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The S&P was trading sideways around lunchtime Friday with investors booking gains on this first day of May rather than betting the run in stocks will continue.
Stocks had a wobbly start to the morning Friday as investors weighed some encouraging economic reports against gloomy earnings.
Stocks pared their losses Friday after economic reports showed consumer confidence soared to its highest level since before the fall downturn began and that manufacturing is showing signs of improvement.
Stock futures are set to begin May just slightly higher this morning. This comes off the heels of one of the best months in several years for the S&P 500. Most European bourses are closed today due to the May Day holiday.
Futures indicated a slightly higher open for U.S. stocks Friday as investors shrugged off Chrysler's bankruptcy announcement and decided to go against the 'sell in May and go away' mantra after April's successful performance.
Will May trip up Wall Street's bull? Many traders think it might, at least temporarily. But then again, April defied all predictions that stocks would pull back, as investors continued to buy into every dip.
Following are the “Fast & Furious” trades - hot ways to play tomorrow's market moving events.
Concerns that the recent outbreak of swine flu could reach pandemic proportions dragged down the Dow and S&P Monday with investors hammering airlines, hotels and more.
Stocks ended higher Friday after better-than-expected results from Ford but ended lower for the week, snapping a six-week winning streak. recovered Friday after a drop triggered by the release of the bank stress-test results.
The S&P rose in volatile trade on Thursday as better-than-expected results from several regional banks lifted financial shares...
Credit card executives meeting with President Obama argued that rules proposed by the Federal Reserve are adequate to protect consumers, but Obama believes more should be done.
The lending practices of U.S. credit card companies will be under the microscope Thursday as President Barack Obama meets with executives from 13 leading credit card issuers. We wanted to know if you feel you've been unfairly treated by the credit card companies.
Stocks rose on Friday for the 4th day in a row, with the Dow closing out its best four-week winning streak since 1933.
European Union regulators said Wednesday they would drop a threat to fine MasterCard after the company promised to temporarily cut fees it charges for cross-border card purchases which can hike costs for shops.
Jeffrey Saut of Raymond James says there's a chance that we've seen the bottom of this market, and he's got some selections for investors as stocks improve.
A large trader has stepped in to buy calls in Capital One Financial Wednesday. About 10,000 upside calls were bought at the April 12.50 strike for $1.35 and $1.40, in a span of about two minutes this morning.
As Citi trades below $1, speculation again heats up that Citi, Bank of America and GM will almost certainly be removed from the Dow Industrials. Lists are being circulated for likely candidates.
Plus, Cramer's plan for Obama and the conundrum of preferred shares.
Stocks jumped on Tuesday after Ben Bernanke delivered a big dose of relief when he signaled that nationalization of big banks was not at hand.
Plus, Cramer makes the call on Home Depot versus Lowe's and the only financial stocks worth considering.