The Dow rallied late day Wednesday as upbeat housing and durable goods data fueled hopes that the low point in the current economic downturn may have passed.
The Dow slid lower on Tuesday as investors paused to reassess the likely success of the government's latest plans to clean up bank balance sheets and revive the financial system,
The competition is impossibly fierce, the stakes are impossibly high, and losing isn’t an option. If you think we're talking about March Madness, think again.
A lot of market pros wouldn't touch equities with a ten-foot pole these days, but Neil Hennessy is not among them. He has some carefully-considered recommendations for investors based on new policy initiatives of the Obama administration — and even based on the economy itself.
Even now, with the recession deepening and markets on edge, Wall Street analysts say it is a good time to buy. Do analysts ever tell their clients to sell? The New York Times asks.
What will it take? Plus, Cramer makes the call on Raymond James, Stifel, Wells Fargo, NYSE Euronext and more.
Not all the emails I received about some Merrill Lynch financial advisors feeling "insulted"--according to a recruiting firm--were full of anger at the Merrill employees. Some were quite supportive.
In this Web Extra, our gang gives you tomorrow's best trades right now!
As fears about the stability of major financial institutions spook global markets, how should you trade next?
Three trades for tomorrow… who are the market’s hidden winners… how should you play the tumble in gasoline prices… and what’s next for gold?
Are the brokers cheap or just broken? Find out what the charts reveal!
Almost everywhere they looked during the week, investors saw red ink flowing. But CNBC guests worked hard to find bright spots in the murk.
To help investors prepare their portfolios for next week, CNBC asked the market experts for their best stock picks now.
Dan Veru expects big things from small caps. The executive vice president and co-chief investment officer of Palisade Capital Management says that as the market regains confidence, investors will seek more risk. Enter small caps.
Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Coach and Broadcom popped while Gannett and XTO Energy dropped.
New York's attorney general and securities regulators in several U.S. states are probing auction-rate securities and the role Wall Street firms had in enticing investors into the troubled $330 billion market.
What's the trade as a new breed of retirees begin their Miami migration?
Another day - another merger! On Thursday, Wachovia (WB) -- which is the nation's fourth largest bank -- scooped up regional broker AG Edwards & Sons (AGE) for nearly $7 billion . Yes, that AG Edwards, the venerable 120-year old St. Louis-based brokerage house. What does that mean for the future of regional brokers?
Wachovia's $6.8 billion agreement to buy A.G. Edwards is likely to spur more acquisitions of independent brokerage firms, analysts say. The reason: banks are trying to bulk up on brokerage services, while traditional outfits like Edwards are dwindling in number and losing clients to cheaper online competitors.