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.
Many traders believe a pullback is inevitable and for some, this week is as good as any. But several strategists say in notes that they see stocks still moving higher.
Here's a green shoot for the first day of May. After months of growing gloom, a Wall Street economist actually changed his GDP outlook for the better.
Stocks enter the week ahead locked in an intense tug-of-war between investors who hope the worst is over and those who expect more bad economic news to derail the market's rally.
There should be some answers Friday for a market that's been stressing about the government's stress tests.
While Wall Street's bulls are battling to hold the high ground, the bears may have the edge going into Thursday.
OPEC talked down the oil market, sending crude sharply lower, while warm weather and growing supply hit nat gas prices.
As the bull market heads into its sixth calendar year, Wall Street is cheering on another year of gains.
Stocks have a good chance of drifting higher in the week ahead, giving the year a bullish finale.
Friday may not see another stock market rally, but stocks are moving higher.
Patti Domm is CNBC Executive Editor, News, responsible for news coverage of the markets and economy.
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