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Small and mid-cap stocks have outperformed the large caps this year and there will be more tailwind for the smaller caps going forward, said David Sowerby, chief market analyst and portfolio manager at Loomis Sayles. He shared his best plays with investors.
Despite Greece’s debt crisis, stocks are trading higher on relief that the job loss in February wasn't as bad as expected. Is the employment news a catalyst for a possible rally? Stephen Wood, chief market strategist at Russell Investments shared his insights.
Ciena fell on a weak earnings report yesterday, but that wasn't enough to keep down the heavily shorted tech stock. OptionMonster's tracking programs detected unusual activity in the July 15 calls...
Marc Harris, co-head of Global Research at RBC Capital Markets, and Bob Phillips, managing partner at Spectrum Management Group, told CNBC how investors should prepare their portfolios for the week ahead.
Markets gained on Friday amid relief that employers cut a smaller than expected 36,000 jobs in February. What should investors expect from stocks going forward? Uri Landesman, head of global growth at ING Investment Management, and Tommy Williams, president of Williams Financial Advisors, shared their insights.
Mid-cap stocks have outperformed large caps over the past month. Will the trend continue—and how should you be invested? Thyra Zerhusen, portfolio manager at Aston Optimum Mid Cap Fund, shared her best plays.
Senate Banking Committee Chairman Chris Dodd announced that a bipartisan agreement on financial regulatory reforms could be reached in a few days. Art Hogan, managing director at Jefferies, shared his views.
The financial sector is looking attractive, said Jeffery Harte, managing director in equity research at Sandler O’Neill. He shared his best plays with investors.
Oil prices have been stuck in a range of about $65 to $80 for months, but several oil services stocks have recently been hitting new 52-week highs. Why are oil services stocks doing so well and how can investors play the rise? Kurt Hallead, oil services analyst at RBC Capital Markets, shared his outlook.
Markets continued rallying on Thursday on better-than-expected jobless claims figures and retail sales data. Charles Crane, managing director at Douglass Winthrop Advisors, and Kim Caughey, VP and senior equity analyst at Fort Pitt Capital Group, shared their insights.
Markets rebounded on Thursday as jobless claims came in better than expected and some Dow components received analyst upgrades. How should investors position their portfolios? Ron Sloan, senior portfolio manager at Invesco AIM, shared his stock plays.
U.S. retailers posted their best monthly sales performance in February since just before the recession started in 2007, as leaner inventories resulted in more sales at full price. Brian Tunick, managing director and specialty retail analyst at JPMorgan said he sees consumers continuing to make a comeback.
Disney hit new highs this morning along with upside option activity, after getting a significant upgrade from Bank of America with a targeted price not seen in a decade.
Stocks retreated on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve's Beige Book report showed the economy is improving but not at a fast enough pace to spur hiring. How should investors be positioned ahead of the big employment data on Friday? Hank Smith, chief investment officer at Haverford Investments discussed his market outlook.
Is the market headed for a double-dip recession? Diane Swonk, chief economist and senior managing director at Mesirow Financial, shared her market outlook.
Expect a W-shaped recovery going forward, said Robert Ward, director of Global Forecasting at the Economist Intelligence Unit. He shared his market outlooks.
Markets advanced Wednesday on good reports on the services sector and jobs came in better than expected. Where should investors put their money? Patrick Cunningham, managing director at Manning & Napier, and Jack Ablin, executive VP and CIO of Harris Private Bank, discussed their sector plays.
Markets opened higher on Wednesday as the jobs reports indicated an encouraging sign on the employment front. What should investors expect going forward? Michael Darda, chief economist at MKM Partners, shared his insights.
The semiconductor sector’s revenue will grow 18 percent in 2010, according to a new report from UBS. The sector has been battered by the recession, so are the chip making stocks a buy right now? Uche Orji, analyst at UBS, and Doug Freedman, senior semiconductor analyst at Broadpoint AmTech, shared their insights.
After underperforming in 2009, video game stocks are poised to improve in 2010, said Arvind Bhatia, video game and entertainment analyst at Sterne, Agee & Leach. He shared his market insights.