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Stocks wavered on Tuesday amid revenue weakness in the latest round of earnings reports. How should investors be positioned? Barry James, president of the James Advantage Funds and Mark Eibel, director of client investment strategies at Russell Investments discussed their outlooks.
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Stocks ended lower Monday after a yo-yo session as investors digested some mixed consumer data, a drop in oil prices and news that the Supreme Court struck down a key part of the Sarbanes-Oxley law, which regulates corporate accounting.
Stocks bounced back Monday in a yo-yo session as investors digested some mixed consumer data, a drop in oil prices and news that the Supreme Court struck down a key part of the Sarbanes-Oxley law, which regulates corporate accounting.
Stocks turned higher Monday after the Supreme Court struck down a key part of the Sarbanes-Oxley law, which regulates corporate accounting.
Depending on your point of view, it was either a great G20 summit or another sign of hopeless gridlock. It was a great summit if you are laissez-faire (they put off agreement on a global bank tax and did little else and dropped a 2012 deadline for stricter capital provisions); but it was also obvious how hopelessly split the leaders were, between those who wanted more spending and those who wanted less.
Troll through Judge Martin L.C. Feldman's 22-page ruling, which blocked the offshore drilling moratorium imposed by the Obama administration, and you can hear the voice of a man clearly exasperated by the logic of those who have argued for the moratorium...
Hornbeck Offshore Services, Noble, Hercules Offshore, Diamond Offshore and other deepwater drillers all rallying modestly midday, as a federal judge has blocked the offshore drilling moratorium imposed by the Obama administration.
Sun shines on solar stocks again, but don't be snookered. The predictable rally in "alternative" energy stocks has begun, with the president sure to push them in his speech tonight. You'd think this would be an ideal time for solar: So why aren't traders excited?
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Considerable confusion surrounding the president's new order on Gulf of Mexico drilling, most of it not good for the deepwater drillers: 1) a 6-month moratorium on permitting for new offshore oil and gas wells 2) the halting of all deepwater wells. The second part was a surprise to everyone. The issue: how does this affect earnings of deepwater drillers?
Stocks jumped at the open and kept climbing on Thursday, following the previous session's late-day selloff. Can the markets hold the gains until the close? Christopher Hobart, CEO and founder of Hobart Financial Group, and Tyler Vernon, chief investment officer at Biltmore Capital, offered their insights.
Stocks clawed their way back to near even in seesaw trading on Monday as tech names pushed higher but oil and financials struggled to make gains.
Offshore drillers are again under pressure on concerns that there may be a partial shutdown in drilling activity in the Gulf of Mexico: Hercules, Diamond Offshore, Noble and ENSCO are again weak today, as are smaller exploration and production firms with a primary presence there. But attention has moved this morning to those who might be involved in the cleanup.
What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Thursday, April 29.
Stocks ended a strong quarter with a thud Wednesday after a disappointing report on jobs from ADP.
Stocks turned mixed Wednesday, the last trading day of the quarter. Energy, financials and materials were the sector leaders.
Now is the time to take a look at oil tanker stocks, said Omar Nokta, head of research for marine transport at Dahlman Rose & Company. He shared his stock picks with investors.
If the US continues to focus on reducing its carbon footprint, natural gas is probably a better buy for investors than oil, said Phil Weiss, senior energy analyst at Argus Research Company.
Cash sitting on the sidelines will eventually come back to the markets and investors should look into the following mid-cap areas, said Don Wordell, portfolio manager at RidgeWorth Capital Management.