WASHINGTON— Americans turned more optimistic about the economy in May than the previous month, buoyed by steady hiring and higher incomes. The University of Michigan said Friday that its index of consumer sentiment rose to 94.7 in May, the highest in nearly a year. Richard Curtin, chief economist for the survey, said the sentiment index has been higher than last... » Read More
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.
CNBC's Rick Santelli has the latest data on construction. What it indicates about the economy and its impact on the markets, with CNBC's Steve Liesman.
CNBC's Rick Santelli has the final read on Chicago University's sentiment index.
Do you believe in the Tooth Fairy economic indicator? Maybe you will now: There was double-digit growth in the amount left under the pillow in 2012!
Jeff DeGraaf of Renaissance Macro Research tells "Futures Now" where he thinks the S&P 500 stock index is headed. (0:39)
Jeff DeGraaf of Renassance Macro Research reveals the key technical levels for equities, with CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis and the Futures Now Traders.
Fred Deluca, Subway founder & CEO, explains how government cuts could impact consumer spending, jobs and the economy.
Tony Crescenzi of Pimco comments on bonds' next move, with CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis and the "Futures Now" traders.