Marc Briganti is a Market Data Analyst at CNBC.
On a week where oil topped $73 per barrel for the first time in 8 months before receding on Friday, treasury auctions moved the equity market, and GM and Citi were replaced in the Dow, the markets are flat to positive on the week, but the Dow manages to go positive year-to-date.
Nearly 1.4 billion shares and over $16 billion traded yesterday in CNBC's Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge. Check out the bets being made today...
There are 42 instances where there was negative performance for the Dow during the first half of the year (Q1 + Q2) back to 1900.
Since 1950, September is the worst performing month for the S&P 500 index.
Here's how to tell if excessive shorting will result in a reversal known as a short squeeze.
While U.S. indexes suffer from the dog days of summer, emerging markets look to be on a tear.
The Dow shattered through the 17,000-mark Thursday for the first time ever. So far this year, however, the index has been left behind.