By Richard Leong NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. and European stocks rose on Tuesday, rebounding from heavy losses tied to anxiety about tumbling oil prices and Greece possibly leaving the euro zone, while nervous investors bought more gold, yen, low-risk government bonds and other safe-haven assets. The oil market rout has continued into early 2015 Read More

Caterpillar (CAT) is getting smacked down by nearly 4% adding considerably to the Dow’s (^DJI) pain. The earth moving machine maker was downgraded to underweight from neutral by analysts at JPMorgan (JPM).  The team notes that crude is now down some 50% and that’s probably going to be a headwind for companies like CAT that Read More

By Rodrigo Campos NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks fell on Monday, dragged down by commodity-linked shares as crude prices fell to fresh 5-1/2 year lows and a strong dollar also weighed on metals prices. Crude oil futures prices dropped to their lowest since May 2009 amid a global supply glut and lackluster demand. Russia’s Read More

It’s a brand new year with fresh themes set to dominate the market and the Fast Money Halftime Report traders are bracing for a busy 2015. Josh Brown of Ritholtz Wealth Management is watching the technology sector and says he won’t fall out of his chair if the Nasdaq (^IXIC) takes out its March 2000 Read More

Jim Cramer thinks the market has either forgotten, or doesn’t know the meaning of the word quit! Especially with the Dow (Dow Jones Global Indexes: .DJI) closing at 17,958, S&P 500 (^GSPC) at 2,075 and Nasdaq (^IXIC) at 4,780. “Holy cow! When I got in this racket the Dow was at 800! And to think Read More

U.S. stocks ended near unchanged on Friday, with the S&P 500 down for a third session, after economic reports showed manufacturing slowing but still in expansion mode at the end of 2014. The Institute for Supply Management’s manufacturing index came in at 55.5 in December, below expectations of a decline to 57.6 from 58.7 Read More

U.S. stocks turned lower on Friday, with the S&P 500 extended losses into a third session, after economic reports showed manufacturing slowing at the end of 2014. “The manufacturing numbers we had today match what we saw in Asia overnight, they were a bit weak, and in thin volume, things can move pretty quickly,” JJ Read More

(Reuters) – U.S. stocks opened slightly higher on Friday as equities looked to rebound from a sharp decline in the previous session, but moves and volume were likely to remain small as the holiday week draws to a close. The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> rose 15.63 points, or 0.09 percent, to 17,838.7, the S&P Read More

By Wayne Cole SYDNEY (Reuters) – The euro started the new year at 29-month lows in Asia after the head of the European Central Bank fanned expectations it would take bolder steps on stimulus this month, underlining the U.S. dollar’s rate advantage. The single currency skidded to $ 1.2054 (EUR=), depths last seen in mid-2012, Read More