calls on the U.S. economy, retail, Internet advertising and more.

  • The bears and bulls continue to battle for control of the market with bears looking for the next leg down and bulls betting on a V-shaped recovery. Who's winning?

  • Stocks Struggle Despite Shot of Confidence Friday, 15 May 2009 | 11:23 AM ET

    Stocks opened flat Friday as investors were encouraged by a pair of better-than-expected manufacturing readings but dismal economic data out of Europe and weak U.S. retail reports capped gains.

  • CPI Gives Futures A Boost Friday, 15 May 2009 | 9:23 AM ET

    A modest pop in futures as the Consumer Price Index was flat, in line with expectations.

  • Futures Pare Losses After Factory Reports Friday, 15 May 2009 | 9:21 AM ET

    Futures pared losses Friday after a pair of better-than-expected manufacturing readings.

  • Market Insider: Friday Look Ahead Thursday, 14 May 2009 | 7:46 PM ET

    Options expirations and a few economic headlines are the big factors for stocks Friday. But also, like an economic weather vane, the financial stocks will point out the market's direction.

  • Your First Move For Friday May 15th Thursday, 14 May 2009 | 6:16 PM ET

    Here's our Fast Money "Final Trade". Our gang gives you tomorrow's best trades, right now! Also you'll find the "Fast & Furious" trades for Friday!

  • After Hours: Nordstrom Up On Higher Earnings Thursday, 14 May 2009 | 4:38 PM ET

    Nordstrom up 4 percent after the close on higher earnings.

  • Behind Today's Move Thursday, 14 May 2009 | 4:05 PM ET

    After 3 days of declines, the major indices finally stopped dropping, and it's no surprise that the decline stopped on a day when announcements of major secondaries was very light.

  • Fast & Furious Trades For Monday Friday, 8 May 2009 | 7:14 PM ET

    Following are the “Fast & Furious” trades - hot ways to play Monday's market moving events.

  • Retailers Report Smaller Sales Declines in April Thursday, 7 May 2009 | 10:00 AM ET
    Shoppers look at home theater televisions at the Best Buy store Monday, Sept. 11, 2006 in Richfield, Minn. Best Buy Co. Inc., the nation's largest consumer electronics retailer, said its second-quarter earnings rose 22 percent on a 13 percent increase in revenue. The results beat Wall Street expectations, but Best Buy left its full-year guidance unchanged. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

    Consumers enticed by warmer weather and glimmers of hope for the economy bought a few more items in April, helping discounter Wal-Mart Stores and many mall clothing chains post better results for the month than expected.

  • Bulls Make Their Run Thursday, 7 May 2009 | 9:40 AM ET

    The rally continues. Bulls are arguing this morning that today's data supports the current rally.

  • "Much Less Bad" - The New Standard Wednesday, 6 May 2009 | 3:00 PM ET

    As we get better economic news, stocks set the bar higher. I noted this morning that "less bad" was no longer good enough to move stocks forward, the new standard is "much less bad," and even that may not last long.