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Some traders are also turning bullish. John Mendelson of the Stanford Group issued a buy signal late in the day; traders tell me it was his 3rd buy signal in 5 years, and the prior two calls were very good.
We started to hear rumblings last week about how residential construction loans are weighing heavily on local banks because, big surprise, some of the builders are having trouble keeping up with the payments.
Better keep your wits about you, it looks like we’re entering bear territory. What's the "Word on the Street?"
With the Fed likely to keep interest rates on hold, investment pros expect the dollar to remain weak, oil prices to keep rising—and stocks to head even lower.
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US large-cap regional banks' stocks now appear to be in "capitulation mode" and will likely trade below fair value in the near term, an analyst at Merrill Lynch said.
Stocks closed lower again on Wednesday. For a time, the Dow traded below the 12,000 mark for the first time since mid-March. What's the "Word on the Street?"
Stocks closed lower Wednesday, led by financial and auto stocks after worrisome results from Morgan Stanley, CarMax and FedEx. Regional banks also took a hit after Fifth Third cut its dividend.
Stocks declined Wednesday, led by financials, after worrisome results from Morgan Stanley and a dismal outlook from FedEx. The Dow briefly slipped below 12,000 -- the first time that's happened since March 18, when the market was reeling from the collapse of Bear Stearns.
Stocks opened lower Wednesday as investors booed results from Morgan Stanley and a dismal outlook from economy gauge FedEx.
Goldman Sachs sent a note out late last night with this title: Key is Likely Not Alone, More Capital Raises and Dividend Cuts to Come. They specifically mentioned Regions Financial, Fifth Third, Comerica, Bank of America and SunTrust
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Stocks finished flat as a new record for oil prices overshadowed a better-than-expected report on housing. Still, for the week, all three major indexes managed decent gains: The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed nearly 2 percent; the S&P 500 index advanced about 2.5 percent and the Nasdaq jumped more than 3 percent.
Increasing numbers of Americans are simply walking away from their houses and mortgages, increasing pressure on banks and the economy.
Several U.S. regional banks reported better-than-expected quarterly results Tuesday, and expressed confidence they could withstand soaring credit losses as the nation's housing market and economy slump.
With April 15 here, many of us have finished our taxes and can again think about other financial matters. Perhaps you are considering taking your refunds and investing them in the markets. Here is how the market has performed historically on and after tax day.
Financials are again the weak link today as all the gains of last week are now essentially gone. Weakness in Lehman, as well as a continuing campaign by Oppenheimer analyst Meredith Whitney to take down bank estimates, are weighing on financials.
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Nonfarm payrolls up just 18,000, well short of expectations of 70,000, weakest since August 2003. The November number was revised upward to 115,000 from 94,000 and futures dropped ten points initially. The dollar weakened.