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Futures dropped a bit as retail sales were weaker than expected, Producer Price Index (PPI), a measure of inflation at the wholesale level, was in line, but core PPI was higher than expected...bottom line is that energy costs are dropping, and this will be a big help in the next quarter.
Byron Wien, Pequot Capital Management's Chief Investment Strategist, is optimistic enough about the market to see "opportunities in every sector," including financials, which will benefit from an "enormous number of policy moves."
While still wildly volatile, the stock market may be ready to start paying attention to what normally drives it - earnings and economic news.
Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke comments on the government's plan to solve the financial crisis, while this year's economics Nobel Prize winner gives his insight on the economy. Following are today's top videos:
Stocks ended lower as hoopla over the government's plan to buy stakes in the nation's largest financial institutions died down and worries about earnings crept in. The Dow ended down just 75 points after swinging in an 850-point range. The tech-heavy Nasdaq lost 3.5 percent.
High quality stocks are on the cheap, said Abhijit Chakrabortti, Morgan Stanley chief global equity analyst.
Stocks shot out of the gate Tuesday, a nice chaser to the Dow's biggest one-day point gain in history, after the government announced a plan to buy stakes in the nation's largest financial institutions.
Of course not! But that's what Fox Business would have you believe. Allow us to set the record straight.
Stocks will take their cue from credit markets in the week ahead and whether they are responding to any of the government's efforts to thaw the glacial credit freeze.
Will history repeat itself? Cramer offers strategies and stocks for surviving the coming week.
Stocks worldwide extended their slide even after Central Banks around the world coordinated emergency rate cuts earlier in the week in an effort to help unfreeze the credit markets, and soothe the financial sector. The Dow had its worst week ever in terms of points as well as percent drops, losing 1874 points or down 18.15%.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average has tumbled 2,272 points in the last seven trading sessions. Ironically, today marks the one year anniversary of the market peak for the Dow and S&P 500. Here is where the markets stand during this historic times.
Certainly it has been a rough year for the markets. Exactly one year ago today, the Dow Industrials and S&P 500 both closed at record highs. Since that day, the Dow has plummeted nearly 5,000 points, and the S&P has dropped a more impressive 600 points.
Those in need of cash should take any available chance to raise it, the Mad Money host says, because we could be in for more declines.
Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Barclays and The Hartfold popped while Apple and Penn National Gaming dropped.
Plus, Cramer speculates on where the shorts could hit next.
Don't believe the pundits. All hope is not lost. Here are the Mad Money host's strategies for surviving this difficult market.
With the stock market down hundreds of points one day and up nearly as much the next, what should you do with your money?
Investment banks are out, and a new breed of bank is in.
Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Long's and Panera popped while Tesoro and US Steel dropped.