US Markets The Trade

  • With a boost from William Shatner, Priceline is heading at warp speed to be the S&P's first $1,000 stock, surprisingly with a reasonable valuation, investors and analysts say.

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    The "Bespoke 50," a concentrated growth portfolio of small-cap stocks, has jumped 65 percent over the past 18 months, more than double the S&P 500's gain.

  • A Ford Focus sits on display at a Manhattan car dealership that sells Ford vehicles in New York City.

    The automaker is on a path to become the favored auto brand of the world after demonstrating strong quarterly results in all major global regions, and that could seriously lift shares.

  • These low-profile names aren't followed by many analysts. But big-name money managers in the know view these stocks as some of the best opportunities in the market.

  • Individual investors showed no fear during the June stock market pullback, aggressively buying the dip and getting even more bullish by the end of the month than they were before it started. Do they know something the pros don't?

  • Despite the carnage, the best opportunity may be to buy US Treasurys as inflation stays anemic and the economy continues to limp, note two bond investors.

  • John Paulson, president of Paulson & Co. Inc

    John Paulson, whose 2007 bet against subprime mortgage securities became known as "The Greatest Trade Ever," is now betting on housing.

  • The dream used to be a house you paid for with a steady paycheck. But fewer hours worked at lower-wage jobs is severely altering that, especially for young people.

  • A Delta airline's aircraft takes off from the Ronald Reagan National airport as the sun rises in Washington, DC.

    Airline stocks such are set to soar on better-than-expected earnings as consumer confidence increases, capacity continues to come offline and fuel costs remain tame.