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The argument that the market advanced on merger news is silly: the important point is that the market has bounced at least three times on the modest 2 to 4 percent pullbacks that we have seen since June, so it is simply continuing a trend.
Futures indicated a very slight negative open for Wall Street on Tuesday as trade remained subdued after Monday's M&A-inspired rally.
Wall Street will quickly shift its focus to corporate earnings news once the books are closed on the third quarter this week.
October could bring some rock and roll back to the stock market. "It's been a good run so far, so we should expect some kind of turbulence," said J.P. Morgan chief equities strategist Thomas Lee.
Some of the market’s key drivers could rise or fall based on these quarterly numbers, the Mad Money host says.
Plus, get Cramer's calls on food stocks, natural gas and more.
Lots of technical talk this morning on yesterday's weakness. RBC Capital Markets, in a note to clients this morning, noted that "An inability to make new highs into late September would be a significant negative for stocks well into Q4."
I'm torn between two news items, trying to decide which is more telling that we are entering the end of days. Soon, cockroaches will rule the Earth while we retreat to our pods and play videogames, wear ever-more bizarre clothing, gain 600 pounds, and use The Comfort Wipe.
Congress may be closer to passing a health care bill that would potentially reshape the U.S. health care system, following an agreement reached among conservative Democrats on Wednesday.
Dividend yields in the S&P 500 are down since late June, as a 6% rally for the US equity index this month has pushed yields lower, and companies remain cautious about increasing their dividend payouts.
Until last fall we were a nation that shopped until we dropped. Will back-to-school shopping season be a catalyst to get shoppers off the sidelines? An annual survey released today by Deloitte suggests the answer is yes.
As of this past Friday, just over 10% of the S&P 500 companies had reported earnings. This week we will see roughly 30% more of the S&P report. Here's a look at which companies have had the biggest surprises so far...
Monthly chain store sales came out this morning. See which companies did well and which did not...
Gregory Wasson, Walgreen president and CEO says the shifting sands in healthcare is creating strategic opportunities for his company.
Forget what the charts say. There are more savory stocks to be had.
Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Coach and Wal-Mart popped while Bank Of America and Joy Global dropped.
The stock market's losing streak continued Monday, with Wall Street suffering an across-the-board slump that had some worrying about a long summer for investors.
"I think the market is going to struggle a little bit," said Cashin. "I think the wording of the Fed statement in the middle of the week is key. Can they take care of the 'bond vigilantes' and start to bring mortgage rates back down?"
Stocks are weaker, the dollar is up, as the World Bank has cut its 2009 global growth forecast, saying the world economy will shrink 2.9 percent, worse than prior predictions of a decline of 1.7 percent, and noting that a retreat from emerging market investments will deepen poverty in less developed countries.
Futures indicated a lower start to the week for Wall Street Monday as investors fretted over the global economic outlook after the World Bank cut its 2009 forecasts for most economies.