Economists forecast the GDP number to show growth anywhere from just under 3 percent to as high as 4 percent - the first positive growth for the U.S. economy since second quarter, 2008.
The floor under stocks feels a bit shaky, and the market could give way to more profit taking this week.
Ahead of Friday's opening bell, investors will be watching earnings from Microsoft and Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's address at the Boston Fed's annual conference.
The weakening dollar has been one of the catalysts driving stocks and other risk assets higher, and it is a main focus of traders this week as they sort through a deluge of corporate earnings news and watch the dollar shrink to a 14-month low.
Stocks could trade a bit choppy Wednesday, as investors react to a tidal wave of earnings news and watch fluctuations in the dollar and other risk assets.
Earnings reports from General Electric and Bank of America are the big numbers for markets Friday, and they matter nearly as much in the foreign exchange and Treasury markets as they do in the stock market.
The Dow crossed the 10,000 level and all of sudden the bears grew quieter.
The Managing Editor of CNBC TV goes to the same investor conference ... one year later ... and finds a world of difference.
More and more small-time traders are flooding into the market, and they’re choosing this company over even the NYSE.
The contrast between the president's speech today at the GM plant in Lordstown, Ohio, and his speech yesterday on Wall Street could not have been more glaring.
Both the Dow and the S&P 500 sold off Monday after a sharp drop in China’s stock market left investors worried that asset prices had raced ahead of an economic recovery.
Stocks plunged more than 2 percent Monday as traders cashed in on some of the gains from the four-week rally. Earlier, the New York Fed reported its measure of manufacturing activity in the region moved into positive territory—signaling growth—for the first time since April 2007. Read and listen to what the experts had to say...
The Vix soared over 10 percent on Monday. What's next? Dan Deming, trader at Stutland Equities and Brett D’Arcy, CIO of CBIZ Wealth Management shared their outlooks.
This is a good opportunity to leverage towards a cyclical recovery, said Thomas Lee, Chief U.S. Equity Strategist at JPMorgan.
TD Ameritrade has agreed to buy back $456 million in auction-rate securities from investors in New York and across the US, New York State Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo said Monday.
Stocks closed higher after a staging a late rally triggered partly by positive comments from the economist known as "Doctor Doom."
Stocks edged lower at the open as the market gave back some of its gains from this week's rally.
Wall Street was heading for a mixed open, after a steep drop in jobless claims help offset some negative news on earnings.
Although financial stocks remain well off of their 2007 highs, some have been clawing their way back. Brokerage stocks have rebounded with such force that they’re among the top-performing sectors year-to-date, benefiting as investors slowly come back to the market. Trading volume has also improved in the past few months.
About two months ago, I wrote a column about how Matthew Weitzman, our family’s financial planner, was under investigation for reportedly siphoning money from clients’ accounts. Well, the ax finally fell on Wednesday.