So the final day of the month finds the S&P 500 up 9.5 percent for April, the best one-month showing since March 2000.
April stats, following on the gains in March, are bound to make bulls smile.
Stocks opened higher Thursday as investors took heart from signs of recovery in the economy and the Federal Reserve's statement that the economic outlook was improving.
Procter & Gamble beat analysts’ forecast with its fiscal third-quarter earnings Thursday, but trimmed full-year expectations.
Stocks benefited from economic "green shoots" in April but the question is whether the rally will be rained out in May.
Following are the “Fast & Furious” trades - hot ways to play tomorrow's market moving events.
Don't get so swept up in trying to predict where specific stocks are going that you ignore what they're saying about the market as a whole.
Forget politics. Cramer has a better way to judge the president's performance: stocks.
"Wall Street continues to be in a position where they're feeling out this administration and don't quite trust him yet," one investor says.
As stocks capped a seventh consecutive week of gains, traders Marty Cunningham of Solazzo Trading Company and Michael Gurka of First Street Capital Partners considered how much room remains for the rally.
"Stocks are cheap," says one pro. "There's opportunities out there where you can make some big scores." Finding those opportunities, though, requires some deft strategy.
Renewed interest in one of these stocks is a big sign that Wall Street sentiment is changing.
The market, it seems, has turned its back on certain companies now that the economy is showing signs of a turn. Plus, Cramer makes the call on miners and banks.
Following are the week’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Regions Financial and US Steel popped while Microsoft and Burger King dropped.
Stocks closed higher despite some selling in the final half hour of trading, giving the market its sixth straight weekly gain and its longest weekly winning streak since 2007.
With consumers watching every penny, they are asking tougher questions and wanting more results from the products they do buy. In this environment, it’s not enough for products to wrap themselves in the “green” banner, and tout fuzzy claims about making the world a better place.
20 years ago today – on April 17, 1989 – the Consumer News and Business Channel launched. And how the network has evolved – from showing how to cook chicken in a microwave on the first day of broadcasting to covering the current global economic crisis over the past year.
There are two kinds of companies in the market – cyclical and secular. One of the most important moves in the game is to know 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.
We just got word that Gillette is unveiling a new spot at the opening of Yankee Stadium today. It features Derek Jeter, Tiger Woods, Roger Federer, some crazy 70s outfits and the Bee Gees.
Dan writes, “Freeport-McMoRan has had quite a run up lately. Is the trade over or does it have more legs?"