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  • Techs Rally Ahead of Earnings; Boeing Soars Wednesday, 23 Apr 2008 | 2:01 PM ET

    Stocks ticked higher Wednesday, with Boeing landing the top-gainer spot on the Dow after a solid quarterly report from the jet maker. Techs rallyied ahead of key earnings from Apple and Amazon.

  • Two Builders Report Wednesday; Expect Little Tuesday, 22 Apr 2008 | 3:59 PM ET

    Homebuilders Ryland and Pulte are reporting tomorrow. Don't expect much. There will continue to be significant pricing pressure & writedowns. Here's the key for the homebuilders...

  • This Week Will Be Crucial for Wall Street Sunday, 20 Apr 2008 | 7:09 AM ET
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    Investors will have seen enough corporate results by the end of the week to determine if the recent string of encouraging earnings was a real sign stocks can weather the credit crisis.

  • Builders Pessimistic About Slumping Housing Market Tuesday, 15 Apr 2008 | 1:34 PM ET
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    A reading of U.S. homebuilders' sentiment remained unchanged in April, just shy of its record low for the third consecutive month as the housing market failed to recover.

  • Game Plan: The Portfolio is Political Friday, 4 Apr 2008 | 7:52 PM ET

    Why's Congress handing money to homebuilders that homeowners should get?

  • Month and Quarter End Winners and Losers Monday, 31 Mar 2008 | 4:53 PM ET

    Thank goodness Q1 is over!  Here's a summary of month-end and Q1 stats for stocks, commodities and currencies...

  • DR Horton Shares Climb on 'Un-Auction' Monday, 31 Mar 2008 | 3:09 PM ET

    Homebuilder DR Horton tried to kill two birds with one stone this past weekend: unloading inventory and cleaning up the image of the housing market -- at least in a few towns in Southern California. The company held a first-come, first-served “Un-Auction."

  • Stocks Close Lower as Oracle Spurs Concerns Thursday, 27 Mar 2008 | 4:37 PM ET

    Stocks retreated Thursday after another analyst warning on the financial sector and disappointing earnings from Oracle.

  • Builders Sit With Cash And Everybody Waits Tuesday, 18 Mar 2008 | 12:17 PM ET
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    I’m working on a story for TV today about which builders are in the deepest doo-doo after the Commerce Dept. reports single family permits down 6.2 percent in January. Permits are down 30 percent since the August credit freeze and down 57 percent from their peak in September of 2005.

  • Foundation For Recovery Thursday, 6 Mar 2008 | 12:16 PM ET
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    Homebuilder stocks have staged  a remarkable turnaround in 2008,  despite a torrent of bad news,  but the share prices of many are still closer to the floor than the roof.

  • Homebuilder Toll Brothers on Wednesday announced that it expects to post a 22 percent drop in first-quarter home-building revenue. The top U.S. luxury builder said home-building revenue was $842.7 million for the three months ended Jan. 31, down from $1.09 billion in the year-ago quarter. But one analyst hasn't given up hope.

  • To date 291 (just under 60%) of the S&P 500 companies have reported earnings. Here's a look at which companies have had the biggest surprises so far...

  • Stocks Rally But Still Have Dismal Month Thursday, 31 Jan 2008 | 5:41 PM ET

    Stocks closed with a big rally, led by beaten-down financial shares, but still ended one of the worst Januarys in years.

  • Pulte Shares Hit 3-Month High on Liquidity Boost Thursday, 31 Jan 2008 | 12:28 PM ET
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    Shares of Pulte Homes surged to a 3-month high Thursday, as Wall Street cheered the third-largest homebuilder's improved liquidity position.

  • Futures dropped at 8:30 ET because jobless claims numbers higher than expected have somewhat hopes that the nonfarm payrolls report tomorrow will be stronger than expected. There are two noteworthy trends from companies announcing earnings:

  • Market Insider's Look Ahead To Wednesday Tuesday, 29 Jan 2008 | 4:26 PM ET

    While there's lots of important economic and earnings news Wednesday, we all know what matters most to the markets. That is whether the Fed cuts a quarter point or a half point from its target Fed funds rate.

  • Stocks Close Higher on Fed, Stimulus Plan Tuesday, 29 Jan 2008 | 3:12 PM ET

    Stocks closed higher in another jittery session, helped by expectations of another Fed rate cut and an economic stimulus package from the federal government.

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    I want to address an issue I mentioned yesterday which generated a lot of reader mail. I wrote: “You can’t do a stated income loan anymore, and you can’t do 100 percent financing.” I was actually quoting a mortgage expert I had spoken with earlier who was trying to make the point that despite the Fed rate cut, lending standards today are far tighter than they were just six months ago.

  • Look Sharp: Home Sales Flat -- But Not Bottoming Monday, 31 Dec 2007 | 2:28 PM ET
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    It’s the last day of 2007, which means everyone and their broker are busy with predictions for 2008, but I’d caution you in using today’s numbers from the National Association of Realtors as any basis for prediction.

  • New Home Sales Plummet -- But Prices Up?! Friday, 28 Dec 2007 | 4:24 PM ET

    I've never claimed to be an economist (just play one on TV), but I have held a few yard sales in my time, so this I know: If something isn't selling, lower the price. So how can new home sales be reportedly dropping 9 percent while the price of a new home rose month-to-month from $229,500 to $239,100?!