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As the markets listened in on Treasury Secretary Geithner's plan to restore financial stability, one thing became increasingly clear. This time around, the Treasury was committed to "increase transparency and accountability to protect taxpayers." If their website is an indication, so far "transparency" is far from here.
One month into the year, the average dividend yield of the Dow 30 has gone up a bit since 2009 began, but is still down from where it was at the end of November. See how the 30 companies in the Dow compare.
Stocks ended a topsy-turvy week mixed as techs and banks rallied but about half of the Dow finished the day in negative territory.
Stocks clawed their way back from a midday rout as banks surged and investors relaxed after the Treasury Secretary nomination hearing ended.
Stocks clawed their way back after paring earlier gains amid worries about the confirmation hearing of the Treasury Secretary nominee.
The S&P and the Dow are moving in lock-step with the large swings in bank stocks this morning. Elsewhere, the weakness in the construction industry is clearly showing up in fourth quarter earnings reports.
Stocks opened higher Wednesday as investors hope President Barack Obama's economic team will bring clarity to the markets.
While guidance from financials is generally downbeat again, there are a few outliers reporting good results outside of the banks.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open for Wall Street Wednesday as investors hope President Barack Obama's economic team will bring clarity to the markets.
The ailing banking system is at the top of the Obama Administration's agenda Wednesday, after worries about the sector Tuesday handed the stock market its worse Inauguration Day losses ever.
Stocks will struggle with a heavy dose of bad earnings news that could dash investor hopes for an Obama rally in the week ahead.
Now that 2008 is just about over, here's a look at the top yielding stocks in the Dow that would make up your portfolio if you followed the popular Dogs of the Dow investment strategy.
As the auto rescue package becomes a reality for GM and Chrysler, the markets end the week mostly in positive territory, led by small caps with the Russell 2,000 up 4% for the week, even as the auto rally fizzled late Friday. Volatility waned, with the VIX falling 17.23% this week, to close at 44.93 Friday.
The much discussed "investor fear gauge", or the VIX closed below $50 for the first time since it closed at $47.43 on November 4. Are things beginning to stabilize?
Stocks closed lower amid worries about bank earnings and weak consumer spending on tech.
Stocks ended higher Friday after a topsy-turvy day of wondering if auto makers would get a bailout or face bankruptcy.
Eric Schoenstein of the Jensen Portfolio says equities remain the best bet in the long run. His advice: "You've got to start thinking more clearly about fundamentals of businesses, quality businesses that have real growth potential, cash flow generation opportunities."
The latest overall job loss numbers showed a loss of 533,000 jobs in November and the unemployment rate climbed to 6.7%. This is the highest drop in nonfarm payrolls since 1974 and the highest unemployment rate since October 1993. The October payroll numbers were revised to a loss of 320,000. Here is a breakdown of where the job losses were as well as which sectors were adding jobs.
General Electric announced that it will maintain its dividend for 2009, giving it an 8.6% yield, based on yesterday's close. See how this compares to the other 29 companies in the Dow.