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The major indices have some distance to go today if they are going to break weekly records. However, there are 4 Dow components that are on track for their best week in at least 40 years...
Even better: Events that could push the Dow up another 1,000 points.
Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of eBay and General Motors popped while ConocoPhillips and Steel Dynamics dropped.
Stocks rose for the third day straight on Thursday, marking the biggest three-day gain since November. Markets were up across the board, led by Bank of America and General Electric.
Last night on Fast Money, Guy Adami mentioned that "the PE is very compelling" for Hewlett Packard. Many of the PE's for the Dow 30 are at historic lows. Here's a "By the Numbers" look at current PE's and implied valuation.
Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Alcoa and Wells Fargo popped while Newmont Mining and Brown-Forman dropped.
Tuesday: Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) said the uptick rule will soon be reinstated but the SEC said that mark-to-market regulations would remain in place. Citigroup shares skyrocketed nearly 40 percent and many other financials followed suit — lifting the market with them. General Electric* shares enjoyed an assurance from Citi and AT&T said it'd add — yes, add — 3,000 jobs and invest up to $18 billion. CNBC heard from experts who said that investors are nearly ready to get out of cash — and gave a prescription for bear repellant.
Citi analyst Deborah Weinswig downgrades Wal-Mart shares to hold from buy, citing fears that proposed legislation intended to make it easier for employees to unionize will boost Wal-Mart's labor costs and hurt its ability to compete.
History is no guide for investors right now, Cramer says.
Last Friday, when the Dow lost 150 points, the Gartman Letter's Dennis Gartman predicted a huge capitulation sell-off after the weekend — unless something changed. It changed. So where is he putting his money?
This is part one of the preliminary transcript and video clips of Warren Buffett's appearances on CNBC's Squawk Box on Monday, March 9, 2009.
The president’s budget changes sent stocks tumbling, some undeservedly so.
But are they enough?
Procter & Gamble options are among the most heavily traded Friday, with much of the activity in the April contract. The trading appears to signal a big bet that more volatile times are ahead for the consumer products giant.
Even as the economy sheds jobs at an alarming rate, there are early signs consumers are over the shock of recession and opening their wallets again. "There's pent up demand," says one economist. "Whether it is long lasting is another story.”
Even as the economy sheds jobs at an alarming rate, there are early signs consumers are getting over the shock of recession and opening their wallets again. "There's pent up demand," says one economist. "Whether it is long lasting is another story.”
Despite the recession and almost daily layoff announcements from major companies, many employers across the country are actually hiring.
Plus, Cramer talks Petsmart, the FDIC’s policy on small banks and why the U.S. shouldn’t replicate the U.K.’s mortgage-rescue model.
Let's face it. Nothing about Friday's employment report will be pretty, and the 7 percent decline in stocks this week has been signaling that.
A trend emerged as you pick through February retail sales reports that may be counterintuitive: consumers showed a hunger for fashion.