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.
US stocks seem to have sidestepped signs the economic recovery may be sputtering and experts say this trend will likely continue.
U.S. jobs data and developments in the Greek financial crisis could be important catalysts for stocks in the week ahead.
Markets will hang on every word from Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke on Wednesday and Thursday, although investors are unlikely to hear anything new.
Earnings strength and an improving economy could propel stocks 10 to 15 percent in another burst higher, yet that gain is unlikely to be sustained through the balance of the year, according to Citigroup chief equities strategist Tobias Levkovich.
The Federal Reserve move to hike the discount rate was not a surprise in itself, but timing was sooner than many investors expected and the after-hours move gave Wall Street a shudder.
With an eye on the dollar and rates, traders are watching pending home sales and weekly jobless claims data Thursday.
Check out the companies making headlines after the bell Wednesday: Palo Alto, Teva, Analog Devices & more.
After a two-month hiatus, the dollar rally looks set to resume and it could be powerful.
The IMF says the Chinese yuan was no longer undervalued.
Patti Domm is CNBC Executive Editor, News, responsible for news coverage of the markets and economy.
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