Giovanny Moreano is a Quantitative Analyst at CNBC.
As investors brace for a dismal earnings season coming out of a turbulent fourth quarter in 2008, here is a look at the best and worst performing sectors so far in 2009.
Followed by a year marked by the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, optimism for a modest recovery seems to have taken root among some investors. Here are some of the stocks winning since the beginning of the year.
Shares of dry-bulk shipping companies have risen in the past week as infrastructure spending is expected to bolster business for these companies. DryShips, Navios Maritime Holdings, and Eagle Bulk Shipping are amongst the shippers that have seen their shares more than double.
As President-elect Barack Obama prepares to take office, the severity of the economic slowdown is pressuring the incoming administration to fuel infrastructure spending as a way to propel the economy. Here are some of the stocks winning from the anticipated stimulus.
Following rate cuts from the Fed, China and Japan last week, the Bank of England and European Central Bank slashed their key interest rates today. Central Banks from around the world are modifying their monetary policies in a coordinated effort to contain the impact of the global financial crisis.
Investors are celebrating the second strongest bull run since World War II.
Demand for small-cap stocks is increasing relative to established large-cap names.
With stocks up, short interest reached the highest level in 20 months, but some investors see the trend as a bullish sign.
Since the S&P 500 closed at a 3½-month low of 1,741.89 on Feb. 3, 2014, the index is now up 6 percent.