Earnings releases from J.P. Morgan and Google book end the trading day Thursday and could provide some more juice to the market's earnings rally.
Federal Reserve officials cut their forecasts for growth this year and signaled they stood ready to take new steps to keep the recovery alive if the economy takes a turn for the worst.
Second quarter earnings season is likely to create a positive backdrop for stocks, at least temporarily.
CEO Mark Fisher said in a follow-up interview that the energy “roadmap is already there." China has already set the stage for energy demand and is buying "every single paper asset."
The US administration's decision not to name China a currency manipulator is the right one, Stephen Roach, non-executive chairman for Asia at Morgan Stanley told CNBC Friday.
Shopping for any excuse to rally, stock traders found it in chain stores' sales, and those reports may provide a clue to the earnings season.
Some traders were encouraged by Wall Street's gains but also cautious that the third up move in a 12-day stretch was the result of an oversold bounce that could quickly evaporate in the next volatile session
The flattening of the yield curve has been the worst kind, because it has been a “bull flattening,” which is a flattening that occurs amid a decline in market interest rates on both ends of the yield curve. In contrast, a “bear flattening” occurs amid an increase in market interest rates.
Here's what analysts and others say they're watching before the bell Friday.
The June jobs report Friday could provide more fuel for bears, even as economists hold onto the view that the economy is not double-dipping.
Markets are looking ahead to Friday's June employment report, and there is little optimism the number will show anything more than a slight gain.
Despite a slew of negative catalysts that dragged stocks down to an 8-month low, the S&P held the technically important 1040 level. Is that bullish?
My expectation is that this time 1040 will give way, says Carter Worth of Oppenheimer. Find out why and where he thinks it's going!
Investors everywhere were stashing whatever money they had into anything that might provide safety. Reflecting on those terrifying days of yore, you might understand why so much buying pressure amid market panic may have driven yields so low, but what about now?
The banking crisis is not over and the global economic recovery is far from guaranteed, according to Danny Gabay, a director at Fathom Consulting in London.
The government's weak 5-year auction initially dampened some buying activity in Treasurys and put the spotlight on Thursday's auction of $30 billion in 7-year notes.
Global bonds guru Bill Gross, chief investment officer of Pimco, told CNBC Wednesday that he is making a shift towards equities.
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Coordinated liquidity measures and quantitative easing may have to return and banks could take another hit to their balance sheet because of the sovereign debt problems in the euro zone, according to Ashok Shah, the CIO at London & Capital.