Giovanny Moreano is a Quantitative Analyst at CNBC.
The ratio of crude oil to natural gas futures prices on the New York Mercantile Exchange reached their highest level since mid-July 1991 during yesterday's trading session.
Market Trivia Question: Which four stocks have more than doubled since the market’s current low back in March? As investors debate whether the market rally still "has legs," four Dow components have more than doubled since the Dow hit a multi-year low.
The Consumer Price Index was relatively flat last month, while the core CPI rate, excluding energy and food, rose 0.25%. The consumer price index fell 0.13% in April from a year earlier, as a decline in food and energy prices brought consumer prices down.
Following months of dry activity in the IPO market, signs of investors' confidence in new companies are starting to emerge. DigitalGlobe Inc., a satellite imagery provider to the government and commercial enterprises, raised $279.3 million in its initial public offering on Wednesday.
Investors seeking to mitigate their exposure to any pullbacks in the market, may want to consider companies rewarding their shareholders with dividends.
Investors hungry for yield have latched on to "the Dogs of the Dow" strategy, which pays off more often than not.
U.S. stocks are on track for eight quarters of consecutive gains—the longest winning streak in 16 years.
Three sectors have managed gains of more than 20 percent in 2014, while two others are lagging badly.
The Dow Jones industrial average has historically taken an average of about 32 months to jump from one thousand-point mark to the next.