NEW YORK, Oct 31- U.S. stock index futures rallied on Friday after the Bank of Japan significantly ramped up its stimulus program just days after the U.S. *At the same time, Japan's $1.2 trillion Government Pension Investment Fund announced new allocations for its portfolio, including raising its holdings of domestic and foreign stock holdings to 25 percent each...» Read More
"Worries tend to go to the dollar," said Joseph Trevisani, Worldwide Markets, weighing in on the best way to play the currency market; and Kevin Book, ClearView Energy Partners, explains what's driving energy prices.
Should markets rally on a "fiscal cliff" resolution, traders should use the strength to sell oil, a veteran trader told CNBC.
Gold could re-test this year's low after closing below the key $1,700 level, a veteran trader said Tuesday.
The oil rally stalls, as crude falls 1 percent. has the rally in crude finally run out of steam, with CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis and the Futures Now Traders.
A look at what traders are watching ahead of the opening bell, with Kevin Ferry, Cronus Futures Management.
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Is now the golden opportunity to buy the precious metal? Analyst Michael Dudas says gold has $2,000 upside target.
Just the same, here's how the "Futures Now" traders are playing the markets, with CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis and the Futures Now Traders.
Is it time to sell the rally? Have stocks rallied too far, too fast, with CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis and the Futures Now Traders, Rich Ilczyszyn at the CME and Anthony Grisanti at the Nymex.
The Futures Now team discusses how to trade the oil space, as crude prices rebound.
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It's time to protect my downside risk in equities for the next 30 days, "Futures Now" trader Rich Ilczyszyn said.
Larry Fink was once a prince of Wall Street. In the 1980s he became the youngest managing director ever at First Boston, where he was a pioneer in the mortgage bond market. He might have been fitted for the crown at the investment bank, now owned by Credit Suisse, but in 1986 his mortgage department lost $100 million in a single quarter. Two years later he was out. The FT reports.
The euro zone should gradually acquire the powers of a national government with a single treasury and the right to tax or issue commonly backed bonds under a Brussels blueprint to ensure the single currency’s longer-term survival, the Financial Times.
Ian Axe, CEO, LCH.Clearnet explains the role of clearing houses amid growing regulation in the financial sector. He says they are like insurance companies for exchanges with regards to their trades and financial products.
Although the price of gold fell sharply Wednesday, marking its biggest one-day drop in three weeks, some professional traders remain bullish on the precious metal.
Gold dropped $20 in five minutes under this morning, and it made plenty of traders nervous. But where some saw a crisis, one big options trader saw an opportunity.
Investors are bracing for companies to ramp up purchases of their own shares in response to expected tax changes in the new year, despite growing criticism of buybacks, the New York Times reports.
François Hollande demanded on Tuesday that Lakshmi Mittal, the steel magnate, guarantee the long-term future of workers at a disputed plant in northern France or face the threat of a state takeover of the operations.
Eurozone governments could be forced to accept losses on their rescue loans to Greece after Monday’s late-night deal to overhaul its bailout failed to agree how to reach new debt targets for the struggling country, according to documents seen by the Financial Times, the Financial Times reports.
John Lekas of Leader Capital isn't sweating the end of QE. In fact, he's wondering why anyone ever thought it mattered.
There's only one thing that matters for gold right now, Jim Iuorio argues.
CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis and the Futures Now Traders take a look at what's pushing markets near record levels. Also a money-making trade on the S&P 500.