With grim headlines from Ukraine and China, a bad week for major global indexes is coming to an end.» Read More
Your view on how 2014 will go depends on your view on two subjects: earnings and interest rates.
Stocks begin 2014 on the downside—but some of this may be tax related. Traders say investors are reluctant to book profits.
As 2013 ends, global market indexes are basking in some fairly meaty gains. Left out of the party, however, were emerging markets.
Stocks are at new highs, with the Volatility Index near the lows for the year.
Just before Christmas, the market has been gifted with more strong economic data--this time, in the form of November durable goods.
A bullish IMF forecast is helping to feed confidence in the economy -- and the market rally.
Stocks are jumping on a third quarter U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) revision that was much stronger than expected.
With the VIX Index so tame, traders are looking for fear in the market and not finding it.
With the budget and the taper set, the issue is how much of a traditional "Santa Claus rally" markets can expect.
The Fed is finally starting to convince investors that tapering does not imply tightening, and stocks are flying higher.
If the VIX is a fear indicator, the slight upward slope suggests the market isn't particularly worried about the taper now.
The Fed put is still very much alive. That, bulls argue, will be a major underpinning for stocks in 2014.
Buybacks are good news, but the increase in share repurchases may not be as impressive as it seems.
Almost everyone wants to see the markets drop, but for different reasons.
Will Hilton pop on its market debut? Feelings about the stock are mixed, but it has a lot of things going for it.
Mastercard's stock purchase highlights one of the main drivers of the stock rally in the last few years.
The S&P 500 hit an historic closing high yesterday, despite complaints that the tape was "boring."
What's the theme for 2014? It's still murky, but I'm increasingly warming to the idea of a synchronized but low-key global recovery.
Stocks are rallying on the strong jobs report. What happened to fear of tapering?
It may be time to step back from retailers, because the damage is broader than just apparel.