The Dow and S&P 500 turned in their best monthly performance since November 2009, while the NASDAQ turned in its best monthly gain since December 2009.
Stocks struggled on Friday, the last trading day of February. How should investors prepare for what’s ahead and how might the month of March look for the markets? David Darst, chief investment strategist at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney shared his market outlooks.
Stocks logged a solid 3-percent gain for February but the momentum faded in the past week as confidence in the recovery began to falter. Financials and health-care stocks were among the best performers; consumer-focused stocks fell out of favor.
Terence Dolan, CEO of Benjamin & Jerold Brokerage, and Joe Gordon, founder and managing partner at Gordon Asset Management, told CNBC how investors can prepare their portfolios for the week ahead.
Stocks may have taken a snow day but that doesn’t mean there isn’t money to be made in this market. The Fast Money is watching the euro.
Warren Buffett can be a great boss, hands-off and complimentary, with plenty of great advice if you want or need it. But it really helps if you're making money for him. Otherwise, writes Alice Schroeder in the new Bloomberg BusinessWeek magazine, "the famously passive investor can swing into action to protect his investment."
US stock index futures signaled a slightly higher open for Wall Street Friday, but getting to work may be a big challenge for traders as a new snowstorm blankets the Northeast.
The Dow ended down just 50 points as investors found some buying opportunities after an earlier selloff that sent the Dow down as much as 180 points.
The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX), widely considered the measure for fear in the market, rose over 8 percent to near 22 on Thursday. Should investors be paying closer attention to the figures? Gordon Charlop, managing director of Rosenblatt Securities, and Alan Valdes, vice president of Kabrik Trading, shared their insights.
Here are the three stocks that Cramer will be eyeing for the rest of the trading day.
The window to cash in on marketing deals for Olympic athletes is very short, but another good games ensures that American speedskater Apolo Anton Ohno, who has so far won a silver and bronze, can be relevant for years to come.
Markets opened lower on Thursday after the government said weekly jobless claims rose more than expected last week. What should investors expect for stocks going forward? Robert Heller, former Federal Reserve Governor, and Kathleen Stephansen, chief economist at Aladdin Capital Holdings, discussed their market outlooks.
Even though investors get another dose of Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke in Washington, D.C., the problems in Greece have crept back to the forefront of investor concerns. The issue today is whether the country can cut the budget enough to help the situation. And the big deal on Wall Street involves Coca-Cola and Coca-Cola Enterprises.
The Dow dropped more than 150 points, or about 1.5 percent, after a report showed jobless claims surged last week. Coca-Cola was one of the biggest drags on the Dow following news it plans to buy its bottler. And Palm fell more than 20 percent at the open after the gadget maker slashed its revenue forecast.
Coca-Cola announced plans to buy the North American operations of its largest bottler, Coca-Cola Enterprises, in a substantially cashless deal that would cut costs and increase flexibility in its distribution. What does the move mean for investors? David Silver, equity research analyst at Wall Street Strategies shared his insights.
Coca-Cola's decision to purchase their North American bottler Coca-Cola Enterprises is not a reversal of company strategy, but will allow both companies to strengthen their partnership and business in the North American and European markets, Muhtar Kent, Coca-Cola's CEO told CNBC Thursday.
Stock futures added to losses after the government said weekly jobless claims ramped up more than expected last week.
Are the markets having a case of the Mondays? Not only do the markets have a tendency to consistently perform worse on Mondays, but in fact for the Dow and S&P, Monday is the only weekday that has a negative average rate of return.
U.S. stocks posted their best weekly gain since November 6, 2009, led to the upside by the S&P 500 index, rising 3.13%. Industrial and material stocks were among the best performers this week.
If I were to tell you that Bode Miller—who won the bronze medal in the downhill on Monday -- still has sponsors, you'd likely ask me HOW