After being down all day, the Dow and S&P eked out gains Monday, led by Walmart after an analyst upgrade on the stock. Plus financials pulled off a gain amid relief after Sen. Chris Dodd unveiled his financial-reform bill.
Stocks declined Monday as the dollar gained after a warning from Moody's on the U.S. and other nations with AAA debt ratings and amid worries about China tightening. Financials took a hit amid jitters over financial reform.
Stocks were lower Monday after a warning from Moody's' on the U.S. and other nations with AAA debt ratings and amid worries about China tightening. But Walmart jumped 1% after an analyst upgrade.
Stock index futures followed international markets lower Monday, but Wall Street is coming off a bullish trend that could continue given some stronger economic numbers.
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Futures fell sharply Thursday after a surprise jump in jobless claims, a disappointing signal on the employment front ahead of Friday's jobs report.
What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Thursday, Feb. 4.
Investors should continue to invest in defensive stocks in strong dividend sectors like telecommunications, technology and pharmaceuticals, said Willem Nabarro, head of European equities for Asia at Exane-BNP Paribas on Tuesday.
'Bond vigilantes' are selling Eastern European, Dubai, Irish and Italian debt and at some point will go for bigger bait, Guy Monson, managing partner and CIO of Sarasin & Partners, told CNBC late Monday.
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Despite posting a 51 percent decline in profit Friday, Chevron's 11-percent increase in oil production offers an opportunity to investors, said Phil Weiss, senior energy analyst at Argus Research
ExxonMobil reported a plunge in quarterly profit on Thursday, falling short of analyst expectations, as crude oil prices fell from year-ago levels. Phil Weiss, senior energy analyst at Argus Research Company, shared his analysis of the company’s earnings.
Markets opened higher on Thursday after a report showed jobless claims dipped in the last week and the economy grew more than expected last quarter. Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS Financial Services, shared his insights.
ConocoPhillips reported a 71 percent decline in its quarterly profit. Other oil giants including Chevron and Exxon will announce results later on this week. What should investors expect? Tina Vital, integrated oil and gas equity analyst at Standard & Poor’s U.S. Equity Research, shared her outlook.
The CEO of oil giant BP believes the drop in the dollar in recent months is a major factor behind oil prices breaking through $75 a barrel.
Contrary to skeptics who speculate that markets are due for correction, Jeff Knight, CIO of Putnam Global Asset Allocation Team, and Margaret Patel, portfolio manager at Evergreen Investments, are still bullish.