As the 10-year Treasury yield hit its the lowest level in 60 years, Robert Doll, BlackRock's chief equity strategist, said investors who are piling into Treasurys rather than investing in equities are using "ludicrously conservative assumptions."
Credit Suisse lowered its earnings forecast for Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley due to several factors that have combined to produce more than a typical summer slowdown for the major investment banks, according to a report released on Tuesday.
As the markets seesaw day to day, investors are looking for companies that offer safety in addition to generating a return. Investing in well-researched companies with attractive dividends can offer stability amid market volatility, said one asset management president.
Starbucks' conservative approach to raising prices has enabled the coffee chain to post a increase in traffic and same-store sales in the last quarter as coffee prices continue to soar, said Matthew Difrisco, Lazard Capital Markets analyst.
Although financial stocks rallied on Monday following the announcement of a merger between two of Greece's largest lenders, Bill Webb, CIO of Gluskin Sheff & Associates, said he thinks there are more attractive options within the equity market to invest.
Although Apple shares were trading slightly lower Thursday after falling 7 percent in after-hours trading on Wednesday, Steve Jobs' departure from his CEO role of the tech company will not affect one analyst's buy rating on the stock.
Although the Dow soared to its biggest gain in almost two weeks, the market might be getting ahead of itself as investors eye a highly-anticipated speech by Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke last this week, strategists said.
Lowe's and Target are just two of the big retailers reporting results this week.
Despite the selloff of Best Buy shares Tuesday, there are early positive signs the turnaround efforts are working.
To the creative, go the spoils. Hoping to boost sales, restaurants are launching a slew of innovative items.
From waffle tacos to doughnut-bacon-and-egg sandwiches, restaurants pull out all the stops to capture your taste buds.