The market is much calmer this week amid expectations of a more dovish Fed, stabilization in oil prices and easing Ebola concerns.» Read More
The euro zone economy will shrink by 0.4 percent this year and grow 1.2 percent next year, the European Commission said on Friday, but the recovery is expected to be too slow to reduce joblessness.
Declining bond yields and rising stock prices are telling two different stories, only this time it's possible that both may be right.
Stock markets don't want a strong economy, but want a "decent" one said Bob Doll, chief equity strategist at Nuveen Asset Management.
There's a lot of fear about Friday's jobs report. Bears are already saying this could be the report that finally forces the markets to take a breather.
Copper's downward trend foreshadows a stock market collapse, according to Societe Generale's bearish strategist Albert Edwards, who said equity markets will riot "Japan-style."
Financier Ronald Perelman told CNBC that earnings are growing at the companies he holds stakes in, but top-line growth has been difficult, much like the rest of Corporate America.
Shipping is the next growth commodity sector, Wilbur Ross says.
The Federal Reserve held fast to its ultra-accommodative monetary policy, solidified by what board members described as an economy weakened by fiscal policy.
"Social housing" companies like Zillow and Trulia will deliver growth to investors as secondary plays on the hot housing market, said CNBC's Jim Cramer.
Moody's rating agency's double notch downgrade of Slovenia to junk status puts the country firmly in the spotlight again amid rising concerns that the heavily-indebted country may seek a bailout.
It may be an old cliche but the term "sell in May and go away, buy again on Leger's day", looks increasingly like competent equity advice, according one analyst.
China reported relatively benign manufacturing data on Wednesday, but analysts said the real story was the substantial fall in new factory orders, which they believe has the potential to trigger stimulus action from the government.
Chart patterns suggest a big selloff ahead, Carter Worth of Oppenheimer says.
"Apple of course has huge amounts of cash, but...the cost of borrowing now is so unbelievably low that issuing long-term bonds ... is actually a very smart thing," Schwarzman said on CNBC.
If it's springtime, that means it could be a good time not just to rotate the crops but the stock market sectors as well.
Investors should look past upcoming economic data, Joe Terranova says.
If economic reports being released this week are positive, the market may climb for the rest of the year as cheap money drives investments, CNBC's Jim Cramer said Monday.
Shoot me now: Austerity is bad for your health. Really. Is it any wonder that growth stimulus is back on the table in Europe?
The resilient Australian dollar is due a major correction and could fall over 40 percent in the next 18 months, according to one analyst.
Just last week, the yen looked set to weaken beyond 100 per dollar, now analysts say the currency's fall may have bottomed out.