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Futures indicated a positive open for U.S. stocks on Monday helped by strong gains in Asia and anticipation that this week's bank stress test results will be relatively benign.
Art Cashin, UBS Financial Services director of floor operations, told CNBC what traders will be watching Monday — and through the week. Bank stress tests and a "saloonful" of Treasury auctions are giving stock-market players cause for concern, Cashin said.
Complete transcript and video of Warren Buffett's live appearance on CNBC's Squawk Box this morning (Monday). He tells Becky Quick the U.S. economy is "very slow" and "getting slower" but he remains optimistic the economy will turn around eventually.
A record crowd of 35,000 Berkshire Hathaway shareholders hear Warren Buffett reveal that first quarter profits will be down almost 11 percent this year. But he remains very bullish on banks in Berkshire's portfolio, especially Wells Fargo.
Warren Buffett told CNBC's Becky Quick today that he "applies his own stress test" to Wells Fargo and it "passes with flying colors." Here's the video clip.
Warren Buffett tells shareholders that "I would love to buy all of US Bancorp or I would love to buy all of Wells Fargo, if we were allowed to do it."
Today is the official start of a new policy at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, to only buy loans that were appraised under the Home Valuation Code of Conduct. The HVCC was the outgrowth of a lawsuit filed by New York Sate Attorney General Andrew Cuomo against Washington Mutual and was designed to “improve the reliability of home appraisals,” according to FHFA, Fannie and Freddie’s regulator.
The Dow, Nasdaq and S&P 500 had their best April in years — and financial stocks were the best of the best. So what's next for banks? David Faber reports.
Stock futures are set to begin May just slightly higher this morning. This comes off the heels of one of the best months in several years for the S&P 500. Most European bourses are closed today due to the May Day holiday.
They say the truth shall set you free. Well, it looks the banks are going to be really free.
Art Cashin, UBS Financial Services director of floor operations, offered CNBC his take on Wednesday's market.
You know all those parallels being drawn between our recession and Nippon’s “Lost Decade”? Hogwash.
It seems that all the market wants to do is climb higher? How much longer can it keep that up?
Tomorrow, in Charlotte, the Quail Hollow Championship will tee off. It was once called the Wachovia Championship, but because of public pressure put on banks receiving TARP money to cut extraneous expenses, the bank’s owner, Wells Fargo, decided it was easier to just generically name the tournament after the club where the event is played.
Multimillion-dollar compensation packages. Private jets. Hormones in milk. Plastic water bottles. Chemicals in baby products. High credit card rates. Retention bonuses. .....Each is a symbol – a shorthand representation of a much larger ideological perspective. Each tells a story without having to say a word.....For better or worse, symbols now dominate the debate.
As Washington pushes banks to mend their finances, the banks are pushing back.
In this Web Extra you'll find the day's biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of CVS and Visa popped while Wells Fargo and Rio Tinto dropped.
Few things have dominated the headlines like Barack Obama's agenda to fix America’s banks. Hopefully you can swim because we’re looking at a tidal wave of change.
Art Cashin, UBS Financial Services director of floor operations, offered CNBC his take on Tuesday's market: The stress tests of the financials; the economic impact of Swine Flu; and yesterday's frightening public-relations error by the Air Force over the skies of NYC.
For the last 4 weeks, we've had a series of earnings releases and economic numbers that had upside surprises and helped increase investor confidence in equities and in currency risk trades.