The Charles Schwab Corp. (SCHW)

33.39
0.37 1.12
NYSE : Finance
Prev Close 33.02
Open 33.80
Day Low/High 33.28 / 34.19
52 Wk Low/High 28.00 / 51.65
Volume 7.86M
Avg Volume 11.29M
Exchange NYSE
Shares Outstanding 1.29B
Market Cap 42.51B
EPS 2.70
P/E Ratio 12.90
Div & Yield 0.72 (2.07%)

Morning Market Look

Let's take a look at the overnight and early-morning price action in the major asset classes. Note: Today's posts will be light as I am trying to put to bed my 15 surprises for 2014. The rundown: S&P futures is down 3. Nasdaq futures are down 8. Eur...

Making Moves

Adding short and long. I have added to my Schwab (SCHW) short and to my Ford (F) long today. I have covered some of my Starbucks (SBUX) short.

Short Book

Here's a look. The individual names that I am short include Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B), IBM (IBM), American Express (AXP), Danaher (DHR), Lincoln National (LNC), MetLife (MET), Wells Fargo (WFC), Schwab (SCHW), Starbucks (SBUX), Yahoo! (YHOO) and Gr...

Initiated Five New Shorts

I have also expanded my investment shorts in two other names. Over the last few days, I have opened trading short rentals in American Express (AXP), Danaher (DHR), Charles Schwab (SCHW), Starbucks (SBUX) and Yahoo! (YHOO). I have expanded my investm...

New Best Ideas

Namely, Schwab and Danaher shorts.  I am adding Schwab (SCHW) at $25.63 and Danaher (DHR) at $76.80 to my Best Ideas list on the short side.

Shorting SCHW

Taking a small short position. Discount broker Schwab (SCHW) (an old favorite) has had a spectacular run in 2013 as interest rates rose and stocks climbed. Since I believe we might be at the end of both roads, and the share price has discounted more...

Dow Outdoes Itself

Dow Outdoes Itself

The Dow closes above 16,000 for the first time. Mark Spellman, of the Value Line Income and Growth Fund, likes financial stocks.

Schwab Seems Set to Break Out

Schwab Seems Set to Break Out

The potential for an upside move is building.

Charles Schwab upgraded at Compass Point

Failing Financials

They include the life insurers and discount brokers. Life insurers Prudential (PRU), Lincoln National (LNC), MetLife (MET) and others, objects of my recent disaffection (though, I proceeded to cover the shorts), are down again today after falling ye...

Schwab: Future of ETFs is Fundamental

Schwab: Future of ETFs is Fundamental

Fundamental index funds and ETFs are increasingly in demand by individual investors, says Tony Davidow, VP of Schwab Center for Financial Research.

Schwab's Pullback Begins

Schwab's Pullback Begins

It appears to be headed for a re-test of key support near the July lows.

Covering a Trio of Shorts

They include Schwab, Morgan Stanley and McDonald's. Housekeeping items: I am covering Schwab (SCHW), Morgan Stanley (MS) and McDonald's (MCD), as I try to be opportunstic and less dogmatic. I intend to reshort the names on any strength, I remain net...

Inside Schwab

I recently shorted Schwab (SCHW). Over the last six months, there have been NO insider buys while sales have totaled nearly 2 million shares. Insider sales have accelerated in the month of July.

Early-Morning Market Look

Let's start the day by looking at the overnight and early-morning price action in the major asset classes. The rundown: S&P futures up 1; Nasdaq futures up 1; Nikkei down 1.5% (though it recovered from a large opening drop, it gave back the prior da...

Short Book

Here it is. I am very light on the long side now. Here is my current short book (individual equities only): Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B), McDonald's (MCD), Schwab (SCHW), Morgan Stanley (MS), Yahoo! (YHOO), Home Depot (HD), Lowe's (LOW), Grand Canyon ...

Reshorted Schwab

At $22.23. As I observed yesterday, the bank stocks look like they are laboring. This could cap market upside for now. I just reshorted Schwab (SCHW) at $22.23.

Added to Two Shorts

Namely, Schwab and McDonald's. I have added to my Schwab (SCHW) and McDonald's (MCD) shorts.

Overnight and Early Morning

Let's take a peek at the overnight and early-morning price action along several major asset classes. S&P futures +1, Nazzies -2, Nikkei -, China's Shangha -, European Markets  -, euro +, crude -$0.55, gold +$6, 10-Year U.S. Note yields 2.52% (flat d...

Heading for Cover

Housekeeping items. I haven't got time for the pain and I have covered positions in Danaher (DHR), Schwab (SCHW) and Yahoo! (YHOO). Sacrifices to the short gods and losses in all three.

Early-Morning Market Look

Let's take a peek at overnight and early-morning price action in the major asset classes. Exit light Enter night Take my hand We're off to never never land. -- Metallica, "Enter Sandman" Let's take a peek at overnight and early-morning price action ...

Charles Schwab numbers raised at UBS

Early-Morning Market Look

Let's take a peek at the overnight and early-morning price action in various asset classes. Quiet: S&P futures flat; Nikkei up; European markets down small; euro up; crude up $0.15 a barrel; gold up 5; and the 10-year U.S. note yields 2.53% (down a ...

Added to Shorts

Namely, Schwab, Home Depot and Lowe's. I added to the following individual stock shorts today: Schwab (SCHW) at $21.80, Home Depot (HD) at $80.62 and Lowe's (LOW) at $43.91.

Markets End Higher, MSFT Reshuffles

Markets End Higher, MSFT Reshuffles

U.S. markets ended Thursday's session higher as traders digested the latest comments from the Fed and Microsoft announced plans to shuffle its executive suite.

Cramer: Schwab Is Right

Cramer: Schwab Is Right

Jim Cramer thinks Schwab did the right thing by complaining about high frequency traders.

Where Things Are Heading

Look for a dead-cat bounce in bond-equivalent stocks and for a correction in select financials. I expect a dead-cat bounce in bond-equivalent stocks (consumer staples, higher dividend yielders). I also anticipate certain sectors that have benefited ...

Favorite Long and Short

Presently, my favorite long is Monitise, and my favorite short is Schwab. Favorite long: Monitise (MONI.L). Favorite short: Schwab (SCHW).

That Was the Week That Was

Let's review. My look back at the week's daily diary highlights borrows its title from a popular 1960s BBC comedy show hosted by David Frost. On Monday, I began the week by looking at the market's loss of innocence. I put a lot of effort into this c...