While the Burlington Northern deal is getting a lot of attention, it has not brought pre-open trading in the S&P futures into positive territory yet. Risk aversion has become a more prominent theme since last Wednesday, when the S&P 500 dropped below its 50-day moving average for the first time since July.
With the markets in volatility mode, investors will likely be focusing on the Federal Reserve Tuesday, even though the 2-day Federal Open Market Committee meeting that begins this afternoon won't conclude until Wednesday.
Seesaw moves in the stock market have not discouraged some strategists who believe the market remains in an uptrend, despite near-term choppiness.
After reporting a solid profit in the fourth quarter, this firm is set to grow more than 20 percent going forward, said Rick Shane, an analyst at Jeffries & Co.
Visa reported strong earnings that topped last year's and outstripped Wall Street forecasts. Craig Maurer, equity analyst at Calyon Securities, discussed his outlook on the firm and other credit card companies going forward.
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Stocks shot out of the gate Monday, fueled by earnings optimism, but then pulled back near the final hour of trading as investors took some profits.
Investors are eager for signs that the economic recovery is underway - and after hours it seems Alcoa delivered.
This stock’s a great play on the move from paper money to plastic cards.
For many people who do not have bank accounts, or cannot get a credit card, the pre-paid debit cards are irresistible. But their convenience comes with a catch. The New York Times reports.
After hours the traders poured over Nike earnings, looking for insights into Wednesday’s market action as well as trading opportunities.
With new data showing that consumers are unlikely to help spark growth anytime soon, can the market sustain its recent gains?
Investors slammed Visa and Mastercard on Friday after chatter suggested lawmakers want to see more credit card reforms before the end of the year. What's the trade?
The traders are closely watching action in Goldman Sachs after the financial bellwether rolled over and broke below $180.
Get the Mad Money host's opinion on Apple, Google, Visa, Mastercard, Treasurys and more.
Stocks closed higher for a fourth straight day on Wednesday, sending the S&P 500 to its best finish so far this year.
Stocks closed higher after faltering for awhile on a Federal Reserve report that the economy will remain weak due largely to unemployment.
Futures indicated a lower open for Wall Street on Wednesday as investors paused ahead of key U.S. data, having pushed markets to 11-month highs the previous day,
Banks and credit unions have long pitched debit cards as a convenient and prudent way to buy. But a growing number are now allowing consumers to exceed their balances — for a price.