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  • Stocks Rally Amid Hopes for Bailout Thursday, 25 Sep 2008 | 10:22 AM ET

    Stocks opened higher Thursday amid hopes that a bailout will get passed today. However, gains were curbed by worries about General Electric's lowered outlook and misses in two key economic stats.

  • Jobless, Durables Stats Clip Gains in Futures Thursday, 25 Sep 2008 | 9:26 AM ET

    Futures cut their gains in half after two economic reports — jobless claims and durable-goods orders — missed their targets and General Electric lowered its outlook. But they still pointed to a higher open for Wall Street as hopes for progress on the government's proposed bailout for the financial system grew, despite uncertainty about how the $700 billion plan would work.

  • The New Face of Investment Banking Wednesday, 24 Sep 2008 | 10:33 AM ET

    Everyone and their mother’s favorite industry observer are calling Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs’ status switch to holding companies the end of the large independent investment bank as we know it.

  • Bernanke, Paulson Brief Congress On Bailout Plan Tuesday, 23 Sep 2008 | 6:43 PM ET

    A Wall Street bailout proposal was greeted with bipartisan skepticism in Congress, signaling that the $700 billion measure faces an uphill battle.

  • Futures are down slightly, but that has little meaning these days. Many traders feel that yesterday's drop was due to: 1) distortions in price discovery created by the changing short sale rules; 2) the realization that many banks are still undercapitalized.

  • Big Rally Leaves Dow Off Just 40 for Week Friday, 19 Sep 2008 | 5:17 PM ET

    This week's wild ride on Wall Street literally mimicked a rollercoaster ride: a couple of stomach-turning drops before coasting to the end and dropping you off exactly where you started.  After being down by nearly 1000 points at Wednesday's close, the Dow clawed back those 1000 points in the following two days leaving the blue-chip index off just about 40 points from where it ended last Friday!

  • Far From The Madding Crowd Thursday, 18 Sep 2008 | 6:42 PM ET

    If you’re looking to trade during this mess you'll want to get far away from Wall Street. But how far?

  • Stocks Surge on Paulson Plan For Banks Thursday, 18 Sep 2008 | 4:02 PM ET

    Stocks whipsawed back into positive territory after regulators in the US and Europe took aim at short sellers and progress continued toward resurrecting the Resolution Trust Corporation to dispose of bad bank assets.

  • Everyone's Jumping Into The Liquidity Pool Thursday, 18 Sep 2008 | 9:08 AM ET

    The Fed, the European Central Bank, Bank of England, Bank of Japan, Bank of Canada, and the Swiss National Bank are all pumping dollars into the global system. Fed made an additional $180 billion available to central banks to lend out.

  • Stocks Pare Losses as Banks Turn Higher Tuesday, 16 Sep 2008 | 10:25 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures dropped as fears mounted over the capital position of American International Group.

  • AIG: What It Needs To Do Tuesday, 16 Sep 2008 | 9:04 AM ET

    There is a certain air of disbelief on the Street today concerning AIG. Bank of America's analyst epitomized this: "AIG is facing a near-term liquidity issues, as opposed to solvency issues," a report this morning said. All insisted they have plenty of assets to sell.

  • Dow Plunges 500 Points as AIG Rattles Market Monday, 15 Sep 2008 | 5:22 PM ET

    Stocks had their worst selloff since the Sept. 11 attacks in 2001, with the Dow plummeting more than 500 points amid escalating fear about a collapse of AIG.

  • Bargain Hunting Helps Keep Losses in Check Monday, 15 Sep 2008 | 12:37 PM ET

    Stocks fell sharply at the opening bell Monday after a trifecta of Wall Street pain: Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy, Merrill Lynch was bought by Bank of America and AIG asked the Fed for short-term financing.

  • Stocks Plunge as Wall Street Writhes Monday, 15 Sep 2008 | 10:43 AM ET

    Stocks fell sharply at the opening bell Monday after a trifecta of Wall Street pain: Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy, Merrill Lynch was bought by Bank of America and AIG asked the Fed for short-term financing.

  • Stocks Set to Plunge on Wall Street Pain Monday, 15 Sep 2008 | 9:27 AM ET

    Stocks looked set to plummet Monday after a trifecta of Wall Street pain: Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy, Merrill Lynch was bought by Bank of America and AIG asked the Fed for short-term financing.

  • Strong Dollar, Weak Commodities Now A "Problem" Thursday, 11 Sep 2008 | 9:12 AM ET

    Commodities continue to drop, as they have for 7 of the last 8 trading sessions. With futures weak again here, we are very close to breaking the recent closing low of July 15 of 1,214.

  • Lehman's Problem: No Deal To Raise Capital Wednesday, 10 Sep 2008 | 9:11 AM ET

    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.

  • Commercial Real Estate: The Next Big Credit Problem? Tuesday, 9 Sep 2008 | 9:17 AM ET

    After the close yesterday, RBC Capital put out a note:  "Next Credit Shoe to Drop on Banking Industry: We believe commercial and industrial loans (C&I), commercial real estate and non-resi construction loans will be the next credit problems for the banking industry brought on by the weakening in the US and Global economies."

  • Dow Gains Nearly 300 Points; Techs Drag Monday, 8 Sep 2008 | 5:02 PM ET

    Financials helped the Dow pull off a nearly 300-point gain Monday but techs limped to the finish line as nagging worries about a global economic slump found their way back into the market.

  • Rally Loses Steam, Tech Stocks Drag Monday, 8 Sep 2008 | 3:31 PM ET

    The air started to come out the Fannie-Freddie-inspired rally as the market started to float back to Earth.