Economists expect to see an increase of 0.2 percent when February retail sales are reported on Thursday, better than January's 0.4 percent decline.» Read More
Are traders getting hurt by the strength in the dollar? While many traders were short the dollar for months, the Commitment of Traders report indicate that while market speculators are still short, they are not nearly as short as they were a few months ago.
The rebound in the U.S. economy until the third quarter was concentrated in the goods-producing sector of the economy, something quite evident in data on personal spending on durable goods, particularly compared to data for spending on services. Given the fact that the U.S. economy is a service-oriented economy, the composition of consumer spending had therefore been skewed unfavorably in terms of what is best for job growth.
European stocks have closed on the lows of the day. This may help US market: European institutions should be done selling stocks and the euro...this may help lift the euro and weaken the dollar.
Gold prices have risen the most in two weeks as investors seek a safe haven, but it's hard to tell whether today's gains signal a short-term bounce or continuation of the momentum that has driven prices up more than 25 percent so far this year.
Stocks continued to sink as the dollar rose Tuesday as investors grew skittish about the prospects of the Irish debt crisis spreading to other periphery euro zone countries as well as escalating tensions in Korea. Chevron and Exon fell, while HP rose.
Stocks continued to tumble Tuesday, following news that existing home sales were worse than expected, in addition to tensions between North and South Korea. David Kotok, chairman and CIO of Cumberland Advisors and a CNBC contributor, shared his market outlook.
Stocks tumbled Tuesday amid tensions between North and South Korea in addition to ongoing worries about European debt. Brian Peardon, wealth advisor at Harrison Financial Group, and Ryan Detrick, chief technical strategist at Schaeffer’s Investment Research, shared their insights.
For investors, 2010 may as well have been called The Year of the Car. It turns out that some of the biggest, greasiest, loudest money was made in the automakers this year, who knew?
The news from Korea today highlights that emerging markets do have risks that one needs to be aware of including tensions between neighbor countries, political instability, and currency challenges. The road to higher returns is paved with higher risk to be sure. Higher returns comes with higher volatility.
The North Korean attack, and continued concerns over the spreading European debt crisis (specifically Spain, which has a GDP almost twice as large as Ireland, Portugal and Greece combined) are weighing on stocks today. Spain's stock market is down 2 percent.
Growth is too slow and unemployment is kept unacceptably high by surging imports, especially from China and Germany, which enjoy undervalued currencies.
U.S. stock index futures remained lower after news of a better-than-expected revision for third quarter Gross Domestic Product as investors added an escalating conflict in Korea to the growing list of concerns dragging market sentiment lower.
See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Tuesday's Squawk on the Street.
The presidential commission investigating the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has said that neither the industry nor the US government had made adequate investments in clean-up technology in the wake of the 1989 Exxon Valdez spill, reports the Financial Times.
Hong Kong's measures to rein in its runaway property sector appear to be more of a “flag-waving” move, and could present opportunities for equity investors, said Andrew Sullivan, director, institutional sales trading at OSK Securities on CNBC, adding that demand for real estate in the city would remain robust.
Tuesday's economic headlines should show that the third quarter grew at a slightly better rate than reported, but the Fed's view of next year is likely to be worse than its previous forecast.
Bonds are overvalued and gold is no protection from inflation, says Scott Clemons, chief investment strategist at Brown Brothers Harriman and contributor to the BBH Core Select Fund. ..A report from TheStreet.
Stocks clawed back, but still ended mixed, as techs and retailers rose in the final half hour of trading and the market continued to digest a potential insider trader scandal as well as a lack of clarity over the direction of financially troubled European countries. BofA and JPMorgan fell, while HP rose.
Stocks pared losses Monday afternoon as techs and retailers rose in the final half hour of trading as the market continued to digest a potential insider trader scandal as well as a lack of clarity over the direction of financially troubled European countries. BofA and JPMorgan fell, while HP rose.
Ben Bernanke is right. Germany shouldn’t blame easy money in the United States for the world’s woes. Currency mercantilism in China and elsewhere is causing a mess—especially in the United States.