The high-beta financials -- Citi, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are trading HUGE volume.
Now that the cash for clunkers program is expiring, attention is turning to two other incentive programs: The cash for appliances program and the soon-to-expire first-time homebuyer tax credit.
Dividend yields in the Dow index are down about a quarter of a point since early June and 165 basis points since early March, as equity markets continue to trend higher, pushing yields lower. Here is a look at the dividend yields of all 30 Dow components:
Stocks ended sharply higher on Friday with the Dow, S&P 500 and the Nasdaq all closing at a new highs for 2009.
The rich have been getting richer for so long that the trend has come to seem almost permanent, the New York Times reported.
GameStop executives, who led the call for price reductions on the PlayStation 3 earlier this year, say they were a bit surprised with the timing of Sony’s actions earlier this week. But now that Sony has capitulated, they're expecting Microsoft and Nintendo to react.
Cramer studied the charts to find an answer.
The market bounced back on Tuesday against all odds, just like the Mad Money host said it would.
Shares of Walmart are down 8% ytd, significantly underperforming the broader market. But is that about to change?
On Monday, the S&P 500 suffered its worst loss in seven weeks. This is probably the start of something bigger, says Guy Adami.
RIM has a commanding 56% share of the $12 billion U.S. smartphone market. And its sales are still accelerating. Thanks to those booming sales, Research in Motion ranks No. 1 on Fortune's 2009 list of Fastest-Growing Companies.
Are the dog days of August ahead? Stocks pulled back from their highs of the week, with the S&P 500 off 0.85%, the Dow sliding 0.82% and the Nasdaq down 1.19%.
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway was doing more selling than buying of stocks during the second quarter, but there is one new holding: New Jersey-based medical technology company Becton Dickinson. Berkshire also added to its stake in Johnson & Johnson, although the holdings are still well below where they were before Buffett sold over 33 million shares last fall.
The sentiment is that the markets are due for a pullback, but is this your next buying opportunity?
The back-to-school shopping season has begun and although spending is expected to decrease in most categories, industry analysts anticipate seeing growth in PCs and consumer electronics.
How consumers behave during this year's back-to-school shopping season could give us our first taste of what's to come for the broader economy.
The Consumer Price Index was unchanged for the month of July from June, while the core CPI rate, excluding energy and food, rose 0.1%. On a year-over-year basis, consumer prices were down 2.1%, marking their sharpest decline since 1950.
The press’ demand for a prefect earnings season is causing them to miss the big picture.
Thursday's market activity was headlined by bad news, but rose despite a jump in jobless claims, a dip in retail sales and a new report showing a 7% increase in foreclosures.
The economy's bumpy progress is giving the stock market more reason to pause, but the bulls are hanging on for the time being.