Stocks moved higher near the close as oil prices surged more than $3 a barrel and gold made a run at $1,000 an ounce before backing off.
Investors are wondering if bullish sentiment will continue well into September after a weak dollar lifted the price of oil, gold and other commodities.
Cramer is back and he hit on several key topics on Tuesday's Stop Trading! segment.
Mergers and acquisitions have been missing in action during this year's stocks rally, but market experts think that could be changing soon.
Stock prices steadied at modestly higher levels as Wall Street staked a rally on rising prices of gold and oil.
Merger mania may not be quite in full swing. But the pace of deal-making is showing signs of rousing back to life after nearly a year.
An analyst upgraded shares of several hotel real estate investment trusts on Tuesday on factors including stabilizing occupancy, improving liquidity and strong balance sheets.
The markets started the month with a selloff as investors worried that the summer rally could be facing a correction. Should investors be worrying about further declines?
It’s back to school for the kids, and it’s back to work for the traders. Stocks are set to rise to kick off the holiday-shortened work week following a solid two-day rally overseas in Asia and Europe.
Merger Monday is a day late this week because of the Labor Day Holiday, but it's Kraft's pursuit of Cadbury that's helping drive stock market sentiment this Tuesday.
All major U.S. indices closed to the upside on Friday, as less than expected job losses in August led investors to focus on the positive side of a mixed payroll report, which showed that the unemployment rate jumped to 9.7%, or its highest level since 1983.
The latest overall job loss numbers showed a loss of 216,000 jobs in August and the unemployment rate rose to 9.7%, the fewest losses since August last year but highest unemployment rate since mid-1983. The June and July numbers were revised upward as well. Here is a breakdown of where the job losses were as well as which sectors were adding jobs.
The S&P 500 and Dow index broke 8 days of consecutive gains on Friday, after an economic report showed consumer sentiment in August dipped to a 4-month low. Despite of Friday's slight pull-back, all major US indexes are on track to close up 2.5% or greater for the month.
Jeffrey Hirsch, editor at Stock Traders Almanac, and David Lutz, managing director at Stifel Nicolaus, shared their insights on whether the rally will continue into September—and how investors should prepare their portfolios.
Dividend yields in the Dow index are down about a quarter of a point since early June and 165 basis points since early March, as equity markets continue to trend higher, pushing yields lower. Here is a look at the dividend yields of all 30 Dow components:
On a volatile week that ended with Fed Chairman Bernanke stating that the US economy is nearing recovery, positive housing data, and oil hitting 10 month highs; the Dow, S&P and NASDAQ once again close at new highs for 2009, and end up about 1.8% or better for the week.
You’re already suffering the indignity of paying too much at the pump, but must you now pay more at the candy machine, too?
While real rebound in the economy is still uncertain, the best investments may be in stocks that pay investors to wait. Dividend plays are back in demand and Michael Crofton, CEO of Philadelphia Trust Company and Tim O’Brien, senior portfolio manager at Evergreen Utility and Telecommunications Fund said they should remain the core of any portfolio.
Compared to an average short interest of 2.2% for all Dow components, bets against these three companies stand at around 8%.
Should investor buy the common stock or a different type of security the company offers?