As the S&P 500 nears another record high, one options trader is betting that the market could tumble by the end of next week.» Read More
Soft U.S. jobs data cements the view that the Fed will be on hold, likely until March.
This is a big week for earnings, but there are some encouraging signs that both earnings and guidance are not going to be as disappointing as feared.
A lot of traders are eager to see the market drop three to five percent so they can buy lower going into the end of the year. However, so far, so far that's been wrong.
What's next for stocks? The market is down this morning as traders and strategists are trying to figure out where the market will go for the next year.
Traders are trying to assess how much damage has been done to consumer confidence in the wrangling over the government shutdown and the debt ceiling.
The U.S. gets an ominous warning from a credit rating agency, just as the shutdown fiasco is starting to manifest in earnings reports.
The net effect of this much ballyhooed deal is the government opens, borrowing goes on, and the sequester cuts will likely be minimal, if at all.
It's early, but already we are hearing that third quarter earnings and fourth-quarter guidance will be a disappointment.
Brian Stutland of Stutland Volatility Group, looks at how options traders are betting on the social media giant, Facebook.
Washington is groping for a deal on extending the debt ceiling. Yet banks are where all the action is.
Stocks are rallying on hopes for a deal on the debt limit, yet keeping the government shut down. Come again?
The Yellen nomination is going to be another very public slug-fest over President Obama's economic policies, including Obamacare.
The prospect of a Grand Bargain in Washington is still alive. An elusive deal could end the shutdown, increase the debt ceiling, and possibly approve the long-delayed Keystone XL.
What happens if we go past October 17? Markets will certainly move lower, and the downside would likely be another five percent.
Brian Stutland of Stutland Volatility Group, looks at how options traders are betting on social media stocks as Twitter's IPO nears.
Stocks ended with modest gains as Wall Street continued to believe that a deal would be struck to get the government back in operation again.
The good news is that the fear of the government remaining shut until the October 17th debt ceiling deadline seems less likely.
Stocks have come off their lows on a report that House Speaker John Boehner would not allow a debt default. Still, the markets are being undermined by a triple whammy.
If the shutdown is short, it's not a big deal. If it's long, then it's not priced in. That means we'll tread water until then.
It's starting to sink in: the shutdown could last until a debt ceiling deal, which means a couple of weeks. A deal is possible, but it would require a one or two week continuing resolution.