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Bulls cheered as stocks defied the "sell in May and go away" pattern, and traders say investors may not have to worry about a "June swoon" either.
Slowing the pace of bond-buying would help wean financial markets off their dependence on ultraeasy money, one of its senior officials said.
The days of turning bad news into good news could be winding down if pressure grows on the Fed to begin unwinding its monetary easing policies while the economy weakens.
The market is likely to head higher in the near term, but new highs can't be trusted, contrarian investor Marc Faber tells CNBC.
Bond guru Bill Gross has taken straight aim at the Fed and Chairman Ben Bernanke, charging that ultra-loose monetary policies are holding back the recovery.
Economic growth isn't coming fast enough to the justify the artificially high asset prices created by the Fed's massive bond-buying program, Pimco's Mohamed El-Erian tells CNBC.
Home prices continue to rise well beyond expectations, taking their biggest jump in April since February of 2006, when housing was booming.
Mortgage rates have jumped to their highest in a year, and house values are rising. Those who have waited to buy or refinance may find the time is right.
The trade deficit widened less than expected in April as the lowest petroleum bill in nearly 2-1/2 years tempered the rise in imports.
Three years after it was signed into law—and with only about 20 percent of its rules in place—critics and even supporters of Dodd-Frank say it's flawed and convoluted.
Joe Petrowski, Gulf Oil CEO, provides an outlook on oil & gas, as gasoline prices trend higher while oil remains steady in the low $90's.
Punitive tax regimes, increased labor market regulation and a growing lack of trust in governments are causing many Europeans to enter into the murky, illicit world of shadow economies.
Higher interest rates are likely to keep Wall Street on edge, while Japanese markets are likely to keep the whole world on edge.
Stocks will continue to rise for the next two years until the wealth gap between Wall Street and Main Street gets too high, economist Nouriel Roubini told CNBC.
If earnings guidance is any guide, the S&P could be in trouble. A huge number of S&P 500 companies have issued negative guidance, according to a report.
The recent run-up in bond yields is being used to justify portfolio changes in preparation for what could be a much different second half.
US manufacturing activity contracted for the first time in six months. A separate report showed that US construction spending rose slightly.
U.S. manufacturing picked up slightly in May, though the pace was still sluggish, a survey showed Monday, suggesting the sector may be a drag on the economy in the second quarter.
The bull case for stocks remains intact, despite their worst one-day declines in about seven weeks, Thomas Lee, chief U.S. equity strategist at JPMorgan, tells CNBC.
With multiple investment banks signposting the end of the commodity supercycle, a World Bank director has warned developing countries that have benefited from the surge to protect themselves against a price crash.