12:10pm (EST) Out with the old, in with the new. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is made up of 30 stocks. From time-to-time, stocks are dropped and others added to make up 30 “blue-chips” companies. Today’s announcement in a 3-swap deal kicks Alcoa (AA, $8.07, down $0.02), Bank of America
Blue-Chips Get a Facelift/ Profit Alert (QQQ)!!!
Research In Motion (RIMM) Beats and Raises
9:00am (EST) The bulls took one more step towards breaking another layer of resistance on Thursday as they made a clean sweep of the major indexes. The action this week has been slow-and-steady as the bears lack any follow-through on negative headlines and seem content on giving up ground. The
Futures Pointing Towards Higher Open
9:00am (EST) The market had a hard time picking a direction at the open on Monday as it weaved in and out of positive territory for the first hour or so of trading. Economic data failed to inspire the bulls as pending home sales and factory orders news had little effect
MasterCard (MA, $237.39) and Visa (V, $75.10) report earnings this morning. Both of these companies had huge IPO’s. MasterCard become public two years ago at $40 and is up six-fold since its debut. Visa went public March 19th and closed at $56.50 on its first day of trading. In early-morning