Dissecting the market's action, with Kenny Polcari, O'Neil Securities and Art Cashin, UBS. If the market closes the day with a rally, says Cashin, "the bulls will feel invincible now."» Read More
James Paulsen, Wells Capital Management, explains why he sees the S&P 500 reaching as high as 1,700; and Joseph Tanious, JPMorgan Funds; Larry Glazer, Mayflower Advisors; and Jonathan Corpina, Meridian Equity Partners, weigh in.
Some $22 billion in new money has flowed back into stock and bond funds in the last week. Discussing market opportunities with Jim McCaughan, Principal Global Investors CEO and Ken Kamen, Mercadien Asset Management.
Discussing the options for investors in a tough market, with Kenny Polcari, O'Neil Securities; Jim Iuorio, TJM Institutional Services; Jeff Kilburg, KKM Financial; and Hugh Johnson, Hugh Johnson Advisors, weighs in. Also, a look at Blankfein's optimism, with CNBC's Mary Thompson.
*Median sales price rises to $248,900, up 13.9 pct on year. Indeed, the Commerce Department raised its estimate for sales in November by 22,000 to a 398,000- unit rate, making the pace of sales in November the fastest since April 2010.
LONDON, Jan 25- The euro hit an 11- month high and shares rose on Friday on signs that Europe's financial system is returning to health and the outlook is brightening for Germany, the continent's biggest economy.
*China, U.S. manufacturing grow at quickest pace in two years. LONDON, Jan 25- Oil prices rose towards $114 a barrel on Friday as robust economic data from the United States, China and Germany lifted the outlook for global fuel demand. Manufacturing in China and the United States grew this month at the quickest pace in about two years.
DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 25- The "positive contagion" on financial markets is not yet feeding into the economy at large but the euro zone should see recovery in the second half of the year, ECB President Mario Draghi said on Friday.
In the latest sign the recession-hit euro region is turning a corner, Germany's Ifo think tank said its business climate index, based on a monthly survey of some 7,000 firms, rose in January to its highest level since June 2012.
*China, U.S. manufacturing grow at quickest pace in two years. LONDON, Jan 25- Oil held above $113 a barrel on Friday as robust economic data from the United States, China and Germany lifted the outlook for global fuel demand. Manufacturing in China and the United States grew this month at the quickest pace in about two years.
*Spot gold seen testing support at $1,661/ oz- technicals. SINGAPORE, Jan 25- Gold rebounded from a near two-week trough on Friday, tracking a stronger euro and helped monetary easing, but a brightened global economic outlook could curb its gains.
*China, U.S. manufacturing growth at quickest pace in two years. SINGAPORE, Jan 25- Brent crude held above $113 on Friday, on track to post a second week of gains as robust economic data from the United States and China lifted the outlook for fuel demand in the world's two largest oil consumers.
Earnings season shifts into high gear, reports CNBC's Julia Boorstin. Yahoo, Amazon and Facebook are among the companies reporting next week.
*China, U.S. manufacturing growth at quickest pace in two years. SINGAPORE, Jan 25- Brent crude held above $113 on Friday, on track to post a second week of gains as positive economic data from the United States and China lifted the fuel demand outlook at the world's two largest oil consumers.
The leading economic indicators are suggesting better growth ahead, explains CNBC's Larry Kudlow.
How damaging is Apple's decline to the market? And how to play your money now, with Danielle Hughes, Divine Capital CEO, and Ben Willis, Albert Fried.
Both the S&P 500 and the Dow are nearing all-time highs. Ken Sleeper, Sierra Core Retirement Funds; Bob Keiser, S&P Capital; and CNBC's Jeff Cox, discuss what the Fed has to do with it.
Watson Pharmaceuticals has merged with Actavis, and will now trade on the NYSE under ticker symbol ACT. Its president & CEO Paul Bisaro, discusses the U.S. economy and the generic drug industry.
The Dow is marching towards a new all-time high, with Danielle Hughes, Divine Capital; Josh Brown, Fusion Analytics; Andrew Keene, CBOE independent trader; and Kenny Polcari, O'Neill Securities.
Breaking down all the earnings action for Apple, Netflix and Microsoft, with Roger Kay of Endpoint Technologies Associates; Nancy Hass of GQ Magazine; and Ed McGuire, CLSA senior analyst.
CNBC's Robert Frank reports on "the wealth effect," saying a new study finds housing drives people's spending much more than stocks. Phil Tibi, Cambridge Properties realtor, offers insight on housing listings in Phoenix, Arizona. "The buyers are certainly back," says Tibi.