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Economists forecast the GDP number to show growth anywhere from just under 3 percent to as high as 4 percent - the first positive growth for the U.S. economy since second quarter, 2008.
The floor under stocks feels a bit shaky, and the market could give way to more profit taking this week.
Ahead of Friday's opening bell, investors will be watching earnings from Microsoft and Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's address at the Boston Fed's annual conference.
The weakening dollar has been one of the catalysts driving stocks and other risk assets higher, and it is a main focus of traders this week as they sort through a deluge of corporate earnings news and watch the dollar shrink to a 14-month low.
Stocks could trade a bit choppy Wednesday, as investors react to a tidal wave of earnings news and watch fluctuations in the dollar and other risk assets.
As of this past Friday, just over 10% of the S&P 500 companies had reported earnings. This week we will see roughly 30% more of the S&P report. Here's a look at which companies have had the biggest surprises so far...
Earnings reports from General Electric and Bank of America are the big numbers for markets Friday, and they matter nearly as much in the foreign exchange and Treasury markets as they do in the stock market.
Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Chicago Bridge & Iron and Sunoco popped while Cypress Semiconductor and Baxter International dropped.
The Dow pulled off a nearly 50-point gain Thursday after a topsy-turvy session as the boost from oil's rally ultimately beat out disappointment in earnings from Goldman Sachs and Citigroup.
Traders applied the brakes Thursday, a day after the Dow topped 10,000, as Goldman Sachs and Citigroup proved no match for Wall Street's inflated earnings expectations.
Stocks pared their losses Thursday after a third straight positive Philly Fed reading — the first time that's happened in two years. Stocks had opened lower after disappointment in earnings from Goldman Sachs and Citigroup.
After Wednesday's stellar market performance, stock index futures indicated a lower open for Wall Street on Thursday as investors take a breather and evaluate their next move.
The Dow crossed the 10,000 level and all of sudden the bears grew quieter.
Two years ago today, the Dow and S&P hit their all-time highs. The Nasdaq hit its high (not an all-time high) a few weeks later. Here are some factoids on the indices and the VIX since 10/9/07.
We’re almost there, Cramer says. Here’s your game plan for our all but inevitable rebound.
MGM Mirage shares have risen more than 250 percent since hitting their March low, but David Katz, gaming, lodging and leisure analyst with Oppenheimer said that it's too soon to say whether the stock will keep rising.
Stocks skidded Friday after a disappointing report on consumer prices and as consumers' mood took a turn for the worse. The Dow finished down about 50 points on the week, snapping a four-week winning streak.That snapped the markets four-week winning streak:
Futures pointed to a lower open on Wall Street Friday after a report showed consumer prices posted their biggest year-over-year decline since 1950.
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Mary Ann Bartels, head of technical market analysis at Bank of America Securities-Merrill Lynch, discussed what investors should be watching closely in the markets.