Markets may be throwing in the towel on the idea of a stock pullback. At least that's what it looks like. Between July 23rd and July 25th, the Dow only dropped 1.3 percent.
In the battle for relevance, U.S. jobs figures are locking horns with U.S. gross domestic product (GDP). Only one is more important to Fed policy thinking.
The world's largest potash consortium is in jeopardy after Russian company Uralkali backed out of a venture with its partner in Belarus. This is spilling over into fertilizer stocks.
This is a big week for macro news: a Federal Reserve meeting, an advance look at second-quarter U.S. growth, and July's nonfarm payroll report. But the bigger story may be the weakness of the U.S. dollar.
Ten-year yields are resuming their rise. That is likely to remain a problem today — especially if housing stocks come under more pressure.
Why are we at new highs, with mediocre earnings, and global economic weakness? I keep getting asked this question, and it just won't go away.
While there is not yet a "Great Rotation" out of bonds and into stocks, there is certainly a 'mini-rotation.' But into...what?
Japanese stocks are rising as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's coalition won control of the upper house of the Parliament.
Netflix reports earnings on Monday. Brian Stutland of Stutland Volatility Group, looks at how options traders are betting on the stock.
If all you followed were Google and Microsoft, you might have reason to be depressed about earnings. But look a little beyond them and you'll cheer up.
Thus far, second quarter earnings have put in a mixed showing. Not great, but at least not a horror show.
The House got early access to Bernanke's text — and traders seem to think that the committee wanted time to formulate more pointed questions for the Fed chief.
The VIX is close to its lowest levels of the year. Much of that is attributed to Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke's offensive to convince the markets that no rate hikes are imminent.
China's gross domestic product was a "perfect" number. Almost makes you suspicious, doesn't it?
Three days before Chinese GDP data, the Minister of Finance suggests he is comfortable with growth of 6.5 percent, when the "official" target is 7.5 percent. Coincidence?
Who would have thought Fed chief Ben Bernanke's comment about "highly accommodative policy" would cause this kind of rally? Now, there are a clutch of angry traders.
China's export figures are not good news for GDP figures, which will be released on Sunday night.
We are hearing the usual chorus of complaints at the start of earnings season, that profits look anemic, but data suggests things may not be that bad.
Throughout discussions in Europe, two questions surfaced: 1) what happened to the weather, and 2) what's happened to the tourists, specifically European tourists?
Boris Schlossberg, BK Asset Management, provides his views on currencies and the U.S. dollar's climb back. And Kevin Book, ClearView Energy Partners, has the outlook on oil and gas prices.