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.
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Stocks struggled Wednesday as the prospect of the Fed resuming Treasury purchases to boost the economy countered a disappointing report on private sector hiring. Scott Billeadeau, managing director at Fifth Third Asset Management and Kent Croft, CIO and portfolio manager at Croft Value Fund discussed their insights.
Plus, get calls on retail, agriculture, housing and more.
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Stocks surged to extend gains on Wednesday, after a U.S. manufacturing report showed surprising strength, and signs emerged of a growing global economy. Craig Hodges, co-portfolio manager at The Hodges Fund, and Kent Croft, CIO and portfolio manager at Croft Value Fund, shared their best plays.
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Plus, get calls on retail, tech and more.
Why one Fast Money trader thinks the downside is limited in the equities and how investors should position themselves moving forward.
Stocks ended a quiet trading session largely flat, with the Dow closing slightly down to mark five straight days of losses. Technology stocks gave a modest boost to the Nasdaq, which ended higher. 3M and Boeing fell.
Stock ended the session largely flat, with the Dow slightly lower before the close, after a session marked by quiet trading in a narrow range on mixed economic data. Technology stocks gave a slight boost to the Nasdaq, which ended higher.