CNBC's Rick Santelli reports the data shows consumers are feeling better about the economy.
Two new studies show that the wealthy plan to buy more, despite higher taxes and a dim view of economic growth and government.
Confidence in the euro zone's economy fell for a second straight month in April and by more than expected, data showed on Monday, strengthening the case for a cut in interest rates this week. Likely of most concern, the pessimism has set in even in Germany, Europe's biggest economy.
SocGen's head of commodities Michael Haigh reiterates his bearish case for gold, with CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis and the Futures Now Traders.
Michael Haigh, SocGen's head of commodities research and the man who called gold's collapse says stay short.
Noted author and strategist Mike Pento explains why the bond market is about to collapse, with CNBC's Mandy Drury and the Futures Now Traders.
Former Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX) casts a cynical eye on Goldman's recent bearish gold call, with CNBC's Mandy Drury and the "Futures Now" traders. (1:51)
Former Representative Ron Paul (R-TX) slams Bitcoin, with CNBC's Mandy Drury and the Futures Now Traders.
U.S. market indicators support a continued rally into the summer, but macro factors may create a pause into July and August, Citi's top U.S. equity analyst tells CNBC.
Geoff Burns, CEO of Pan American Silver, explains why the precious metals could outshine paper money, with CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis and the Futures Now Traders.
From the pits, professional traders comment on where gold is headed, with CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis and the Futures Now Traders.
Douglas Kass of Seabreeze Partners challenged Peter Schiff on his bullish stance on gold, calling him a "permabull," but the Euro Pacific Capital CEO pushed back, with CNBC's Mandy Drury and the Futures Now Traders.
Widely followed money managers Peter Schiff and Douglas Kass debate whether gold is a buy, with CNBC's Mandy Drury and the "Futures Now" traders.
Peter Schiff, CEO of Euro Pacific Capital, gives his latest thoughts on the yellow metal, with CNBC's Mandy Drury and the Futures Now Traders.
From the pits, professional traders discuss headwinds for gold bugs, with CNBC's Mandy Drury and the Futures Now Traders.
Izumi Devalier, Japan economist at HSBC tells CNBC that consumer sentiment in Japan has run ahead of the real economic fundamentals.
American consumers are like the walking dead, said leading economist Stephen Roach, adding they're just walking around "barely able to make ends meet."
CNBC's Rick Santelli talks to David Malpass, Encima Global president, discuss President Obama's budget that proposes spreading out spending cuts over ten years.
Marianne Lake, CFO at JPMorgan, discusses what is driving earnings, the state of consumer confidence, where she sees interest rates heading and regulation requirements.
Joe Feldman, Telsey Advisory Group analyst, provides insight into the retail sector, as sales drop 0.4 percent in March.