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Stocks rose as a series of strong earnings reports, coupled with M&A activity, gave a lift to market sentiment. JPMorgan and AmEx rose.
U.S. stock index futures gained ahead of the open Tuesday, following a mixed close in the previous session, as a clutch of strong earnings after the bell helped to boost investor sentiment.
Plus, go behind the numbers of the company's most recent quarter.
According to the Fast traders there's every reason to expect the market to continue its march higher into year's end.
Stocks traded mixed ahead in lackluster trading, although the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq hit new two-year highs on thin gains amid a lack of economic news. Alcoa and 3M rose, while American Express fell.
Stocks traded narrowly mixed amid thin trading and a lack of economic news as stocks struggled to move beyond recent highs. 3M and Alcoa rose, while AmEx fell.
This development might seem modest today; however the Fast Money gang thinks it could have enormous implications very quickly.
Stocks slumped after opening higher as the dollar rose, but trading was light at the start of a holiday week. AmEx and Boeing sank, while BofA rose.
Whether it's restaurants, software, retail or autos, these are the quarters to watch.
And here's how he suggests playing it.
Despite a disappointing November jobs report, Paychex CEO Martin Mucci said he's seeing some positive signs in the US job picture.
Stocks lost ground in the last half hour of trading and closed near the lows of the session Monday amid light volume and a flurry of merger and acquisition activity. AT&T and American Express rose, Bank of America fell.
Stocks added to modest losses ahead of the close Monday amid light volume and a flurry of merger and acquisition activity. AT&T and American Express rose, Bank of America fell.
Stocks were slightly lower Monday amid a flurry of merger and acquisition activity and in the absence of significant economic news. Alcoa fell, HP gained.
With five weeks until the 2010 midterm elections, Americans will soon be casting their ballots in Congressional and Gubernatorial races across the country. Here's how key indices have performed since President Obama took office, following the 2008 election.
U.S. stock index futures struggled to find direction ahead of the open Monday despite a flurry of merger and acquisition activity. Wall Street managed to extend the September rally at Friday's close with the major indexes ending higher a fourth straight week on economic optimism.
"Ultimately, the big deal is going to be whether the economic growth rate is really accelerating in the fourth quarter or whether it doesn't," said James Paulsen, chief strategist at Wells Capital Management.
The motto for next week? Don't be greedy.
Since President Obama was sworn in as the 44th President of the United States, all the major US indices are trading positive territory, led to the upside by the NASDAQ 100, up 63.2%.
Global markets are up about 1 percent this morning, with many banks up 3 percent on the new Basel III capital requirements. ... Still, there is plenty of concern that some banks will not even be able to make this level of implementation.