The Dow's ascent after the latest Fed minutes quickly petered out and the blue-chip index ended flat. Banks and some techs were higher, while retail and homebuilder stocks were weak.
Plus, coal, social-media gaming and more.
THe Dow turned higher Tuesday after the latest Fed minutes were released. Banks and some techs were higher, while retail and homebuilder stocks were weak.
The Dow backed off its push toward 11,000 Monday but continued trading higher as investor cheered some encouraging economic readings, including Friday's jobs report. The market was a beehive of spring activity today, buzzing about the Fed and interest rates.
Plus, get Cramer's latest call on commodities.
Shares of Zions Bancorp has surged 70 percent so far this year, making it the best performing stock in the first quarter. In addition, the shares are up more than 225 percent since the market bottom in March 2009. Is there still room left for investors to get in? Bob Patten, managing director and senior bank analyst at Morgan Keegan shared his insights.
The S&P ended the quarter with a 5% gain, but can stocks continue to push higher into Q2 or are headwinds starting to kick up?
As the stock market continues to trend higher, with the S&P 500 on track for its best first quarter since 1998, industrial and financial stocks are on track for a strong finish, moving ahead of last year's winners.
Big banks versus regionals—which is the better place for investors put their money? Matt McCormick, banking analyst and portfolio manager at Bahl & Gaynor Investment Counsel, and Dan Fitzpatrick, president of Stock Market Mentor, discussed their sector outlooks.
Read on for Cramer’s target price. Plus, get calls on the banks and more.
The S&P hit a 17-month high this week, which at first glance might seem bullish, but there’s something you should know.
S&P 500 closes at 1150.24, a 52-week high. One of the last technical hurdles was breached at the close today, as the S&P 500 closed at its highest level since October 1, 2008. The big cap index has now joined the Nasdaq, Russell 2000 and S&P Midcap, all at new highs. How strong has this slow melt-up been?
Cramer offers 10 reasons for the sector’s latest surge higher.
Citigroup did (finally!) announce the terms of its trust preferred offering: $2 billion (80 million shares), par $25, at a yield of 8.5 percent. The surprise here is the yield: 8.5 percent, less than the 8.875 percent that traders had been told last night. Demand was much stronger than expected, resulting in a lower yield than initially telegraphed.
The big moves up in select financials has a confusing number of possible reasons — but concentrate on the most important one.
While the stock market continues to trade sideways, some investors seem to be turning negative on a number of S&P 500 stocks.
Stocks rallied Wednesday as the dollar pulled back and Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke pledged to keep rates low for a long time. Financials were among the top gainers.
The great unwind in financials continues. It's a strange day for traders in financials, but look beneath the surface and it definitely looks like traders are unwinding positions...both long and short positions.
How will comments made by President Obama in Wednesday’s State of the Union impact your portfolio on Thursday, particularly your bank stocks?
What follows is a look at stocks in the S&P 500 displaying unusual volume in today's trading session.