Stocks turned lower again after paring most of their losses amid more signs of thawing in the seized up credit markets.
With a flood of earnings coming in today, CNBC asked analysts to weigh in on the results.
Futures are down in reaction to the poor earnings guidance we have seen from Dupont, Texas Instruments, Sandisk and Sun Micro, among others, but the swing in the futures pre-open has been only 18 points, well below the 50-point spreads we have seen in the past few weeks.
U.S. stock market index futures pointed to a lower open for Wall Street Tuesday as worries over the health of the economy offset enthusiasm after news of a possible second stimulus package.
Investors Tuesday will again be watching for progress in the credit markets, where the trickle from a slow thaw has been enough to end the drought of buyers in the stock market.
The Dow made another triple digit move on Monday this time soaring more than 400 points higher.
Texas Instruments reported a profit that fell and missed forecasts by a penny, and the semiconductor maker gave a forecast for the fourth quarter that was lower than analysts' projections.
Technology earnings are front and center. With a wide range of tech titans reporting over the next several days, what should you be watching?
With so many other factors powering the market these days, third-quarter earnings could be little more than an afterthought.
If the Dow Jones Industrial Average does not close above 10,625 this month, it will be in a multi-year bear market and likely to be closer to the 5,000 level once the recession is over, a strategist told CNBC Monday.
We are entering a period of poor economic data, even poorer than the previous months, as evidenced by the retail sales data today.
The Dow rose on Thursday after a late day report suggested that Bank of America is in talks to buy embattled investment bank Lehman Brothers.
The Dow closed in positive territory on Wednesday overcoming worries that the banking sector would be a drag on stocks.
Not enough: that's the general verdict of the Street on the Lehman announcement. They pre-announced a loss of $5.92. They're selling a majority stake in its investment management division and spinning off commercial real estate assets into a separate public company.
Futures dropped 10 points as the unemployment rate rose .4 percent to 6.1 percent, the highest since September 2003. The S&P will likely open in the mid 1,225 range; the key number here is 1,200, which was the July 15th intraday low.
For the week ending Friday, August 22, 2008, the U.S. major Indices fell for the week on the unknown future of mortgage giants Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, downbeat home construction July data, and soaring producer prices. The NASDAQ Composite performed the worst for the week, declining 1.54%, its steepest decline since Independence Day week. However, Friday was a positive day for the markets helped by a welcome speech by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and a pull back in the price of crude. The Dow had three days of triple-digit point gains & losses, netting to finish almost flat for the week.
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Stocks ended sharply lower Thursday as the market got a triple whammy: Oil resumed its ascent, major earnings reports sparked a fresh wave of concern about corporate profits and home sales hit a 10-year low. All three major indexes lost at least 2 percent.