European Central Bank President Mario Draghi has accomplished a considerable conjuring trick over the last 12 months - but how long it lasts cannot be answered with certainty.
While the S&P 500 hits new highs, the number of companies following suit has been decreasing, suggesting that short-term momentum may have peaked.
DR Horton (DHI) is the home builder that is probably most associated with the first-time buyer. This morning, both they and PulteGroup (PHM) reported new orders (a key metric) below expectations.
Bond market investors had a tough first half. When interest rates rise, bond prices fall. This is confusing for a lot of folks.
A song Fabrice Tourre wrote about the looming financial crisis featured in the trial of the former Goldman Sachs executive today.
After five straight months of improvement, noncurrent loans rose dramatically in June, according to a new report from Lender Processing Services.
Anyone looking to knock Facebook off its perch atop the social networking pyramid should have talked to options traders Wednesday.
Ten-year yields are resuming their rise. That is likely to remain a problem today — especially if housing stocks come under more pressure.
In a rare move, Consumer Reports has rated a large sedan from a U.S. automaker as the best in its category - the first time in more than 20 years a domestic model has been rated the best sedan.
Smaller companies have helped light the way for the stock market rally—and consequently could chart the way to the long-awaited correction.
Chinese Internet stocks have been incredibly strong recently, and the bulls came back to Sina yesterday.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said teen use of the social-networking site is holding steady and that, when you include Instagram, it's growing quickly.
Biotech IPOs, after doing nothing for years, are suddenly hot. One came roaring out of the starting gate today, and several are pricing tonight.
Meredith Whitney painted a dire picture in a CNBC interview Wednesday of cities slashing services and communities battling for mere survival.
Cash set a record in the first quarter of 2013 on an absolute basis: $1.093 trillion in the S&P 500. It has set a record for 18 of the last 20 quarters.
It's always interesting to watch the bears give up the fight, and it looks like the bulls have just scored another recruit.
After missing earnings forecasts and cutting its full-year view, analysts say Caterpillar’s disappointing quarter may offer a buying opportunity.
Despite a major jump in mortgage interest rates in June, the nation's builders continued to pass on their own cost increases to buyers.
Earnings season thus far has been steady as she goes: A healthy amount of beats against dramatically lowered expectations, coupled with virtually no sales growth.
Why are we at new highs, with mediocre earnings, and global economic weakness? I keep getting asked this question, and it just won't go away.