In a big week for earnings, IBM, Apple, Bank of America and Caterpillar are among the headliners. Reports are due on housing starts, existing-home sales and mid-Atlantic manufacturing. The debt ceiling fight will continue. Will gold top $1,600?
Technical indicators suggest that the commodities correction may be over, and now is a good time to establish positions in broad-based or more specialized commodity ETFs.
It's hard to pull the trigger on what appears to be a crowded trade, but these energy stocks are poised for ongoing earnings growth and greater gains.
Friday’s downturn should continue into next week, but technically this should be just a correction that will set up a buying opportunity.
Stocks dive in the morning as unemployment rises to 9.2% and job growth sputters. But late-day buying trims losses. Banks lead the market lower. Oil and copper drop, while gold rises.
The Nasdaq tops its April closing high but falters. Private employment grows, and jobless claims fall. Retailers say warm weather and discounts boosted June sales. Crude oil shoots higher.
An early decline gives way to decent gains as traders shrug off worries about Europe and higher Chinese interest rates. The ISM non-manufacturing index slips. Oil moves lower; transports flirt with record highs. Netflix gets a downgrade.
The Chicago PMI report cheers investors, who are hoping the economy's soft patch is firming up. Greece's parliament approves austerity legislation. Could Hewlett-Packard be broken up? Oil and gold fall.
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