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The Dow bolted out of the gate Tuesday as a slew of components beat earnings expectations. But there were pockets of weakness throughout the market, including chips, hardware, banks and retail. The Nasdaq was lower.
Futures indicated a slightly lower open for Wall Street Tuesday ahead of a slew of earnings and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's Capitol Hill testimony.
On a week where earnings dominated headlines with a strong performance by tech, the US markets rallied for the week, led by the Nasdaq Composite, up 7.44%. The NASDAQ pulled out 8-straight days of gains, for a gain of 8.04% in the past eight trading sessions.
US stocks rallied on Wednesday, following a strong second-quarter earnings report from Intel on Tuesday after the bell, fueling hopes of a recovery led by technology companies. The S&P 500 posted its best 3-day percent gain since March 12, 2009, right at the start of the recent rally.
As investors brace for a rollercoaster ride during the second-quarter earnings season, the dollar's weakness in the last three months could have played a key role for some multinational companies.
With the official start of earnings season kicking off after the bell today, here are some stats on Alcoa and the rest of the Dow.
Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.
Has the bad economy already grounded aerospace stocks or should you expect more drag going forward?
Which of these companies’ CEOs made the cut? Read on to find out.
The response to Cramer’s call for new inductees has been overwhelming. But while he got plenty of suggestions, the Mad Money host didn’t always agree with them.
Mad Money needed new inductees for its Wall of Shame, so we asked viewers for nominations. Read on for their top (bottom?) picks, and vote for your least favorite at the end.
Today, Cisco and Travelers replaced Citigroup and GM on the Dow. Here is a look back at the previous 10 changes to the Dow and what happened to the benchmark in the days leading up to and following the change.
With stocks rallying for over 3 months now, dividend yields continue to fall back to Earth. Today, two new components join the Dow, one with a dividend and one without. See how the 30 companies in the Dow compare.
The Mad Money host has found a rally-ready industry, and it comes complete with impending catalysts to set the whole thing off.
At this point, you look for any selective weakness in sectors that you want to be “long” in, advised Peter Sorrentino, senior portfolio manager of Huntington Asset Advisors.
The Dow Industrials briefly turned positive for the year earlier this morning. WAHOO! But wait…the S&P 500 turned positive for 2009 nearly one month ago and is now up over 4.5% this year. So why the performance lag in the Dow (compared to the S&P)?
With the exit of Citigroup and GM from the Dow, new comers Cisco and Travelers bring some heft back into the index. As of Monday's close, the price weighted index is taking out $4.44 (combined price of Citi and GM) and adding in $61.41 (CSCO + TRV). Here's how this change will impact the weight of the remaining 28 stocks of the Dow.
Stocks soared Monday as investors were encouraged by economic reports out of China and the U.S. and breathed a sigh of relief that General Motors finally filed for bankruptcy protection.
New data released Wednesday reveals when the worst of this downturn should be behind us! How should you position yourself?
Hewlett Packard reported earnings after the bell yesterday, and met analyst expectations. All 30 Dow stocks have now reported -- here is a summary of how the season stacked up.