What Investors Should Know


  • Your First Trade for Wednesday  Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013 | 5:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Mandy Drury and the Fast Money traders discuss the day's top trades and the stocks they'll be watching Wednesday.

  • After-Hours Buzz: BBY, PCLN, FSLR & More Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013 | 4:54 PM ET

    Check out which companies are making headlines after the bell Tuesday:

  • Oil Prices Slump to 2013 Low—Here's Why Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013 | 2:48 PM ET
    An employee walks past a conveyor belt at a Royal Dutch Shell processing plant.

    U.S. oil prices closed at the lowest level of 2013, after falling below $92 a barrel intraday Tuesday. Here's what traders say is contributing to the selloff:

  • Investors Can Keep Shopping for Macy's Stock: Pro Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013 | 2:06 PM ET

    Despite smaller paychecks for consumers due to the payroll tax hike, Macy's has been able to offset any potential impact from the increase, one analyst told CNBC.

  • Retail earnings due out Wednesday will give the market a sense of what's going on among discount shoppers. Wall Street will get the fourth-quarter earnings reports from discounters Target, Dollar Tree and TJX as well as department store JCPenney.

  • Fleckenstein: US Debt Is a 'Cancer'  Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013 | 1:15 PM ET

    Bill Fleckenstein, president of Fleckenstein Capital, outlines the severity of the fiscal problems facing the United States, including the Federal Reserve's monetary policy, with CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis and the Futures Now Traders.

  • How to Play VIX Surge: Jon Najarian Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013 | 1:05 PM ET

    OptionMonster's Jon Najarian says the VIX trade is done for now.

  • The Italian Upset and the Euro Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013 | 12:56 PM ET

    Former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's shocking strength in the latest election is doing the euro no favors, these experts say.

  • What Gets the Market to Rally: Mike Murphy Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013 | 12:42 PM ET

    Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's comments could get stocks rallying again, Rosecliff Capital's Mike Murphy says.

  • Cisco's Changeover Will Dominate Tech Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013 | 12:16 PM ET

    One analyst believes the networking giant is one of the best bargains on the market. Here's why.

  • MasterCard's Focus on Consumer Data? Priceless Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013 | 11:40 AM ET

    The difference between MasterCard and Visa these days comes down to offense vs. defense, reports the TheStreet.com.

  • Midday Movers: PHM, TOL & More Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013 | 11:31 AM ET

    Take a look at some of Tuesday's midday movers:

  • Earnings Preview: Why Groupon Is Under Pressure Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013 | 11:25 AM ET

    When Groupon reports earnings Wednesday after the bell, it isn't just under pressure to grow revenue and generate profits.

  • Pro: Why It's Time to Get Into Nat Gas Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013 | 11:13 AM ET

    Pro trader Jim Iuorio explains why he thinks now is a good time to gain exposure to natural gas.

  • US Bank Industry Earnings Highest Since 2006: FDIC Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013 | 11:11 AM ET

    The FDIC said the banking industry's 2012 earnings were the second-highest on record, a sign that the industry is healing after the financial crisis.

  • Cramer: Wall Street Just Did 'Something I Hate' Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013 | 10:33 AM ET

    CNBC's Jim Cramer saw a pattern in the market on Monday -- early buying followed by a late sell-off -- "a reversion to something I hate."

  • Bernanke: My Inflation Record Is One of the Best Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013 | 10:26 AM ET
    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke.

    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke strongly defended the U.S. central bank's bond-buying stimulus before Congress on Tuesday, saying that the bank sees little risk of higher inflation in the near term.

  • Market Focus: Bernanke, Sequester Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013 | 10:00 AM ET
    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke.

    Ben Bernanke's speech and the sequestration: how much of a headwind are they for stocks?

  • Early Movers: HD, M, JPM & More Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013 | 8:04 AM ET

    Check out which companies are making headlines before the bell Tuesday:

  • Traders Bet Silver Will Shine Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013 | 6:59 AM ET

    Silver has been weak for a long time, but yesterday the bulls were jumping in.