Friday’s Vital Data: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT), American Express Company (AXP) and McDonald’s Corporation (MCD)

Calls pop on strong earnings from Microsoft (MSFT) and McDonald’s (MCD), while American Express (AXP) puts get popular on a quarterly miss. More 

Stocks Soar on Earnings, ECB Hopes

We're likely on the verge of an attack on the market's July highs as a powerful "Santa Claus" rally starts materializing. Two potential hurdles: A surprise interest rate hike from the Federal Reserve or chaos surrounding the debt ceiling in early November. More 

Why Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl. Inc (VRX), American Express Company (AXP) and Community Health Systems (CYH) Are 3 of Today’s Worst Stocks

Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX), American Express (AXP) and Community Health Systems (CYH) were destroyed on Thursday for a myriad (but completely understandable) reasons. Here's what investors need to know. More 

Stocks Drop on Biotech Blues

The markets took another turn for the worst as Citron Research calls out a former Wall Street darling as possibly the Enron of biotech. More 

Stocks Wilt on Earnings and Oil Decay

The short rally in stocks was stopped on several below-average earnings reports coupled with a downturn in oil. Housing starts, however, saw a nice gain. More 

3 Top Stocks That I’ll NEVER Sell

These top stocks will serve up growth, dividends or a combination of both for long-term investors who want to put a few holdings on autopilot. More 

Hottest Financial Stocks Now – CG CIB KKR ETW

Financial stocks rose 2.1% on Wall Street today. More