Stocks started to claw back in the final hours of trading Friday after fears of nationalization smacked banks and sent the Dow to its lowest point in more than 10 years.
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European banks are notably weak, and several large U.S. banks like Citi and Bank of America are down 10 percent pre-open. Gold stocks are again trading up 2 to 5 percent.
Stock index futures pointed to a weak open Friday with banks set to take a hammering on growing fears of nationalization for Citigroup and Bank of America.
J.C. Penney posted a 51 percent drop in fourth quarter profit on Friday, and said its loss in the current quarter would be deeper than Wall Street estimates.
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Stocks rallied on Thursday on hopes that the government's plan to shore up the financial system could quickly spark lending.
Many retailers saw weak sales as consumer spending largely dried up after the holiday season.
The BoE got a step closer by cutting 50 bps to 1% as expected, The ECB has decided to sit the race out by keeping rates unchanged at 2%.
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Stung by the worry that shoppers -- who cut spending by the most dramatic amount in at least 39 years this the holiday season -- may not start spending again for a long time, stores are making drastic changes.
Call this one Reality Check Part Two: a weaker than expected ADP report, along with disappointing earnings guidance from Time Warner and Intel, a big restructuring from Alcoa, and an 11 percent pullback in oil which pulled commodities and commodity stocks down all weighed on the markets today.
Volume has been light and stocks have traded in a narrow range since last Tuesday. Despite the low volatility, the Volatility Index has been little changed in the past two weeks, indicating that traders still anticipate elevated levels of volatility in the coming months.
Stocks ended lower Tuesday, as a quick mood booster from an upbeat consumer sentiment reading wore off, and the drag of GM and financials set in.
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Stocks ended lower Monday as a pair of lowered outlooks arrived just in time for the holidays.
Stocks turned lower Monday as a pair of lowered outlooks arrived just in time for the holidays.
Stocks closed lower amid worries about bank earnings and weak consumer spending on tech.