Stocks advanced on Thursday after a trio of encouraging economic reports: The Philadelphia Federal Reserve's manufacturing report, leading indicators and weekly jobless claims. But tech stocks continued to retreat, pulling the Nasdaq into negative territory while the Dow and S&P ticked higher. Read and listen to what the experts had to say…
Futures popped a few points as continuing claims for unemployment recorded its first weekly drop since January. While last week was a record high (about 6.8 m), this at least is a step in the right direction.
Financials had everything thrown at it: the President's Financial Regulatory Reform proposal was unveiled, all 80 pages of it, and Standard and Poors lowered their ratings and outlook on 22 banks this morning.
If you were a hedge fund manager and had a few good years and raised a decent chunk of change off of that performance and made a few hundred million or even a billion dollars as a result, what would you do when times got tough?
Regulatory reform: little consensus on how much -or what kind- is needed. As the President unveils his financial regulatory reform proposal, Standard and Poors chose this morning to bluntly state that this was one of the reasons they lowered their ratings and outlook on 22 banks this morning:
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