Despite a tepid performance in November, the stock market is once again trading within striking distance of its all-time high reached in May.» Read More
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.
The US GDP shrunk at a slower-than-expected pace in the second quarter. What does it mean for the stock markets? Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS Financial Sevices, offered CNBC his insights.
Some investors remain skeptical about the market rally despite its strong performance in the last few weeks. Anthony Chan, chief economist at JP Morgan’s Private Wealth Management and Bruce McCain, chief investment strategist at Key Private Bank told investors why they should still be investing in equities.
Markets have rallied in the last several weeks so how should you position your portfolio? Bill Spiropoulos, CEO of CoreStates Capital Advisors and Bob Auer, portfolio manager of Auer Growth Fund shared their best investment strategies with investors.
Aflac surged after second-quarter results topped analysts' forecasts yesterday, prompting at least one big trader to write insurance on the stock.
The S&P consumer staples index racked up more than 25 percent in gains since the March low. Nik Modi, senior analyst and executive director at UBS, shares his outlook and sector stock picks.
Traders are going bananas for Chiquita Brands ahead of earnings. CQB shares are up 2 percent Thursday, trading at $11.94, their highest level since Feb. 19, the day before its earnings report at the time.
"We think this is going to be a W-shaped recovery in terms of the equity markets and we are now in the top part of the middle part of the ‘W’,” Emily Saunders, CEO of Sanders Financial Management.
Leveraged and inverse ETFs have worked exactly as they should since they’ve been in existence, and have helped investors, but in the last year, they’ve been getting a bad rap.
Stocks rallied Thursday, pushing the Dow to its highest level since November, but will the rally continue from this point? Douglas Roberts, founder and chief investment strategist at Channel Capital Research.com, told investors that the uptick will continue.
Stocks rallied Thursday as investors were encouraged by the latest jobless report and round of corporate earnings. Jobless claims rose by 25,000 last week to 584,000 but investors were encouraged as estimates had put the number as high as 600,000. Read and listen to what the pros had to say...
Options traders were buying upside calls in MetLife yesterday ahead of the company's earnings report this afternoon.
Doug Creutz of Cowen & Company and David Joyce at Miller Tabak offered CNBC their investment advice.
Several economic indicators point to signs that the economy may finally be moving out of the recession, but are they merely false hopes? Brian Bethune, U.S. economist of HIS Global Insight and James Sweeney, U.S. global strategist at Credit Suisse shared their market insights with investors.
Weak durable goods numbers versus stronger home sales: which indicator should investors believe? Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS Financial Services, offered CNBC his market insights.
Michael Browne, portfolio manager of Sofaer Global, told CNBC that “We didn’t have that ability to react in 1991 to 1993 in the way we can react today.”
Bulls and bears are debating what the earnings season really indicates, but Robert Doll, vice chairman and CIO of global equities at BlackRock, is siding with the bulls.
Stocks opened lower Wednesday after a report showed a much sharper drop in durable-goods orders than expected. And a sharp selloff in China dragged on oil prices, which also weighed on the market. Mortgage applications also fell for the first time in four weeks. Read and listen to what the pros had to say...