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The Nasdaq outpaced the other major indexes Friday, with Microsoft providing a strong tailwind. How long can the bulls keep the tech rally going?
Stocks rallied on Friday as earnings showed companies have weathered the recession and economic data raised hopes the economic cycle may have hit a bottom.
On a peak earnings week that featured the stress test on the nation's biggest banks, credit cards, and news on the autos, the NASDAQ and technology stocks extend their rally to 7 weeks.
“If you think the market is going to go up, then chances are tech is going to go up quite nicely as well,” Richard Windsor, global technology specialist at Nomura, told CNBC.
Stocks temporarily pared gains after a much anticipated concept paper on the government stress tests for the 19 biggest U.S. financial institutions was released.
As mentioned earlier this week, a number of companies this week have signaled some stabilization in conditions, with some even hinting of a bottom.
With energy, tech, financials and consumer discretionary stocks all driving the market higher on Friday, how should you trade?
Stocks opened higher Friday as investors shrugged off a dismal durable-good report and were encouraged by Ford's narrower-than-expected loss.
Futures are off their highs and are set for a fairly flat open this morning. While futures strengthened following an encouraging report out of Ford early this morning, a round of cautious earnings guidance from other industrial companies dampened investors’ enthusiasm.
Stock index futures remained higher Friday as investors shrugged off a dismal durable-good report and were encouraged by Ford's narrower-than-expected loss.
There should be some answers Friday for a market that's been stressing about the government's stress tests.
The S&P rose in volatile trade on Thursday as better-than-expected results from several regional banks lifted financial shares...
The market is trading lower ahead of earnings from Microsoft and Amazon however investors are finding some relief in the financials.
With Apple and Ebay's better than expected earnings yesterday, many are looking to Microsoft, which is scheduled to report after the bell today, as a barometer for the rest of the tech sector. Here are the results of a stock screen looking for beaten down techs companies that analysts expect to grow at a fast clip in the year ahead.
Microsoft has a tough job ahead of it today as the company prepares to report its fiscal third quarter: On the one hand, the stodgy Titanic of American enterprise is sickeningly predictable, which is good in economic times like these; but it's also bad news for investors hoping for some kind of break-out nugget of news that actually ignites these shares again.
The Dow and S&P fell on Wednesday after Morgan Stanley revived concerns about the health of both the banking sector and the wider economy...
Linux distributor Red Hat is seeing increased demand for its products even as the recession forces many companies to slash their IT budgets, said Red Hat CEO James Whitehurst.
Stocks rebounded from a morning slide and were trading modestly higher around lunchtime Wednesday, despite a wider than expected loss from Morgan Stanley...
Shares of Netflix Inc. slipped Tuesday ahead of the company's quarterly report after an analyst said online video sites like YouTube and Hulu could pose a threat to the online movie rental company in the coming months and years.
In intraday trading, stocks are rebounding off yesterday’s losses, and the brave bulls are out again on the banks.