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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.
Oaktree Asset Management's Robert Pavlik warns investors not to be misled by what appear to be attractive valuations on stocks.
The U.S. government's plan to inject $20 billion into Citigroup failed to fully reassure analysts about financials. So what is safe to invest in now? Tim Harris at JPMorgan Asset Management and Khiem Do at Baring Asset Management offered their sector strategies to CNBC.
China Central Television's auction of its primetime ad time Tuesday yielded nearly $1.4 billion in revenue, 15 percent more than last year. This Chinese version of the American upfront ad sales period attracted global companies like Coca-Cola who have become more committed to the growing economy since the Olympics.
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway sharply increased its stake in ConocoPhillips this spring and summer, accumulating a total of 84 million shares as of the end of the third quarter on September 30, according to Berkshire's just-released quarterly portfolio filing with the SEC.
Fighting the temptation to panic is probably the most difficult task. But it may also be the most important.
As the market turmoil continues, companies that once sat at the top of the S&P 500 find themselves falling further and further down the list.
Too bad that's exactly what most CEOs did, and now they're paying for it.
Procter & Gamble raised its second-quarter and full-year profit forecasts on Monday as it estimated higher-than-expected earnings from the sale of Folgers, the largest U.S. coffee business, to JM Smucker.
"Buy the dips"? Not according to Michael Yoshikami, who says investors need to buy companies with "sustainable businesses," which sell "very boring things," that are well managed and that have good cash flow.
Now is the time for long-term investors to jump in and build a portfolio of recognizable, brand-name companies, Robert Pavlik Chief Investment Officer Oaktree Asset Management told CNBC.
The markets are up about 2.5% in early morning trading on strength overnight in Asian markets, solid earnings reports, and a better-than-expected GDP number.