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Stocks finished a volatile session mixed as traders jockeyed for positions on this quadruple-witching Friday and techs rallied. Today is the once-a-quarter event known as "quadruple witching," which is the simultaneous expiration of stock index futures, stock index options, stock futures, and stock options.
On a week where the US markets continued to stall with all major indexes negative for the week with quadruple witching, bank regulation, a sell off in energy, the markets await the Fed meeting next week closing mixed for the day on Friday.
Peter Costa of Empire Executions and Charles Bobrinskoy of Ariel Investments told CNBC how investors can prepare their portfolios for the weekend.
For the second time in two years, a key member of Microsoft's management team for the Xbox is leaving the company.
Investors appear keen on remaining nimble during the last hours of Friday's trade. Will quadruple witching trigger a wild close?
The Dow tipped into negative territory as traders jockeyed for postions on this quadruple-witching Friday. But techs rallied.
Microsoft shares are up a whopping 39% in the last 3 months, trouncing the whole market and the rest of tech. Has Bing provided the bang that Mr. Softee so desperately needed?
Stocks opened higher Friday as today marks the once-a-quarter event known as "quadruple witching" and techs rallied.
Goldman Sachs added Microsoft to its “Americas conviction buy list” Friday and raised its price target for the stock by $4 a share, sending shares of the technology bellwether higher in pre-market trading.
Stocks snapped a three-day losing streak Thursdayas a trio of encouraging economic reports — the Philadelphia Federal Reserve's manufacturing report, leading indicators and weekly jobless claims — fueled recovery hopes.
Stocks advanced Thursday as a trio of encouraging economic reports — the Philadelphia Federal Reserve's manufacturing report, leading indicators and weekly jobless claims — fueled recovery hopes.
Stocks advanced Thursday after an encouraging report on manufacturing from the Philadelphia Federal Reserve.
This is a big day for Research in Motion as it prepares to release its first quarter earnings, and with Apple's iPhone 3GS debuting tomorrow, a big week for the wireless sector.
At the March 9 bottom, the banks were falling fast and behemoths like Google were at risk of falling out of the Top 20 biggest companies in the S&P 500. Three months later, that has changed significantly.
Randy writes, "FBR Capital Markets upgraded Microsoft's price target on Wednesday; is now a good time to get in?"
Jim Iuorio, director at TJM Institutional Services, and Mike Khouw, director at Cantor Fitzgerald, weighed in on the best places to invest now.
David Hefty, principal of Cornerstone Wealth Management and Gary Hager, president and founder of Integrated Wealth Management share their investment advice and the best place for viewers to put their money.
The Walt Disney Co. is no stranger to the consumer electronics business, enjoying big success with its Hannah Montana MP3 players, digital cameras, flat-panel TVs and the like. But today's entry into the netbook arena is the company's most ambitious plan yet to seize on the success of electronics and a consumer's insatiable need for gadgets.
Shares of Microsoft climbed for the 6th day in a row after Jeffries upgraded the stock. Is there still time to grab a piece of Mr. Softee?
Stocks ended lower for a second straight session in light volume as the glow from housing starts faded and banks skidded.