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.
Whenever the stock market rushes full speed ahead, it is hard not to look for the big let-down. That could be the case in the week ahead... Major earnings reports, housing data, annual shareholder meetings, and Tuesday's Pennsylvania presidential primaries are what traders will be watching to see if the trend continues.
It's not surprising but some retail names are increasingly showing up among the stocks sought by short sellers. Locatestock.com, which locates stocks for short sellers, says its top stocks sought by shorts this week include Crox, First Marblehead and retailer DSW.
There were a few interesting tidbits in Merrill Lynch's global fund managers survey this month. The key points: managers think the dollar is too weak, the outlook for the U.S. economy is getting worse and inflation really isn't a growing problem.
The bull market is seeing the equivalent of its first gray hairs and the proof is in Tuesday's blast of merger activity.
Names on the move ahead of the open.
Dennis Gartman is back to buying stocks and is "pleasantly long" on the market after bailing out in early April.
With the growth stock wipeout, many investors are now looking to big-cap and value names, and the trend is seen continuing.
Patti Domm is CNBC Executive Editor, News, responsible for news coverage of the markets and economy.
A CNBC reporter since 1990, Bob Pisani covers Wall Street from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.
Sharon Epperson is CNBC's senior commodities and personal finance correspondent.
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Rick Santelli joined CNBC Business News as an on-air editor in 1999, reporting live from the floor of the Chicago Board of Trade.
Senior Producer at CNBC's Breaking News Desk.
Stocks rose to new highs as investors reacted to strong home-price gains and a jump in consumer confidence.
Not only has job growth been slow, but too many new jobs have paid poorly. That could change in the coming year.
Santa's sleigh delays; frothy tech values; more 'wisdom' from McDonald's. Here are the week's market winners and losers.