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Wall Street's yearend rally back on track
Wall Street's yearend gains are more than just seasonal says Brent Schutte, senior investment strategist & portfolio manager at BMO Global Asset Management. He says recent economic data offer "a pretty good backdrop" for equity markets.
Emotional investors driving this roller coaster
Liz Miller of Summit Place Financial Advisors says Wall Street's been overly emotional these past couple of weeks, and that includes the response to the Federal Reserve this week.
Crude prices rebound; the Fed meets this week
Crude prices rebound from five and 1/2 year lows; Charlie Turner reports
November retail sales numbers due today
The government reports November retail sales today; EBay reportedly considering laying off thousands
Falling oil prices are weighing on equity markets
Crude prices sink to new five-year lows; Charlie Turner reports
Low oil prices a net benefit to our economy
John Jares of USAA says we shouldn't underestimate the stimulative effects of falling oil and gas prices.
Stocks extend Santa Claus rally
The stock market is looking good going into 2015, says Brian Peery, co-portfolio manager at Hennessy Funds. He says 2014 exceeded his expectations. Peery sees gains of 8 to 12 per cent for stocks in 2015 with continued volatility.
Stocks surge following three-day losing streak
Hayes Miller, head of multi-asset for North America at Baring Asset Management, says 2014 is ending about as-expected for the stock market. He sees mid-to-high single-digit percentage gains for 2015.
The trouble with falling oil prices
Who doesn't love watching gas prices fall? Those who are worried about the reasons for the drop. Scott Wren of Wells Fargo Advisors low oil prices are a symptom of global economic troubles.
The Fed decision that's hitting stocks now
The plunging price of oil is grabbing headlines, but Jamie Cox of Harris Financial Group says there's more to the current stock market turmoil. He also thinks the stock gains have been only temporarily thrown off course.
When will the oil sell-off become an opportunity?
Investors are coming down hard on the oil sector, but Philip Silverman of Kingsview Capital sees it stabilizing at some point soon.
Carmakers expand Takata-related recalls
Takata balks on nationwide airbag recall; Charlie Turner reports
Investors shouldn't jump the gun on retail
Brian Battle of Performance Trust Capital Partners expects a softer week in stocks after last week's new highs. And he says investors shouldn't bail on retailers based only on some Thanksgiving weekend sales estimates.
Supportive economy helping stocks make new highs
"We need to curb our enthusiasm a bit," says Ed Campbell of Quantitative Management Associates of Wall Street's persistent climb to new highs. Yet, he thinks the economy will continue to support the stock market in the new year. "We think we're...
Stocks return to records; snap it up, Chrysler
Stocks resting at record highs; the Feds tell Chrysler to speed up its gas tank/related recall.
Fed minutes due today
The Fed will release policy minutes from its last meeting; Charlie Turner reports
Allergan near a buyout deal worth up to 65 billion
Allergan close to a deal to be bought for up to 65 and 1/2 billion. Charlie Turner reports
Wal-Mart, Kohl's report earnings today
Stocks back away from record highs; Wal-Mart reports earnings today
Ready, set, click for Cyber Monday
Retail and energy stocks could make it a rough start to December
Stocks edge higher to start holiday-shortened week
The market should drift higher this week even with many traders on vacation, says senior portfolio manager David Straus at Johnston Lemon Asset Management. He says any minor pullbacks in the coming weeks should be seen as buying opportunities.
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