CNBC's Bob Pisani and Art Cashin, of UBS, discuss geopolitical uncertainties and their impact on the markets.» Read More
The U.S. economy contracted at a surprisingly sharp 6.1 percent rate in the first quarter reflecting continuing economic woes. In the meantime, President Obama marks his 100th day in office while analysts anxiously await the latest from the FOMC's interest rate decision due this afternoon. (UPDATED with the Fed decision, below). Read and listen to what experts had to say...
There are some “mustard seeds” out there for investors, Tom Lydon of ETFTrends.com told CNBC.
Traders are bullish on the Shaw Group, buying both stock and options contracts after the engineering company announced a strategic deal to help build nuclear power plants in China.
Electronic Arts is seeing unusually heavy options activity ahead of its earnings report next week. The average options volume for the game software company is 9,370 for a full session, but more than 78,000 contracts have changed hands so far Tuesday.
There could be some investment opportunities from the swine flu outbreak, said Darin Richards, CIO of AKT Wealth Advisors.
The Nasdaq is on pace for the biggest two-month gain since 2002. This technology laden index is also the only major index in positive territory year-to-date and was hugely responsible for leading the end 2000-2002 bear market. Why is tech suddenly so exciting? And how should you play it?
Art Cashin, UBS Financial Services director of floor operations, offered CNBC his take on Tuesday's market: The stress tests of the financials; the economic impact of Swine Flu; and yesterday's frightening public-relations error by the Air Force over the skies of NYC.
Citigroup is discussing its capital levels with the Obama administration — but the financial giant doesn't expect to need more government assistance, reports said Tuesday. But speculation continues to swirl around Citi and Bank of America. See David Faber's report here.
Rambus spiked nearly 19 percent along with bullish options activity after the company won a tentative court victory over its antitrust claims.
Investors have got to "look beyond the biggest names in the markets," said Jordan Kimmel at the Magnet Investment Group.
ETFs are a good way to rebuild your portfolio, said Mark Luschini, chief investment strategist at Janney Montgomery Scott.
Small and value companies typically lead the way out of every recession according to Tim Courtney, CIO of Burns Advisory Group, and this time is no exception.
Despite recent gains in the stock markets, many experts remained grim and skeptical about an economic recovery.
Swine Flu: global pandemic or paranoia? President Obama said the health emergency declaration was merely a prudent measure. But many pharmaceutical stocks were sharply higher Monday in reaction to flu outbreaks — and the gains seemed to ripple through the sector.
Hugh Johnson of Johnson Illington Advisors told CNBC that it's time to start buying stocks again. "Financial markets are sending a very clear signal: 'We've seen the worst, we're starting a bull market and all the right sectors are performing well.'"
The banking industry has learned preliminary results of the so-called stress tests Friday — but plenty of questions will remain. (Updated)
As stocks capped a seventh consecutive week of gains, traders Marty Cunningham of Solazzo Trading Company and Michael Gurka of First Street Capital Partners considered how much room remains for the rally.
“If you think the market is going to go up, then chances are tech is going to go up quite nicely as well,” Richard Windsor, global technology specialist at Nomura, told CNBC.
The banking industry will learn preliminary results of the so-called stress tests today (Friday) — but plenty of questions will remain.
Synovus Financial is plunging along with heavy options volume, a day after the regional bank holding company reported dismal quarterly earnings.