Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Procter & Gamble and United Airlines popped while Navistar and Monsanto dropped.
Markets have been trading higher in the last few trading sessions, but will the rally continue? Alec Young, equity strategist at Standard & Poor’s, and Greg Olsen, partner at Lenox Advisors, shared their insights and investor advice.
Stocks opened fairly flat, while commodity stocks have lagged a bit with most commodities declining in early trading.
The stock market appeared to head for a higher open Thursday on weekly jobless claim reports that showed workers filing new claims for benefits fell more than expected last week.
On Tuesday investors were trying to make sense of the market after gold burst through the psychologically important $1000 level but stocks continued to climb.
Merger mania may not be quite in full swing. But the pace of deal-making is showing signs of rousing back to life after nearly a year.
Cramer explains a few moral imperatives every potential investor needs to know.
Looking ahead to next week after the three day weekend, one transportation stock is something investors should consider, said Art Hogan, managing director at Jeffries. "Navastar is a pure play on North American transportation," Hogan said.
There are two kinds of companies in the market – cyclical and secular. One of the most important moves in the game is knowing when to shift money from one to the other.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.
You don't have to be a fan of the show, or of the soap opera genre it pioneered, to feel a sense of gravity at the demise of "Guiding Light."
The rally on Wall Street began to fade Monday, with the S&P and Nasdaq turning negative, after a global rally that had spilled over into U.S. trading this morning. Read and listen to what the pros had to say...
The rally on Wall Street fizzled Monday, snapping a four-day streak that sent stocks up more than 4 percent. The Dow ended pretty much flat, while the Nasdaq and S&P 500 shed 0.1 percent.
Natural gas prices have been plummeting over the past few weeks to a 7-year low while oil is climbing to 2009 highs. Addison Armstrong, director of market research at Tradition Energy, and Peter Beutel, president of Cameron Hanover, discussed their outlooks.
Dividend yields in the Dow index are down about a quarter of a point since early June and 165 basis points since early March, as equity markets continue to trend higher, pushing yields lower. Here is a look at the dividend yields of all 30 Dow components:
Stocks opened higher Monday, extending their recent winning streak, with world shares hitting 10-month highs on hopes that the global economic recovery is picking up steam.
Global markets are sitting at 10-month highs this morning. Central bankers meeting in Jackson Hole curiously refrained from aggressive talk of an endgame in rate cuts; traders have taken this to mean that rate hikes are not imminent.
Stock index futures pointed to yet another positive open for Wall Street Monday, with world shares hitting 10-month highs on hopes that the global economic recovery is picking up steam.
Stocks rallied for a fourth straight session Friday, ending at their highest closing levels since the fall, after a sharp jump in existing-home sales.
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway was doing more selling than buying of stocks during the second quarter, but there is one new holding: New Jersey-based medical technology company Becton Dickinson. Berkshire also added to its stake in Johnson & Johnson, although the holdings are still well below where they were before Buffett sold over 33 million shares last fall.
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