Hope that the TALF will finally get launched is the main story this morning. $200 Billion in initial financing from the Fed for private entities to purchase asset backed securities like credit card, auto, and student and small business loans.
Asian stocks hit new lows Tuesday on renewed concerns over the global financial sector. European stocks managed to climb higher after Monday's major selloff. Experts tell CNBC where to invest during market volatility.
Global stocks were mixed Tuesday after the major selloff the previous day. Markets have been shaken by concerns that the global financial sector woes are deepening.
The S&P 500 could slump another 20 percent from current lows as it struggles to pull up from its latest leg lower, Richard Morrish, head of research from MIG Investments, told CNBC.
Investors are heading for their financial bunkers as confidence in the government's ability to turn around the financial crises dips to a new low.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average hit its lowest level in 12 years, slipping below 7,000, then 6,900 and then 6,800, as another bailout of insurance giant AIG stirred fear about the stability of the financial system.
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The Dow Jones Industrial Average opened at its lowest level in 12 years, slipping below 7,000 as investors grew increasingly skittish over the state of the stock market amid the wave of government bailouts.
Global stocks fell to nearly 6-year lows Monday, as the dollar hit a 3-year peak after HSBC announced a $17.75 billion rights issue and AIG got a $30 billion cash injection from the US.
The S&P 500 could fall another 18 percent as the bear market grinds stocks ever lower and the market won’t hit a bottom until the middle of 2011, Robin Griffiths, technical strategist at Cazenove Capital, told CNBC.
Government bonds rose across the board on Monday after HSBC launched Britain's biggest-ever rights issue, of $17.75 billion, to shore up its balance sheet after reporting an 18 percent fall in adjusted pretax profit for 2008 and cut its dividend.
After losing his job as the security manager for a Fortune 500 company, Mark Cooper is grateful for a $12-an-hour “survival job.”
The wealthiest stand to lose the most under President Obama’s proposed budget, while individuals with lower incomes could gain in many different ways. But many of those in between — those with household incomes of $200,000 to $400,000 or so — may not see as much of a difference in their tax bills as they may have feared.
Stocks limp into March at 12-year lows, amid signs the market could still be heading south.
A tough year for Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway should make his annual letter to shareholders even more interesting than usual. Reuters says he has "some explaining to do." The letter will be released tomorrow (Saturday) at 8a ET.
Amid the gloom, Birinyi Associates' Cleve Rueckert found what he sees as a bright spot in the stock market. In a note, he says growth is the place to be, based on performance of the S&P's Pure Growth Index versus the S&P Pure Value Index. Here's his list of 15 stocks in the S&P 500 that fit three key growth criteria.
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Details of the government’s plan to convert its preferred shares to common shares in Citigroup have pushed stock futures sharply lower, with shares of Citi and other banks under pressure in pre-market trading.
Global stocks were down Friday as more bad news came out of the financial sector, heightening investors' fears about the health of the overall economy. As markets continue their volatile streak, experts tell CNBC where is best to put your money.