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Friday, December 31, 2010

Monday, December 27, 2010

Morning Market Alert for December 27, 2010

U.S. stocks may follow Europe and Asia lower after a surprise interest rate hike by China. Trading may be light because of the blizzard in the Northeast. Intel and AMD reportedly will unveil combination chips.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Asian & European Markets Pressured by Inflation (Asia) & Debt (Europe)

Lind-Waldock Strategist Dennis Cajigas discusses the currency and bond futures markets. Topics covered: Japanese & Chinese markets under pressure because of inflation; European markets are mixed; Stock Index Futures are flat; Expect range-based trade in Treasuries.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Market Close Wrap-Up: December 20th, 2010

The major U.S. equity indices closed mixed Monday, as the Census Bureau released data on the retail sector. The Census Bureau reported that net sales and profits have edged higher for major retailers year-over-year; sales increased 5.5% from the year-ago period and profits received a 7.5% boost year-over-year. However, the report pointed out that though 80,000 jobs were added to the retail sector this year, hiring in the sector only rose by 0.6%. In corporate news, eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY) will acquire Germany's largest e-commerce shopping club, brands4friends, for $200 million in a bid to boost its European presence. The deal is slated to close during Q1 2011. Best Buy Co. (NYSE:BBY) is offering a MiFi bundle for the holidays with the purchase of a data plan until January 2nd. Taking a look at where the markets closed, The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJI) closed 0.12% lower at 11,478.13, the S&P500 (INX) closed 0.25% higher at 1,247.08, and the Nasdaq Composite (IXIC) closed 0.25% higher at 2,649.56.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

How to Invest in Chinese IPOs

Dec. 6 2010 | When it comes to Chinese IPOs, Scott Redler, chief strategic officer at T3live.com, recommends investors wait anywhere from 4 weeks to 4 months from the first day of trading before deciding to buy into a company. He explains why to CNBC's Sri Jegarajah and Karen Tso.

Investing in the Bond Market

Dec. 8 2010 | Jonathan Beinner, co-head of global fixed income at Goldman Sachs Asset Mgmt., tells CNBC how he's playing the bond market now.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

The top three best-performing hedge funds of 2010

Dec. 7 2010 | CNBC's Kate Kelly reveals the top three best-performing hedge funds of 2010 and what they can expect to earn. Judah Kraushaar, managing partner of Roaring Brook Capital, shares his insight.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Market Close Wrap-Up: December 2, 2010

"The major U.S. equity indices closed higher Thursday, on news from Freddie Mac regarding a boost in mortgage rates, signaling a brighter economic outlook.

Officials from Freddie Mac said that the average 30-year fixed loans rate jumped 4.46%, up from 4.40% last week.

The average 15-year loan also increased, from 3.77% to 3.81%.

In corporate news, Limited Brands, Inc. (NYSE:LTD) reported a 10% jump in sales during November for stores open at least one year; Thomson Reuters analysts forecast a sales boost of 4%. Net sales during November rose 14% to $893 million.

PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE:PEP) officials announced the company's planned 66% stake purchase in Russian food and beverage firm Wimm-Bill-Dann Foods OJSC (NYSE:WBD). The majority stake purchase will cost $3.8 billion, and according to PepsiCo officials, will help boost the firm's worldwide annual revenues from nutritious and functional foods by about $3 billion, to $13 billion.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJI) closed 0.95% higher at 11,362, the S&P500 (INX) closed 1.28% higher at 1,221, and the Nasdaq Composite (IXIC) closed 1.17% higher at 2,579."

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Market Close Wrap-up -- December 1, 2010



" The major U.S. equity indices closed higher Wednesday, following a positive U.S. economic growth survey from the Federal Reserve.

The survey found that 10 out of 12 of the Fed's regions have experienced some form of economic growth.

Boston, Dallas, Atlanta, Cleveland and San Francisco reported a ""slight to modest"" pace of growth; Chicago, New York, Minneapolis, Kansas City and Richmond reported a ""somewhat stonger"" pace of growth; and Philadelphia and St. Louis reported mixed growth conditions.

The Fed reported a boost in sales for most retailers in the nation, as well.

In corporate news, most automakers reported sales gains during November, with Toyota Motor Corp. (NYSE:TM) as the exception.

Toyota reported a 3.3% year-over-year sales dip during the prior month, with 129,317 cars and trucks sold in the U.S.

However, General Motors Corp. (NYSE:GM), Honda Motor Co. (NYSE:HMC), Ford, Nissan, Chrysler and Hyandai all reported double-digit sales gains in November.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJI) closed 2.27% higher at 11,255.78, the S&P500 (INX) closed 1.64% higher at 1,206.07, and the Nasdaq Composite (IXIC) closed 2.05% higher at 2,549.43."

Monday, November 29, 2010

JPMorgan Chase to Buy Back $1 Billion in Long-Term Securities

JPMorgan Chase (JPM) said it would buy back $1 billion of its long-term securities in a move that shows the bank using extra cash to deleverage and refinance in a low-interest rate environment, TheStreet.com reported.

JPMorgan shares are up 1.07%, or $0.40, to $37.90.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Stock Exchange: Tokyo closed in fall The Nikkei is -0.40%

TOKYO, NOVEMBER 26 - The Tokyo Stock Exchange closed trade in fall of 0.40%. The Nikkei index made up to 10039.56 points, less than the 40.20 at the closing yesterday.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Insider Trading Probe Impact on Financial Sector

Rochdale Securities Financial Analyst Dick Bove on how the insider-trading investigation will affect banks and their stocks.

Hedge Funds in Feds Crosshairs

FBN's Liz MacDonald on the latest on the insider-trading investigation.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Korean Tension Impacting Foreign Markets

FBN's Connell McShane breaks down the impact of the artillery attack on a South Korean island by North Korea.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Insider Trading Case Underway

Nov. 22 2010 | Reports say dozens of firms are under the microscope, with Jacob Frenkel, Partner Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Prody & Ecker.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

GM Stock Ready to Drop?

FBN's Neil Cavuto discusses whether the auto makers stock will sink or swim.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

GM IPO Today May Be Largest in U.S. History

General Motors much anticipated initial public offering will price today.

The company revised the IPO by 31% and could raise as much as $22.7 billion dollars, making ith the largest stock offering in U.S. history. The automaker raised it's common stock price range just yesterday, and upped the preferred shares to $4 billion dollars. The company received share orders for it's common stock worth $70 billion dollars.

The auto company sought a government bail out just 16 months ago. GM received $50 billion in taxpayer dollars, and hopes to repay the feds as soon as possible.

GM Increases IPO Size Ahead of Today's Sale

"Businessweek.com is reporting that General Motors' IPO may end up raising $15.8 billion after the Treasury and United Auto Workers' retiree healthcare trust increased the shares they are selling.

In what would be the second largest initial sale in U.S. history behind Visa's $19.7 billion sale in March 2008, GM's IPO has now been upped to 478 million shares, a 31% increase, and prices of shares are as high as $33/share.

Overallotment and an offering of preferred shares may increase the total amount raised to around $22.7 billion, a step closer to CEO Dan Akerson's goal of returning the $49.5 billion taxpayer bailout the company received in 2009."

Closing Bell Wrap-Up: November 17, 2010

"Last updated November 17, 2010: 4:15 PM ET --- The major U.S. equity indices closed mixed Wednesday, following a Federal Reserve announcement that banks will have to undergo new stress tests to prove they can hold strong during a recession or major borrower default.

The Fed's examiners will look at 19 previously tested banks. The firms under the looking glass include Citigroup (NYSE:C), JP Morgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) and Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE:WFC). All called upon banks must file for the stress tests by January 7, 2011.

In corporate news, BJ's Wholesale Club, Inc. (NYSE:BJ) reported a year-over-year boost of 8.6% to its Q3 net sales.. coming in at $7.84 billion. The firm's quarterly net income posted at $23.0 million, or $0.43 per share, up from $17.4 million, or $0.32 per share, in the year-ago period.

Target Corp. (NYSE:TGT) also reported Q3 earnings. The store posted EPS of $0.74, a 28.5% increase from $0.58 in the year-ago period. Net earnings for the quarter rose from $436 million in 2009, to $535 million. Sales rose 3% year-over-year to $15.2 billion and gross margin declined from 30.8% in the year-ago period to 30.6%.

Taking a look at the major U.S. indices...The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJI) closed 0.14% lower at 11,007.88, the S&P500 (INX) closed 0.02% higher at 1,178.59, and the Nasdaq Composite (IXIC) closed 0.25% higher at 2,476.01."

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Closing Bell Market Wrap-Up: November 16, 2010

"The major U.S. equity indices closed lower Tuesday, following an increase in the dollar against the euro.

Treasury prices increased for the first time in three days.

The 10-year note yield fell 2.86%, down from 2.95%.

The National Association of Home Builders reported a boost to its November housing market index at 16, under forecasts looking for a reading of 17.

In corporate news, Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE:ANF) reported Q3 net income of $50 million, or $0.56 per share, up from $38.8 million, or $0.44 per share, in the year-ago period. Total net sales for the quarter rose 18% year-over-year to $885.5 million, and total international net sales jumped 87% to $164.1 million.

Home Depot (NYSE:HD) reported Q3 earnings of $0.51 per share, ahead of estimates of $0.48 per share. Revenue for the quarter was inline at $16.6 billion.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJI) closed 1.59% lower at 11,023.50, the S&P500 (INX) closed 1.62% lower at 1,178.34, and the Nasdaq Composite (IXIC) closed 1.75% lower at 2,469.84."

Markets Close Down Sharply

FBN's Adam Shapiro breaks down the biggest stories of the business day.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Market Close Wrap-Up: November 15, 2010

Market Close Wrap-Up: November 15, 2010


"The major U.S. equity indices closed mixed Monday.

In the headlines today...Republican economists attacked the Federal Reserve's plan to stimulate the economy. The central bank announced last week it's decision to purchase $600 billion in Treasury bonds.

The economists wrote in a letter that this action risks ""currency debasement and inflation, and we do not think [it] will achieve the Fed's objective of promoting employment.""

In economic news, the Commerce Department reported that retail sales jumped 1.2% during October - the largest upturn since March.

However, excluding automobiles, sales increased by 0.4%.

In corporate news, EMC Corp. (NYSE:EMC) purchased software design firm Isilon Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISLN) in a $2.25 billion cash deal.

Lowe's (NYSE:LOW) reported Q3 earnings of $0.31 per share, coming in one penny ahead of consensus. The retailer posted revenue of $11.6 billion, which missed consensus of $11.75 billion.

And..BHP Billiton Ltd. (NYSE:BHP) retracted its bid for Potash Corp. (NYSE:POT). The company instead reinstated its share repurchase program worth $4.2 billion.

Taking a look at how the major U.S. indices closed on Monday...The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJI) closed slightly higher by a fraction of a percent at 11,202, the S&P500 (INX) closed slightly lower at 1,198, and the Nasdaq Composite (IXIC) closed near two-tenths of a percent lower at 2,514."

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Market Close Wrap-Up: November 10th, 2010



"The major U.S. equity indices closed higher Wednesday, as crude oil futures settled at a two-year peak. Crude for December delivery gained 1.3% at $87.81 per barrel on the New York Mercantile exchange.

Currency wars raged on as economic leaders met in Asia to try to maintain the global economic state. The two-day Group of 20 summit in Seoul, South Korea aims to hash out ways the world's leading economies can prevent another financial meltdown.

In corporate news, Greenbrier Cos. (NYSE:GBX) reported Q4 revenue of $181.4 million, down from $230.4 million in the year-ago period. Net earnings for the quarter rose from $6.1 million, or $0.33 per share, in the year-ago period, to $7.7 million. EBITDA was $15.5 million, a decline from $23.7 million in Q4 2009.

Google Inc.'s (NASDAQ:GOOG) chief executive Eric Schmidt said via email that all 23,000 of Google's worldwide employees will receive a 10% raise and a $1,000 bonus, in a bid to keep employees from branching out to work for the tech giant's competitors, like Facebook, which currently employs 10% of Google's former staff. Google will reportedly pay income taxes on the $1,000 bonus, as well.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJI) closed 0.09% higher at 11,357.04, the S&P500 (INX) closed 0.44% higher at 1,218.71, and the Nasdaq Composite (IXIC) closed 0.62% higher at 2,578.78."

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Stocks Surge After Fed Reveals Stimulus Plan

The major U.S. equity indices are trading higher Thursday a day after the Federal Reserve announced a $600 billion plan to boost the economy. The central bank said that it planned to spend $75 billion per month on bonds until at least the middle of next year. In corporate news, Gap (NYSE:GPS) shares are trading 6.85% higher at $20.58 after the company reported solid sales in October. BHP Billiton (NYSE:BHP) shares are trading 5.43% higher at $90.75 after the Canadian government rejected its bid to buy Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan (NYSE:POT). The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJI) is trading 1.65% higher at 11,400.63, the S&P500 (INX) is trading 1.49% higher at 1,215.80, and the Nasdaq Composite (IXIC) is trading 1.22% higher at 2,571.16.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Market Close Wrap-Up: October 29, 2010

The major U.S. equity indices closed mixed Friday after an economic growth report that didn't much help investor sentiment. The nation's GDP rose 2% annual pace during Q3, in line with economist expectations and just 1.7% above the rate in Q2. Strategic Wealth Partners' Tony Zabiegala commented, "Because GDP was so lackluster, we don't see the Fed pumping the brakes." In corporate news, Estee Lauder Cos. Inc. (NYSE:EL) reported a 14% boost to its Q1 net sales from the year-ago period at $2.09 billion. EPS rose 34% year-over-year to $0.95, up from $0.71 in the year-ago period. Net earnings for the quarter rose 36% year-over-year to $191.1 million. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJI) closed 0.04% higher at 11,118.49, the S&P500 (INX) closed 0.04% lower at 1,183.26, and the Nasdaq Composite (IXIC) closed 0.00% higher at 2,507.41.

Halliburton Shares Plunge

Oct. 28 2010 | Shares of Halliburton plunged after tests showed the company's cement mixture used to seal BP's oil well in the Gulf was unstable. CNBC's Eamon Javers has the story.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Market Close Wrap-Up: October 28th, 2010

The major U.S. equity indices closed mixed Thursday despite a report from the Labor Department that found a decline of 21,000 in applications for jobless benefits to a seasonally adjusted 434,000 in the week that ended October 23rd. The figure is the second-lowest for first-time claims during 2010. In corporate news, Motorola, Inc. (NYSE:MOT) reported a Q3 net income of $109 million, or $0.05 per share, a significant jump from $12 million, or $0.01 per share in the year-ago period. Revenue for the quarter rose 6% year-over-year to $5.8 billion. Analysts forecast earnings of $0.12 per share on revenue of $5.66 billion. Colgate-Palmolive Co. (NYSE:CL) reported a Q3 net income boost to $619 million, or $1.21 per share, up from $590 million, or $1.12 per share in the year-ago period. Q3 sales fell 1.5% to $3.94 billion. FactSet Research analysts were looking for EPS of $1.19 with sales totaling $4 billion. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJI) closed 0.15% lower at 11,109.71, the S&P500 (INX) closed 0.10% higher at 1,183.67, and the Nasdaq Composite (IXIC) closed 0.16% higher at 2,507.37.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Markets Slammed As Dollar Jumps

Market Recap: October 27th, 2010

The major U.S. equity indices are trading lower Wednesday as investors grow more conservative about the central bank's attempts to stimulate the economy. Durable goods orders rose 3.3% in September to a seasonally adjusted $199.16 billion, beating consensus estimates for a rise of 2.5%. New-home sales in September rose 6.6% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 307,000, ahead of consensus estimates of 4.2%. In corporate news, Whirlpool (NYSE:WHR) shares are trading 4.84% lower at $80.43 after the company reported that profit fell 9.2%, despite sales strength in Latin America and Asia. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJI) is trading 1.23% lower at 11,032.13, the S&P500 (INX) is trading 0.99% lower at 1,173.95 and the Nasdaq Composite (IXIC) is trading 0.57% lower at 2,483.17.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Market Close Wrap-Up : October 26th, 2010

The major U.S. equity indices closed higher Tuesday, following disappointing earnings and news on home prices. Stocks edged back up after a decline earlier in the afternoon, following October's consumer confidence report. The Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller home price index declined 0.2% in August. Price declines were apparent for fifteen out of the total 20 cities examined in the index. In corporate news, Kimberly-Clark Corp. (NYSE:KMB) reported a Q3 earnings miss. The company earned $469 million, or $1.14 per share, down from $582 million, or $1.40 per share in the year-ago period. Revenue rose 1% year-over-year to $5 billion. Analysts were looking for EPS of $1.28 on revenue of $5 billion. TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. (NASAQ:AMTD) reported Q4 net income of $114 million, or $0.20 per share, down from $157 million, or $0.26 per share in the year-ago period. Revenue fell nearly 8% to $609 million. Analyst expected EPS of $0.23 on revenue of $619.2 million. The Dow Jones Industrial (DJI) closed 0.05% higher at 11,169.46, the S&P500 (INX) closed 0.01% higher at 1,185.64, and the Nasdaq Composite (IXIC) closed 0.26% higher at 2,497.29.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Asian Shares Down on China, Yen

In today's Market Report: Shanghai stocks slid in volatile trade Thursday. They were weighed down by banking shares after data from China showed growth slowing and inflation edging higher. Shanghai's Composite Index tumbled one-and-a-half percent.

Financial stocks were lower Thursday, succumbing to profit-taking pressures amid talk of policy tightening.

China's economic data was broadly in line with forecasts, falling slightly after its central bank hiked rates on Tuesday.

China Mobile's lackluster third-quarter results put a damper on the telecom sector in Hong Kong, pulling down shares of the world's biggest mobile operator and its rivals.

The Hang Seng drifted lower, along with other Asian markets.

Tokyo stocks rose in morning trade, as the yen dropped after the U.S. Treasury Secretary said he saw no reason for further dollar weakness. But the yen later rebounded, sending Japan's Nikkei down to its lowest close in three weeks.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Are Markets Headed For Massive Selloff?

Author Harry Dent breaks down why economic instability is the precursor for a market crash.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Asia Shares Rise on Metals

In today's market report... the U.S. dollar tumbled against a basket of currencies. There's a growing expectation among traders that the value of the dollar will continue to drop and metals prices will soar.

Today, the U.S. dollar hit a 28-year low against the Australian dollar and continued to struggle against the euro and yen.

The Australian dollar gained on its high yield and link to commodities like copper and gold.

Separately, Singapore's central bank said it would slightly increase the trading band for the city-state's currency. The Singapore dollar hit a record high, while the dollar stood at its lowest level against the six major currencies in 10 months.

Even with the dollar's tumble, Asian share markets rose, led by resource stocks.

Japan's Mitsui Mining gained as gold hit a new record high and copper hit a 27-month peak, while Australian mining giants Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton rose.


Monday, October 11, 2010

Chinese Stocks Rise To 5-Month Highs

Chinese stocks rise more than 3% to reach a 5-month high. The rally in China was driven by gold and global commodity gains during the Chinese holiday.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Wall Street Bonus Watch

Sept. 29 2010 | Should Wall Street rein in bonuses this year, considering a number of them received help from the Federal government? Brandon Rees, of the AFL-CIO, and John Singer, a securities lawyer, share their views.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Market Update: September 22, 2010

"U.S. stock futures are trading lower Wednesday as traders turned to buying Treasurys and gold after the Federal Reserve issued a statement with no immediate plans to stimulate the economy. However, the Fed said Tuesday afternoon that it was ready to step in and support growth if needed. Economic reports due out include the FHFA house-price index. In corporate news, Novartis (NYSE:NVS) said that the FDA approved its multiple-sclerosis drug Gilenya. General Mills (NYSE:GIS) reported fiscal Q1 EPS of $0.64, ex-items, topping consensus estimates by a penny. Revenues in the quarter rose 1.5% to $3.53 billion, but came in short of consensus estimates of $3.57 billion. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJI) futures are trading 12.00 points below fair value, the S&P500 (INX) futures are trading 1.10 below fair value and the Nasdaq Composite (IXIC) futures are trading 4.50 points below fair value.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

U.S. Stocks Fall as Bank Shares Drop, Technology Rallies

Sept. 14 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg's Courtney Donohoe reports on the performance of the U.S. equity market today. Stocks fell, preventing the longest Standard & Poor’s 500 Index winning streak since July, as concern that Bank of America Corp. may have to buy back $20 billion in home loans offset a rally by technology companies. (Source: Bloomberg)

Julian Pendock, Stocks Still Stuck in a Range

Stocks are still very much range bound, according to Julian Pendock, Partner Senhouse Capital. "Stocks have essentially gone nowhere for over a year now," Pendock said.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Weekly Market Wrap: September 10, 2010

Gold and oil move higher for the week while Lululemon Athletica shares jump 12 percent on Friday after beating Wall Street estimates.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Stocks That Could Double Within a Year

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Bob Auer of the Auer Growth Fund says he's looking at stocks that could double within a year.
Fri 09/03/10 09:53 AM EST -- Andrea Tse
Stocks in this video: COCO | MRO | GOOG | AAPL

Monday, August 30, 2010

Stocks Extend Losses

FBN's Adam Shapiro on the investors remaining cautious ahead of the monthly jobs report this Friday.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

U.S. Stocks Advance on GDP Data, Bernanke Growth Pledge

Aug. 27 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg's Courtney Donohoe reports on the performance of the U.S. equity market today. U.S. stocks rose, paring the market’s third straight weekly loss, as Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke vowed to safeguard the recovery and growth in gross domestic product slowed less than estimated. Bloomberg's Pimm Fox also speaks. (Source: Bloomberg)

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Nikkei Falls Below 9,000

In today's market report... Asian shares tracked lower Tuesday, as worries over weak economic growth kept investors away from riskier assets.

Tokyo's Nikkei led the losers, briefly breaking below the 9,000 level as the yen hit a nine year high against the euro, and concerns mounted over Japan's fragile recovery.

Falls were led by growth-oriented stocks like banks and commodity trading houses, while exporters like Nissan fell on the strong local currency. The Nikkei closed 1.3 percent lower.

Stocks in Taiwan and South Korea also slipped, with shares of consumer electronics firms leading declines.

Hong Kong stocks were flat, under pressure from Chalco shares. The world's top aluminum producer posted a quarterly loss, and said prices would stay volatile for the rest of the year.

The Shanghai market bucked the trend, with banking and mining stocks higher. The Shanghai Composite was nearly one percent up at midday.

In Australia, Sphere Minerals jumped by over 60 percent, following a takeover bid from Swiss miner Xstrata, but the political limbo and the global economic uncertainty saw Sydney's All Ordinaries fall by over one percent.

Monday, August 23, 2010

U.S. Stocks Decline as S&P 500 Drops for Second Week

Aug. 19 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg's Courtney Donohoe reports on the performance of the U.S. equity market today. Stocks fell, extending a second straight weekly decline for the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, as a drop in commodities pulled oil and metals producers down amid concern the economic rebound may be flagging. Bloomberg's Pimm Fox also speaks. (Source: Bloomberg)

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Bond Market Outlook with Nick Beecroft

Nick Beecroft from Saxo Bank has the latest from the fixed income market with CNBC Guy Johnson.


Saturday, August 14, 2010

Is this the right time to start investing in equities?

The markets are looking good at this point of time, volatility is less. So, is this the time for you to start investing before the market runs up even more? In an exclusive interview with CNBC-TV18, PN Vijay, Portfolio Manager, answers.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Retail Sales Rise, ETFs Fall

The Commerce Department said Friday that retail sales rose 0.4% in July, after two months of declines. Excluding automobile and gasoline sales, retail sales actually fell 0.1% for the month.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

John ODonoghue Sees U.S. Stocks Stuck in the Mud

Cowen's O'Donoghue Sees U.S. Stocks `Stuck in the Mud'

Aug. 12 (Bloomberg) -- John O'Donoghue, head of equities at Cowen & Co. LLC, and Richard Ilczyszyn, senior market strategist at Lind-Waldock & Co., talk about the outlook for U.S. stocks. They talk with Carol Massar, Matt Miller, Julie Hyman and Dominic Chu on Bloomberg Television's "Street Smart." (Source: Bloomberg)

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Stocks Fall Sharply As Investors Gloom Grows

The Dow Jones industrial average has had its biggest loss in six weeks and all the major indexes are down more than 2 percent. (August 11)

U.S. Stocks On Sale Today . Fear Level is Enormous

Aug. 11 (Bloomberg) -- Charles Bobrinskoy of Ariel Investments talks about Federal Reserve policy and the U.S. stock market. Bobrinskoy talks with Margaret Brennan on Bloomberg Television's "InBusiness."

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Get Ready for a Market Selloff

Platinum Partners President Uri Landsman breaks down why the market is headed down during the second half of 2010.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Stocks Under $10

Stocks Under $10: Two New Finds
David Peltier, portfolio manager, discusses two new low-dollar names.

Stocks in this video: AXTI | IBM | SIMG | INFY | WNS | CAN

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Expanding the ETF Market

Grail Advisors CEO Bill Thomas on the firms newest partners and investor products.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

What is High Frequency Trading ?

High frequency traders took part of the blame for Wall Street's flash crash on May 6, 2010. Just what is high frequency trading. Nightly Business Report explains.


SCOTT GURVEY, NIGHTLY BUSINESS REPORT CORRESPONDENT: From the second floor of this nondescript building in Red Bank, New Jersey, the high frequency trading firm Tradeworx buys and sells huge volumes of stocks in the blink of an eye. Tradeworx uses computers programmed to detect small price movements which can be exploited by nimble trading. Founder Manoj Narang says the strategy can be traced directly to decimalization, a rule change in 2000 requiring quotes in dollars and cents instead of fractions. That cut profits for market makers from several cents to a fraction of a penny per share. The only way to make money was to increase volume.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

U.S. Stocks Rise as Exxon, Alcoa Offset Chipmaker Slump

June 8 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg's Deborah Kostroun reports on the performance of the U.S. equity market today. Stocks rose, pushing the Standard & Poor's 500 Index up 1.1 percent after it swung between gains and losses at least 13 times, as a rally in commodity markets boosted oil and metals producers and overshadowed losses in semiconductor companies. Bloomberg's Pimm Fox also speaks. (Source: Bloomberg)


Monday, June 7, 2010

Stocks Drop as S&P 500 Posts Worst Two Days in 14 Months

June 7 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg's Deborah Kostroun reports on the performance of the U.S. equity market today. U.S. stocks declined, sending the Standard & Poor's 500 Index to the biggest two-day loss since March 2009, as Google Inc. and Apple Inc. led a drop in technology shares and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. was subpoenaed in the financial-crisis investigation. Bloomberg's Pimm Fox also speaks. (Source: Bloomberg)

Global Stock Selloff Continues

June 07, 2010 — FBN's Sandra Smith on stocks falling around the world amid new concerns about Europe's debt crisis.

Friday, June 4, 2010

U.S. Stocks Tumble as Job Growth Trails Forecasts

June 4 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg's Deborah Kostroun reports on the performance of the U.S. equity market today. Stocks sank, with the Standard & Poor's 500 Index falling to its lowest level in four months, as slower-than-estimated jobs growth spurred concern the economic recovery may not be as robust as forecast. Bloomberg's Pimm Fox also speaks. (Source: Bloomberg)

Thursday, June 3, 2010

How to Play Europe Volatility

June 03, 2010 — Seven Investment's Justin Stewart with tips for investing overseas.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

U.S. Stocks Drop on Gulf Oil Spill, Middle-East Tensions

June 01, 2010 — June 1 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg's Deborah Kostroun reports on the performance of the U.S. equity market today. U.S. stocks fell, adding to losses from the Dow Jones Industrial Average's worst May since 1940, as BP Plc's failure to plug a leaking oil well dragged down energy producers and AFP reported Lebanon fired on Israeli warplanes. Bloomberg's Pimm Fox also speaks. (Source: Bloomberg)


Monday, May 31, 2010

U.S. Stocks Drop, Dow Average Ends Worst May Since 1940

May 28 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg's Deborah Kostroun reports on the performance of the U.S. equity market today. U.S. stocks slid, capping the worst May for the Dow Jones Industrial Average since 1940, while the euro slumped and Treasuries rose as a downgrade of Spain's debt rating and escalating tensions on the Korean peninsula triggered a flight from riskier assets. Bloomberg's Pimm Fox also speaks. (Source: Bloomberg)

Friday, May 28, 2010

Stocks Retreat As Fitch Downgrades Spain Debt

May 28, 2010 — Stocks have closed out their worst month in more than a year by sliding again on unsettling news about Europe.(May 28)

US markets post second biggest day of gains in 10 months

May 27, 2010 — A certifiable rally on Wall Streets; stocks having second biggest day of gains in 10 months, the Dow almost 3% higher on a gain of 284 points, S&P 500 up 35 points and the Nasdaq picking up 82 points.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

U.S. Stocks Rally on Chinese Support for Europe, Energy

May 27 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg's Courtney Donohoe reports on the performance of the U.S. equity market today. U.S. stocks surged, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average rebounding above 10,000, as China's commitment to investing in Europe allayed concern the debt crisis will worsen. Energy shares rallied as BP Plc temporarily stopped the flow of oil from a Gulf of Mexico leak. Bloomberg's Pimm Fox also speaks. (Source: Bloomberg)

Apple Stock Passes Microsoft Stock

May 27, 2010 (2:13)

Apple has overtaken Microsoft as the king of technology. Did Microsoft lose its way? Or is Apple just too strong?

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

U.S. Stocks Fall on Concern Over China Euro Holdings

May 26 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg's Courtney Donohoe reports on the performance of the U.S. equity market today. U.S. stocks fell, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average closing below 10,000 for the first time since February, as reports that China may review investments in European government bonds spurred concern the credit crisis will worsen and wiped out an early rally. Bloomberg's Pimm Fox also speaks. (Source: Bloomberg)

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Stocks Fall, Then Rise on News of Fin Reg Bill

The stock market has had another seesaw day. Stocks fell sharply in early trading on a series of troubling economic and political developments, then recovered late in the day. (May 25)

Monday, May 24, 2010

U.S. Stocks Drop as Dow Erases May 21 Rally on Europe

May 24 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg's Deborah Kostroun reports on the performance of the U.S. equity market today. U.S. stocks sank, dragging the Dow Jones Industrial Average to its lowest level in three months, as the seizure of a Spanish bank and increase in bank borrowing costs spurred concern Europes debt crisis has further to go. Bloomberg's Pimm Fox also speaks. (Source: Bloomberg)

Friday, May 21, 2010

U.S. Stocks Rebound From Biggest Decline in a Year

May 21 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg's Deborah Kostroun reports on the performance of the U.S. equity market today. U.S. stocks rose, rebounding from the markets biggest drop in a year, as investors speculated equities may have fallen too much this week on concern about Europes debt crisis. Bloomberg's Pimm Fox also speaks. (Source: Bloomberg)

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Stocks Plunge on Europe, S&P 500 Loses Most in 13 Months

May 20 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg's Deborah Kostroun reports on the performance of the U.S. equity market today. U.S. stocks plunged, with the Standard & Poors 500 Index losing the most in 13 months, after jobless claims increased and concern grew that Europes debt crisis is spreading. Bloomberg's Pimm Fox also speaks. (Source: Bloomberg)

JPMorgan Schweizter Discuss Outlook for Global Stocks

May 19 (Bloomberg) -- Stuart Schweitzer, global markets strategist for JPMorgan Private Bank, talks with Bloomberg Television about the outlook for global stock markets. (This is an excerpt of the full interview. Source: Bloomberg)

U.S. Stocks Decline on German Trading Restrictions

May 18 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg's Deborah Kostroun reports on the performance of the U.S. equity market today. U.S. stocks fell, wiping out the 2010 gain for the Standard & Poors 500 Index, as Germanys ban on certain bearish investments and a jump in mortgage foreclosures to a record triggered a flight from equities. (Source: Bloomberg)

Monday, May 17, 2010

Robert Shiller on U.S. Stocks, Investment Trends

May 17 (Bloomberg) -- Robert Shiller, an economics professor at Yale University and chief economist at MacroMarkets LLC, talks with Bloomberg's Matt Miller about U.S. stock markets. (This is an excerpt of the full interview. Source: Bloomberg)

Friday, May 14, 2010

Thursday, May 13, 2010

U.S. Stocks Fall as Banks, Retailers and Cisco Decline

May 13 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg's Deborah Kostroun reports on the performance of the U.S. equity market today. Stocks fell, led by banks and technology companies, on reports that more mortgage-bond deals are being scrutinized by prosecutors and an earnings forecast from Cisco Systems Inc. that disappointed some investors. Bloomberg's Pimm Fox also speaks. (Source: Bloomberg)


U.S. Stocks Rise, Erasing S&P Loss From May 6 Plunge:

May 12 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg's Deborah Kostroun reports on the performance of the U.S. equity market today. Stocks advanced, wiping out losses from the May 6 plunge in the Standard & Poors 500 Index, after pledges from the U.K. and Spain to shrink their budget deficits allayed concern the European debt crisis will curtail global growth. Bloomberg's Pimm Fox also speaks. (Source: Bloomberg)


Monday, May 10, 2010

Dow Up 400, Wall St. Relieved

May 10, 2010Wall Street has surged back after last week's plunge, rising more than 400 points. Anthony Mason speaks with Katie Couric about the sigh of relief on Wall Street.


Stocks Soar More Than 300 Points

May 10, 2010FBNs Robert Gray on the IMF/EU preparing to aid debt-laden countries and Fannie Mae asking for $10.4 billion more in aid.


Market Euphoria After The 1 Trillion Euro Rescue Package

May 10, 2010Global stocks zoomed higher Monday on a wave of euphoria after European ministers and bankers agreed a rescue for debt-ridden Greece and the beleaguered euro currency. (May 10)


Sunday, May 9, 2010

Job Market vs. Stock Market

May 08, 2010Rebecca Jarvis talks to Anthony Mason, CBS News Business Correspondent and Michael Santoli, Senior Editor, Barron's about the current state of the stock market and its effect on jobs.


Friday, May 7, 2010

How Computers Have Transformed the Stock Market

Floor traders vs. the rise of computers


"This is an example of potential operational risk. Again how can one trade, or a series of trades, influence a global market?" says Williams, author of the just-published book, "Uncontrolled Risk: The Lessons of Lehman Brothers and How Systemic Risk Can Still Bring Down the World Financial System." "This speaks to weakness in this overall system," he says.

World Stocks Slide on Greece, Dow Collapse

May 07, 2010 — World stocks were sliding Friday following Wall Street's plunge the day before, and on continuing fears over the state of Greek finances and fresh worries over the U.K. election. European shares recovered slightly ahead of U.S. jobs data. (May 7)

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Dow Has Record 998 Point Drop, Then Recovers

May 06, 2010 — It was a painful flashback to the darkest days of 2008: Stocks plunged by hundreds of points as traders succumbed to fears that Greece's debt problems would halt the global economic recovery. The AP's Bonny Ghosh reports. (May 6)

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

U.S. Stocks Fall as Disney, GE Slump Amid Debt Concern

May 5 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg's Deborah Kostroun reports on the performance of the U.S. equity market today. U.S. stocks fell, sending the Standard & Poors 500 Index to a six-week low, as concern that European government debt levels will derail the global recovery overshadowed growth in American service industries and jobs. Bloomberg's Pimm Fox also speaks. (Source: Bloomberg)

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Stocks vs. Bonds

May 04, 2010Carlos Lowenberg, CEO of Lowenberg Wealth Management Group, says stocks will outperform bonds and the market is likely to continue its upward bias.


Saturday, May 1, 2010

The Day Trader addiction

Peter Millman discusses his addiction to the stock market. Video by Vincent Laforet.



Friday, April 30, 2010

U.S. Stocks Tumble as Prosecutors Scrutinize Goldman

April 30 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg's Deborah Kostroun reports on the performance of the U.S. equity market today. U.S. stocks tumbled, capping the biggest weekly drop since January, as criminal investigators scrutinized Goldman Sachs Group Inc. Transocean Ltd. tumbled 7.9 percent as the White House banned new offshore drilling until the Gulf of Mexico oil spill is investigated. (Source: Bloomberg)



Goldman Shares Slide Amid Concerns Over Criminal Probe

April 30, 2010FBNs Robert Gray on the Department of Justice possibly investigating the investment bank and the government taking action against the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.


Monday, April 26, 2010

Most U.S. Stocks Drop as Legislation Offset Earnings

April 26 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg's Deborah Kostroun reports on the performance of the U.S. equity market today. Most U.S. stocks retreated, pulling the Standard & Poors 500 Index down from a 19-month high, as concern proposed legislation will hurt banks overshadowed improving earnings at Caterpillar Inc. and Whirlpool Corp. (Source: Bloomberg)

Friday, April 23, 2010

Tips for Beefing Up Your Stock Holdings

April 23, 2010OmniVest Groups Tom Sowanick on why he is overweight in stocks right now.



U.S. Stocks Rise, Dow Rallies for 8th Week, on Economy

U.S. Stocks Rise, Dow Rallies for 8th Week, on Economy

April 23 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg's Courtney Donohoe reports on the performance of the U.S. equity market today. Stocks advanced, extending the Dow Jones Industrial Averages longest weekly winning streak in six years, as the biggest jump in new home sales in almost five decades bolstered optimism the economy is improving. (Source: Bloomberg)


The Next Shoe to Drop on Wall Street

April 23, 2010Paul Nolte, managing director at Dearborn Partners, argues the financial machinations have casted a pall over what had been a decent start to earnings season.



Thursday, April 22, 2010

U.S. Stocks Advance as Banking Shares Turn Higher

April 22 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg's Courtney Donohoe reports on the performance of the U.S. equity market today and earnings reported after the close of trading. U.S. stocks rose, erasing the biggest drop since Goldman Sachs Group Inc. was sued by the government, as investors speculated the bank will prevail and concern about financial regulation eased. (Source: Bloomberg)



Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Apple Share Price May Reach $300 in 2010

Marshall Says Apple Share Price May Reach $300 in 2010

April 14 (Bloomberg) -- Brian Marshall, an analyst at Broadpoint AmTech Inc., talks with Bloomberg's Margaret Brennan about Apple Inc.'s decision to delay the iPad's introduction outside the U.S. by a month and outlook for the company's share price. Apple said it shipped more than 500,000 iPads during the first week and expects demand to exceed supply for the next several weeks. The company postponed the devices international debut until the end of May. (Source: Bloomberg)


Monday, April 12, 2010

Bobrinskoy Says U.S. Stocks Still Pretty Cheap

April 12 (Bloomberg) -- Charles Bobrinskoy, director of research at Ariel Investments, talks with Bloomberg's Matt Miller and Carol Massar about the outlook for U.S. stocks and mergers and acquisitions. Noah Warsaw of Group One Trading also speaks. (Source: Bloomberg)




Thursday, April 8, 2010

U.S. Stocks Rise as Retail Sales Offsets Greece Concerns

As The Financials go so goes the Market


April 8 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg's Deborah Kostroun reports on the performance of the U.S. equity market today. Stocks rose for the seventh time in nine days as retailers rallied on faster-than-estimated sales growth, helping the market recover from an early slump triggered by concern over Greeces debt crisis. Bloomberg Television contributing editor Keith McCullough also speaks. (Source: Bloomberg)


Investing in Retail Stocks

Jharonne Martis, of Thomson Reuters, and Jan Kniffen, of Jay Rogers Kniffen, share their best retail plays.










Wednesday, April 7, 2010

U.S. Stocks Fall as Consumer Credit, Greece Spur Concern

April 7 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg's Deborah Kostroun reports on the performance of the U.S. equity market today. Stocks tumbled, with benchmark indexes slumping the most since February, as a bigger-than-estimated decrease in consumer credit and concern Greece may default fueled concern the economic rebound may slow. Bloomberg Television contributing editor Keith McCullough also speaks. (Source: Bloomberg)



StockTwits Twitter Investing Impact

StockTwits Lindzon Discusses Twitter's Investing Impact

April 7 (Bloomberg) -- Howard Lindzon, chief executive officer and co-founder of StockTwits, talks with Bloomberg Television about the impact of Twitter on investing. (This is an excerpt of the full interview. Source: Bloomberg)



Impact of Rising Oil Prices on Equities

Crude oil hit an 18-month high overnight. Discussing whether rising oil prices will be a drag on the equity markets, with Shannon Zimmerman, senior analyst at the Motley Fool, speaking with CNBC\'s Martin Soong, Karen Tso & Sri Jegarajah.










Move away from the ETF trade, advises Paul Heffner, CEO of Gen2 Partners

Time to Sidestep ETFs

Move away from the ETF trade, advises Paul Heffner, CEO of Gen2 Partners. He tells CNBC's Karen Tso, Martin Soong & Sri Jegarajah why. Heffner reveals where he is investing his money instead.












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