As the economy begins to see a recovery, investors should take advantage of companies that pay a dividend, said Joseph Keating, CIO and head of wealth management at CenterState Bank.
Goldman Sachs’ trading is going to improve seasonally in the first half of the year as capital markets continue to recover and as the markets get more clarity on regulatory and capital requirement changes, said Mark Lane, equity research analyst at William Blair & Co.
Option trading is often active in Mylan, and the generic drug maker was lighting up OptionMonster tracking systems again as it hit a five-year intraday high.
Goldman Sachs executives have long been among the most richly paid on Wall Street in the best of times. They are now poised to reap a windfall that was sown in the dark days of the financial crisis in 2008, the New York Times reports.
Short-term speculative pressures may drive up the stock market, but overall, it's still a "risky investment," said Robert Shiller, professor of economics at Yale School of Management and founder of Case-Shiller Home Price Index.
News of Apple CEO Steve Jobs' medical leave of absence pushed the firm's stock lower on Tuesday. But David Garrity, principal at GVA Research, said the news won’t stop the shares from trading higher than $400 over the next 12 months.
Investors can expect to see a stock-market rally in the short-term, said Phil Roth, chief technical market analyst at Miller Tabak, and David Hefty, CEO at Hefty Wealth Partners.
Stocks that have largely underperformed are expected to be this year's big gainers, said Alan Lancz, president of asset management firm Alan B. Lancz & Associates, and Howard Ward, portfolio manager of Gamco Growth Fund.
Ford Motor moved progressively higher this week, and option traders are betting that it has more fuel in the tank.
Natural gas and oil used to be tied at the hip. And with oil rallying, and a brutal winter battering much of the nation, you'd think nat gas would be poised for a rally. Think again.
Goldman Sachs has revealed details of about $5 billion in investment losses suffered during the crisis for the first time this week, in a move that will deepen the debate over companies’ financial disclosures, reports the Financial Times.
With prices of food and energy-related commodities surging, this is a chance for investors to profit, said Keith Springer, president of Springer Financial Advisors, and David Kelly, chief market strategist at JPMorgan Funds.
Turn to invest in individual stocks that didn’t perform as well in 2010, said Matt Fahey, director of equities at M&I Investment Management.
There are some areas out there for investors to watch and in particular, commodities are looking “very attractive,” said Douglas Kass, founder and president of alternative investment management firm Seabreeze Partners.
Could the price action Wednesday in ITT spacer, the defense contractor, spur a break-up boom? If the bankers have any say, the answer is probably yes, and here's why.
Wells Fargo boosted the financial sector to “overweight” from “market weight.” Matthew Burnell, senior analyst at Wells Fargo, cited superior earnings growth and lower event risk for the group.
The overall financial sector “looks great” this year, said Bill Spiropoulos, CEO of CoreStates Capital Advisors, a wealth management firm.
This year should be a “good year” for banks, said Jeffrey Harte of Sandler O’Neill.
Everyone loves to hear good news. Everyone loves to hear why they're right. But if you want to make money in the market, as I did for a decade at Neuberger Berman, then you need to listen to why you might be wrong about a stock, and here's why.
Much of the improvement in market fundamentals has been priced in and investors should not get too excited about the decidedly positive tone so far in 2011, according to Brian Belski, the chief investment strategist at Oppenheimer Asset Management.