Robert Hum is the Markets Producer at CNBC.
The S&P Tech sector is showing another shade of its glory days. For the first time since the tech bubble popped back in 2000, technology companies have reclaimed a hefty 20 percent weighting in the S&P 500 index.
Since the beginning of the year, buying the losers and selling the winners seems to have paid off.
Utility, material and industrial companies led the gains in the Standard & Poor's 500 Wednesday, after the Federal Reserve announced it will keep interest rates near zero in the long-term.
Financial stocks in the first S&P 500 sector turned positive Thursday, as Bank of America crossed the $6 mark.
Global stocks are rallying strongly today as Eurozone finance ministers meet today and ahead of the EU leaders’ meeting on Sunday. All that will likely come to a head by Wednesday, when a second summit among EU leaders is expected to result in a “definitive agreement” on the EFSF.
Since October 6, the Dow has consistently alternated between gains and losses. That’s a rare feat, happening only a few times in history.
Investors hungry for yield have latched on to "the Dogs of the Dow" strategy, which pays off more often than not.
U.S. stocks are on track for eight quarters of consecutive gains—the longest winning streak in 16 years.
Three sectors have managed gains of more than 20 percent in 2014, while two others are lagging badly.
The Dow Jones industrial average has historically taken an average of about 32 months to jump from one thousand-point mark to the next.