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.
As spring arrives in the coming week, investors will debate whether it's a time to hold out hope for the market or just expect another muddy season where bad economic news leads trading.
Tuesday's frothy rally could quickly fizzle, but traders are holding out hope that it won't. Some traders say the rally looks better than the most recent rallies, but they are wary that it will be short lived, taking the S&P at most another 10% or so higher.
Stocks will continue to wobble until Washington finds the right prescription to help fix the ailing financial sector.
Let's face it. Nothing about Friday's employment report will be pretty, and the 7 percent decline in stocks this week has been signaling that.
Stocks Thursday will have to traverse weekly jobless claims, productivity data and a bunch of chain stores sales reports ahead of the opening, and any one of those could crimp Wednesday's rally as investors turn their focus back to the U.S. economy.
Stocks limp into March at 12-year lows, amid signs the market could still be heading south.
Oil companies have yet to cut production and capex amid low oil prices. But if oil drops furthers, that could change.
Good earnings and improving economic data are causing money to pile into the stock market.
Names on the move ahead of the open.
Oil is skidding amid oversupply and concerns about slowing growth and deflation.
Patti Domm is CNBC Executive Editor, News, responsible for news coverage of the markets and economy.
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