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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.
Oaktree Asset Management's Robert Pavlik warns investors not to be misled by what appear to be attractive valuations on stocks.
Financials account for some 12 percent of the S&P 500 — but 30 percent of the decline Wednesday. So who's the worst of the worst?
Former New Jersey Governor and EPA boss Christine Todd Whitman says energy is the No. 1 issue the new president will have to face and needs to show voters he's dead serious about "answers to our challenges."
The Dow Jones Industrial Average rallied 889.35 points marking its second biggest point-move ever. Today's 10.88% jump in the Dow qualifies as the seventh largest percent gain in its history.
For the first time in history,the Dow, S&P 500, and NASDAQ finished the week up over 10%. Despite the gains this week, all major indices ended the month sharply lower.
The dispute could hurt more than just one company's earnings if it isn't resolved soon, Cramer says.
What's an investor to do when he can't depend on that key metric? Here is Cramer's answer.
How can this company do so well despite the state of the market? Cramer went straight to the boss for an answer.
Stocks ended down for the day but still pulled off a gain for the week.