DUBLIN, Oct 6- Ireland increased its medium-term economic forecasts on Tuesday to take account of strong recent data, saying growth would be better than expected in three of the next five years and the unemployment rate would fall below 8 percent by 2017.. The finance ministry, which last week upgraded its 2016 growth forecast to 4.2 percent from 3.8 percent, said...» Read More
The Federal Reserve is set to release its stress test results for big banks on March 7th, reports CNBC's Bob Pisani.
Discussing bullish activity in the S&P 500 ETF, with Brian Stutland, Stutland Volatility Group.
How to play Apple, with Abhey Lamba, Mizuho Securities USA and David Trainer, New Constructs."The current valuation is really not that cheap - it's not a bad company, the stock price just doesn't deserve the huge valuation it had when Steve Jobs was at the helm" says Trainer.
Which companies are on deck to report earnings? CNBC's Brian Shactman reports all the action ahead; and Nick Raich, Key Private Bank and Matthew McCormick, Bahl & Gaynor, weigh in.
The major indices are in the green at the close. Breaking down this week's trading action, with Joseph Tanious, JPMorgan Funds; Eric Marshall, Hodges Capital Management; and Mark Travis, Intrepid Capital Funds.
Exxon has surpassed Apple as the world's most valued company based on market cap. How to play this, with Warren Meyers, CNBC Market Analyst.
Where the market stands, with Harry Dent, author of "The Great Crash Ahead," and CNBC's Ron Insana. "The market is on trillions and trillions of dollars of crack, and it's in a coma," says Dent.
Discussing whether investors have left the sidelines and jumped on "roaring stocks," with Mitchell Caplan, Jefferson National CEO and Ronald Kruszewski, Stifel Financial CEO. "I don't think [individual investors] are even remotely in yet," says Caplan.
James Paulsen, Wells Capital Management, explains why he sees the S&P 500 reaching as high as 1,700; and Joseph Tanious, JPMorgan Funds; Larry Glazer, Mayflower Advisors; and Jonathan Corpina, Meridian Equity Partners, weigh in.
Some $22 billion in new money has flowed back into stock and bond funds in the last week. Discussing market opportunities with Jim McCaughan, Principal Global Investors CEO and Ken Kamen, Mercadien Asset Management.
Discussing the options for investors in a tough market, with Kenny Polcari, O'Neil Securities; Jim Iuorio, TJM Institutional Services; Jeff Kilburg, KKM Financial; and Hugh Johnson, Hugh Johnson Advisors, weighs in. Also, a look at Blankfein's optimism, with CNBC's Mary Thompson.
Earnings season shifts into high gear, reports CNBC's Julia Boorstin. Yahoo, Amazon and Facebook are among the companies reporting next week.
The leading economic indicators are suggesting better growth ahead, explains CNBC's Larry Kudlow.
How damaging is Apple's decline to the market? And how to play your money now, with Danielle Hughes, Divine Capital CEO, and Ben Willis, Albert Fried.
Both the S&P 500 and the Dow are nearing all-time highs. Ken Sleeper, Sierra Core Retirement Funds; Bob Keiser, S&P Capital; and CNBC's Jeff Cox, discuss what the Fed has to do with it.
Watson Pharmaceuticals has merged with Actavis, and will now trade on the NYSE under ticker symbol ACT. Its president & CEO Paul Bisaro, discusses the U.S. economy and the generic drug industry.
The Dow is marching towards a new all-time high, with Danielle Hughes, Divine Capital; Josh Brown, Fusion Analytics; Andrew Keene, CBOE independent trader; and Kenny Polcari, O'Neill Securities.
Breaking down all the earnings action for Apple, Netflix and Microsoft, with Roger Kay of Endpoint Technologies Associates; Nancy Hass of GQ Magazine; and Ed McGuire, CLSA senior analyst.
CNBC's Robert Frank reports on "the wealth effect," saying a new study finds housing drives people's spending much more than stocks. Phil Tibi, Cambridge Properties realtor, offers insight on housing listings in Phoenix, Arizona. "The buyers are certainly back," says Tibi.
Housing stocks are up over 240 percent from their trough in March of 2009, CNBC's Diana Olick reports.