The Dow and S&P 500 gained on Thursday as data on the job market and regional manufacturing revived hopes that the economy may be stabilizing.
Stocks snapped a three-day losing streak Thursdayas a trio of encouraging economic reports — the Philadelphia Federal Reserve's manufacturing report, leading indicators and weekly jobless claims — fueled recovery hopes.
FedEx's earnings weigh on futures. Federal Express, considered a bellweather for the economy, caused a 6-point drop in stock futures pre-open. Guidance of $0.30-$0.45 for the current (first) quarter is well below expectations of $0.68 due to the runup in jet fuel prices and an "extremely difficult" operating environment.
It is outrageous, the Mad Money host says, that some of these companies are getting a free pass.
Commodities and commodity stocks remain under pressure as the dollar firms and traders continue to take profits. The dollar is firmer again as now Russia (third largest holder of dollars) affirmed the supremacy of the dollar, saying they will not "significantly" change the structure of its reserves.
The Dow and S&P 500 closed lower Friday, though the bulls weren't too badly bruised. How should you be trading now?
Stocks flopped Friday, capping a dismal week, as bank stocks pulled back after recent gains.
The bears and bulls continue to battle for control of the market with bears looking for the next leg down and bulls betting on a V-shaped recovery. Who's winning?
Stocks opened flat Friday as investors were encouraged by a pair of better-than-expected manufacturing readings but dismal economic data out of Europe and weak U.S. retail reports capped gains.
Futures pared losses Friday after a pair of better-than-expected manufacturing readings.
Plus, Cramer drills into a couple of dentistry stocks for their underperformance.
Stocks pulled off a gain Wednesday, helped by a late rally, as investors bet on a recovery in some big-name techs.
Is bailout nation about to strike again? Sure looks like it. According to this morning’s front-page Wall Street Journal story, life-insurance companies are about to get TARPed. This is nuts.
Plus, Cramer opines on Sears, Terex, the insurers and more.
Stocks closed out a tough quarter on a positive note, helped by gains in technology and big banks.
Sure, the market saw some losses today. But that’s a good thing for investors.
In today's rally, the Dow, S&P and Nasdaq Composite simultaneously closed up 6.5% or greater for the first time since November 13, 2008, in an event that has only happened 4 times before, 3 times in 2008 and once in 1987. Here are some key dates for when all three major indexes concurrently closed above 6.5% or more.
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.
The sweeping financial plan to be announced by the Treasury will include an expanded loan facility that will purchase newly issued and newly rated Commercial and private-label Mortgage Backed Securities.
And that's not all. Energy plays, housing stocks, retailers – they're all victims of an under-the-radar trend in the markets.