As the Santa rally lifts stocks higher, Wall Street's expectations for 2015 gains have gotten slimmer.» Read More
Mortgage rates, which many feared would rise sharply when the Fed stops propping up the market at the end of March, may actually not budge much at all, analysts say
Our chart expert, Jordan Kotick, Global Head of Technical Strategy at Barclays weekly Q&A session.
Gold prices have dropped nearly one percent over the past week—and the decline could continue, said Ashraf Laidi, chief currency strategist at CMC Markets. There’s more downside for the precious metal seen ahead, he told CNBC.
Stocks rallied on Wednesday following a decline in equities over the previous two trading sessions, when major indexes posted their biggest losses since early February. How should investors be positioned? David Katz, CIO of Matrix Asset Advisors, discussed his market strategy.
Stocks rallied Wednesday as the dollar pulled back and Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke pledged to keep rates low for a long time. Financials were among the top gainers.
Markets rose on Wednesday, despite news of an unexpected drop in new home sales. What should investors expect from markets going forward? Ted Parrish, co-portfolio manager at Henssler Equity Fund, discussed his insights.
A correction is “clearly on its way” since the start of the year, but investors can still make money in this market environment, said Enzio von Pfeil, CEO of EconomicClock.com. He shared his market strategies.
The markets appear to be holding on to their gains, despite a disappointing January New Home Sales report. Once again, traders are awaiting Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke’s semi-annual report on monetary policy in front of the House Financial Services Committee. However, they suspect that his comments will lack new insights.
We’re trying to identify names that go against the grain, said Jeff Utz, U.S. equity project manager at Credit Suisse. He shared his best contrarian plays with investors.
Stocks opened slightly higher Wednesday as the market looked for direction ahead of Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's semi-annual report on monetary policy and the economy.
The global economy looks set to plunge back into recession as the sovereign debt pressure currently rocking Europe intensifies, Ashok Shah, CIO of London & Capital, told CNBC Wednesday.
US stock index futures pointed to a flat open for Wall Street before Fed chairman Ben Bernanke's semi-annual report on monetary policy and the economy at 10am ET. Bernanke's words are likely to influence whether the stock market can recover from yesterday's selloff, with the Nasdaq and the S&P 500 posting their biggest one-day losses since February 4. The Dow's nearly 101 point drop was its biggest since February 8.
Markets will hang on every word from Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke on Wednesday and Thursday, although investors are unlikely to hear anything new.
Technology stocks have underperformed since the fourth quarter and tech is where investors should be putting their money, said Mike Holland, chairman of Holland & Company.
Federal Reserve chief Ben Bernanke is expected to testify before Congress on Wednesday. How should investors be trading ahead of the event? Peter Costa, president of Empire Executions and Warren Meyers, CEO of Walter J. Dowd shared their insights.
Stocks suffered their biggest decline in three weeks Tuesday as a sharp drop in consumer confidence rattled the market.
Concerns about instability in Europe have been steering some investors away from large-cap multinationals and towards small caps. Which way should investors bet? Bill McVail, portfolio manager at Turner Small Cap Growth Fund, and Jack Ablin, executive VP and CIO of Harris Private Bank, discussed their views.
Expectations of higher interest rates could be good for stocks in the coming months, though not for banking shares, according to a new analysis.
Stocks opened lower Tuesday after an unexpected drop in German business confidence but the Dow soon rebounded, led by Home Depot after the company's earnings beat.
A very disappointing consumer confidence report weighed on stocks this morning. The Conference Board revealed its consumer confidence index hit a 10-month low, falling to 46 in February — much lower than the 55 level economists had been expecting. Additionally, consumers’ 6-month outlook on business and employment conditions worsened.