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The agency tasked with clearing and settlement for the financial markets is warning that "pockets of weakness" are starting to emerge across the financial system.
On Monday, the S&P opened up, then drifted lower and moved into negative territory less than 20 minutes later.
Investors underestimated the destabilizing effect of the Trump administration's trade policies, which J. P. Morgan says may have erased 10 percent off the S&P 500.
Stocks sank Thursday and then rallied back. But buying still seems tentative, even with the Dow Jones Industrial Average down 1,500 points in two days.
A good part of 2019 earnings expectations could depend on a tariff deal between President Trump and China's President Xi Jinping.
The fact that all the FANG names were down 2 percent to 3 percent, and the industrial and energy sectors were down 1.5 percent each, points to a bigger problem.
It's true that gridlock often has been good for stocks, but it's not clear it will be this time around.
Stock and bond ETFs associated with active trading saw heavy volumes and some withdrawals during October's turbulent market conditions, while investors put money into exchange traded funds that are more associated with buy and hold strategies.
Companies are coming out of "blackout periods" around their earnings and can now increase their buyback activity.
Instead of 10 percent earnings growth, the market seems to be anticipating earnings growth of roughly half that.
Companies are beating expectations and raising estimates, but investors are selling stocks anyway
There's been talk about some tech companies like Palantir and Uber going public, but if this market volatility continues into next year, they may have to drop their prices dramatically or postpone their IPOs.
Earnings season is just getting started, but the early signs are looking even better than the bulls were anticipating.
A $350 billion ocean of unused stock buybacks planned by companies could be a significant support for the next leg up in the market.
The Nasdaq is having its worst month since January 2016. But while Wednesday's drop was large, for much of the tech sector, this was the culmination of a months-long sell-off.
Investor attention is focusing away from third- and fourth-quarter earnings (both of which will be outstanding) and toward 2019 projections.
As bond yields rose last week, tech stocks underperformed. But some stocks that act like bond proxies have done the opposite of what might be expected: They are rising.
To a certain extent, higher yields are already affecting the stock market. Interest-rate-sensitive sectors have been generally down for the past month even as the broader markets have hit new highs.
Amazon's move to a $15 hourly minimum wage is going to put pressure on retail profit margins. That fear sends retail stock prices tumbling.
A new report about markets says cybersecurity presents the most important near-term threat to financial stability.
Jim Cramer says federal authorities should investigate rapid sell-offs like the one that occurred on Christmas Eve because they erode trust in the stock market.
The "tech bubble 2.0 popped" last year and it's looking just like the tech bubble of the early 2000s, Morgan Creek Capital's Mark Yusko says.
Companies that repeatedly see their stocks jump after earnings could do so again, so Bespoke created a list of stocks that popped the most on the last eight years of fourth-quarter earnings reporting days.