U.S. stocks closed narrowly mixed as the Fed minutes mostly confirmed market expectations for a rate hike in the second half of the year.» Read More
Stocks opened lower Wednesday, retracing the previous session's rally, as investors were jittery ahead of the AIG CEO's appearance on Capitol Hill today and the Federal Reserve's statement after a two-day meeting.
So what does the Fed do now? Many desks are hopeful that the Fed will be expansive in its statement today.
The Consumer Price Index rose 0.4% last month. The core rate, excluding energy and food, rose 0.2%. Here is a breakdown of the inflation benchmark to show you where costs are rising most.
The abrupt end of Wall Street's latest rally proves once again that short-term investing is a hazardous business, according to Sarat Sethi of Douglas C. Lane & Associates. That having been said, there are more short-term opportunities coming.
Retailers, fast food restaurants and consumer goods manufacturers are seeing a strong response as frugal consumers try to weather the economic downtown.
The major indices have some distance to go today if they are going to break weekly records. However, there are 4 Dow components that are on track for their best week in at least 40 years...
Last night on Fast Money, Guy Adami mentioned that "the PE is very compelling" for Hewlett Packard. Many of the PE's for the Dow 30 are at historic lows. Here's a "By the Numbers" look at current PE's and implied valuation.
Jeff Auxier isn't waiting to see where the train is going before getting aboard. "It's hard to predict markets," the CEI of Auxier Asset Management conceded to CNBC. "We're there on a price basis, but we're still working off a lot of borrowed money." — But he sees some opportunities.
History is no guide for investors right now, Cramer says.
This is part one of the preliminary transcript and video clips of Warren Buffett's appearances on CNBC's Squawk Box on Monday, March 9, 2009.
Here's our Fast Money Final Trade. Our gang gives you Monday's best trades, right now!
But are they enough?
As General Electric continues to fall, the company that once boasted a half trillion dollar market cap, is now at risk of falling out of the Top 20 biggest companies in the S&P 500.
Two months into the year, the average dividend yield of the Dow 30 has continued to rise since the start of 2009, despite some significant dividend cuts like those from CNBC parent, General Electric. See how the 30 companies in the Dow compare.
Stocks moved in a narrow range today, as Treasury Secretary Geithner said nothing controversial and neither buyers nor sellers were able to mount a convincing show of strength.
Cramer’s been talking up company payouts for a while now, but how exactly does the process work? Here’s your answer.
The Dow Industrials, Dow Transports, and Dow Utilities are all hitting multi-year lows now. While the Dow Industrials and Dow Transports have been closing at new lows for days, the Dow Utilities closed below its October low for the first time on Friday.
Speculation offers the chance for big returns, which is just the thing investors need right now.
The last thing companies need is the president eyeballing their industry. But that’s just what happened to health care. Who’s next? And how do you protect your portfolio? Cramer has an answer.
The Dow fell in volatile trade on Thursday with Merck being one of the biggest drags on the blue chip index, as investors worried that the budget proposal could strangle profits.