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Stocks were modestly higher in another thin trading session Wednesday after investors largely shrugged off a handful of weak economic news and looked ahead to Friday's employment report in addition to earnings season, which kicks off next week.
Bruce Harting, consumer finance analyst and managing director of Barclays Capital, told CNBC Wednesday that credit card companies are on the move. He explained why he recommends the sector.
Stocks have rallied since Europe has closed...markets in the U.S. clearly want to go higher: it feels like we are in the midst of a short squeeze because there has been no pullback in the last seven sessions.
The Fast Money traders weigh in on unusual options activity in the financial sector, and stocks set to pop today.
Despite credit turmoil, could European stocks be attractive? Where to find investment opportunities in global markets, with David Mussafer, Advent International.
CNBC's Kayla Tausche with the buzz from Sun Valley as tech titans and media moguls gather for a gander at prospective IPOs, and David Bank, RBC Capital Markets with perspective on what's moving the media sector.
The spreads on debt in peripheral countries like Portugal, Greece, Italy and Spain has widened compared to German debt...the stock markets in those countries closed near their lows for the day, all down 2 to 3 percent.
Stocks edged higher in another choppy, thin-volume session Wednesday after investors largely shrugged off news that ISM non-manufacturing index slipped last month and China's latest interest rate increase.
Perspective is more important than prediction, according to Andrew Goldberg, market strategist with JPMorgan, who unveiled a guide to the markets, a framework for recognizing and understanding the economy as well as emerging markets.
It's time to get defensive on stocks, Bill Spiropoulos, CoreStates Capital Advisors chief executive, told CNBC Wednesday. "You can still see upward trends but you have to take a stance and have multiple strategies in multiple markets."
Here's why you should keep a close eye on these six stocks.
Tractor Supply has benefited from the strength in agriculture, and yesterday (Tuesday) it got a helping hand from Barclays Capital.
The trades to play in the large cap space, with Bill Spiropoulos, CoreStates Capital Advisors and Michael Yoshikami, YCMNET Advisors.
Also: Portugal raised $1.2 billion in a 3-month debt auction, a day after having their debt cut by 4 notches to debt by Moody's. The bad news is they paid a steep price: 4.96 percent. The Portugese stock market is down 2.6 percent this morning.
The framework of what's happening with the macro picture, so investors can make micro decisions, with Andrew Goldberg, JPMorgan market strategist.
Futures were lower Wednesday as traders were disappointed by China's latest attempt to slow inflation and some bad news from the jobs market.
Brazil is preparing a range of additional measures to stem the damaging rise of the real as the global currency war shows no signs of ending, according to Guido Mantega, the country’s finance minister, reported the FT.
The Institute for Supply Management's non-manufacturing survey is the data to watch Wednesday, but the post-holiday stock market doldrums could prevail if the report on the services sector is as expected.
See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Wednesday's Squawk on the Street.
Mad Money host Jim Cramer shares his list of American companies that are dominating world markets.