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SKBA Capital Management's Andy Bischel works in San Francisco, with a view across the bay, but he'd really rather check out the view across the valley. "The earnings numbers are not going to be good," he said of the first-quarter results that are about to flow. "We still think that there are opportunities to be buying." Interestingly, he finds one of those opportunities in one of the biggest names of all.
Stocks slipped at the open Tuesday as investors fretted over the state of the banking industry and braced for what could be a dire first-quarter earnings season.
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The S&P 500 closed higher Tuesday, with stocks recording their best month since 2002.
Stocks closed out a tough quarter on a positive note, helped by gains in technology and big banks.
There was a selloff today, but it was on very light volume. Not surprisingly, bank stocks, which have collectively rallied 50 percent in the last three weeks, were down about 10 percent as a group. ... We are definitely heading toward some kind of denouement, and that can only be a good thing..
At the start of the month, General Electric was falling fast and the company that once boasted a half trillion dollar market cap, was at risk of falling out of the Top 20 biggest companies in the S&P 500. In less than a month, that has changed significantly.
Wall Street capped a strong week on the downside Friday, with the Dow and S&P closing in negative territory.
Sheesh, suggest for a moment that Microsoft might have a winning message to deliver and wow does that burn you guys up!
On a week dominated by the toxic asset plan, better-than-expected housing and durable goods data, the markets rally through their third straight week of gains. The last time all major indices rose for three consecutive weeks was the week ending May 2, 2008.
For the first time, Microsoft is aggressively going after Apple in a new advertising campaign that will try to undo the damage it suffered from Apple's "I'm a Mac/I'm a PC" ads, from which Microsoft is still trying to recover.
Stocks rallied for a second straight day on Thursday on increasing optimism that the economy's worst days are over.
It seems the recent rally in tech has some pretty impressive coat tails. Even Microsoft is higher!
Stocks ended a choppy session sharply lower Tuesday as investors regrouped after the prior session's blockbuster rally.
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U.S. stocks surged around 7 percent on Monday after the Obama administration detailed a plan to purge toxic assets from bank balance sheets...
Cramer sees a host of good trends that should take this market higher.