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Stocks were back up in a yo-yo session as investors took some defensive positions in stocks like McDonald's amid nagging worries about the health of banks.
Futures rallied on the back of the Bank of America bailout Friday, with investors hoping the government will do all in its power to save big institutions from collapsing.
Ted Parrish runs the four-star rated Henssler Equity Fund, and he thinks it's time to buy stocks. He's inclined to prefer large-cap stocks, except in one area. "The only area that might be a little different is probably financials," Parrish told CNBC. "I think the regional banks, the smaller banks, are maybe in a better position at this point." (PART ONE)
Ted Parrish runs the four-star rated Henssler Equity Fund, and he thinks it's time to buy stocks. He's inclined to prefer large-cap stocks, except in one area. "The only area that might be a little different is probably financials," Parrish told CNBC. "I think the regional banks, the smaller banks, are maybe in a better position at this point." (PART TWO)
Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.
The auto show is under way in Detroit. But this year it's about far more than just having good-looking models and high mileage. The auto industry faces an even bigger battle with perception.
Former eBay Chief Executive Meg Whitman has resigned from three corporate boards for personal reasons, a turn-of-the-year move that would free her to run for governor of California.
Everyone loves a winner. Following are the best performing stocks for 2008 for the Dow, Nasdaq and the S&P. But will they perform as well this year?
Now that 2008 is just about over, here's a look at the top yielding stocks in the Dow that would make up your portfolio if you followed the popular Dogs of the Dow investment strategy.
After another 100 points shed in the market today, Cramer says only one thing would make him feel better: if just one portfolio manager would come out and admit that this is, in fact, not a good time to buy. Instead, there are a whole lot of "experts" out there insisting that they love this market and it's a great time to buy -- there's a lot of money to be made in the volatility, they say.
Jack Ablin says consumer stocks are viable, but they must be picked carefully. "We've divided the consumer market into areas that consumers can buy with cash, versus areas that consumers need financing to buy," the chief investment officer of Harris Private Bank told CNBC. "Clearly, anything that needs financing to buy is out."
Stocks closed lower amid worries about bank earnings and weak consumer spending on tech.
Following are the week’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Nucor and Amylin popped while FedEx and JPMorgan dropped.
Stocks closed sharply lower, led by financials after comments from JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon and as investors worried about the fate of the auto bailout.
Stocks turned mixed Thursday as a rise in commodities stocks offset pressure from a weak jobs report and a sharp drop in import prices.
Futures dipped a few points as jobless claims hit a 26-year high. But the big topic on trading desks is the dollar, which may be weaker on expectations the U.S. will ease interest rates next week, so commodities and some commodity stocks (notably gold) are stronger.
Stock index futures indicated a slightly weaker open Thursday, pushed lower by further weakening in the jobs market and a sharp decrease in import prices..
The market may seem boring today, but look under the hood--something is happening. That "something" is rotation: traders are looking to buy some stocks and sectors, and sell others.
Eric Schoenstein of the Jensen Portfolio says equities remain the best bet in the long run. His advice: "You've got to start thinking more clearly about fundamentals of businesses, quality businesses that have real growth potential, cash flow generation opportunities."
General Electric announced that it will maintain its dividend for 2009, giving it an 8.6% yield, based on yesterday's close. See how this compares to the other 29 companies in the Dow.