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The Dow ended sharply lower Friday as growing worries about Europe overshadowed encouraging economic data. Still, the blue-chip index ended up 2.3 percent for the week.
Does weakness in Europe signal the beginning of a global bear market or is it a fear-driven buying opportunity?
Stocks fell heavily Friday as worries over the growing European debt crisis trumped some encouraging U.S. economic data. Financials, materials and techs were the biggest decliners.
Stocks continued to lose ground Friday as worries about the European debt crisis overshadowed somewhat encouraging US economic data.
Retailers were weak all day after disappointing guidance from Kohl's early this morning.
The Dow lost more than 100 points, led by Cisco, as comments from CEO John Chambers sucked the wind out of the tech rally's sails.
What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Thursday, May 13.
What follows is a look at stocks in the S&P 500 displaying unusual volume in today's trading session.
The Dow bounced around Thursday as Alcoa advanced, while Cisco skidded after comments from CEO John Chambers.
IPO's take another shot—and fail. The entire market is repricing risk, and IPOs are showing that stress. Last week was a mess for IPOs, and that continues this week.
US Senate is voting today on the first parts of the financial reform bill. Barbara Boxer from California set to add language that no taxpayer money will be used to bail out financial institutions. Looks like the $50 billion fund set for an orderly liquidation of a failed bank is dead.
Cramer thinks this company could be the next in its group to deliver an upside surprise, and he wants you in ahead of the quarter.
The bulls may have a battle on their hands Friday, after Microsoft and Amazon shares slipped in extended trade after earnings. What must you know?
Considering the President just scolded the Street for pushing the nation into recession, why are financials inching higher?
After closing not far from the lows on Friday, the S&P 500 closed at its high yesterday and is sitting just off the highs for the day as of this writing. Volume is again trending toward the heavy side.
Wal-Mart Stores has been trying to shore up its discount image by advertising that it will be rolling back prices on roughly 10,000 items, mostly food and other staples. Although the retailer is not disclosing the size of the price cuts, analysts have tried to gauge their impact, and what this says about its business.
Mid-afternoon trading: fairly broad advance developing, with retail, transports, and banks leading the way. Weakness in semis really preventing techs from breaking out. Retail sales. The good news: you can't deny that consumer spending picked up. What do retailers do from here?
Warm weather, an early Easter and a more confident consumer appear to have boosted retail sales in March, with many of the retailers who have reported results so far topping analysts' estimates.
FOMC minutes today: Is this the time to push more aggressively to eliminate the "exceptional and extended" language? Aside from a lone dissenter, there has not been any indication that the Fed will end its key statement that interest rates "are likely to warrant exceptionally low levels of the federal funds rate for an extended period."
Kohl's is rebounding after a four-month correction, and the bulls are looking for more upside.