The recovery trade continues today. Cyclicals are notably outperforming more defensive names once again, with the Morgan Stanley Cyclical Index is up 3 percent, while the Morgan Stanley Consumer Index is up just 0.75 percent. This extends the recent trend that has taken place during the current summer rally.
Carol A. Bartz, chief executive of Yahoo, has been hobbled, the New York Times reported.
The S&P consumer staples index racked up more than 25 percent in gains since the March low. Nik Modi, senior analyst and executive director at UBS, shares his outlook and sector stock picks.
The Dow opened down 53, but that is the low for the day, so far...it's been straight up from there and the index has now gone green, led by industrials like Boeing, our parent GE, Caterpillar, United Technologies, and a few consumer stocks like Kraft, Coke, and P&G.
How can investors prepare their portfolios for the long term? Jon Fisher, portfolio manager at Fifth Third Asset Management, and Joseph Keating, CIO of private asset management at RBC Bank, shared their strategies.
The company is expected on Thursday to announce the creation of an indexing system meant to help retailers determine the social and environmental impact of their products.
Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.
As investors brace for a rollercoaster ride during the second-quarter earnings season, the dollar's weakness in the last three months could have played a key role for some multinational companies.
On a week where GM emerged from bankruptcy protection, oil settled below $60 per barrel, and earnings season had its unofficial kick off with Alcoa, the US markets extended their losing streak to 4 straight weeks.
Stocks ended mixed Monday as a dismal jobs report last week and expectations for a gloomy earnings season nagged at the market. But the Dow eked out a gain amid some bargain hunting.
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The Dow capped another down week with a loss Friday as investors shrugged off a surge in consumer sentiment and instead focused on the fact that consumers are squirreling away their money at a feverish pace. But techs gained after encouraging earnings from Palm.
Buy these solid stocks that pay while you wait, said Joseph Keating, of RBC Bank. He shared his best stock picks with CNBC investors.
First Quarter GDP was revised to a final drop of 5.5%, slightly better than was previously reported. This comes after the final numbers for Fourth Quarter GDP was down -6.3%, the worst quarter since Q1 1982 when economic "growth" was -6.4%. Here is a breakdown of where the economy is shrinking most.
Barry James, of the James Advantage Fund, and Andy Bischel, of SKBA Capital Management, discussed their market outlook and strategies with investors.
Sunday was the official start of summer as the summer solstice, the day when the Earth's axis is most inclined toward / away from the sun, occurred. Here are the historical averages for the markets and last year's biggest gainers between the summer solstice and the autumnal equinox:
At the March 9 bottom, the banks were falling fast and behemoths like Google were at risk of falling out of the Top 20 biggest companies in the S&P 500. Three months later, that has changed significantly.
Stocks ticked higher Wednesday as consumer stocks rebounded after a tame inflation reading but banks still dragged after credit downgrade. FedEx skidded after it issued a weak outlook.
The Dow Industrials briefly turned positive for the year earlier this morning. WAHOO! But wait…the S&P 500 turned positive for 2009 nearly one month ago and is now up over 4.5% this year. So why the performance lag in the Dow (compared to the S&P)?