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I know everyone is getting all hot and bothered about Microsoft’s $3.75 billion debt deal, speculating it is a forerunner to a coming acquisition by the software giant. But based on what I’m hearing, investors bracing for a big deal in the near term can relax.
Stocks opened slightly higher, bouncing off a rough day Monday but moving hesitantly as an economic report showed consumer weakness continues to hamper growth.
This market rally has legs, and we think the S&P 500 will reach 1047, said Brian Belski, chief investment strategist at Oppenheimer.
Stocks turned lower on Thursday as bank stocks backed off their early rally. Fed Reserve Chairman Bernanke said increasing the effectiveness of bank supervision is a "top priority" for the Fed. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner sought to ease fears about the results by saying that none of the banks being tested face the risk of insolvency.
Mike Holland at Holland & Co. and Jeff Mortimer at Schwab Funds explained why this is the right time for investors to buy into the markets.
Yahoo! hit a six month high on Tuesday while oil failed to break out after hitting a high for 2009. What's the trade?
Eric Ross, director of equity research at Canacord Adams and Brian Belski, chief investment strategist at Oppenheimer said now is the time to get into the market, and that investors should be putting their cash to work.
One of the things I like most about "Options Action" is that we talk about making money even when stocks do nothing. Case in point: Baidu.
There are some “mustard seeds” out there for investors, Tom Lydon of ETFTrends.com told CNBC.
Investors have got to "look beyond the biggest names in the markets," said Jordan Kimmel at the Magnet Investment Group.
The good news about this quarter’s technology earnings: it appears that conditions have reached a bottom and investors have better near-term visibility. The bad news: that near-term outlook isn’t so great.
Microsoft has a tough job ahead of it today as the company prepares to report its fiscal third quarter: On the one hand, the stodgy Titanic of American enterprise is sickeningly predictable, which is good in economic times like these; but it's also bad news for investors hoping for some kind of break-out nugget of news that actually ignites these shares again.
More companies announced layoffs this week as the employment picture continued to dim.
Stocks staged a late rally Wednesday as investors shrugged off health-care weakness and bet on solid results from Apple after the bell.
CNBC Silicon Valley Bureau Chief Jim Goldman was listening in to the Yahoo! conference call and breaks down the highlights from the pivotal discussion.
The guys go behind the headlines and give you their take on today's rally in the banking sector, the Obama defense trade and more. Find out where they're making fast money.
Stocks ended higher Tuesday as investors were encouraged by comments from Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner that most banks are well capitalized.
Stocks turned mixed Tuesday as another wave of disappointing earnings news weighed on the market but tech stocks shined bright.
In intraday trading, stocks are rebounding off yesterday’s losses, and the brave bulls are out again on the banks.
Markets are bracing for a landslide of earnings news Tuesday and more focus on the Treasury's bank bailout plans.