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Muscular retail sales figures encouraged traders -- as the dollar slips again and crude oil continues to soar. How should investors read these ostensibly contradictory signs? Erik Ristuben of Russell Investment Group and Holly Isdale of Lehman Brothers offered their sector insights to CNBC.
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.
Barely two hours into trading and Yahoo shares were on the decline in a big way, off about $4.50 a share, or almost 20 percent; while Microsoft shares are on the increase. Both stocks are well off their lows and highs of the morning, however, as investors try to figure out what they'll both do next. If anything. They will do something. But what?
Top executives for SAP say they see a slowdown in the United States as well as an unfavorable currency market in the coming year.
Business software company SAP reported quarterly results that fell shy of expectations Wednesday and also said it will delaying the launch of new subscription software for small and medium businesses.
Earnings Season shifted into high gear, both corporate results and economic statistics were all over the proverbial map, and investors and traders found opportunities in some unlikely places.
Long gone are the days when all you had to do was hear the word technology or Internet and you knew you had a hot stock pick. Investors have learned a valuable lesson since the the tech bubble burst in 2000 and the Nasdaq lost two-thirds of its value.
Stocks slid Tuesday in response to disappointing earnings announcements, but that doesn’t mean investors portfolios have to take a hit. CNBC asked market experts how investors could protect their portfolios and their profits, and here are some of their suggestions.
Last month, he heard the bell ringing. Now, he sees a long road to recovery. BlackRock vice chairman and global CIO of equities Bob Doll believes there's a lot of ground to be regained.
Now that the first week of the technology earnings is over, many investors are breathing a sigh of relief.
Wall Street should brace for a round of profit warnings from U.S. technology companies this results season, as consumers and businesses rein in spending amid a weaker economy and record energy prices. The world's largest microchip company, Intel Corp spacer , kicks things off for the sector Tuesday, followed by top computer services provider IBM spacer Wednesday and Web search leader Google Inc spacer Thursday.
The Lightning Round is extended in this new CNBC.com exclusive feature.
What's the best way to play the anemic tech sector? Stick with what's working.
With the major indexes set to finish essentially unchanged for March, there is a growing hope that the market has found a bottom and is ready to rebound.
The bottom: If not now, when? It's the question that traders, fund managers, analysts and investors were all asking, all week.
For the week ending Friday, March 28, 2008 the US Markets ended mixed after starting on a high note Monday extending last week's market rally. The winning streak came to an end on Tuesday when the Dow closing down for the first time in three sessions. The NASDAQ had the strongest performance of the week managing a positive gain despite weak earnings from Oracle and poor performance from Google . Economic data dragged on the markets with consumer sentiment and confidence at low levels and negative housing data.-Next week the markets will watch Friday's jobs report for evidence of recession, and any revisions on guidance as we move into earnings season. Alcoa kicks off "official" earnings season on Monday, April 7th after the bell. The big companies for next week all hit on Wednesday with RIM , Monsanto and Best Buy all reporting earnings.
Sometimes a stock is hot and other time it just burns. Following are the Fast Money misfires.
The Dow lost more ground Friday and posted its third straight decline. What's the word on the Street? Also an interview with Domino's Pizza CEO David Brandon.
Stocks advanced Friday, boosted by benign inflation data and an upgrade on Lehman Brothers.