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
Futures are negative as markets in Asia were in the red overnight and European stocks were slightly negative; U.S. stocks ease off early morning lows while investors await key data on unemployment and housing; General Motors is expected to report its lowest quarterly profit in over a year, and Fed chairman Ben Bernanke speaks at community banking conference today; reports CNBC's Kayla Tausche.
US futures point to a flat open for Wall Street. European shares opened lower on Thursday, with investor sentiment hit by further hurdles in the Greek bailout deal and by the prospects of more ratings downgrades for the region's financial institutions. Asian shares fell sharply reversing the previous day's rally.
An oil price spike is likely this year as 10-year volatility is below average and geopolitical risks are not properly priced in, Ron William, a technical strategist at Mig Bank, told CNBC.com.
Mad Money host Jim Cramer shares his view on several caller's portfolios, pointing out whether they are diversified enough in their investments.
Should you jump into the tanker industry? Herbjorn Hansson, Nordic American Tanker chairman & CEO, discusses his company's earnings upside: "The last three quarters we are up and up and up," he tells Mad Money host Jim Cramer.
Insight on why President Obama's decision on the Keystone Pipeline was "irrational," and how America can become energy-sufficient, with John Richels, Devon Energy president & CEO, and Mad Money host Jim Cramer.
Mad Money host Jim Cramer explains what bugs him about today's trading session, including Zynga, Michael Kors and Weight Watchers.
A look at some big name stocks making earnings related moves in after hours trading, with CNBC's Brian Shactman.
All day long, guests on CNBC express their views on the market and economy, including comments on China & Greece, Hank Paulson's thoughts on Europe, and a look at stocks relative to other assets..
The S&P reached a key 1350 level this week but could not sustain it. Is that an indication the recent rally has run out of steam? Craig Hodges, The Hodges Fund, and James Lowell, Adviser Investments, weigh in with the play.
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.
A trading strategy at the closing bell and a look at what to expect from tomorrow's trading session, with Satya Pradhuman, Cirrus Research, and CNBC's Bob Pisani.
A look at the under the radar stocks making big moves on Wednesday, with CNBC's Brian Shactman.
Satya Pradhuman, Cirrus Research, and Hans Olsen, Barclays Wealth, discuss the outlook on equities and whether it's time for investors to add some risk to their portfolios.
A look at Wednesday's market moving activity from the Fed and tech giant, Apple, with CNBC's Steve Liesman,and Jon Fortt.
The Street Signs crew with a look at the worst-performing stocks in the best-performing sectors.
Rob Morgan, fulcrum Securities, and Nicholas Colas, Convergex Group, discuss the pros and cons of a dividend play in stocks.
CNBC's Steve Liesman has the details from the FOMC meeting and what it indicates about the health of the U.S. economy.
Barry Bausano, Deutsche Bank, discusses how investor sentiment is shaping up and the hedge fund outlook for 2012. "It's the end of what has been a season of risk aversion," he says.
The Power Lunch crew discuss the direction of the markets, and whether the technicals signal a pullback.