Joe Greco

Mubarak Steps Down, and Stocks Go Up

The embattled Egyptian president's resignation lifted a cloud worldwide, and investors responded. More encouraging economic news also helped equities on Friday as the consumer sentiment index rose to a slightly better-than-expected reading for February.

The Dow Snaps Its
Two-Day Losing Streak

Stocks closed mixed Friday as better-than-expected earnings from General Electric helped the Dow and S&P 500 snap two-day losing streaks, but the Nasdaq closed lower after disappointing results from Advanced Micro Devices.

It Could Be a Happy New Year for Stocks

Improving economic conditions at home and abroad, strong corporate profits and the Fed's easy-money policies have some money managers bullish on equities going into 2011. Plus, companies are staring to deploy their cash hoards on M&A, dividends and share-buybacks.

Stocks Close Higher for the Week, Once Again

The last full trading week of 2010 has closed and stocks were modestly mixed trading on light volume. While pharmaceutical giants Pfizer and Merck put a damper on the Dow, robust earnings from Oracle and Research In Motion helped lift tech stocks.

The Fed Is Likely to Make for a More Volatile Market

Volatility started picking up in the last few sessions, and now that a downbeat Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke has made another round of stimulus all but certain, traders are taking notice that things aren't nearly as good as they could be.