Here are the near- and long-term prospects of a stock market besieged by global tightening and debt crises.
Ensuing actions by the Fed, such as another round of stimulus, could jolt commodity markets, analysts say.
The oil-services company is now able to raise prices across product groups and regions.
Caterpillar shares get hit when earnings miss Street estimates. McDonald's and Schlumberger results impress. Tech shares rise on AMD and SanDisk. The debt-ceiling crisis gets worse.
Demand should surge over the next 25 years. Consider 2 stocks and an ETF.
Apple profit jumps 121%; shares briefly top $400. Stocks soar as a Senate budget plan wins cheers from Wall St. IBM's earnings start the rally. Goldman Sachs disappoints. Zillow goes public.
Big-time redemptions may have caused several would-be rallies last week to fail. A short-term rally remains likely, but if sell-offs continue, June's lows could be tested.
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?
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