Asian stocks ended slightly higher on Monday, helped by a 3 percent boost in mainland Chinese shares but trading volume remained light with Japanese financial markets shut for a public holiday.
Scott Evans, head of equity sales at Espirito Santo, tells CNBC why the flight to security in bonds may be starting to change.
Now why does a commodity trader care about earnings? To start, the results will affect movement in both S&P and Nasdaq futures. It also gives traders a read on the mood of the country, how consumers are spending and how companies are preparing to move forward. In my opinion, all of will can effect prices and demand for commodities.
Stephen Nash, Director of Strategy and Market Development, FIIG Securities says equity markets will look to 2014 for substantial growth. He adds that stocks may have run ahead of themselves so bond markets may offer more opportunities right now.
With stocks at a five-year high, bulls will be watching to see if they get encouraging reports from CEOs this earnings season -- or news that will bring out the bears.
The "Mad Money" host reveals the earnings reports he plans to monitor.
The euro rose to its highest level since April 2012 against the dollar Friday with investors continuing to trade on the absence of any hints as to future euro zone interest rate cuts.
U.S. Treasury prices gained in choppy trading as investors struggled to find a new range for the debt, weighing a brighter economy against impending Washington budget battles.
With another earnings season on the way, one research firm has put together a list of companies that tend to beat earnings estimates.
Stocks finished largely unchanged in lackluster trading Friday as investors remained on the sidelines ahead of next week's flurry of earnings reports, but still pulled off their second-straight weekly gain.
Oil prices fell in heavy trading on Friday, pulled lower by a drop in gasoline on expectations that a large number of European cargoes could hit U.S. shores, while a key spread narrowed sharply on news of the start-up of a major Midwest pipeline.
How to get your portfolio ready for next week's reports, with Doug Sandler, Riverfront Investment Group, and Robert Sluymer, RBC Capital Markets.
Gold fell 1 percent on Friday, finishing nearly flat for the week, after growing inflation pressure in China dented hopes for more stimulus from the world's second-largest economy.
Enis Taner, RiskReversal.com, and Jeff Tomasulo, Belpointe Alternatives, discuss whether Apple is a buy now.
If mom-and-pop investors are always the last ones to the stock party, it may be time to call a cab.
With the "fiscal cliff" resolved for now, Americans are pouring billions of dollars into stocks again.
European equities stalled on Friday, with weak economic data from the United States and concerns about the scope for more stimulus in China giving investors the excuse to lock in profits.
"The Bulls have the Bears as a prisoner right now," said Jeff Kilburg, Killir Kapital Management, explaining why the markets are likely headed higher from here.
Asian shares ended mixed on Friday as a pick-up in Chinese inflation prompted profit taking, with mainland shares slumping 1.8 percent. But Japan's Nikkei managed to defy broader regional weakness as the yen logged fresh losses.
Oil demand in Europe, already at its lowest in 20 years after five years of declines, is set to fall further, dented by a bleak economic outlook, increasing energy efficiency and a switch to alternative forms of energy.
European shares were flat on Friday as talks over the "fiscal cliff" stalled.
European shares closed lower on Wednesday for a third consecutive session, with resurging worries about the global economic outlook undermining investor sentiment.
Standard & Poor's decision to cut Spain's credit rating to one notch above junk status is weighing on markets.
Asian shares dipped on Tuesday following losses on Wall Street after U.S. manufacturing activity hit a three-year low in November.
As the Chinese boom slows Hermes, Remy and other posh names are still going full throttle in Asia.
The worst US drought in over 50 years is pushing commodity prices to record highs.