Futures tumbled Wednesday after a report showed a much sharper drop in durable-goods orders than expected. Plus, a sharp selloff in China dragged on oil prices, which also weighed on the market.
Earnings season may have "officially" gotten underway with last week's release by Dow component Alcoa, but it kicks into full gear Tuesday with two very significant pre-market releases: quarterly numbers from Goldman Sachs and Dow stock Johnson & Johnson.
The Reuters/Jefferies CRB Index is a global commodity benchmark which tracks 19 mostly U.S. traded commodities and has led a rally in the past weeks with a year-to-date performance surpassing the S&P, currently up 10% versus 3% YTD, driven in part by a depreciating dollar and speculation of an economic recovery. Here are some stocks that are riding the commodities wave.
It’s not that business is getting better, Cramer said of companies’ recent performances, it’s that they’ve pulled the belt tighter.
So the final day of the month finds the S&P 500 up 9.5 percent for April, the best one-month showing since March 2000.
April stats, following on the gains in March, are bound to make bulls smile.
Don’t let sentiment about social causes drive your investing strategy. It could cost you a lot of money.
The XLE energy exchange traded fund has tumbled to a new 52-week low and is drawing huge options activity today.
At yesterday's Power Lunch town hall, there was some good debate on whether buy and hold pays off in the long run. Here is some of the analysis that fueled the discussion...
As investors brace for a dismal earnings season coming out of a turbulent fourth quarter in 2008, here is a look at the best and worst performing sectors so far in 2009.
An end-of-year rally today (albeit on fairly light volume once again) pushed the S&P 500 into positive territory to end the month. December’s 0.8% gain snaps three straight monthly declines for the index. Here’s how the 10 S&P 500 sectors ended the year.
Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Google and Campbell Soup popped while New York Times and Hess dropped.
With all those financial mergers, it's time for those companies who merged to come out of the S&P 500, and new companies to come in.
Peter Andersen has a succinct theme for his stock market choices in this fragile market: Tobacco, cans and bottles. The Congress Asset Management portfolio manager offered three stock picks.
The Lightning Round is extended in this CNBC.com exclusive feature.
While Wall Street is in perpetual turmoil, investors don't have to be.
What's REX Capital Group's Jonathan Kleisner doing, with the markets in a spin? Two answers: options strategies and oil plays.
Stocks rallied at the close after the Federal Reserve held the line on interest rates and investors were encouraged that Lehman Brothers and American International Group might work out deals to improve their perilous financial situation.
Plus, Cramer opines on a retail resurgence and ConAgra.
OPEC ministers went ahead with a decision to reduce oil output, as they set out to defend the $100 price level for crude oil. ... The majority of members prevailed upon a reluctant Saudi Arabia to go along with the reduction. It is not surprising to see Saudi Arabia go along...