The markets are higher today, with the Dow reaching within 68 points of 10,000 in this morning's trading. The Dow, which closed on Friday at a new high for 2009 at 9864.94 is currently trading near October 2008 levels, as it also managed to reach a new intraday peak for 2009 today at 9931.82.
Two and a half months away from the end of the year and the average dividend yield of the Dow 30 has continued to fall since the market lows. See how the 30 companies in the Dow compare.
U.S. stocks posted their strongest weekly performance since mid-July, with all indexes rising nearly 4% or greater for the week.
All major U.S. Indexes declined 1.8% or more for the week, logging weekly losses for a 2-straight week. A pullback in Industrials, a worse than expected ISM Manufacturing September reading, and continued weakness in the U.S. jobs data also pushed the CBOE Volatility Index (.VIX) up by 11.8% for the week.
Bullish traders are lapping up options in PepsiCo after Deutsche Bank raised its earnings forecast for the beverage company. Call volume surged almost 700 percent.
I'll start by saying that trying to handicap what city will win the Olympic Games is an idiotic exercise. Not all of the 106 voting IOC vote with rationale and sometimes the winner is a product of the order in which cities get eliminated and how those votes are passed on.
The third quarter has past and for investors seeking dividends, they can be glad. Standard & Poor's said yesterday that third-quarter dividend increases this year were the worst on record. Dividend payments during the third quarter fell 44.8% from a year ago, with only 191 of about 7,000 public companies -tracked by S&P- increasing their payouts.
Tens of thousands of Americans have turned their cars, vans and trucks into mobile offices, wired with phones and computers to stay in close touch with bosses and customers. Many don't realize the danger, the New York Times reports.
Jason Trennert, chief investment strategist and managing partner at Strategas Research Partners, shared three actionable investment strategies for investors looking to boost their portfolios.
Major US companies are bracing for a potentially stronger strain of swine flu this year that could threaten the nation's already fragile economic recovery.
Forget China. The next big growth story in the next decade is Africa. With a population that’s fast approaching the one billion mark, Coca-Cola’s CEO Muhtar Kent believes that “Africa is really going to blossom in the next decade.” Kent wasn’t the only one to talk up Africa’s potential last week.
There's little doubt that Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant is the hottest marketing commodity in the NBA. Just look at jersey sales as a metric - his No. 24 is the top NBA jersey across the world. That's one of the reasons why Panini, the trading card company that surprised the collecting world by scoring the exclusive deal with the NBA in January, signed the four-time world champion and reigning NBA Finals MVP to a multi-year deal.
U.S. stocks broke two weeks of consecutive gains to finish in the red Friday. Despite of the pullback this week, all major indices remain on track to finish the quarter up 13% or greater.
Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.
The drive for Dow 10,000 hit a bump in the road Monday as investors took a breather, sending stocks down more than half a percent at the open. Stocks remained lower after a report showed leading indicators rose for a fifth straight month.
U.S. stocks rose to fresh 2009 highs this week, as investors continue to bet that an economy recovery might be in place. The Dow Index is once again near the 10,000-mark.
Stocks snapped their winning streak Thursday after soaring this week to new highs for the year.
The debate over a tax on sugary soft drinks — billed as a way to fight obesity and provide billions for health care reform — is starting to fizz over. President Obama has said it is worth considering. The chief executive of Coca-Cola calls the idea outrageous.
One year ago on Sunday September 14, Lehman Brothers was scrambling before declaring bankruptcy later that night and Bank of America announced a deal to acquire Merrill Lynch. Here is a look at where major indices and stocks look one year later.
U.S. stocks broke their five-day winning streak on Friday, as a pullback in oil prices led investors to take profits ahead of the weeking; however, all indices posted gains of nearly two percent or more for the week.