Giovanny Moreano is a Quantitative Analyst at CNBC.
For the week ending Friday, May 23, 2008, the U.S. Equity Markets ended the week down with all of the major indices off by more than 3% on continued concerns about high energy costs. Oil and gasoline continued to hit new record highs and the dollar declined against major currencies.
The S&P Energy sector is up almost 8% for the week led by BJ Services up over 16% this week.
While commodity prices keep soaring, some of the fertilizer producers continue to harvest the profits. Today's stellar IPO of Intrepid Potash is just one example. Here are some other winning fertilizer players.
What had started in US history as the means to link the east with the West, the Railroad Industry has become a critical aspect of the United States’ economy, and is one of its global competitive advantages. That trend continues as more investment is pouring into the railroad infrastructure. Here are some companies that are reaping the benefits...
The latest jobs data show the economy added 203,000 jobs in November, while the unemployment rate hit a five-year low.
A strong sell bias continues among company insiders across the market, as stocks breach trough historic levels.
If history is an indication, the stock market could extend its rally into December.
Even with the sharp gains in stock prices this year, 70 percent of the Dow components still offer dividend yields greater than 2 percent.