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Stock index futures slightly pared gains ahead of the open Wednesday after ADP reported strong gains in private-sector employment.
Could there possibly be a bigger wall of worry than what we have now? If you would have said we would be dealing with a Japanese earthquake that has created a nuclear crisis, many Middle Eastern countries on the brink of radical political change, and continuing uncertainty about Europe's debt crisis, most traders would not have bet the S&P would be up 4.9 percent.
Japan's nuclear disaster is going to increase demand for natural gas and oil for a while and oil prices will rise but the world cannot do without nuclear energy yet, investor Jim Rogers told CNBC Wednesday.
Regulators should include more than 80 banks in their list of global financial institutions of systemic importance that need tighter regulation and higher capital requirements, Douglas Flint, chairman of HSBC, has urged, reports the Financial Times.
Perhaps we were wrong to cite the CBOE's VIX contract as a good indicator of market volatility? Recent events, including on-going military action in Libya and the Portugal sovereign debt crisis, would have suggested that the market should sell off on greater uncertainty, and yet the VIX fell from 29 last week to 17 today. Are investors becoming more sanguine about these issues?
See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Wednesday's Squawk on the Street.
Here's what you should be watching Thursday, March 30.
"It all comes down to Friday and the non-farm payrolls," said one market-watcher. "What if it comes in at 120,000, or 130,000, and unemployment goes back up to 9 percent? There's going to be a tremendous amount of resistance on the part of the FOMC to give it up."
Stocks ended just off the highs of the day Tuesday amid light volume and despite a couple of weak economic reports, as energy and telecom gained. Home Depot rose, while HP fell.
Stocks gained Tuesday amid light volume and despite a couple weak economic reports, as energy and retail stocks moved higher.
CNBC's Jim Cramer with the latest stocks on his radar screen.
Retails investors are buying up options as never before after being burned too many times in volatile markets. But these instruments can be complex and investors can easily be led astray.
Assuming you have been unable to achieve paperless perfection, managing household records can be tricky — never mind, time consuming — business, even for the uber organized. Follow these rules.
This home-selling season is going to disappoint investors relative to expectations, said Buck Horne, housing and real estate analyst at Raymond James.
Investment flows turned against Asia-Pacific in the first quarter of this year, but the most promising markets look poised for another wave of hot money in the second half of 2011.
CNBC's Brian Shactman take a look at some big names that have been booted from the Dow Jones Industrial Average
The market has properly seen through what appears to be a positive earnings report from builder Lennar. The key metric, orders, were poor. Orders were down 12 percent YOY, while the backlog (future orders) were down 12 percent.
Get ready for an increase in market volatility, said Joseph Duran, CEO and co-founder of United Capital Financial Partners.
A look at the boost in Molycorp stock with Mike Gambardella, JPMorgan analyst.