WASHINGTON— Harsh winter weather left U.S. consumers feeling a bit less confident this month, the University of Michigan says. The University of Michigan says its index of consumer sentiment slid to 95.4 in February from an 11- year high of 98.1 in January. "Consumers remain sensitive to any hint of decreased spending power," Terry Sheehan, senior analyst at Stone...» Read More
Sean Hyman, Editor, Ultimate Wealth Report says that commodities are firming up as data out of China starts to turn positive.
Brian Belski, BMO Capital Markets, has been bullish on equities all year, and discusses where he thinks the markets are headed. "Past performance is not indicative of future results," he says.
Investors digest better-than-expected data out of China but also fears of tax hikes and spending cuts in the U.S., with Dan Greenhaus, BTIG, and Gina Sanchez, Roubini Global Economics.
Mike O'Brien, global head for institutional clients at JPMorgan, explains how to generate return and manage volatility in this type of environment.
Without a deal, automatic spending cuts and higher taxes will kick in on January 1, 2013. Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY) weighs in..
What's moving the markets, and how to play it, with Todd Buchholz, Former White House economic adviser; Christian Thwaites, Sentinel Investment; CNBC contributor Ron Insana and Rick Santelli.
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.
Taking a broader look at today's trading session, and discussing companies that are introducing special dividends ahead of a tax hike, with Michael Farr of Farr, Miller and Washington.
CNBC's Larry Kudlow takes a closer look at some key economic releases today, including consumer confidence and home prices. Jack Bouroudjian, Bull and Bear Partners, and Jeff Kleintop, LPL Financial, discuss how fiscal cliff fears are impacting the stock market.
Beat Wittmann, CEO and Partner, Dynapartners says that China's economy is bottoming out, and that growth looks optimistic next year.
What's moving the market today, and what consumers are most concerned about, with David Kudla, Mainstay Capital Management; Stephen Guilfoyle, Meridian Equity Partners; and CNBC's Steve Liesman and Rick Santelli.
CNBC's Steve Liesman tallies up the costs from Sandy, reporting that New York, Connecticut and New Jersey have asked the Federal government for some $72 billion. Estimated insured costs, according to AIR Worldwide, are between $16-$22 billion.
Should you short bonds into a resolution of the fiscal cliff. How to get your bang for the bond, with CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis and the Futures Now Traders.
Is the consumer oblivious to the cliff? CNBC's Steve Liesman has the details.
Why are stocks falling on good news? Levels to watch on the S&P, with CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis and the Futures Now Traders.
Bruno Verstraete, CEO at Lakefield Partners, tells CNBC that although Greece seems to be off the agenda, the fiscal cliff might cause the markets to tank or provide the final relief.
Michael Gayed, Chief Investment Strategist, Pension Partners says that dividend plays could bring better returns compared to U.S. Treasuries.
Americans will spend nearly $53 billion on their cats and dogs this year. PetSmart CEO Robert Moran, offers insight. Pets are now being looked at as "members of the family," he says, discussing just how much is spent on pets during the holiday season.