Stocks pushed higher Friday after a slightly better-than-expected reading on consumer sentiment. Stocks had gotten off to a higher start after the EU and IMF reached a deal to provide a safety net for Greece.
At least one barometer of future movements for the overall market started to breakdown this week.
After traders celebrated what was cynically dubbed “Dow 10k 2.0” just 5.5 months ago, the Dow Industrials is now just a small hop away from regaining the 11,000 level. Once it reaches that level, the Dow will have rallied 68 percent from its March 2009 low.
U.S. stock index futures were higher ahead of the open Friday after a safety net for Greece's debt problems was hammered out between European Union leaders and the IMF and ECB president Jean-Claude Trichet said he found the plan "workable".
As we approach another quarter and month end, the Dow and S&P are on track for their best Q1 in over 10 years, and the NASDAQ Composite since 2006 based on March 24th closing levels.
The stock market continued its rally yesterday as the Dow rose for the 10th time over the past 11 trading sessions. The index is now just over 100 points shy of 11,000, a level it hasn’t closed above since late September 2008.
I nvestors wanting to take part in the market's upside but also looking to protect against the downside risks should focus on three areas , Sani Hamid, director of wealth management at Financial Alliance, told CNBC.
US Stocks rose for the third consecutive week, with the Dow halting its eight-session winning streak on Friday.
While the stock market continues to reach new highs for the year, dividend yields for the thirty stocks that make up the Dow Jones Industrial index have remained relatively unchanged in the past seven months.
Today is a quadruple-witch day. Quadruple-witching occurs on the 3rd Friday of every last month of the quarter when index futures, index options, stock options and stock futures expire on the same day. Here is a look at how quadruple-witches have affected the markets.
The luck of the Irish has rubbed off on the Dow today, as the Industrial Average is not only trading up for the seventh consecutive day, but it is also trading at an 18-month high.
Earlier today, the National Association of Home Builders reported a 2 point decline in their Housing Market Index, back to its level from May of last year. Details revealed that traffic fell to its lowest levels in a year. Tomorrow, we get another read on the real estate market with Housing Starts scheduled to come out at 8:30 am and consensus numbers are expecting a drop there as well. Despite these numbers, housing stocks have been gaining.
Wal-Mart is lacing up the gloves in the fight to win the modern day price war in food retail in 2010, according to one industry analyst.
Each quarter near the end of earnings season, we look at the stocks in the S&P 500 to see which ones are trading at the greatest discounts and premiums to their analysts' consensus target prices. We publish the lists in our 20 Stocks to Pop / Drop series. Now, 3 weeks since we last published the Pops list, here is a check on how the 20 stocks have performed.
US Stocks rose for the second consecutive week, with the S&P 500 Index and NASDAQ Composite reaching a new high for the year on Thursday, March 11.
With the S&P 500 at a 17-month high investors are buying Burger King and some of the other few stocks that fell or underperformed the index the last 12 months in a bid they will catch-up and fuel the next leg of this bull market.
Yesterday marked the 10th Year Anniversary of the peak of the dot com bubble with the NASDAQ Composite now down about 53% from its all-time high close of 5,048.62. Now, 10 years later, the NASDAQ has been a leader in the past year's rally. Amongst the leaders, have been manufacturers of components of LEDs. Could revolutionary LED stocks possibly lead the NASDAQ to thrive once again?
It's been a year since the market bottomed. The Dow is up 61% since then. A newspaper stock outperformed discount giant Wal-Mart. What has it all taught us? Take a good look in the mirror, buddy.
US companies have cut so many workers that a measure of productivity comparing the prices of products to the cost of labor to produce them has jumped the most since World War II.
Shares of American International Group are up over 42 percent in the past five trading sessions, as speculation over possible restrictions and further asset sales on semi-owned government entities have emerged in the past few days.