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U.S. stock market futures pointed to a slightly higher open for Wall Street as many investors were still away and with thin trading in Europe and Asia.
As we end a rather nasty 2008 and head into a new year that doesn't hold much optimism, Jared Levy, senior market specialist at Financial Markets Education sees investment potential in education, infrastructure and energy.
Jim Iuorio of TJM Institutional Services says he's glad to see the holiday calm settle over the markets, and he's spotted some sectors he believes will lead the markets out of the abyss.
Shoppers headed back to the malls on the day after Christmas in what shaped up as a second Black Friday for retailers. So which retail stocks look the most promising — in the midst of a particularly unpromising holiday shopping season?
Trading volume in the commercial transport company's stock was nearly 63 percent higher than its daily average, with 4.4 million shares changing hands Wednesday.
Supertex is up nearly 14 percent Wednesday on heavy trading volume, after Microchip Technology filed papers declaring 5.4 percent ownership in the circuit manufacturer late last night.
Where does Mark Parr of KeyBanc Capital Markets see investment opportunity in the stock market? See his five top stock picks.
Traders are decidedly bullish on Microsoft options Tuesday after a positive report from Oppenheimer. The average daily volume in November for MSFT was 80,000 calls per day, but 49,000 contracts changed hands in the first hour of trading today alone.
Public perception and reality are often at odds, and Neil Hennessy sees that to be the case in the stock market today. He urged investors to step back, realize that they can't make money buying Treasurys, and get their money flowing back into stocks.
Options traders Tuesday are betting on more upside in medical technology company Stryker. Following heavy volume yesterday, SYK continues to see activity at the January 40 calls...
Riverfront Investment Group's Rod Smyth characterizes the current efforts of the Federal Reserve and the Treasury as "one huge bridge...trying to take us from this recession that we're in, into the next expansion." Mike Holland of Holland & Co. agrees — and says some investment opportunities are also being built.
Telecommunications stocks have taken a beating of late. But Michael Kovacocy of Daiwa Institute of Research Europe says steep price dives has pushed telecom shares into "deep value territory." He offered CNBC his insights — and favorite stock plays.
Valero Energy is seeing some heavy options trading, as put activity Monday more than tripled the daily average volume.
Stocks ended lower Monday as a pair of lowered outlooks arrived just in time for the holidays.
Traders are banking on shares of Chesapeake Energy to move higher — but not for a few months. The oil and natural gas company reached a peak near $70 in July, but has fallen hard since then to about $15.25, after spending much of autumn between $10 and $25. Options activity on Monday is focused on the April 27.5 calls...
Desperate strategems fended off sharply reduced retail-store traffic this holiday shopping season, but some names may vanish from the landscape early in the new year. But Kristine Koerber of JMP Securities prefers to focus on the survivors.
Credit continues to crunch. Oil has collapsed. But Jeff Mortimer recommends a bank and an oil giant. What's going on here? Hint: The CIO of Charles Schwab Investment Management is thinking long-term.
Stocks turned lower Monday as a pair of lowered outlooks arrived just in time for the holidays.
The bad news is, there's going to be a lot more bad news. The good news is, it's pretty well priced into the market. That's how Al Frank Asset Management's chief portfolio manager, John Buckingham, sees it.
Demand for oil will eventually rebound, say analysts — driving up global coal demand in turn. Geoff Beeston, investment advisor at Lonsec, offered CNBC a coal investment with a "very strong" balance sheet.