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Pete Najarian, optionMONSTER co-founder, and Fast Money trader, discusses the unusual activity he's seeing in Bank of America and what it indicates about the company, with the Fast Money traders.
Investors are so uncertain about the stock market that they're putting money into junk bonds. Is that type of fear justified? Brian Murdock, TD Asset Management chairman & CEO, weighs in.
CNBC's Bertha Coombs discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and looks at where oil and precious metals are likely headed tomorrow.
CNBC guests offer their views on the markets and economy.
Larry Kantor, Barclays Capital, shares his strategy leading into the market close.
Larry Kantor, Barclays Capital, explains where to find "safe assets."
JC O'Hara, Phoenix Partners Group, and Alkesh Shah, Evercore Partners, discuss whether investors should pick up Cisco ahead of its earnings release.
Brent crude is rising on hope for a Greek debt deal, with CNBC's Bertha Coombs.
Discussing whether there's still upside in the markets, with CNBC's Brian Shactman and Steve Liesman.
James Paulsen, Wells Capital Management, discusses the direction of the markets on renewed investor optimism.
Ralph Lauren is gaining momentum in handbags and footwear, says Michael Binetti, UBS analyst.
In the U.S., markets are slightly lower after hitting a 3.5-year closing high, as investors wait for news out of Greece. Disney and Ralph Lauren are up on consumer spending. McDonald's is down in spite of better than expected global sales for January. And Cisco and Groupon trade lower ahead of earnings later today.
Markets in Europe are mostly higher as Greek political leaders meet in Athens. ECB policymakers are divided on countries' contribution to Greek debt restructuring. RBS shakeup has cost $60.5 billion so far. The Bank of France says country's economy will post zero growth in the first quarter. Investors watch tomorrow's ECB meeting to see if Draghi will tip his hand on Greece? With David Kelly, JPMorgan Funds chief market strategist.
Weighing in on the severity of the housing crisis and whether government programs can actually help relieve troubled mortgages, with Sam Zell, Equity Group Investments chairman, who says the hole in housing is significantly bigger today than it was when the crisis was discover pre-2007.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open for Wall Street on Wednesday, with investors positioning for a favorable resolution to the Greek sovereign debt crisis. European stocks rose in morning trade, breaking a two-day losing streak, thanks to a string of upbeat corporate outlooks and as investors bet that Greece will finally secure the bailout it needs to avoid a chaotic default.
Disney beats Street estimates, saying media networks and theme parks held up in a shaky economy; three directors on Yahoo will not stay for re-election; Rick Santorum wins the Minnesota caucus, Missouri primary and sweeps Colorado, and traders will still focus on Europe as the progress of the Greek debt deal continues to hang over the markets, reports CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis.
Stephen Hester has revealed that the dramatic restructuring of Royal Bank of Scotland has cost 38 billion pounds ($60.5 billion) in a rallying memo to staff days after the embattled chief executive waived a 1 million pounds bonus, the Financial Times reports.
Growth prospects for the merger between Glencore and Xstrata look healthy enough for shareholders to hold on to their stake, according to Jane Coffey, head of equities at Royal London Asset Management.
Investors should start scaling back risk in their portfolio in anticipation of more favorable buying opportunities in the coming weeks, Chris Watling, CEO and chief market strategist at Longview Economics, told CNBC on Tuesday.
Zachary Karabell, River Twice Research, and Brian Kelly, Shelter Harbor Capital, discuss whether the rally is here to stay and how to invest in this market.