Here's what analysts and others say they're watching before the bell Tuesday.
Stocks closed mostly flat Wednesday after an up-and-down day punctuated by negative economic news and a lowered growth forecast by the Federal Reserve.
Stocks climbed into positive territory at the halfway point Wendesday, led by technology, after Intel's strong earnings and outlook. Financials were mostly lower.
Following a poor existing home sales number on Tuesday, yesterday’s new home sales data was even more disappointing. Here is a look at the drop in the major homebuilding stocks since the tax credit’s expiration on April 30.
The Dow squeaked out a gain Wednesday after the Fed renewed its pledge to keep rates low and offered a statement with no surprises.
Stocks eked out a gain Friday amid "quadruple witching" volatility but managed to end the week up 2.3 percent amid bargain hunting. Gold soared to a record close.
Stocks wavered in a tight range Friday as energy shares gained modestly while "quadruple witching" expiration of futures and options stirred up volatility. Gold soared to a new record.
Upcoming data this week, expiration of friendly government policy and chart analysis points to a housing market double-dip in the second half of the year, according to some economists and analysts.
Stocks ended lower Wednesday as energy and financials dragged. Consumer discretionary and industrials were among the best performers.
"The recovery is still on track," said Brian Bethune, a senior economist at IHS Global Insight. While Europe's troubles will put a drag on profits at US companies that do business overseas, Bethune said, "it's not going to be a show-stopper."
A report showed that housing prices fell in March, despite hopes that the government tax credit would help lift the market. Can investors still profit from the weak housing market? Buck Horne, housing analyst at Raymond James, and Michael Cuggino, president and portfolio manager of Permanent Portfolio Funds, discussed their sector outlooks.
Stocks fell Wednesday as Germany's move to ban some naked short-selling fueled a fresh wave of worry about financial regulation. The CBOE volatility index, spiked above 35.
Stocks fell Wednesday as Germany's move to ban some naked short-selling fueled a wave of fears about exposure to riskier assets. The CBOE volatility index, spiked above 35.
Two analysts told CNBC Tuesday of several views they had on how investors can benefit from the weakening euro caused by the Greek debt crisis.
What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Wednesday, May 5.
Wall Street and Main Street continue to fight the rally, but the commentary continues to improve. And that is what matters. 1) all the major indices are at new highs; the Dow is up 8 weeks in a row, it's longest weekly win streak since 2004. 2) Dow Transports at new highs this week on strong earnings from railroads.space, has become much more upbeat in recent weeks
Forgive me for jumping the gun on earth day, but I had to relay a really interesting conversation I had today with Rhone Resch, President and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association.
Stocks rose Thursday in mid-afternoon trading, following a five-day winning streak as investors digested a jump in jobless claims against a pair of solid manufacturing reports.
Following are moves you might have missed. Find out why shares of Schlumberger and Hertz Global popped while Pulte and Massey Energy dropped.
The Dow's ascent after the latest Fed minutes quickly petered out and the blue-chip index ended flat. Banks and some techs were higher, while retail and homebuilder stocks were weak.