Stocks declined Monday as steep slides in commodity prices hit energy and materials, while a weak Empire State manufacturing report put a damper on investor sentiment.
I am expecting the SEC to issue a preliminary report on the causes of the May 6 drop today or tomorrow. Along with the preliminary report, they will separately be issuing details on individual stock circuit breakers. Sources tell me that the single stock breaker will kick in when an individual stock drops 10 percent in a 5-minute period; this will halt trading in that stock for 5 minutes across all trading platforms.
The euro slid to a four-year low on Monday amid persistent Eurozone sovereign debt worries. How will it affect markets today? Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS Financial Services, and Peter Costa, president of Empire Executions and a CNBC market analyst, shared their insights.
Stocks wobbled Monday as investors weighed a slew of M&A activity against a disappointing Empire State manufacturing report and weak outlook from Lowe's.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower Monday, as European debt has moved to the forefront on the list of Wall Street's concerns, and the euro has touched its lowest level in four years.
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The Dow erased nearly all of its gains Monday, dragged down by the financial sector amid worries about financial reform. Caterpillar led the Dow's gainers, up more than 4 percent.
With small-cap stocks thus far outperforming their large-cap counterparts through the recovery, do companies with smaller market share still have room to the upside? Bill McVail, lead manager of Turner Small Cap Growth Fund, and Kent Croft, chief investment officer of Croft Funds, offered their views and stock picks to CNBC.
The Dow remained higher in mid-afternoon Monday amid a flurry of new M&A activity and an earnings beat from Caterpillar. But there was some weakness in the energy, banking and health-care sectors, which dragged on the S&P and Nasdaq.
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Company share buybacks are roaring, at a rate unseen in years. Is that a market buy signal? Mike Holland, chairman of Holland & Co., and Jack Bouroudjian, chief executive of Indexfuturesgroup.com, offered their insights.
Earlier today, the National Association of Home Builders reported a 2 point decline in their Housing Market Index, back to its level from May of last year. Details revealed that traffic fell to its lowest levels in a year. Tomorrow, we get another read on the real estate market with Housing Starts scheduled to come out at 8:30 am and consensus numbers are expecting a drop there as well. Despite these numbers, housing stocks have been gaining.
Stocks rose Tuesday on the 1-year anniversary of the March 2009 lows. What should investors expect from markets going forward? Ken Croft, CIO and portfolio manager at Croft Value Fund, and Bill McVail, portfolio manager at Turner Small Cap Growth Fund, discussed their market strategies.
Stocks closed higher on Wednesday after Ben Bernanke reassured lawmakers interest rates will remain low. How should you be positioned now?
Stocks suffered their biggest decline in three weeks Tuesday as a sharp drop in consumer confidence rattled the market.
Stocks opened lower Tuesday after an unexpected drop in German business confidence but the Dow soon rebounded, led by Home Depot after the company's earnings beat.
US stock index futures pointed to a slightly lower open for Wall Street Tuesday, as minimal losses ended four-day advances for the Dow and the S&P 500 and a six-day streak for the Nasdaq Monday.