Company share buybacks are roaring, at a rate unseen in years. Is that a market buy signal? Mike Holland, chairman of Holland & Co., and Jack Bouroudjian, chief executive of Indexfuturesgroup.com, offered their insights.
In thinking back to last year at this time as the market was just starting to turn, hardly anybody was confident enough to call a bottom.
The VIX (CBOE Market Volatility Index) is hovering near its 2-year lows. Does this mean smooth sailing ahead — or dangerous complacency? Paul Britton, founder and chief executive of the Capstone Holdings Group, foresees a "huge event coming up." He offered CNBC his stock market outlook.
A trader is betting that shares of Monster Worldwide will gain significantly by late summer. The online employment company closed yesterday up 0.37 percent to $16.17. The stock has been trading between $14 and $19 since early August.
Stocks wavered Monday as mostly lukewarm financials were counterbalanced by Wal-Mart's strength. What's ahead? Katie Stockton of MKM Partners and Carter Worth of Oppenheimer offered CNBC their market outlooks.
Stocks slipped Monday even as credit card data pointed to an easing of consumer woes. Where's the market headed? Jim Hardesty, president of Hardesty Capital Management, and Doug Cliggott, US equity strategist at Credit Suisse, offered CNBC their insights.
Large-cap financial stocks generally slipped across the board Monday as Congress continues to weigh industry reforms. Are regional banks a better investment now? David Katz, chief investment officer at Matrix Asset Advisors, and Craig Siegenthaler, analyst at Credit Suisse, offered their insights and favorite stocks now.
Barclays Capital, the investment banking unit of Barclays Group, is considering a partnership structure a la Goldman Sachs and Lazard before the latter two went public, according to the Financial Times.
U.S. economic growth as measured by real GDP will top 5 percent in 2010, and the unemployment rate will fall below 9 percent, said Byron Wien, vice president of Blackstone Advisory Services, who shared his annual top 10 surprises with CNBC Tuesday.
Over the week, shares of Citigroup and AIG stocks rose over 15 and 25 percent, respectively. Are there more gains to come in these names? John Brady, senior vice president at MF Global, and Jamie Cox, managing partner at Harris Financial, shared their insights.
As seasonal demand shifts with the warming weather in the Northern Hemisphere, energy traders have been playing the spread between gasoline and heating oil, known as the “widowmaker.” Should you get in? Addison Armstrong, director of market research at Tradition Energy, and John Kilduff, co-CIO of Round Earth Capital, discussed their insights.
How should investors prepare their portfolios for next week? Peter Andersen, portfolio manager at Congress Asset Management Company, and Peter Costa, president of Empire Executions and CNBC market analyst, shared their best plays.
Markets mostly fell on Friday after a report showed consumer sentiment softened in March. Boris Schlossberg, director of research at GFT Forex, Ben Lichtenstein, president of TradersAudio and Peter Beutel, president of Cameron Hanover shared their outlooks on equities, currencies and commodities.
The current market "is very much based on fundamentals," said Paul Schulte, head of multi-strategy research at Nomura International. He told CNBC what he's watching "as we move into Monday."
Sentiment has turned positive for Citigroup, as well as the banking sector overall, Royce Tostrams, technical analyst at Tostrams Groep, told CNBC on Friday.
Traders were buying AES calls in large numbers yesterday, the second time this week that the interntional power company has seen upside option activity.
Markets are at a “very important” point and if we don’t see a breakout in the next two or three days, we’ll go into a correction, said Clem Chambers, CEO of ADVFN. He shared his market outlook.
Since the lows of March 2009, Goldman Sachs has moved up more than 80 percent while Citigroup jumped over 160 percent. Do these stocks have further room for growth? Christopher Whalen, senior vice president and managing director at Institutional Risk Analytics, and Jeffery Harte, managing director in equity research at Sandler O’Neill, shared their insights.
U.S. mortgage applications inched higher this month, the Dow Jones real estate index rose 114 percent since the 2009 March lows and foreclosure filings rose 6 percent in February from a year ago, the smallest increase in four years. Is the real estate sector the place to invest again? Jay Leupp, senior portfolio manager at Grubb & Ellis, and Paul Curbo, portfolio manager at Invesco AIM, discussed their sector insights.
Markets slid slightly at the open on Thursday, after weekly jobless claims fell less than analysts had anticipated. How should investors be positioned? David Joy, chief market strategist at RiverSource Investments, and James Paulsen, chief investment strategist at Wells Capital Management, shared their market insights.