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  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
  Friday, 25 Jan 2008 | 3:10 PM ET

Nikkei Battered Since 2007 Peak, Dow More Resilient

Posted By: Yolaiki Gonzalez
It looks like the Nikkei 225 has been beaten up the most since hitting its highs in July.  The Dow has weathered the storm better than most major global indices in both YTD and fall from its high in October. »Read more
  Friday, 25 Jan 2008 | 2:40 PM ET

S&P 500 Earnings Scorecard: 73% Have Met Or Exceeded Expectations To Date

Posted By: Ariel Nelson
To date 160 (approximately one third) of the S&P 500 companies have reported earnings. Here's a look at the scorecard for the quarter to date. »Read more
  Friday, 25 Jan 2008 | 9:48 AM ET

Sectors That Have Dropped The Most Since Their 2007 Peak

Posted By: Ariel Nelson
With the big swings in the market, we thought it would be interesting to see where the S&P Sectors stand from last year's highs.  As expected, the defensive Consumer Staples and Health Care sectors have held up better than the bludgeoned Financial sector. »Read more
  Thursday, 24 Jan 2008 | 6:55 PM ET

Highest Yielding Stocks On The Dow

Posted By: Brian Beers
As the markets continue to swing up and down, some of the biggest names in the Dow Industrials  can be snapped up with fairly sizable yields. »Read more
  Wednesday, 23 Jan 2008 | 12:18 PM ET

NASDAQ Worst Open Since 2001

Posted By: Ariel Nelson
With Apple's (AAPL) disappointing announcement, the NASDAQ was set to open heavily toward the downside.  On the openeing bell, the Nasdaq opened down ~65 points or almost 3%.  The last time the NASDAQ opened down over 60 points was on Sept 21, 2001 after the 9/11 attacks.  The NASDAQ opened down 75 points or 5% that day.  The largest drop on the open was one year earlier when the NASDAQ dropped 212 points on the open. More... »Read more
  Tuesday, 22 Jan 2008 | 2:47 PM ET

Change in Fed Funds Rates: Never More Than 1% in Any Given Month

Posted By: Ariel Nelson
The Fed surprised the world today when it cut the Fed Funds Target by 75 basis points to 3.50%.   Many are expecting another cut when the Fed meets again at the end of the month.  Since 1984, the Fed funds rate has never been lowered (or increased) by more than 100 basis points in a single month.  The Fed cut the rate by a combined one point within one month only three times before, in October and November of 1984 and again in January of 2001. »Read more
  Tuesday, 22 Jan 2008 | 2:19 PM ET

Has the Dow Ever Closed Positive After an Open Like Today's?

Posted By: Ariel Nelson
The Dow has opened down over 100 points 65 times.  Of those 65 occurances, it has only managed to close in positive territory 5 times.  The last time was on October 22, 2007 when the Dow dropped 119 on the open and closed for the day up 44 or 0.3%.  The greatest rally to positive territory was in July 2002, when the Dow was down 155.9 on the open but rallied to close up 489 or 6.3% for the day. »Read more

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