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  • Traders Just Plain Confused Thursday, 26 Jun 2008 | 4:05 PM ET

    There is a change in sentiment as traders are trying to get their hands around the extent of the slowdown in global growth. New issues for the market: --global growth slowing.

  • Dow Tumbles 300 Points as Oil Tops $140 Thursday, 26 Jun 2008 | 3:21 PM ET

    The Dow dropped to its lowest level in nearly two years after a downgrade on brokerage stocks and a slew of weak earnings and economic reports.  Several Dow components and several financial stocks hit multiyear lows, with the biggest shock coming from GM, which fell to its lowest in more than 50 years.

  • Market At Bottom--Or Not? Answer Seems No Thursday, 26 Jun 2008 | 12:59 PM ET

    And still we wait for a bottom, scanning the horizon like sailors lost at sea. We look for the classic signs, including a capitulation bottom, which is not evident. On the Street, bitter complaints we are Oversold and due for a bounce, but are we Oversold, or Underbought.

  • Dow Drops to Lowest in Nearly 2 Years Thursday, 26 Jun 2008 | 12:07 PM ET

    The Dow dropped to its lowest level in nearly two years after a downgrade on brokerage stocks and a slew of weak earnings and economic reports.  Several Dow components and several financial stocks hit multiyear lows, with the biggest shock coming from GM, which fell to its lowest in more than 50 years.

  • Looks Like Downbeat Day For Market Thursday, 26 Jun 2008 | 10:12 AM ET

    So let's see, we have problems: 1) it's another beat-up-the-brokers day, let's take the estimates down (see below); 2) With the Fed out of the way, it is now all about second half earnings and guidance. Several important companies have been notably downbeat on their outlooks today:

  • Stocks Open Lower After Downgrade on Brokers Thursday, 26 Jun 2008 | 9:41 AM ET

    Stocks tumbled out of the gate Thursday after a downgrade on brokerage stocks and disappointing earnings from two tech giants.

  • Oracle, RIM Drag Tech Stocks Lower Thursday, 26 Jun 2008 | 8:57 AM ET

    Two of Wall Street's technology darlings that had been looked to as beacons to guide the sector out of hard times instead will be leading the market lower Thursday.

  • Thursday Look Ahead Thursday, 26 Jun 2008 | 5:04 AM ET

    Now that the Fed's June meeting is out of the way, the focus on economic data will intensify as investors try to find a road map for the markets.

  • Oracle Traders Giveth, Taketh Away Wednesday, 25 Jun 2008 | 8:12 PM ET
    Oracle's headquarters in Redwood City, California.

    Easy come, easy go, I suppose, when it comes to Oracle.  The company barely had enough time to finish that first glass of champagne, celebrating a great fourth quarter when gloomy guidance cut the party short.

  • Oracle Tops Forecasts; License Growth to Weaken Wednesday, 25 Jun 2008 | 6:01 PM ET

    Oracle the world's third-largest software maker, reported a higher quarterly profit, beating Wall Street estimates, but it sees software license revenue growth weakening.

  • Fed Unchanged - Dow Little Changed Wednesday, 25 Jun 2008 | 5:47 PM ET

    The Dow closed modestly higher on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve held its key interest rate steady. What's the "Word on the Street?"

  • You look at Oracle, you see a company at nearly a 7-year-high, and you wonder whether the company was over-bought, and whether investors were getting a little ahead of themselves. Nope.

  • Dow Ekes Out a Gain as Fed Pop Fizzles Wednesday, 25 Jun 2008 | 4:45 PM ET

    The Dow ended with a modest gain after a pop from the Federal Reserve's rate decision fizzled.

  • Are Options Accurate? Wednesday, 25 Jun 2008 | 3:55 PM ET

    How reliable are options as a way of predicting stock movement? Here’s what the options markets said about Oracle and Research In Motion ahead of earnings. Were they right?

  • Oracle's headquarters in Redwood City, California.

    This could be a big one. Oracle will give us an early read of how American business did in the second quarter. As the largest seller of business software, Oracle has a unique view of the economy.

  • Oracle Becomes Macro "Oracle" For Economy Wednesday, 25 Jun 2008 | 10:28 AM ET
    Oracle's headquarters in Redwood City, California.

    Oracle ended 2007 as the software stock pick of the year for a few key analysts on the Street for 2008, and today we'll get a good idea as to whether those optimistic outlooks are still justified. Just about everyone I've talked to expects Oracle to beat expectations, so it doesn't seem like a question of "if," but instead, "by how much."

  • Market Insider: Wednesday Look Ahead Tuesday, 24 Jun 2008 | 9:53 PM ET

    Market activity Wednesday revolves around the Fed, and the dollar hangs in the balance.

  • Fast & Furious Trades: CSX, Bed, Bath & Beyond... Tuesday, 24 Jun 2008 | 6:43 PM ET

    Following are the “Fast & Furious” trades. Find out how to trade earnings from CSX, Bed Bath & Beyond and other market moving events

  • Market Insider: The Week Ahead Friday, 20 Jun 2008 | 7:39 PM ET

    Stocks will struggle in the week ahead as they face the multiple threats of record oil prices, higher interest rates, a weak housing picture, and the fragile financial sector.

  • For the week ending Friday, June 20, 2008, the markets dropped on disappointing earnings results from the financial sector, and a continued spike in crude oil prices added to investors' concerns over inflation. The Dow closed below 12000 on Friday for the first time since Mid-March.

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