The market reaction to the debt crisis in Greece and the euro zone has spooked investors across the world and led to heavy selling of stocks. But is the crisis actually impacting real businesses, given Greece makes up only two percent of euro zone gross domestic product?
Germany's reticence to come to the rescue of the Greek government has been widely criticised across the euro zone.
Whispers of contagion are sending a chill through bond markets, while the euro is likely to fall further and things don't look pretty for stocks. Smart money is likely to go into gold.
The NASDAQ Composite and Dow rose for the eighth consecutive week, with the Dow marking its longest winning streak since January 2004. Energy and consumer discretionary stocks led the gains in the S&P 500 this week.
The IPO market is heating up again with 7 companies making their market debut today, but a tepid reaction to the new offerings has set the issues at the low end or even below the expected price ranges.
On Earth Day 2010, the United States still gets less than one percent of its energy from solar power. Why? What's taking so long? For decades American leaders have been saying we'll invest more in solar, but we're still waiting.
While the company is serving up its “Happy Meals” to eager customers, its profits are providing many “Happy Returns” for its shareholders.
The NASDAQ Composite and Dow rose for the seventh consecutive week, while the S&P 500 halted its winning streak, posting a weekly loss of 0.19%. US stocks fell during Friday's trading session, following news that the Securities and Exchange Commission charged Goldman Sachs with fraud related to subprime mortgages.
The benchmark for US stocks stands just about 2 to 3 percent away from the levels when Lehman Brothers declared bankruptcy — the last chance investors had to get their money out before Lehman’s collapse lit a fuse to the market collapse. This may trigger more than just bad memories for investors, traders and analysts said.
Chinese stocks could be set for a strong rally in the wake of better-than-expected economic growth data out of the country, but the Dow hasn't run out of steam yet, Daryl Guppy, CEO of Guppytraders.com, told CNBC Thursday.
Looking over the list of losers in the S&P 500 this year, Google stands out because it is one of — if not "the" — most-loved stocks on Wall Street. Thirty analysts recommend buying the stock, while just four put a "hold" rating (basically the "sell" equivalent) on the shares. Only one analyst recommends selling Google outright.
Corporate executives and directors are selling stock before earnings season begins to ramp up. The ratio of the total amount of stock sales versus stock purchases in the last week was almost 5-to-1, according to the Vickers Weekly Insider newsletter. The 8-week moving average of this ratio is more than 4-to-1, according to Vickers.
Happy Dow 11,000! The Dow Industrials is once again flirting with 11,000 this morning, pushing above the level right after the open. Although it briefly hit 11,000 towards the end of the day on Friday, the Dow has still failed to close above that threshold since September 26, 2008.
US Stocks rose for the third consecutive week, with the Dow halting its eight-session winning streak on Friday.
The stock market’s midday rise has moved the Dow back into positive territory for the day. With a gain today, the Dow would avoid its first 3-day losing streak since the third week of January.
While all the attention is being paid by the public to the debut of the iPad on Saturday, investors are actually riveted by Apple’s ‘PEG’ ratio today.
Ahead of a long Easter Weekend, and historically on average the U.S. Major Indexes have been relatively negative on the Monday following Good Friday.
Now that the markets closed 4% or higher for the quarter, a positive first quarter is a good indication for the year where historically the Dow, S&P and NASDAQ Composite have managed to post average gains of more than 12% in the year when Q1 was a positive quarter versus average losses of -0.2% or greater when Q1 was negative.
In an ironic twist, bond strategists may be more bullish on stocks right now than the very people whose job it is to analyze the equity market.
Many investors expected to see Research-In-Motion shares down at least 10 percent today following a Wall Street Journal report Monday that Apple was building a new iPhone to be compatible with Verizon Wireless’ network.