Sluggish US job growth, prudent American consumers, Europe's debt woes, China's economy — with each report comes an overreaction. The S&P 500 is little changed this year after jumping 65 percent from the low in March 2009 to the end of last year. Here are 10 reasons to stay in the stock market — or to get back in if you're waiting for better days.
M&A activity in the banking sector has not been robust with the financial regulation still on the table, but the landscape could change very soon, said Craig Siegenthaler, analyst at Credit Suisse.
BP deserves acknowledgement for the claims it has made to date to the Gulf of Mexico region and its residents and its agreement last week with the government to pay out some $20 billion, Ken Feinberg, BP escrow account administrator, told CNBC Monday.
Stocks climbed on Monday following news that China is dropping its informal peg of the yuan to the dollar, a move investors believe will boost Chinese demand for exports as well as commodities. Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS Financial Services, shared his market outlook.
These energy-conscious companies have fared well this year and continue to attract portfolio mangers' interest.
Hornbeck Offshore Services has gotten hammered along with BP and others in the energy space after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, but call buyers stepped in Friday.
What are you planning on buying for your dad this Father’s Day? Ties and electronics? Buy him stocks instead, suggested Tom Anderson, associate editor at Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. He shared his best plays.
Commercial loans had been cast as a horrific mess headed straight for the banking sector as recently as six months ago, but the impact is proving to be less painful and more targeted than some had feared.
BP executives met in London Friday with investment bankers to discuss a likely bond offering as early as Tuesday, according to a source familiar with the matter.
Stocks rose after a rocky open on Friday as investors prepared for the "quadruple witching" expiration of futures and options. Alec Young, equity strategist at Standard & Poor’s, and Fritz Meyer, senior market strategist at Invesco, shared their market outlooks.
Which stocks should investors be buying into next week? Alan Valdes, vice president of DME Securities, and David Stepherson, senior portfolio manager of Hardesty Capital Management, shared their best plays.
Investment bankers have had a somewhat disappointing year, but there are signs deal activity is picking up. The traders, by and large, have been doing very well, and when they are making money, their earnings typically dwarf those of the investment bankers. However, it is the traders who are likely to take the biggest hit from new banking laws working their way through Congress.
Advisors are feeling less optimistic about the economy in general, according to results from the latest TD Ameritrade Advisors Survey. Tom Bradley, president of TD Ameritrade Institutional, broke down the survey for CNBC.
Some on Wall Street are saying that BP may have to pay lenders as much as 2.5 percent more than it typically does on similar bond issues. What does this mean for BP stock and investors?
Disappointing guidance from FedEx on Wednesday triggered a market decline and a 6% drop in the company's shares, but several analysts say Wall Street got it wrong.
Something investors in Amazon must be asking themselves: Has the Apple iPad caused the Kindle to rapidly fall into obsolescence and, if so, how will that impact the company’s second quarter results?
Stocks fell on Tuesday after reports that jobless claims jumped last week and the Philly Fed gauge of manufacturing activity tumbled. Christian Thwaites, president and CEO of Sentinel Asset Management, and Paul Schatz, president of Heritage Capital, shared their views.
BP in talks with five major investment banks over a multi billion dollar debt offering.
The recent declines in the S&P 500 are over for now and the index should rally to 1,165 points, Mark Sturdy, director of Seven Days Ahead, told CNBC Thursday.
The Dow erased its gains after a higher open on Thursday as another rise in jobless claims weighed on the market. Maury Fertig, chief investment officer at Relative Value Partners and Chip Cobb, senior vice president at Bryn Mawr Trust discussed their outlooks.