U.S. stocks closed lower, with the Dow Jones industrial average pressured by lackluster earnings from a few blue chips.» Read More
Bond investors need to think like lenders, because their money needs to be productive, said Bill Larkin, portfolio manager at Cabot Money Management.
Momentum could push oil toward $90 a barrel in the shortterm, but an increase in supply from Nigeria and Iraq will place downward pressure on the commodity come spring 2010, said Michael Lynch, president of Strategic Energy & Economic Research.
Stocks slipped Thursday as investors weighed a disappointing jobless-claims report and some encouraging earnings reports.
There’s still a week-and-a-half left in the month, but the markets are currently maintaining yet another month of gains.
Earnings continue to come in largely above expectations, but other factors are waylaying the stock market's recent advances - ranging from Walmart's price cuts to analyst Richard Bove's downgrade of Wells Fargo to rising oil prices.
Yesterday, the Dow closed over 10,000 for the first time in over a year and now, the futures are pointing to a pull back below the 10K marker this morning. While it is a psychological threshold, especially after the fall from the 2007 highs, the index has crossed the marker a number of times before in its past.
The Consumer Price Index, a measure of the average price level of a basket of consumer goods and services, was up 0.2% for the month of September, while the core CPI rate, excluding energy and food, rose 0.2%. On a year-over-year basis, consumer prices were down 1.3%.
Tom Forester, portfolio manager of the 5-star Morningstar rated Forester Value Fund, shared his investment strategy and stock picks.
October is here and the kickoff to earnings season is just around the corner with Alcoa set to report next week. Here are the Top 20 stocks in the S&P 500 with the greatest expected year-on-year analyst growth forecasts.
Stocks snapped their winning streak Thursday after soaring this week to new highs for the year.
One year ago on Sunday September 14, Lehman Brothers was scrambling before declaring bankruptcy later that night and Bank of America announced a deal to acquire Merrill Lynch. Here is a look at where major indices and stocks look one year later.
Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.
Dividend yields in the Dow index are down about a quarter of a point since early June and 165 basis points since early March, as equity markets continue to trend higher, pushing yields lower. Here is a look at the dividend yields of all 30 Dow components:
Compared to an average short interest of 2.2% for all Dow components, bets against these three companies stand at around 8%.
Approaching the close, the Dow has cut its losses almost in half...the five financial-oriented stocks in the Dow (B of A, Travelers, JP Morgan, AmEx, and our parent General Electric) are responsible for a negative 40 points in the Dow; but with the exception of some weakness in energy (Chevron, ExxonMobil), most other sectors are flat to down 1 percent.
Stocks rallied Friday, bringing their winning streak to four straight weeks, after the latest employment numbers showed signs of a stabilizing job market.
Stocks ended flat Tuesday as investors took a breather after Monday's blockbuster rally.
The U.S. Dollar continues its slide, with the Dollar Index falling to its lowest levels since the end of September. Capitalizing on this dollar weakness are commodities.
Stocks rallied Thursday, logging the highest close since November, despite a late-afternoon pullback.
Stocks rallied Thursday as investors were encouraged by the latest jobless report and round of corporate earnings.