The U.S. stock market's rally to five year highs is not a "sugar-high" from the Fed but a result of a strengthening economy, market-watchers told CNBC.
Brian White,Topeka Capital Markets, provides his top tech stock picks for the year, including Corning and Apple.
CNBC's Rick Santelli and Steve Liesman provide a check on today's market activity. Also, Scott Nations, NationsShares president and CEO, takes a look at the dramatic drop in the VIX last week.
The price of gold may have come under increasing pressure in past weeks with concerns that the Federal Reserve's loose monetary policy may be coming to an end, but analysts have told CNBC that the precious metal can still break through the $2000 mark in the long term.
Asian stocks drifted on Monday as investors booked profits from a New Year rally that had pushed markets to multi-month highs, but financial stocks gained after global regulators decided to relax draft plans for tough new bank liquidity rules.
The negotiations over the U.S. debt ceiling will be painful for markets as hardline Republicans hunker down on debt limit, Richard Portes, President & Founder of the Centre for Economic Policy Research, told CNBC.
Goldman Sachs may have been significantly off the mark on its call for a bumper rally in Chinese equities in 2012, but this year, the U.S. investment bank is confident that its upbeat outlook for the market will materialize.
John Woods, chief investment strategist at Citi Private Bank, said investors should be cautious on global growth as he does not see any upside or any magic bullets coming to the markets.
Lorraine Tan, Director of Equity Research, S&P Capital IQ tells CNBC's Cash Flow which equity markets to play in 2013.
Stocks kicked off the new year with a bang! But the party may be over once earnings season kicks into full gear.
The dollar climbed to a nearly 2 1/2-year peak against the yen Friday after minutes from the Fed's meeting the previous day showed growing concern about further stimulus for the economy.
Stocks finished higher Friday, with the S&P 500 posting its highest close since December 2007, after a better-than-expected services sector report and jobs report.
Yields on benchmark U.S. Treasurys hovered at eight-month highs on worries the Federal Reserve could pare asset purchases by the end of the year if the economy improves enough.
Gold fell on Friday, but rebounded sharply off a 4-1/2 month low after U.S. data showed job market growth has slowed, suggesting the Federal Reserve may retain its monetary stimulus in the near term.
Oil fell towards $111 a barrel on Friday after U.S. Federal Reserve officials indicated they may at least slow a stimulus program this year, with the move contained by encouraging U.S. jobs data.
Goldman Sachs strategists have issued a big warning to clients hiding out in bond funds: You're about to lose your shirt.
Deutsche Bank upgrades Johnson & Johnson, with the FMHR traders. Also discussing whether health care's momentum can continue, with Edward Yoon of Fidelity.
Not all the "Fast Money" traders agree on which tech giant's stock makes the strongest choice for 2013.
European shares extended gains to set a new 22-month high on Friday, after a better-than-expected U.S. jobs data.
Alan Higgins, Chief Investment Officer, UK, Coutts says 2013 will see a strong performance by equities.
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.