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What to watch on housing front in week ahead08/22/14
Anika Khan at Wells Fargo previews the housing reports due in the days ahead. She talks to John Wordock.
Stocks mostly lower following Yellen speech
Geopolitical concerns, not today's speech by Fed chair Janet Yellen, are weighing on stocks. President Ted Weisberg at Seaport Securities says Yellen gave herself "an enormous amount of wiggle room" in deciding when to raise interest rates.
Investors will monitor speech by Fed chair Yellen
Fed chair Yellen delivers speech in Jackson Hole Wy; American Airlines changes policy on unaccompanied minors
Yellen caught in "food fight" in Jackson Hole?
Greg Robb previews Fed chief Janet Yellen's speech in Wyoming Friday. He talks to John Wordock.
Stocks extend gains on upbeat data
The stock market's rally continues for a fourth day, fueled by encouraging economic data. The only major risk to the market is geopolitical, says president and CEO Ron Weiner of RDM Financial. And that risk is only short-term.
B of A mega-settlement could be near
Stocks mostly higher after Fed minutes; a nearly-17 billion dollar B of A settlement could come today
Stocks end mostly higher following Fed minutes
The minutes showed lots of talk, but no action on higher interest rates at the Fed's July 29-30 meeting. Chief economist Diane Swonk at Mesirow Financial says the Fed is determined not to have an itchy trigger-finger, and raise rates too soon.
Stocks pause after two days of gains
Portfolio manager Lamar Villere of the Villere Equity Fund says there's some concern that markets "got a little too excited earlier in the week." He expects the market to head higher once investors return to work after Labor Day.
Fed minutes and Macy's in spotlight today
Charlie Turner reports on what you need to know ahead of the bell.
Charlie Turner previews the day's action
Fewer homeowners are delinquent on their mortgages; Macy's settles recial profiling charges
When will bears come out of hibernation?
Steven Jon Kaplan of True Contrarian says a look at previous bear markets might have you selling.
Upbeat economic data drive stocks higher
Stocks are extending their advance as geopolitical worries get pushed to the background. John Piershale at Piershale Financial Group thinks the Fed will drive the market's direction, especially as quantitative easing ends this fall.
Inflation, housing data due today
Sprint is dropping prices; all-cash home purchases are also dropping
Enjoy the gains because they might not last
Fewer stocks are rallying, says Jim Welsh of Forward Investing, and that doesn't bode well.
Stocks rally to start the week
Geopolitical concerns were the main reason for Friday's pullback. says vice president Michael Pepe of JHS Capital Advisors. With those fears subsiding, he says the market has come roaring back.
Jackson Hole to grab spotlight in days ahead
The Fed could generate some headlines this coming week. Irwin Kellner and Greg Robb join John Wordock with a preview.
Stocks fall on geopolitical concerns
Geopolitical concerns remain the greatest short-term concern for the stock market, says senior vice president Ari Sass at MD Sass. He says the market is fairly-valued, and investors need to be very selective.
An energy boost for Coke; Penney's sales rise
Coke buys a stake in Monster Beverage; Penney's sales rise six percent.
Stocks edge higher despite mixed headlines
"It's the summer doldrums," says portfolio Michael Sansoterra of the RidgeWorth Large Cap Growth Fund. He says there's "absolutely the opportunity for the market to do well between here and yearend."
Cisco lays off thousands; Wal-Mart reports today
Cisco Systems plans to lay off six thousand; Charlie Turner looks at the day ahead
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