Crude oil hit yet another record high today, crossing $130 / bbl for the first time ever. Yesterday on CNBC, Boone Pickens predicted $150 oil and on Friday, analysts at Goldman Sachs raised their outlook for crude oil prices during the second quarter of 2008 to average ~$140 per barrel.
1) UBS is pounding the table on oil: It upgraded oil to $115 for 2008, $120 for 2009, and intitiates coverage of the offshore drilling sector, with buy ratings on Atwood, Diamond Offshore, Ensco, Noble, Rowan, and Transocean. Here are the reasons...
Stocks declined as the market pendelum swung back the other way, sending oil prices to a new high and early cyclicals such as financials and retail lower. Yahoo plunged.
Stocks declined, with General Motors dragging on the Dow amid news of another strike and Yahoo weighing on technology stocks.
Terrible consumer sentiment, more record oil and Microsoft's weak earnings weren't enough to keep Friday's market down. But what's in store for next week?
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The Dow, S&P and Nasdaq are just points away from breaking their monthly losing streaks at 4 straight months of losses. Here's what they would need to rally today to have their first positive month since October:
Shares of Noble climbed nearly 5 percent on Thursday, a day after the offshore oil and gas contract driller reported a better-than-expected third-quarter profit on improved margins and higher rates for its rigs.
Oil and gas services provider Noble said Friday that Mark A. Jackson has resigned as chairman, president and chief executive, effective immediately, and will be replaced on an interim basis by William A. Sears.
Thanks to the man who puts fear into the hearts of greedy capitalists everywhere, companies that do business in Venezuela can be had on the cheap.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.
Investors are always on the lookout for a great name to add to their portfolio. But instead of buying stocks when they’re at the top, George Shipp of the BB&T Special Opportunities Fund keeps a special eye out for those “hidden gems” – those stocks that don’t fall into the tech, growth or value stock pigeonholes.
Markets? Markets? We Don’t Need No Markets!: During its nearly 18-year history, CNBC has employed a number of programming strategies on days when the markets are closed. Today is one such day - as the nation honors the memory of its 38th president, Gerald Ford. In this instance, we chose to go with regular live programming....