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Stocks had their best three-day run in 10 months Wednesday as Spain got the market off to a good start, promising tough austerity measures, and tech stocks rallied after some encouraging reports from Intel and IBM. Gold soared.
Stocks closing near highs for the day. The key story: the correlation between a weak euro/weak equities has been broken. There is now a positive correlation between the dollar (up) and the stock market (also up)—what's up with that?
Gold prices are soaring because of growing inflation fears—both the European Central Bank and the Federal Reserve seem to be on the path to permanently easy money with the Greek bailout and huge U.S. budget deficits.
Two of the most popular exchange-traded funds present triple-threats in both opportunity and danger for investors wanting to play the financial sector.
Stocks advanced Wednesday after Spain promised to take wide austerity measures and Intel said it expects earnings growth to double. Techs and industrials led the way. Gold surged.
Gold prices surged to a record high on Wednesday as investors piled in, seeking safety from turmoil in government bond markets and the risks of Greece's debt crisis spreading to other countries. Is gold a crowded trade or can investors still get in? Scott Redler, chief strategic officer at T3live.com and Jim Iuorio, managing director at TJM Institutional Services shared their insights.
Stocks advanced Wednesday after Spain promised to take wide austerity measures and Intel said it expects earnings growth to double.
A day after the exchanges testified in the House of Representatives, exchange officials and lawyers are busy writing new rules. Based on discussions with exchange and government officials, here's a likely timetable:
Stocks advanced Wednesday after Spain promised to take wide austerity measures. Is the market crisis over? Alan Valdes, vice president of Kabrik Trading and Peter Costa, president of Empire Executions and CNBC market analyst shared their insights.
U.S. banking stocks aren't clear of the financial crisis and investors should avoid them at all costs, Julian Pendock, partner at Senhouse Capital, told CNBC Wednesday.
The Commerce Department reported the March deficit on international trade in goods and services increased to $40.4 billion from $39.4 billion in February.
Stocks opened higher on Wednesday, following a rocky trading session yesterday that left the blue-chip index down 0.3 percent. How should investors be positioned? Ronald Weiner, president and CIO of RDM Financial Group and Charlie Smith, CIO of Fort Pitt Capital Group shared their market outlooks.
Is the notion of "buy-and-hold" or "set it and forget it" approach to investing dead? Is it time to question the wisdom of this approach?
U.S. stock futures are up as Europe is trading up 1 to 2 percent. The put/call ratio at the close yesterday was 1.28—meaning 1.28 puts bought for every call—fairly high. This is a contrarian indicator, as it represents stock that needs to be bought back eventually. What does it mean? It means traders are either getting short or hedging their long positions.
Much of the demand for the precious metal is reportedly coming from Germany, where the memory of hyperinflation continues to significantly influence thinking.
The Queen was made to hang around for 5 days this week while her elected representatives attempted to form Britain’s next government.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a slightly higher open Wednesday as fears of contagion from the European debt crisis eased as Spain vowed to slash its public deficit.
The only thing missing from the weekend’s $1 trillion rescue package for Europe is a good acronym, Timothy Scala, a macro strategist at hedge fund Sophis Investments told CNBC.com Wednesday.
Britain’s new prime minister, David Cameron, will have to contend with the demands of his own Conservative Party as well as those of his Liberal Democratic partners, the New York Times reports.
Two analysts told CNBC Tuesday of several views they had on how investors can benefit from the weakening euro caused by the Greek debt crisis.