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  Friday, 1 Feb 2008 | 12:43 PM ET

Performance Scorecard - Yahoo, Microsoft and Google

Posted By: Ariel Nelson
With Microsoft's bid for Yahoo, here is a look back at how each has performed since their respective IPOs and how Google has compared... »Read more
  Friday, 1 Feb 2008 | 9:23 AM ET

First Negative Payroll Numbers in 4.5 years

Posted By: Ariel Nelson
Today's payroll numbers are in and this is the first month since August 2003 that the economy shed jobs instead of adding.  Total non-farm payrolls fell by 17,000.  On the flip side, December's meek increase was revised up from 18,000 to 82,000.  So what is the underlying trend? »Read more
  Thursday, 31 Jan 2008 | 1:02 PM ET

S&P 500 Earnings Scorecard: 74% Have Met Or Exceeded Expectations To Date

Posted By: Ariel Nelson
To date 257 (just over one half) of the S&P 500 companies have reported earnings. Here's a look at the scorecard for the quarter to date. »Read more
  Thursday, 31 Jan 2008 | 3:48 PM ET

Major Indices Set for Worst January in History

Posted By: Ariel Nelson
As we go into the last trading day of the month, the Nasdaq and S&P are already having their worst January in history.  The Dow is not far behind.  Here is how they stack up... »Read more
  Wednesday, 30 Jan 2008 | 5:16 PM ET

Super Sunday Stocks - Part III

Posted By: Gina Francolla
With the big game just around the corner, here are even more companies that are primed for big business on the back of Super Sunday... »Read more
  Tuesday, 29 Jan 2008 | 5:25 PM ET

Super Sunday Stocks - Part II

Posted By: Gina Francolla
With the big game just around the corner, here are some more companies that are primed for big business on the back of Super Sunday... »Read more
  Tuesday, 29 Jan 2008 | 2:01 PM ET

Trading GOP Futures on FL Primary

Posted By: Gina Francolla
The Intrade market (www.intrade.com) is predicting that McCain has a 58% probability of winning Florida and that Romney has a 47% probability of winning, and both are showing positive momentum on the day.  »Read more
  Tuesday, 29 Jan 2008 | 11:31 AM ET

Markets Past Reactions to Fed Easing

Posted By: Ariel Nelson
Most investors are expecting another cut to the Fed Funds Target when the Federal Open Market Committee meets tomorrow.  The debate has been whether it will be a cut of 25 or 50 bps.  Here are some recent trends and facts on the Fed and the Fed Funds rate as well as a look at how the market performed the last time the Fed went into an extended phase of easing: »Read more
  Monday, 4 Feb 2008 | 9:10 AM ET

Super Bowl Market Stats - Big Blue and Big Scores

Posted By: Ariel Nelson
As Darren Rovell pointed out, the market historically has outperformed when an original NFL team wins the Super Bowl and lags when an orginal AFL team wins.    We decided to look at the market's performance of AFL / NFL teams as well as the current AFC / NFC split.  Either way you slice it you gotta say GO GIANTS!!!!!!! »Read more
  Thursday, 31 Jan 2008 | 11:02 AM ET

Which Companies Might Win Big On Super Sunday?

Posted By: Gina Francolla
With the big game just around the corner, here are some of the companies that are primed for big business on the back of Super Sunday. »Read more

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