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.
Friday's markets could be subdued after Wednesday's pre-Thanksgiving rally. Traders said the multiple days of stock market gains, the longest winning streak since April, was an encouraging sign. They expect Friday to be a light volume day ahead of the early 1 p.m. close.
Stocks may take a break from their high velocity mood swings as traders wind down for the Thanksgiving holiday. But Wednesday's market will have to digest plenty of data that will help paint a picture of the fourth quarter.
Stocks battle a rough batch of economic news Tuesday. Home prices, another look at third quarter GDP and consumer confidence data are posted in the morning.
In a note today, Levkovich said the stock market has not responded to what normally might have stopped it from cratering. Even with the TARP, central bank intervention and the end of the presidential election, stocks have been unable to turn around.
President-elect Barack Obama's announcement of an economics team Monday may soothe some tensions in financial markets, but investors will keep their eye on the economy, credit crunch and most particularly, Citigroup.
President-elect Barack Obama is moving to fill what Wall Street has been fearing was a dangerous "void." NBC News reports that the president-elect will name the New York Fed's Tim Geithner to the post of Treasury Secretary and name other members of his economic
The stock market is now officially in no man's land. Those were the words of one trader, but he certainly isn't alone in that view. Friday promises to be no less strange as options expire in equities, and credit markets continue to show new signs of frosting over.
There is no joy on Wall Street, and frankly, the mood is getting worse. On Wednesday, stocks hit a 5-1/2 year low on waves of selling stemming from a meltdown in financials. The group was down nearly 12%, with some big names like Citigroup at shocking lows.
After a strong third quarter, economists are ratcheting up fourth-quarter growth forecasts but to a somewhat slower pace.
Year-end buying could push the Dow to 18,000, a psychological level that could give any Santa rally more steam.
OPEC talked down the oil market, sending crude sharply lower, while warm weather and growing supply hit nat gas prices.
As the Santa rally lifts stocks higher, Wall Street's expectations for 2015 gains have gotten slimmer.
Patti Domm is CNBC Executive Editor, News, responsible for news coverage of the markets and economy.
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