Focus on Fundamentals More Than Ever

The U.S. dollar continues to hurt the top and bottom lines of most multi-international companies -- and Alcoa is just the first of many that will disappoint in the coming weeks. More 

Will the Economy Continue to Stall?

The service economy is still expanding but not quickly, and in some respects, it's barely moving forward. Only the employment gauge improved and not by much. More 

U.S. Stocks Are Teasing a Breakout as Earnings Loom

This week continued more churn in U.S. stocks. But next week's earnings slate could be the catalyst that pulls the market back into breakout mode. More 

Chips, Home Furnishings Top 8 Dividend Stocks Increasing Payouts

Income investors are hoping to squeeze out more financial juice from their favorite holdings, and this week a solid group of dividend stocks gave income players what they crave -- a bigger slice of the dividend pie. More 

Holding AA Stock Isn’t Just for Dreamers, Despite Thursday’s Drop

A disappointing Alcoa earnings report and outlook sent AA stock more than 3% lower on Thursday. Here's why that may have been a mistake. More 

Alcoa Stock – Hold AA After Its Uninspired Start to Earnings Season

Shares of Alcoa Inc (NYSE:AA) are falling after the aluminum maker reported its operating results for the first quarter. More 

S&P 500 Drifts Higher Amid Big Day in M&A

The S&P 500 ended fractionally higher Thursday on a day that saw an Intel (INTC)-Altera (ALTR) deal fizzle, but also saw a possible tie-up emerge between Mylan (MYL) and Perrigo (PRGO). More