You can say today is "risk off" or "risk on" but the simple fact is the stock market is still being driven by risk on/risk off in general.
China reported on Wednesday that industrial output increased 13.4 percent in April year-over-year, still respectable, but lower than last month. Also: Is a market top in crude a leading indicator for a top in stocks?
See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Thursday's Squawk on the Street.
Edgy markets may see another volatile session Thursday, as the commodities shakeout plays out.
Energy heavyweights and top financial regulators head to Capitol Hill on Thursday, a cornucopia of retail data sets the tone for the earnings frenzy, and Cisco searches for its turnaround. Here's what we're watching…
Important rotation today, as major indices move up midday. While all the major indices are just shy of new highs, there are some standouts.
As retailers begin to report their first-quarter earnings later this week, this much we know: Sales were strong online. But the same trend juicing e-commerce sales—high gas and food prices—also may be forcing consumers to put the brakes on their spending, and that could make retail stocks a tough sell after the first-quarter earnings results are out.
Nothing came out of the emergency meeting of European finance ministers over the weekend. Commodities are bouncing, including silver up 4-5 percent this morning.
For better or worse, the U.S. economy is back on the top of the stock market's watch list, with the European sovereign debt crisis a close second.
The "Mad Money" host reveals his "Game Plan."
Vera Wang is fashion's first lady of bridal wear. Her coveted designs grace celebrities and the mere mortals able to spend upwards of $20,000 for a chic walk down the aisle. But now she is coming to the mass market with a collection for David's Bridal.
The late timing of the Easter holiday helped retailers report April sales that outpaced analysts' estimates, however, there were some signs that consumers are facing increasing pressure from gas prices.
Retailers are expected to get a boost from a late Easter when they report their monthly sales on Thursday. The Thomson Reuters Same-Store Sales Index is expected to post an 8.4 percent increase in April, compared with April 2010's 0.7 percent gain. A rundown of the estimates.
Although some investors worry the rally in retail could be halted by rising oil prices, one "Fast Money" trader said he's not concerned.
Tee time at Augusta, tea time for Boehner, and wait-and-see time for Portugal. Here's what we're watching—and you should, as well.
As retailers gear up to report monthly same-store sales Thursday, analysts are expecting March to be a challenging month with the late arrival of Easter and rising gas prices.
It's official. We've finished the last round of play in our annual tournament and have a winner. What's your Fast Money favorite stock of 2011?
Looks like Jamie Dimon won't be the Fast Money Madness MVP after all. The super star CEO just stumbled in our tournament.
Jamie Dimon just might be named this year's Fast Money Madness MVP. On Wednesday he took down the Oracle of Omaha!
Looks like Dr Copper is in it to win it. Freeport McMoRan, the world's largest copper miner, took down Boeing in the quarter finals of Fast Money Madness!