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The recovery trade continues today. Cyclicals are notably outperforming more defensive names once again, with the Morgan Stanley Cyclical Index is up 3 percent, while the Morgan Stanley Consumer Index is up just 0.75 percent. This extends the recent trend that has taken place during the current summer rally.
Ford Motor gapped up to a 15-month high Monday morning, following bullish options activity last week.
The S&P will hold at the 1,000 level as we’re finally starting to exceed some of the “horrible expectations” from analysts, said Michael Yoshikami, president and chief investment strategist at YCMNET Advisors.
Philippines President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is the first Southeast Asian leader to visit President Obama. Fresh from her meeting with the President, she jetted to the Big Apple where she gave an exclusive interview to Maria on Saturday morning.
After the Dow ended with its best July in two decades, stocks are starting August on a strong note. Strength this morning is stemming from strong manufacturing data out of Europe and China, earnings out of a couple of major European banks, and optimism over July Ford auto sales.
The value stocks will make a comeback as the economy and earnings improve, said Robert Doll, vice chairman and global CIO of equities at BlackRock.
Stocks got a quick pop at the open Monday after some strong bank earnings out of Europe and expectations that auto sales will show a boost from the "Cash for Clunkers" program. But the rally quickly fizzled.
Investors are betting that this company will rally more after breaking to a six-month high last week.
Everywhere I go, the subject of China comes up. People who are on the ground there tell me China is booming once again, observers from here say their business there is stronger than anywhere else. Businesses are looking for ways to sell to the Chinese consumer.
Stock index futures indicated a strong opening for Wall Street Monday, helped by European markets that hit a broader-index high for the year on better-than-expected bank earnings.
The Chinese market is likely to fall 25 percent, taking U.S. stocks with it, with the S&P 500 possibly falling below 800, Robin Griffiths, technical strategist at Cazenove Capital, said Monday. But then U.S. indexes will rise again for a substantial amount of time, with the Dow estimated to rise to 1,250, he added.
Marc Harris, co-head of global research at RBC Capital Markets, and Peter Andersen, portfolio manager at Congress Asset Management, told CNBC how investors can prepare their portfolios for the week ahead.
The U.S. economy contracted at a slower-than-expected pace in the second quarter according to the GDP data on Friday, but a sharp drop in consumer spending fanned fears that recovery would be sluggish. Economists Dick Berner at Morgan Stanley and Robert Barbera of ITG told investors what to expect for the following quarter.
The Dow pulled off a modest gain Friday, capping a rocky week — and month.
The July surge stats: Dow up 8.6 percent - Best month since Oct. 2002, S&P 500 up 7.4 percent - Best since April 2009, NASDAQ up 7.8 percent - Best since April 2009.
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The recession has hit a trough and we're past the worst month, said David Kelly, chief market strategist at JPMorgan Funds.
Stocks gained after it was reported that US Q2 GDP shrank less than expected and news that the Obama administration isn't suspending its "cash for clunkers" program. In the meantime, a Chicago group said manufacturing activity had picked up in the region in July, and in fact, was its best reading since September. Read and listen to what the experts had to say...
Options action was bullish on Ford Motor today as investors bet that the automaker would rally at least 6 percent in the next four weeks.
Stocks pared gains Friday afternoon as investors worries about the economy after this week's mixed reports.