Patti Domm is CNBC executive news editor, responsible for news coverage of the markets and economy. Prior to joining CNBC in 1999 as senior news editor, Domm was the equities editor for the Americas at Reuters. She was also Wall Street editor at Reuters, reporting on mergers, acquisitions and the Street. She also edited three CNBC books on personal investing. Domm serves on the board of the Financial Womens Association of New York.
Steven DeSanctis, in a note Monday, said the surge in the Russell 2000 of more than 30 percent since March 8 is very similar to the 30 percent November to January rally.
Friday's March jobs report can't help but be bad, but the question is whether it will stall the stock market's rally.
The fate of an important accounting rule will have a big impact on markets Thursday and beyond. It's not just any accounting rule. It's the highly controversial mark-to-market rule, criticized for the massive write downs in the banking industry.
Stocks are at a critical juncture as the second quarter begins Wednesday, and there's a chance sideways could be the new normal for the time being.
The stock market's three-week run hit a wall Monday. After scoring a 20 percent gain in 14 trading days, financials foiled the rally. Stocks ripped lower after the Obama administration slapped the auto industry for slow progress in restructuring and pushed out General Motors CEO Rick Wagoner. The market reacted poorly to the prospect that GM could now face bankruptcy, but traders say it was also comments from Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner over the weekend that shook up investors...
Traders say the stock market's recent rally has had its life extended by end-of-quarter window dressing, as big investors increase their exposure to stocks.
Stocks staged a steady rally as Ebola fears ebbed and oil prices stabilized.
Art Cashin of UBS Financial Services says oil above $82 is supportive of the market, helping major averages recover.
Stocks got a boost from a report that the European Central Bank could start buying corporate bonds as early as December.
If the stock market isn't recovering under its own steam, expect corporate buybacks to help.
Patti Domm is CNBC Executive Editor, News, responsible for news coverage of the markets and economy.
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