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  • Uncertainty Restores Glitter to an Old Refuge Sunday, 13 Jun 2010 | 5:17 AM ET

    It is the resurgent passion of the doomsday crowd, a bet that everything will go wrong. No matter what has you worried, they say, the answer is gold. The New York Times reports.

  • Wall Street sign

    Stocks will navigate choppy waters in the week ahead, but could sail a bit more smoothly—barring any nasty, new surprises from Europe.

  • Big Week Ahead for Traders Friday, 11 Jun 2010 | 7:34 PM ET

    Traders began leaving the building, mentally and physically, just after noon ET Friday, but next week is one of the biggest weeks in a long time, on all fronts.

  • Stocks Snap 3-Week Losing Streak Friday, 11 Jun 2010 | 6:44 PM ET

    Stocks eked out a gain Friday after struggling all day as investors weighed a better-than-expected reading on consumer sentiment against a disappointing retail-sales report.

  • 'BP Crosstown Cup' Draws Boos at Wrigley Field Friday, 11 Jun 2010 | 6:38 PM ET
    Official trophy of the BP Crosstown Cup.

    For BP, a company that’s had a helluva time getting a “cup” on the Gulf of Mexico oil gusher it is responsible for, it’s now connected to another cup, the BP Crosstown Cup in Chicago. And it's a strikeout for the oil producer.

  • Back to Basics for Investors: Blackrock's Kapito Friday, 11 Jun 2010 | 5:03 PM ET

    It’s back to basics—companies that offer strong dividends and good products—for investing, Robert Kapito, president of Blackrock, told CNBC Friday.

  • Stocks Eke Out Gain as Techs Rise Friday, 11 Jun 2010 | 4:00 PM ET

    Stocks eked out a gain Friday after struggling all day as investor weighed a better-than-expected reading on consumer sentiment against a disappointing retail-sales report.

  • Anadarko Stock Plummets on Oil Spill Fears Friday, 11 Jun 2010 | 3:28 PM ET
    Offshore supply vessels assist and observe the worksite of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion.

    It has been a reverse-gusher of a week for Anadarko, a 25 percent investor in the BP drilling disaster. Its stock has been the worst performing on the S&P 500 this week, as investors anguish over Anadarko’s possible liability.

  • US-UK BP Battle Scares Traders Friday, 11 Jun 2010 | 3:16 PM ET

    The US-UK spat over BP is a serious topic of discussion among traders. They are worried that this could get out of hand. They are worried that the meeting between the president and BP officials scheduled for next week will turn into another public humiliation of BP.

  • A trader at the New York Stock Exchange.

    "The recent market collapse has once again rewarded the short sellers," says the head of a website that tracks daily short movements. "Short selling is back."

  • Prep Your Portfolio for Next Week: Strategists Friday, 11 Jun 2010 | 2:29 PM ET

    Which stocks should investors be buying into next week? Robert Pavlik, chief market strategist at Banyan Partners, and Marty Cunningham, executive vice president at Esposito Securities, shared their best plays.

  • Art Cashin: 3pm Market Selloffs? Here's Why Friday, 11 Jun 2010 | 1:59 PM ET

    Art Cashin explains why the last hour of trading has seen a pullback—even if stocks were higher throughout the day.

  • Retail's Bad News — and Some Bright Spots Friday, 11 Jun 2010 | 1:49 PM ET

    Retail sales disappoint, but some bright spots. May retail sales reports, down 1.2 percent versus consensus of 0.2 percent, were clearly a disappointment. Here's the breakdown.

  • An ad placed in Japanese magazines by the Ministry of Finance shows that sometimes truth is stranger than fiction.

  • Stocks pared their losses Friday after a report that showed consumer sentiment came in better than expected. Art Hogan, director of global equity products at Jefferies, shared his market outlook.

  • Analyst Cuts Goldman Sachs Outlook Friday, 11 Jun 2010 | 11:12 AM ET

    S&P futures dropped 6 points on the disappointing U.S. May retail sales. But it was noted that building material sales were notably weak, down 9.3 percent, which may be due to the expiration of the homebuyer tax credit. Still, motor vehicle parts were down 1.7 percent, clothing sales were also down 1.3 percent. Sales up at restaurants, sporting goods, furniture. Elsewhere this week the news has been more positive...

  • Stocks Struggle After Sentiment Boost Friday, 11 Jun 2010 | 11:11 AM ET

    Stocks struggled to hold onto gains Friday after getting a boost from a better-than-expected reading on consumer sentiment.

  • Banks Must Raise Capital for Another Year: Strategist Friday, 11 Jun 2010 | 10:53 AM ET

    We’re seeing the financial industry slowly recover, said James Rohr, chairman and CEO of PNC Financial Services Group, and Jimmy Dunne, senior managing principal at Sandler O’Neill. They shared their sector outlooks.

  • Gold Could Hit $1300 in Next Few Days: Strategist Friday, 11 Jun 2010 | 10:18 AM ET

    Gold closed below $1,225 an ounce on Thursday as stocks rose and the euro climbed against the dollar. How should investors be trading the precious metal? Rich Ilczyszyn, senior market strategist at Lind-Waldock, and Torsten Slok, senior economist at Deutsche Bank, offered their insights.

  • Kaminsky's Call: Tech Bubble IPO Trouble Friday, 11 Jun 2010 | 10:14 AM ET

    It is impossible today for small- and medium-sized technology companies to go public through IPOs with the big investment banks.