As the battle between the bulls and the bears heats up over the next leg of the rally, charts of the S&P 500 index are flagging a potential rebound.» Read More
Jeffery Harte of Sandler O'Neill says it's time for investors to stop shunning financials. See his top stock picks.
Seagate Technology saw major upside action in options Monday, as its shares rose more than 14 percent. Call volume in afternoon trading was FIVE times the average flow of 3,400!
Christopher Growe, managing director at Stifel Nicolaus told CNBC he sees a few “tasty” food stocks that will help boost portfolios. Here are his top four picks.
Goodyear saw a spike in options activity as its stock traded higher on Monday, apparently a positive reflection of progress toward an auto industry bailout in Washington. The action focused on the April 7.5 calls, which lit up OptionMonster's tracking systems, driving the price of those options up $0.50 to $1.50.
Seventy percent of Hugh Johnson's portfolio is in stocks — and that's where his money is staying, he says. The chairman and CIO of Johnson Illington Advisors says fixed-income investing has some significant dangers the casual investor may overlook. But CNBC also heard a counterpoint view...
Hartford is seeing heavy options trading Friday, as its stock soars more than 88% even as the broader markets drop. Hartford Financial Services, which has an average daily call volume of 10,000 contracts, saw 37,100 calls trade in the first hour of trading this morning. That's three times full session volume in just 60 minutes!
"Buy great companies at fair prices, instead of fair companies at great prices," Mark Tinker, global portfolio manager at Axa Framlington Gemini, advised.
Lousy sales, weak earnings and more layoffs reigned over Thursday, with glum news from Nokia, Viacom, Merck, AT&T, DuPont, Credit Suisse and retailers across the board. European central banks enacted big rate cuts. And Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke urged more government efforts to stanch soaring home foreclosures. But CNBC heard from experts who say that while the news will get worse through 2009, markets will periodically rally — and one strategist sees the Dow at 12,000 in 2010.
SanDisk shares are moving nearly 15 percent higher Wednesday, as talk of a renewed buyout bid by Toshiba hits the trading desks. Here's my take on it...
Don't buy the stocks that others are buying, says Craig Callahan, founder and president of ICON Advisers. He says investors should target what others are selling — like consumer discretionary stocks.
Bank of America could end up cutting 30,000 jobs as it moves to absorb Merrill Lynch, three times as many as previously estimated, sources told CNBC
It was real estate that led the market into recession, and David Goldberg of UBS thinks it's getting ready to lead it out. He admits that fundamentals for homebuilding companies are low, and likely to remain so for at least the next nine months. This, he believes, is the time to buy on valuation.
BP is seeing bullish options activity today after the company reaffirmed its commitment to dividends and capital expenditures.
These days, just about every stock picker in the business will tell you to be in the market for the long term. Broadleaf Partners president and chief investment officer Doug MacKay is no exception, but he's willing to go out on a limb for an investor who absolutely must have some short-term gains.
Bank of America can be expected to cut at least 10,000 investment banking jobs as it moves to absorb Merrill Lynch, sources have told CNBC.
Stocks snapped their best five-day winning streak in 75 years with a resounding crack, giving back more than half the gains in one session.
The red ink started to flow with Monday's opening bell on Wall Street. Holland & Co.'s Mike Holland urged investors to stay with the best names as the best strategy to survive the bear market.
We all have our heroes. David Schick's hero is the American consumer, scaling back and scooping up bargains to survive soaring gas prices, plunging employment, and crunching credit. The reasons behind two of his stock picks are clear; the reasons behind his third stock pick, less so.
Automakers have rallied in recent days as prospects for a government bailout appeared to improve, but Ford is the only one trading higher today.
Stocks pulled back Monday after logging their best five-day streak in 75 years last week.