The Dow topped 9,000 for the first time since January as investors shrugged off a rise in jobless claims and cheered earnings from Ford and 3M. A third straight rise in existing-home sales also buoyed the market.
Stocks rallied Thursday as investors shrugged off a rise in jobless claims and focused on encouraging earnings from Ford and 3M. A third straight rise in existing-home sales also buoyed the market.
Futures indicated a slightly higher open for Wall Street Thursday ahead of another vast amount of earnings reports.
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Investors should wait and be cautious before they jump into the markets—we still have a lot of headwind against us, said Dave Rovelli, managing director at Canaccord Adams.
Much better-than-expected jobs numbers drew little more than a collective yawn from Wall Street on Friday, and some market experts think that could actually be a good thing.
A viewer tweets, “Is Tuesday's spike in the S&P 500 just a spike or the beginning of a new rally?”
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.
Been a while since we've seen some weakness in techs-Juniper and Broadcom down 8 percent, Dell down 7, Hewlett down 5, RIMM down 6, Apple down 3.
With Apple and Ebay's better than expected earnings yesterday, many are looking to Microsoft, which is scheduled to report after the bell today, as a barometer for the rest of the tech sector. Here are the results of a stock screen looking for beaten down techs companies that analysts expect to grow at a fast clip in the year ahead.
IBM will have more merger opportunities that will help improve competition, said Peter Misek, technology analyst at Canaccord Adams.
Investors are eager to hear quarterly results from Cisco, Wednesday after the bell. Will the tech titan validate the recent strength in sector?
The Dow and S&P 500 fell on Monday as uncertainty about the Obama administration's plan to stem bank losses dragged down financial shares.
Stocks are on their longest winning streak since November, and the question is how quickly will investors decide to sell the rally.
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The bulls outweigh the bears on options trading for Cisco Systems, a day before the networking company is to unveil new consumer products and initiatives at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
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The Fast Money Four take a look at Electronic Arts in afterhours trading, the Apple rumor of iPhones being sold at Wal-Mart and the effect of President-elect Barack Obama's infrastructure plans on tech stocks.
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