If the worst of the recession is indeed behind us, trends from previous economic pitfalls may provide investors guidance to where some of the capital inflows may go next. Here is a look at the top stocks coming out of a recession.
Now that the S&P has broken below 1100 should you harvest profits? Or bet the chase for performance will lift stocks through the end of the year?
They looked like hot stocks. So how are the traders playing Yahoo!, Disney and more now that they've been burned?
The Dow eked out a gain Tuesday in light, choppy trading following Monday's rally. Health-care, utilities and materials were the best-performing sectors.
Stocks opened slightly lower Tuesday as investors took a breather after Monday's rally — but it was a short-lived breather with stocks bouncing back within the first hour of trading.
Stocks continued to rise on Tuesday, continuing Monday's rally. Two bulls, Michelle Picard, fund manager at HighMark Geneva Growth, and Mike O’Rourke, chief market strategist at BTIG Bass Trading, said the markets have further room to run.
A weird thing is happening right now, and it borders on the dangerous. Companies want to merge, and partner, and collaborate, and they have lots of cash on the balance sheet, ready to do deals that may help jumpstart their businesses, light a fire under sluggish markets, increase efficiencies, and generate nice returns for their investors. Yet federal agencies in this country and abroad aren't merely getting more active when it comes to scrutinizing the deals, they're getting activist.
Yahoo is done with its cost-cutting program and now hiring, Chief Executive Carol Bartz told CNBC Tuesday.
Sticking to shareholder-value theories is nearly impossible.
In some cases, the difference between a winner and loser is often in the eye of the beholder--who can be a victim or a beneficiary--or simply a political ideologue. That’s why we want readers to weigh in and vote on a variety of people and concepts. We’ll report back with results and rankings on December 1.
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Stanley Schacter said, "Misery doesn't love just any kind of company — it loves only miserable company...That same kind of "miserable company" now works in your office.
Baidu.com has been an Internet success story since it went public in 2005. But while the Web search engine dominates the Chinese market, it has only a minor presence outside its home country.
Big problems for World of Warcraft fans in China, and there are lots of them, as first reported by GameSpot yesterday. But this could be as big, if not a bigger problem for Activision investors and that's why it's certainly worth mentioning here.
As you may know we spoke with Carl Icahn on the Halftime Report. Find out what he told us about Yahoo!
Fast Money friend Carl Icahn is shaking things up again this time with an unprecedented offer extended to CIT’s small bondholders. And he revealed his entire strategy to us!
Yes, you should be scared, sorta.
We've seen these tales of two companies before: one competitor begins pulling away from another, and like a raging brush fire, generates its own momentum, makes its own wind, and just keeps growing. And growing. Devouring everything in its path.
"I'd say it's buyers' fatigue that's set in," says one pro. "The stock market seemed to be going up on bad news for a certain period, and now we have what's perceived as good news...but it seems the market's got it fully priced in."
Activist investor Carl Icahn is resigning from Yahoo's board of directors because he no longer has enough time to devote to the Internet company.