As the Fed meets and earnings news rains down, the big question in the week ahead is whether the S&P 500 can manage a break out.» Read More
John Fortt and the "Squawk on the Street" news team discuss the tech giant's realignment announcement and whether its concept of "One Microsoft" will work.
CNBC's Jim Cramer shares his views on Eliot Spitzer's run for New York City comptroller.
CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down this week's unemployment numbers and June's import prices, which fell 0.2 percent. And, Bob Brusca FAO Economics, weighs in on the data and what it indicates about the health of the economy.
Jim O'Sullivan, High Frequency Economics, and Ed Keon, Quantitative Management Associates, discuss the Fed's exit strategy and its impact on the markets.
Greg Ip, "The Economist"; Dan Colarusso, Reuters, and David Kelly, JP Morgan Funds, discuss the implications of the Fed keeping interest rates low and winding down its bond-buying program.
"You cannot remove an elephant from a room quietly," said David Kelly, JP Morgan Funds, discussing the Fed's exit strategy and details from yesterday's FOMC minutes and its impact on the markets and economy, with Dan Colarusso, Reuters.
Michael Hewson, Senior Market Analyst at CMC says QE tapering looks further away after the Fed announcement.
Doug Holtz-Eakin, former Chief Economist for the President's Council of Economic Advisers and current President of the American Action Forum, says a lack of consensus and the prospect of nominating a new chairman are likely to make the Fed delay tapering until 2014.
Gasoline is expected to jump 10 to 20 cents per gallon in the next several days, as rising oil prices and peak driving season create a perfect storm for higher prices.
Mad Money host Jim Cramer shares his final thoughts of the day. "Don't be fooled by the false dichotomy between trading and investing," he says.
Very few stocks keep riding higher and higher. Mad Money host Jim Cramer helps investors earn profits from long-term investing.
Keep your portfolio diversified by trimming back your winning stocks, explains Mad Money host Jim Cramer. Know when to get out of a stock.
How are long-term investors supposed to know when to pull the trigger on a stock? Mad Money host Jim Cramer, discusses the importance of buying a stock at the right price.
"Making money over the long-haul is the ultimate goal in this game," says Mad Money host Jim Cramer. He offers advice for those who think long-term investing means you can get lazy.
Changes could be afoot at Microsoft, which reports quarterly earnings after the bell Thursday, Nomura's Rick Sherlund says.
Microsoft is expected to announce its restructuring program on Thursday. Rick Sherlund, Nomura Securities analyst, thinks the shake-up is good for the company. "I think during August, ValueAct will make it public they are entering a proxy contest for a board seat," he says.
What's the read on financials amid taper talk? "Fast Money" trader Karen Finerman is slightly apprehensive on financials now. Marc Chandler, Brown Brothers Harriman, discusses just how soon and how fast the Fed might taper its asset purchases.
Two stocks offer growth in the rising-rate environment that's ahead, Barbara Marcin of GAMCO Investors says.
Digging into which dividend stocks provide an opportunity amid rising rates, with Barbara Marcin, GAMCO Investors; the "Fast Money" traders discuss the spike in crude oil.
CNBC's Bertha Coombs discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Another huge decline in oil and gas inventories sent oil and gas higher on the day.