WASHINGTON— Americans were more optimistic about their incomes and personal finances this month, particularly among lower and middle-class households, lifting consumers' outlook. The University of Michigan's consumer sentiment index, released Wednesday, rose to 91.3 in November from 90 in the previous month. "The insistence of consumers on discounts in...» Read More
CNBC's Rick Santelli reports the latest numbers on consumer sentiment and housing.
BTIG technician Josh Dollinger explains why he thinks the S&P 500 index could soon feel some downside pressure, with CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis and the Futures Now Traders.
A "strong holiday lineup" of new products propelled Williams-Sonoma to better-than-expected quarterly earnings, company CEO Laura Alber told CNBC.
Mary Ann Bartels, head of technical and market analysis at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, comments on momentum for a stock market rally, with CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis and the Futures Now Traders.
Mary Ann Bartels, head of technical and market analysis at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, looks at important technical indicators with CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis and the Futures Now Traders.
Professional traders debate attitudes on the trading floor, as well as how retail investors feel about the market, with CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis and the Futures Now Traders.
Widely followed investor Douglas Kass of Seabreeze Partners comments on tailwinds for Apple shares, with CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis and the "Futures Now" Traders. (1:27)
From the trading floors in Chicago and New York, the "Futures Now" traders look at what could help or hurt the stock market going forward, with CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis and the Futures Now Traders.
Renowned investor Jack Bogle, of the Vanguard Group explains to CNBC's Mandy Drury and the "Futures Now" traders why he has 70 percent of his money in bonds even though he likes stocks better. (1:39)
Although stocks have rallied of late, Jack Bogle, founder of the Vanguard Group, argues the move can't be attributed to investors leaving the bond market for equities, with CNBC's Mandy Drury and the Futures Now Traders.
After the Dow briefly hits a fresh high, professional traders comment on catalysts to equities, with CNBC's Mandy Drury and the Futures Now Traders.
For many Americans, the improving economy has yet to take hold even as they hear about a stronger stock market and better jobs data.
The biggest gold ETF outflow on record happened in February. Why investors are rushing for the exits, with CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis and the Futures Now Traders.
Even if the Fed takes it's foot off the gas, Ara Hovnanian tells Jackie DeAngelis on "Futures Now" that he's confident the housing market will continue a "significant" recovery. (1:37)
The Dow hit an intraday record for the third session in a row Thursday. Will the market stumble after the jobs number, with CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis and the Futures Now Traders.
Why hasn't the retail investor come back? Why aren't dividends bringing them in? Neil Hennessy, Hennessy Funds, and Randy Bateman, Huntington Funds, weigh in.
Insight on the market action, with Rob Morgan, Fulcrum Securities; Ed Butowsky, Chapwood Investments; Doug Sandler, Riverfront Investment Group; and Quint Tatro, Tatro Capital.
Investors are not leaving the bond market for stocks, even if the Dow Jones Industrial Average is now at all-time highs, Doug Kass of Seabreeze Partners said. With CNBC's Mandy Drury and the Futures Now Traders.
Erick Jessee, Posty Cards president, discusses how his business-to-business greeting card company has profited from offering their customers a personal touch.
The markets aren't talking much about the sequester, but it is front and center at one of the biggest economics conferences of the year, with CNBC's Steve Liesman and John Taylor, Stanford University.