"It's going to be an unrelaxing weekend, with one eye looking over the shoulder at what's going on overseas," one strategist said. Plus a big earnings week.
General Electric reported improved profit and an in-line bottom line in the third quarter. If GE met expectations in terms of the 31-cent earnings, it was only on the surface, according to TheStreet.com.
The week's top business news and investing advice, including telecom picks and US large caps, with CNBC's Simon Hobbs.
Here's five dumb things that happened on Wall Street, running the gamut from Research in Motion to coffee.
Bank of America has become the “it” stock of high frequency trading. Citigroup spacer was the former favorite stock of this trading strategy before its reverse split in May 2011, and at that time there was speculation about which stock would take its place.
The only reason stocks are up Friday is because the European Union has put off making any decision on bailing out Greece and other issues until Wednesday, UBS Financial's Art Cashin told CNBC.
Europe will keep its stranglehold on markets Friday. A lack of U.S. economic data will give investors little else to focus on ahead of the weekend.
Mad Money host Jim Cramer, says if U.S. markets could somehow separate from Europe, and trade on earnings and fundamentals, we'd all be in much better shape.
The return of Libyan oil to world markets may provide some relief at the pump for U.S. consumers, but don't expect a big drop in prices as refining and economic factors are more at play.
Two analysts told CNBC Thursday the best way to winterize a stock portfolio is to buy shares of coal or oil companies rather than buying the commodities directly.
Corporate insiders sell their own companies' stock for a number of reasons. But insiders usually buy their own shares for one reason: They think the stock is a bargain and has tremendous upside.
McDonald's, which reports quarterly earnings on Friday, should be a cornerstone investment in any portfolio as it has proven its resiliency in all economic conditions and has an all-weather share performance, according to TheStreet.
The sputtering initial public offering market may never again be as robust as it once was because there's much more incentive for the owners of growing, young companies to sell out than to go public, suggests one study.
Could it be that Apple retail chief Ron Johnson’s departure for J.C. Penney spacer was steeped as much in a peak in the performance of Apple stores as much as the opportunity he sees at the department store chain? Herb Greenberg reports.
Widely-followed banking analyst Mike Mayo at CLSA stripped his buy rating from Goldman Sachs Wednesday, citing a tough investment banking environment and an ongoing Justice Department investigation.
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Despite markets continually in flux, Morgan Stanley thinks there are still stocks investors can keep for the long haul. Here are its 20 top picks.
How many times have you heard a real estate agent say: "It's a great time to buy." Well, that's finally true, given the collapse in home prices, record low mortgage rates, and the vagaries of investing in just about anything else these days.
Activist investor Bill Ackman, head of $10 billion Pershing Square Capital Management, is making a bet that the housing market will recover sooner than many think, and positioning his portfolio for when it does.
Thanks to broad market declines and volatile trading conditions, hedge funds saw assets tumble $85 billion in the third quarter, according to new data from Hedge Fund Research—a notable retreat from trends seen earlier this year.