CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Gold jumped $25 today, mostly on "position squaring," she reports. All eyes are now on tomorrow's jobs number and what that means to the taper.» Read More
Stocks kicked off the week on a weak note as investors hesitated to jump in ahead of the Federal Reserve meeting and a slew of key economic reports.
U.S. stock index futures ticked lower on Monday, ahead of the Federal Reserve meeting and another heavy week for second quarter earnings.
Stocks bounced back from their lows Friday, with the Dow squeezing out its fifth-consecutive weekly rally, as investors digested the latest batch of mixed earnings and ahead of a busy economic calendar next week.
U.S. stock index futures were in negative territory Friday following the recent rally and as investors hesitated to jump in ahead of next week's Federal Reserve meeting and non-farm payrolls report.
Stocks eked out a small gain in volatile trading Thursday, lifted by materials, as investors digested the latest round of corporate earnings.
U.S. stock index futures were in negative territory Thursday as investors digested the latest round of corporate earnings and after a report that showed jobless claims ticked higher last week.
The Dow and S&P 500 finished in negative territory Wednesday as investors digested the latest batch of corporate earnings, while stronger-than-expected results from Apple helped limit losses on the Nasdaq.
U.S. stock index futures were higher Wednesday, lifted by a handful of better-than-expected earnings and upbeat euro zone data.
Stocks finished narrowly mixed in lackluster trading Tuesday, but the Dow posted a fresh closing high, as investors weighed a handful of upbeat earnings against a weak regional factory report.
U.S. stock index futures were higher Tuesday, a day after the S&P 500 logged its third-straight all-time high, as investors cheered better-than-expected earnings from several Dow components.
Stocks squeezed out small gains in lackluster trading Monday, with the S&P 500 closing at a new high, but a batch of mixed earnings reports and weaker-than-expected existing home sales kept a damper on gains.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Monday, as European and Asian shares ticked higher.
Stocks finished largely unchanged in lackluster trading Friday, with the S&P 500 squeezing out a small gain to finish at another record high, but a batch of disappointing tech earnings weighed.
U.S. stock index futures were lower Friday, a day after the Dow and the S&P 500 rallied to fresh closing and intraday highs, pressured by some disappointing earnings reports.
*USD supported by solid data; Moody's drops downgrade threat. SYDNEY, July 19- The U.S. dollar was again probing major resistance against the yen on Friday, encouraged by solid economic data, higher Treasury yields and an unthreatening conclusion to testimony from Federal Reserve chief Ben Bernanke.
Stocks finished higher Thursday, with the Dow and S&P 500 setting fresh highs, boosted by a batch of upbeat economic reports and after Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke reiterated that monetary policy will remain highly accommodative, even as the central bank starts to pare back its bond buying.
U.S. stock index futures were in positive territory Thursday, following a better-than-expected jobless claims report and ahead of the second day of Fed Chairman Bernanke's testimony.
Stocks squeezed out modest gains in choppy trading Wednesday, following comments from Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke that monetary policy will remain highly accommodative even as the central bank could start to scale back its bond buying later this year.
U.S. stock index futures turned slightly positive Wednesday after Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke reiterated the central bank's plan to start paring back its bond-purchase program later this year, but said that could change if the economic outlook shifted.
Stocks closed lower Tuesday, with the S&P 500 breaking an 8-day rally, following a mixed batch of economic and earnings reports and as investors hesitated to jump in ahead of Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's congressional testimony.