Stocks rallied Thursday as investors shrugged off a rise in jobless claims and focused on encouraging earnings from Ford and 3M. A third straight rise in existing-home sales also buoyed the market.
Futures indicated a slightly higher open for Wall Street Thursday ahead of another vast amount of earnings reports.
With the exception of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the major U.S. indices ended up for the month. The NASDAQ reached its third-consecutive monthly gain advancing 4.55% in May.
The first week of this year's CNBC Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge is now complete and over 16 billion shares have been traded so far. Here are some of the top trades that have lifted contestants to the top of the leaderboard...
Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Smithfield Foods and Compuware popped while Manitowoc and Las Vegas Sands dropped.
With April 15 here, many of us have finished our taxes and can again think about other financial matters. Perhaps you are considering taking your refunds and investing them in the markets. Here is how the market has performed historically on and after tax day.
Wall Street resumed its cautious stance Friday, giving up sizable early gains and closing sharply lower as investors played it safe and cashed in profits before the weekend.
Okay, we're slowly but surely posting the most recent information on the contest. Here's the stock report--for both the Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge and Second Chance Showdown. Earnings are still helping the best performers. One longtime favorite--CMGI--shows up on worst performer as well as most active and widely held. Maybe it's time has come and gone. Here ya go..
Hey everyone, a bit later than usual, but we have the leaderboard for the finals with a new name on top. A few notes before we get to that. Some of the numbers were incomplete in yesterdays' post for a couple of portfolios. However, I want to make clear that the total for the portfolio values were accurate. We just had a little less of the complete picture for the trades. We're working to make sure we do the best job on that front. As for one stock--BPRG--it is a valid stock for the contest. Reuters data shows a market cap of $1.3B on 3/2/07--which was the date for contest stocks.
If you pull up a chair, grab the phone and call Cramer with your top five holdings, he'll let you know if your portfolio is cooking with fire or if it could just get you burned. Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.