U.S. stock index futures indicated a flat to slightly higher open, amid a spike in oil prices and ahead of key data.» Read More
The Dow pulled off a stunning comeback, finishing above the 10,000 mark after being down sharply for most of the day amid worries about the recovery and Europe's debt woes.
The Dow tried to push above 10,000 a couple times, but struggled to sustain gains above that level as investors worried the recent selloff may be the beginning of a correction. Banks and techs came on strong, while drug and retail stocks were weak.
January's nonfarm payroll report was within expectations, with a loss of 20,000 jobs. The unemployment rate, which comes from a completely different survey, was 9.7 percent, a 5-month low , down from 10.0 percent, and was a bit of a puzzle.
Stock futures pared losses following news that the economy lost 20,000 jobs in January while the actual unemployment rate fell to 9.7 percent.
What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Friday, Feb. 5
Wall Street staged another late-day rally as investors were undeterred by a weak picture in the jobs market and retail, as well as a government move to punish bailed-out bankers.
What follows is a look at stocks in the S&P 500 displaying unusual volume in today's trading session.
Wall Street's stumble over weak economic trends was a short one, as investors turned an early loss into a modest gain despite disappointments in jobs and retail sales.
As many people prepare their tables for tomorrow's Thanksgiving feast, Timothy Ramey, food and beverage analyst at D.A. Davidson & Co., shared some of his favorite food and beverage stocks for investors to chew on.
Stocks snapped a three-day losing streak Monday after an encouraging report on existing-home sales and a pullback in the dollar.
What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Monday, Nov. 23.
Stocks rallied Monday after an encouraging report on existing-home sales and a pullback in the dollar.
Stocks opened higher Monday as the dollar pullled back and gold hit a new record above $1,170 an ounce. The Dow was up more than 100 points at the open and continued higher after a report showed a sharp jump in existing-home sales.
After pausing for the past couple of days, the risk trade resumes. The dollar is having its worst day in 2 weeks, pushing stock futures up nicely this morning. Commodities are rising on the weak dollar, with the metals complex (gold, silver, platinum and copper) rising to new highs.
A holiday-shortened trading week begun with all signs pointing to a higher open for Wall Street on Monday, with the dollar weakening and gold hitting a new record high above $1,167 an ounce.
Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.
S&P futures up pre-open on two drivers: 1) new lows for the dollar and 2) strong Chinese economic numbers.
Smithfield Foods gapped higher at the open today, and traders are positioning for it to keep running into next year.
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Anyone know why futures are weaker...anyone? Futures are weaker as President Obama's imposition of a 35 percent tariff on auto and light truck tires from China has traders worried about a potential trade war. China has responded by probing the alleged dumping of American auto and chicken products.