Fed’s Bullard: Stock correction prevented bubble

St. Louis Fed President Jim Bullard said Thursday the silver lining of the stock market’s correction was it averted an asset bubble. Despite investor concern about the 2016 market downtown after years of strong returns, Bullard told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” that U.S. equities seem to be better priced at current levels. “If we had continued to go up at that ... Read More »

Cramer: This market is filled with seller’s remorse

The market rallied on Thursday, and Jim Cramer said the reason was seller’s remorse. The same stocks that were clobbered when they reported earnings are now roaring higher because investors have either forgotten the bad news, overlooked it, or decided it wasn’t as bad as they thought. “I often marvel at how short term people’s thinking can be when it ... Read More »


Gold is still expensive, but rising economic risks and market turmoil mean investors should buy it for insurance, Deutsche Bank said Friday. The recovery since the global and European financial crises had put theprice of gold under some pressure. The yellow metal, which some analysts view as a safe haven or as a protection against rising inflation, typically underperforms during ... Read More »

These 5 stocks are strictly for the bulls

If you think the S&P is primed to bounce, you might want to take a look at high-beta stocks. These are the names that tend to track the S&P most excitedly — climbing the most when the market rises and falling the furthest when the market skids. Given that stocks as a whole have suffered this year, it’s little surprise ... Read More »

You can soon play your PS4 on an Apple Mac

You’ll soon be able to play your PlayStation 4 games on your Windows PC and Apple Mac. Sony is releasing an update that will allow its “Remote Play” feature to be compatible with rival devices, the company announced on its official blog Tuesday. Remote Play allows a user to mirror what they are playing on the PlayStation 4 onto Sony’s ... Read More »

The surprising hedge fund strategy that’s beating the market

A simple but elusive strategy has been beating the market this year: Just own what the hedge funds don’t. Stocks with the lowest concentration in hedge fund portfolios as measured by equity capitalization have crushed the S&P 500 this year, according to a Goldman Sachs analysis. The “low-concentration” basket has turned in a basically flat performance that while unspectacular far ... Read More »

Analysts foresee 24% dip in Chipotle stock price

Scott Elsen | Getty Images Deutsche Bank downgraded shares of Chipotle Mexican Grill to a “sell” from a “hold” on Tuesday, citing a lack of faith in the company’s ability to recover after a series of foodborne illness outbreaks. “We still question what a recovery will look like (and when it will materialize),” Deutsche Bank analysts said in a research ... Read More »

Cramer: Home Depot’s quarter was amazing

Home Depot’s latest quarterly results have competitors in awe, CNBC’sJim Cramer said Tuesday. The home improvement giant and Dow component posted better-than-expected fiscal fourth-quarter earnings and revenue, as U.S. same-store sales rose 8.9 percent. “This is the kind of quarter where you just think it’s not possible. I looked at this quarter, I said 8.9? … There must be something ... Read More »

Home Depot builds investors a buyback dream home

Getty Images Home Depot employee helps a customer as she shops in the paint department at the store in Miami. Home Depot might be the quintessential American stock of this market cycle, exemplifying many of the crucial themes that investors have come to rely on. The home improvement retailer in the past several years has curtailed its ambitions, refused to ... Read More »

Is your dividend plan on track? Answer these 4 questions

Dividend stocks tend to outperform when the stock market is uncertain. It’s been true historically, and it’s been the case again in 2016. There’s safety in stocks that have had strong balance sheets and reward shareholders with regular cash payments. Case in point: The S&P 500 is down 6 percent this year, trailing by a wide margin the S&P Dividend ... Read More »