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Stocks rocketed higher Monday as investors cheered details of the government plan to mop up toxic assets from banks' balance sheets.
J.C. Penny Company is pushing up to its highest level in months, but the largest options activity is setting a floor on the retailer.
Investors should be moving more aggressively right now to put money to work, said Andy Bischel of SKBA Capital Management.
The economy may be headed toward a recovery sometime in the third or fourth quarter, said Hugh Johnson of Johnson Illington Advisors.
Stocks shot out of the gate Monday as investors cheered details of the government plan to mop up toxic assets from banks' balance sheets and after a better-than-expected housing report.
An edge for strategizing your portfolio, with Greg Merlino, Ameriway Financial Services and Steve Auth, Federated Investors.
US stock index futures pointed to a higher open for Wall Street Monday as investors were eager for details of a plan to buy toxic assets by the government.
Stocks ended a strong two-week run with a thud Friday as financial stocks took a beating and weakness seeped into other sectors.
AutoNation dipped down as much as 14 percent Friday, and one trader is using the options to take a further bearish position.
After a frantic week on Wall Street, Empire Executions president Peter Costa has some calmly-reasoned ideas about where stock-market investors should put their money.
Stocks were mixed Friday after a strong two-week run as financial stocks continued to struggle as some investors locked in profits. Still, Wall Street could close with its first string of consecutive positive weeks in nearly a year.
The economy is on the mend, and stocks are healing right along with it, according to Bernie McGinn of McGinn, McKean and O'Neill. "We're a firm that believes that the economy is going to be significantly higher a year from now," he told CNBC. "The markets are starting to look past the current crisis to the recovery."
David Sowerby is a firm believer in the power of "the micro-aspects of individual companies." The chief market analyst of Loomis Sayles says that power will ultimately triumph over the lack of investor confidence and over mis-guided government policies.
Stocks looked set to extend losses at the opening bell Friday, with financial stocks still struggling in global markets and the administration and lawmakers grappling with the fallout over bonuses paid out at American International Group.
Shares of Las Vegas Sands have risen roughly 65 percent in the last week, and options traders apparently see lots of room for more upside.
Software analyst John DiFucci notes a startling development at Oracle. "What we've seen all across the S&P is, people cutting their dividends, cutting them significantly; Oracle's instituting a new dividend," he told CNBC. "What that says is, Oracle's management team is confident in its free cash flow."
The Federal Reserve fueled the rally on Wall Street Wednesday after the central bank announced a plan to buy U.S. debt.
Financials seem to be a four-letter word these days, but there’s one area of the sector that generally has fared better than the “too big to fail” segment: regional banks. Here's the explanation — and a way to play the trend.
Stocks opened lower Wednesday, retracing the previous session's rally, as investors were jittery ahead of the AIG CEO's appearance on Capitol Hill today and the Federal Reserve's statement after a two-day meeting.
Doug MacKay, president and CIO of Broadleaf Partners, is big on early cycle and innovation plays: "I think you want to focus on...consumer discretionary and even financials that usually emerge out of (recession) earliest."