Every now and then, the time is right for higher-level observations. The equilibrium between stocks and bonds has been broken. There is no "bond bubble." There are children of the baby boom generation who will not purchase stocks like their parents did, and that is quite an important development to monitor.
Schmidt says job creation is the most important thing the economy needs right now, particularly in the manufacturing sector. He's very frustrated at the government's slow pace in boosting employment—effectively saying it's ridculous that so much proposed legislation has to wait until after the November elections.
The inside players are telling you something about the future of the fuel, however, and you need to listen. So says Daniel Dicker, senior contributor to TheStreet.
Stocks had fallen overnight from Tuesday's 10-week high Tuesday — then retraced gains on Wednesday's cautious jobs optimism. But the overall performance of riskier assets demonstrates confidence in a continuous economic expansion. Here are 10 speculative small-cap stocks that made huge gains in July. A report from TheStreet.
Goldman Sachs could spin off at least part of its proprietary trading operations as early as this month to comply with new rules that limit Wall Street firms from betting their own money in financial markets, according to people familiar with the matter.
Many "yield-starved investors" are putting their money to work in the "wrong areas." This is not the time to be "venturing in and buying yield investments, that was last year—that game’s over," Shelley Bergman said.
Stocks opened higher Wednesday after a pair of reports offered some encouragement on the struggling job market. Should investors focus on fundamentals or technicals? Scott Redler, chief strategic officer at T3live.com, and David Kotok, chairman and CIO at Cumberland Advisors and CNBC contributor, discussed their insights.
U.S. private employers added 42,000 jobs in July, according to a report by ADP Employer Services on Wednesday. What does this mean for the market going forward? Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS Financial Services, shared his insights.
Forget arguments over deflation, inflation, and double-dips and read the tea leaves. By pushing yields to these levels, buyers are sending a message of extreme conservatism. A relative melt-up is still possible, but the bond markets are talking, and they deserve to be heard.
The S&P 500 moved above its 200-day moving average on Monday. So is this a sign that stocks are breaking out of their recent trading range? Craig Hodges, co-portfolio manager at The Hodges Fund & Hodges Small Cap Fund, and Dan Genter, president, CEO and CIO of RNC Genter Capital Management, shared their best plays.
Hersh Cohen, the manager of Legg Mason ClearBridge Equity Income, who has been investing in dividend stocks for four decades, is finding some of the biggest bargains of his career.
Stocks retreated Tuesday amid a round of disappointing earnings and economic data. Paul Schatz, president of Heritage Capital and Phil Orlando, chief equity market strategist at Federated Investors discussed their insights.
Bank of America is in the process of shedding some $500 billion of assets as it looks to streamline operations and comply with new financial regulations, analyst Dick Bove said Tuesday.
Stocks pulled back on Tuesday, after rallying to a 10-week high in the previous session. What is driving the big market movements? Liz Ann Sonders, chief investment strategist at Charles Schwab discussed her insights.
Brookfield has taken every opportunity to expand its hydroelectric and wind-energy facilities to different corners of the world. China has also become a focal point, a potentially lucrative endeavor for its utility and energy operations.
Stocks kicked off August with a rally after another round of encouraging earnings reports and a better-than-expected reading on manufacturing. Brian Gendreau, market strategist at Financial Network, and Larry Rosenthal, president of Financial Planning Services, discussed their insights.
The headlines Monday trumpet HSBC's sharp improvement in second-quarter profits. But that isn't impressing Peter Atwater, president of the Financial Insyghts, a financial services consulting firm.
US stocks began August with midday gains of nearly 2 percent. But Richard Repetto, principal at Sandler O’Neill, doesn't trust the rise. What should investors expect to see going forward?
July marked the best month for the Dow and the S&P 500 in a year. But will that momentum continue through the rest of the summer? Robert Doll, vice chairman and chief equity strategist at BlackRock, discussed his market outlooks.
The market does not like unpredictability, and we are headed into August with more questions than answers. That weighs on confidence. And that could make the next couple months much more difficult than July.