The Dow hit its highest close since June, 2008, Thursday after a steep slide on Monday, helped along by blowout earnings from Apple. Here's how you should play tech now.
Stocks gained, closing at the highs of the session after starting the week in a sharp slide in the wake of Standard & Poor's revised outlook for U.S. long-term debt as largely positive earnings propelled stocks higher.
For the most part, traders continue to respond to the strong earnings for a second day in a row. But it's not a uniform reaction.
What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Wednesday, April 20.
Stocks closed sharply higher in a rally sparked by strength in tech and manufacturing, although bank stocks weakened after Wells Fargo reported a slide in revenue.
Stocks added to strong gains before the close as a rally sparked by strength in tech and manufacturing drove prices higher, although bank stocks weakened after Wells Fargo reported a slide in revenue.
Stocks continued to rally after a series of solid earnings reports led by technology and manufacturing companies.
There are three factors driving today's rally.
The theme today: demand is clearly improving in several sectors, which is propelling better-than-expected earnings from a number of companies. Bad day for the dollar, though.
Stock index futures were sharply higher ahead of the open Wednesday after a series of solid earnings reports.
See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Wednesday's Squawk on the Street.
By replacing Chuck Noski with Bruce Thompson in the spot of chief financial officer, Bank of America is marching down a path last trodden by Lehman Brothers.
The chances that an acquisition of Tyco by France’s Schneider are declining, according to people close to the situation.
U.S. equities are seeing a consolidation while emerging market stocks are accelerating, said Mark Tepper, managing partner and co-founder of Strategic Wealth Partners.
As the U.S. moves closer to the so-called "Fiscal Cliff", big ticket government spending areas like defense programs are likely to be at the center of the debate.
Stocks ended off the highs of the day as technology slumped, but a surprisingly strong jobs report gave a lift to the market as it ended higher for a second straight week. Caterpillar and GE rose, while Intel fell.
Stocks recovered some ground in the final minutes of trading on the strength of industrials and financials after what had largely been an upbeat session following a surprisingly strong March jobs report. Caterpillar and GE rose, while Intel fell.
Stocks posted the best first quarter in more than a decade, although the last day of the quarter was fairly lackluster, with stocks dropping just before the close in another low-volume session. AmEx and Intel led Dow decliners, while 3M rose.
Stocks fluctuated Thursday after mixed economic news, including weak factory orders, but remained on track to post the best quarterly results in more than a decade. Intel fell, while Travelers gained.
Cramer looks at what's behind the market's recent rally.