Big financials — Bank of America, Wells Fargo and BlackRock — report ahead of the opening bell Wednesday.» Read More
Traders are watching tech as a bright spot in an otherwise tentative market, which is focused on a banking industry bailout, the economy and earnings news.
Government bail-outs in the wake of financial wreckage have inundated news headlines across the globe. Capital injections by the government into leading American banks under the U.S. Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) have been redefined across multiple sectors. With so many institutions holding bad assets and seeking to tap TARP, a new index by the NasdaqOMX Group was introduced as the Government Relief Index (QGRI) to track the performance of U.S. listed companies that are participants of U.S. government sponsored relief programs such as TARP.
Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of McDonald’s and US Bancorp popped while Cash America and Coach dropped.
Stocks jumped on Wednesday, rebounding from a two-month low, after a surprisingly healthy earnings report from IBM fueled optimism...
Predictably, it was led by financials. The Bank Index rallied 12 percent after dropping 19.7 percent yesterday.
Not a ringing endorsement, for sure. But this market needs leadership right now.
The markets have stabilized as bank stocks have stabilized. Of some help is PNC, which is generating a few raised eyebrows on trading desks. Recall they dropped 41 percent yesterday and is up 21 percent today (no one even blinks at these price swings any more).
Optimism may not be the order of the day, but neither is thoughtless pessimism.
The ailing banking system is at the top of the Obama Administration's agenda Wednesday, after worries about the sector Tuesday handed the stock market its worse Inauguration Day losses ever.
All that pre-inauguration hope disappeared Tuesday, as the Dow plummeted in the triple digits on the new president's swearing in.
Financial stocks are seeing huge options activity Tuesday, led by State Street, which is down roughly 50 percent after reporting a 71 percent drop in fourth-quarter earnings. Options volume for STT was six times normal this morning. Also: Options action looks at PNC Financial Services, Bank of America and JPMorgan.
Wall Street ushered in the Barack Obama presidency with a substantial drop in the Dow, amid fresh signs the global bank crisis is far from over.
The Dow ended below 8,000 for the first time in two months as bank stocks took a beating over profit worries.
For the week: Dow down 3.7 percent, S&P 500 down 4.5 percent, NASDAQ down 2.7 percent. The good news was that, on an options expiration day, most major sectors were to the upside.
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The list of investors who say they were duped in one of Wall Street's biggest Ponzi schemes includes some of the world's biggest banks and hedge funds, the super rich and the famous.
Options traders are bearish on State Street, trading January puts in heavy volume. The financial services firm has seen a daily average of 1,800 put contracts over the last 30 days, but 14,000 traded in just the first 90 minutes of the session...
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.
The Treasury Department's $700 billion bailout plan, also known as the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), is one of the main U.S. tools to address the financial crisis.
The American Bankers Association complained on Thursday that bankers around the country were “extremely upset” about how the Treasury Department was trying to offer them billions of dollars in fresh capital, say the New York Times.