Crankiness pervaded the markets Wednesday morning as stocks headed south, and bond yields edged slightly higher ahead of the Treasury's afternoon auction.» Read More
Warren Meyers, DME Securities, gives a blow-by-blow description of what happened during the trading day. It was the first down Tuesday in 21 weeks.
Bill Gross, PIMCO, says the Fed's policies are part of the problem and not the solution. He says rates are so low you reduce the incentive among investors to take risk.
The consecutive Tuesday streak ends at 20, as the Dow finishes down on the day. Terence "Terry" Dolan, Benjamin & Jerold Brokerage, says he thinks the market is looking to build a better base and move forward.
Despite the continued upward movement, there's been a change in sentiment among investors, says Brian Belski, BMO Capital Markets. Larry Kantor, Barclays, says he thinks the Fed's taper has already been built in.
Joe Duran, United Capital Financial Advisers, and CNBC's Steve Liesman, Maria Bartiromo and Bill Griffeth discuss whether the Fed is paying too much attention to the the stock market.
Slowing the pace of bond-buying would help wean financial markets off their dependence on ultraeasy money, one of its senior officials said.
Esther George of the Kansas City Fed says reducing quantitative easing would make markets less dependent on policy, reports CNBC's Steve Liesman.
CNBC's Bob Pisani and Kenny Polcari, O'Neil Securities, have a look at today's trading action, ahead of key economic data due out later this week.
CNBC's Bob Pisani and Art Cashin, of UBS, discuss the mixed day. Cashin says investors were looking for another strong Tuesday, but the dollar strength and yields spooked investors. They're also nervous about what might happen in Japan, Cashin says.
CNBC's Steve Liesman takes a look at how the Federal Reserve views the markets and what the markets hope to hear from the Fed.
The Fed's tapering program and new regulations are two issues critical to the financial industry in the coming months, reports CNBC's Mary Thompson.
Valentijn Van Nieuwenhuijzen, head of strategy at ING Investment Management, says fragile sentiment is persisting and expects intra-day volatility to continue for the rest of the week.
Julian Callow, chief international economist at Barclays, says the Fed will not begin to taper off bond purchases until next year, due to continued low inflation and the sequestration's negative impact on GDP.
This pro explains what will drive gold trading.
Mohamed El-Erian, Pimco CEO & co-CIO, explains what's driving market volatility, as the markets hope "real growth" will begin to replace "artificial growth."
Hans Olsen, Barclays Wealth and Investment Management, provides his perspective on what moved stocks higher in the first part of the year and why much of the gains were "Fed induced."
Three years after it was signed into law—and with only about 20 percent of its rules in place—critics and even supporters of Dodd-Frank say it's flawed and convoluted.
David Blitzer, S&P Dow Jones Indices chairman, and Ed Keon, Quantitative Management Associates, take a look at why the economy is still growing despite an ongoing "fiscal drag."
Jeff Weiss,Tejas Securities Group, takes a look at the charts to get a technical read on the markets' mixed messages.
David Rosenberg, Gluskin Sheff chief economist, explains how the consumer is the "fourth leg" to an economic recovery.