We're hearing that oil may not end its relentless march higher for quite some time. And don't blame the Mideast, that's not the problem.
"What's overhanging the market now is this great, big question mark over commodities," says one market pro. "It has hung over the market like the sword of Damocles."
These are a few stock plays ahead of a possible inflation, said Steven Charest, chief market strategist at Divine Capital Markets.
Overall, the market looks worrisome, said Bob Phillips, senior partner at Spectrum Management Group.
Options expiration day. Global markets are mixed, futures down fractionally, as the Greek Prime Minister said restructuring of the debt was not going to happen (no one seems to believe him). This is not a bad start, considering earnings season has not started with a bang.
Stocks turned modestly higher as investors took heart from upbeat economic news, although weak earnings pressured some sectors of the market. Merck and J&J rose, while BofA fell.
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Stock index futures pared losses and turned positive after gains in industrial production and capacity utilization, and after news that consumer prices didn't rise as much as expected in March.
The big spenders on technology—businesses and government agencies—buy about 75 percent of the computing goods and services sold worldwide. Yet it is increasingly evident they are not driving the new ideas, excitement and powerhouse technology companies in ascent these days. The New York Times reports.
David Garrity, GVA Research Principal, discusses why Google missed Wall Street's quarterly estimates.
See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Friday's Squawk on the Street.
Can B of A reduce its tail risk in the mortgage business and a preview of earnings, with Betsy Graseck, bank analyst, Morgan Stanley. Also discussing JPMorgan and Morgan Stanley. Joe looks at health care stocks. And why Chinese inflation means gold could rise to $2,200/ounce.
Google released earnings Thursday and the Street was far from thrilled. With shares tumbling in the after hours, is Google a value trade or value trap?
The markets react to Google earnings after the company misses estimates, and CNBC's Jon Fortt is on new CEO Larry Page's first earnings conference call, with Ryan Jacob, Jacob Asset Management. Also, a silver ETF breakout and why supermarkets are flying amid a spike in food inflation. Street Fight: Is Glencore's announced IPO a sign of a top in the commodity bull market?
Stocks closed mixed after another choppy, low volume session, as the broader market staged a late afternoon rally despite slumping bank and tech stocks. Kraft rose, while JPMorgan fell.
The Internet advertising bellwether's shares slid in extended trading Thursday after the firm posted a profit that missed Wall Street expectations for the quarter, the first reporting period for the company since it named a new CEO.
Stocks took a brighter tone in the last hour of trading as the broader market gained, although banks and tech stocks remained lower. Coca Cola rose, while JPMorgan fell.
Stocks turned weaker again in the wake of disappointing economic news, and ahead of major earnings releases. JPMorgan and HP fell, while Kraft gained.
Tech is a large part of the U.S. economy and it’s exciting to see changes going on in the hardware and Internet side, said Roger McNamee, co-founder of Elevation Partners.
Roger McNamee, managing director and co-founder of Elevation Partners, explains why he is bullish on the tech sector. He also explains why Apple is winning.