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U.S. stocks rose to fresh 2009 highs this week, as investors continue to bet that an economy recovery might be in place. The Dow Index is once again near the 10,000-mark.
The run in treasurys is over and it’s now time for investors to sell the 10-year and 30-year bonds, said CNBC’s Mad Money host Jim Cramer. Should investors continue to build their position in bonds or should they look toward stocks instead? Barry James, president of James Advantage Funds and Stephen Wood, chief market strategist at Russell Investments shared their strategies.
The momentum and reinforcing positive cycle will likely carry the markets forward from this point, said Jason Pride, director of research at Haverford Investments.
The U.S. dollar rose against most major currencies on Friday, clawing off a one-year low against the euro as waning risk appetite cut demand for higher-yielding currencies. Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS Financial Services, offered CNBC his market insights.
When Microsoft released “Halo 3” a little shy of two years ago, it was a certifiable entertainment event. The conclusion of the hit franchise’s trilogy would ultimately sell 5.9 million copies, making it one of the top selling games of this generation of video game systems.
The company will introduce a long-awaited system that will instantly match ad buyers with ad sellers when a customer visits a Web site, reports The New York Times.
The new Zune, which replaces the old models, is Microsoft’s version of the iPod Touch — a gorgeous multitouch screen dominates the front. Its handsome, beveled metal case weighs next to nothing, yet still feels expensive and solid in the hand.
Technology became the first of the ten S&P 500 sectors to recover all of its losses incurred after Lehman’s bankruptcy one year ago.
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Google is going to continue to take share in their core search business and will benefit from advertisement spending moving online, said Heath Terry, media and Internet analyst at FBR Capital Markets.
Oracle may not grab the sexy headlines that Apple and Google command, but it might indeed be the tech industry's true, unsung heroes. And the company's first quarter earnings report, out tonight, should go a long way toward reaffirming that.
Stocks continued to rise Wednesday, after major indexes hit new highs for the year on Tuesday. Will the rally continue? Jerry Castellini, president and CIO of CastleArk Management and Bernard Beal, CEO of M.R. Beal & Company shared their market insights.
Adobe, which is best known for its Photoshop, Flash, and Acrobat software, is looking in an entirely new direction with its $1.8 billion acquisition of web analytics company Omniture.
Major indexes hit new highs for the year on Tuesday, but will the rally continue? Tony Dwyer, equity market strategist, FTN Equity Capital Markets and Jim Swanson, chief investment strategist, MFS Investment Management shared their investment strategies.
Initially rolled out by Microsoft in 2006, the Zune was positioned as a wannabe iPod killer – and was promptly squashed by Apple’s popular system. Now the Zune HD, a redesigned, flashier version of the system, is hitting retail shelves.
Google, long seen as an enemy by many in the news industry, is making a bold attempt to be seen as a friend with a new service it hopes will make it easier for readers to read newspaper and magazine articles.
Google Inc. has rolled out a new version of its Chrome Web browser and a version of the Mac browser for mainstream users will be available within months, as the company moves to double Chrome's market share.
Mint, a free Web-based personal-finance application, will continue to compete with Intuit, its former rival and new owner., reports The New York Times.
Last week, the stake in Alibaba was absolutely intrinsic to Yahoo. Yet today, just a few short days later, we get word that Yahoo unloads a $150 million stake in the company. Yahoo still keeps its stake in the parent company, but the timing of the dot com sale is intriguing.
One year ago on Sunday September 14, Lehman Brothers was scrambling before declaring bankruptcy later that night and Bank of America announced a deal to acquire Merrill Lynch. Here is a look at where major indices and stocks look one year later.