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The $700B US Bailout was signed into law on Friday, and the major markets still closed down for the day after a brief rally. The week was devastating to the US stock market with a 7.34% weekly loss for the Dow, an over 9% drop for the S&P and an almost 11% drop for the NASDAQ.
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It's been a rough twelve months. The Dow and S&P are looking to have their 4th straight quarter of declines, something not seen in years. Here is a preview of the quarter end stats and the winners and losers to date.
Stocks got an early boost from Buffett's vote of confidence in Wall Street but the meandering hearings on the bailout sucked the air out of the trading floor. By the closing bell, financials had fallen and only techs were left carrying the torch of hope.
As uncertainty in the markets intensifies, with the Dow falling 812.33 points in the last three days to its lowest level since November 2005, and the S&P 500 tumbling 95.29 to May 2005 levels, investors are increasingly seeking "safe havens" to weather the current crisis.
Morgan Stanley announced quarterly results earlier than expected, and Sandisk rejected a buyout offer from Samsung. Here's how to trade the news.
There are now opportunities to buy oversold stocks in every sector, says Christian Gattiker-Ericsson, strategist at Julius Baer. "The market is discerning between the winners and losers -- and not just in financials," said Gattiker-Ericsson.
In general, the markets are having a tough time moving forward (ex-financials) because earnings for the major sectors keep getting hit, for various reasons. Consider: 1) financials: event risk has taken down ests. on all the big names.
The Dow and S&P 500 fell over 4.5% today, while the Nasdaq composite dropped 3.6%, as concerns over the health of the financial sector intensified following the decision of Lehman Brothers to file for Chapter 11.
Stocks fell sharply at the opening bell Monday after a trifecta of Wall Street pain: Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy, Merrill Lynch was bought by Bank of America and AIG asked the Fed for short-term financing.
The next president will likely make changes that could dramatically affect your portfolio. Tax changes are especially likely. Two financial professionals offer tips on how to create an election-proof portfolio.
Yahoo and Google's advertising partnership announced in June is a big deal, in fact the promise that it would increase Yahoo revenues was one reason used in defending against Microsoft's proposed takeover.
After the close yesterday, RBC Capital put out a note: "Next Credit Shoe to Drop on Banking Industry: We believe commercial and industrial loans (C&I), commercial real estate and non-resi construction loans will be the next credit problems for the banking industry brought on by the weakening in the US and Global economies."
There may be an upturn coming, but Michael Farr isn't ready to bet on it just yet. The president of Farr, Miller, and Washington says stocks in companies that produce consumer staples are a lot more promising than those that produce discretionary goods.
Democrat Barack Obama wants to raise taxes on Americans making over $250,000 per year. That may seem like a lot of money, but it depends a lot on where you live.
The recent strength in high-end beauty & personal care companies goes against assumptions that consumers are trading down. How should you play it?
With Labor Day weekend coming this week, the markets have had a tough summer. Is this a normal part of "sell in May" or is this year different? Here's how this year compares.
The Dow recorded triple digit gains on Friday due to a sharp plunge in the price of oil and talk that Lehman may soon attract a major investor.