Stocks eased losses ahead of the close Thursday as Treasury prices firmed, but gains were limited by a stronger U.S. dollar. DuPont and McDonald's fell, while BofA rose.
FBR Capital Markets analyst Stephen Chick thinks so and the "Fast Money" traders weigh in.
Stocks declined Thursday as Treasurys erased most of their gains ahead of a 30-year bond auction and despite evidence the U.S. economy continues to improve. DuPont and Travelers fell, while BofA rose.
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Stocks struggled to end in positive territory but ended down as sovereign debt concerns in the euro zone kept a check on gains throughout the session. News that the Obama administration will work with Republicans on the tax dispute gave a brief lift to stocks. BofA and Procter & Gamble fell.
Stocks lost ground in the final minutes of trading after moving higher in the wake of news that the Obama administration will work with Republicans on the tax dispute. Rising worries over sovereign debt concerns in the euro zone kept a check on gains throughout the session. BofA and Procter & Gamble fell.
Stocks tumbled Tuesday following disappointing news on the housing front and continuing concerns about the debt crisis in Europe. Mark Tepper, managing partner and co-founder of Strategic Wealth Partners, and Mike Rubino, CEO of Rubino Financial, shared their insights.
Stocks continued to decline Tuesday amid mixed U.S. economic data and concern the European debt crisis would spread to other nations. JPMorgan and Pfizer fell.
Peter Boockvar at Miller Tabak had the most succinct comment: "If this is the reward for bailing out entire countries, why bother?...What the market is telling the European Union loud and clear is that they have no faith..."
U.S. stock index futures continued to fall sharply ahead of the open Tuesday after an index of home prices fell unexpectedly and as fear of contagion from the European debt crisis continued to rattle investors.
Stocks closed substantially weaker Tuesday, although off the lows of the session, as investors focused on the European Union's efforts to address Ireland's debt troubles and inflation in China. Travelers fell, while Home Depot rose.
Stocks remained substantially weaker ahead of the close Tuesday as investors focused on the European Union's efforts to address Ireland's debt troubles and inflation in China. Travelers fell, while Home Depot rose.
Stocks fell in the last few minutes of trading Monday to close mixed despite being higher most of the day after an upbeat retail sales report, and news that firms were beginning to spend cash on acquisitions. Caterpillar rose, Disney fell.
What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Monday, Nov. 15
Stocks fell on Monday as investors recouped from last week's selloff to focus on an upbeat retail sales report, and news that firms were beginning to spend cash on acquisitions. Caterpillar rose, Disney fell.
Stocks gained amid news of strong retail sales in October and acquisitions by Caterpillar and EMC, and despite continuing worries over debt troubles in periphery European countries. Caterpillar rose, while Disney fell.
U.S. stock index futures continued to point to a slightly higher open Monday after news of a better-than-expected jump in retail sales in October, and despite a drop in an indicator of manufacturing in New York.
See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Monday's Squawk on the Street.
It's back to basics for stocks in the coming week, as traders watch incoming economic data for signs that a pattern of better news continues.
With 13 retailers reporting earning next week, the "Fast" traders share which they'll be listening to.