CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses the latest action in the bond market, and the U.S. dollar after a stronger-than-expected employment number this morning.» Read More
Stocks took a sharp leg lower in the final hour of trading Friday, setting major averages on track for a weekly drop, but the S&P 500 was headed for its seventh straight month of gains.
U.S. stock index futures were lower Friday, following the latest consumer spending report and as investors continued to mull over when the Federal Reserve could begin to taper its asset-purchase program.
Stocks shaved their gains in the final hour of trading Thursday, but still ended modestly higher with the Dow recovering from its worst one-day drop in nearly four weeks, as the latest round of tepid economic data suggested the Fed's bond-buying program would remain intact.
U.S. stock index futures signaled a lower open after Japan's Nikkei index plummeted over 5 percent.
Stocks clawed back from their worst levels but still closed in the red Wednesday, dragged by the defensive sectors such as consumer staples and utilities, as investors questioned when the Federal Reserve would start winding down its stimulus program.
Stock index futures pointed to a weaker open for Wall Street on Wednesday as investors speculated that strong economic data could prompt the Federal Reserve to retreat from its stimulus program earlier than expected.
Stocks shaved their gains but still ended in positive territory across the board Tuesday following a long holiday weekend, buoyed by supportive comments from central banks around the world and a pair of upbeat economic data.
U.S. stock market index futures were sharply higher Tuesday, as investors returned from a long holiday weekend, amid supportive comments from central banks around the world and an upbeat housing report.
Stocks closed lower for a third session, as markets remain worried the Federal Reserve may start withdrawing stimulus by curtailing bond purchases later this year.
U.S. futures pointed to a mixed to lower open on Wall Street on Friday, as markets continue to digest when the Federal Reserve may begin to reduce its bond-buying program.
Stocks closed modestly lower in a volatile session as market participants weighed better U.S. economic data against the fears the Fed may soon start to curtail its bond buying.
U.S. stock index futures signaled a lower open on Thursday, on fears the Federal Reserve may begin tapering-off its bond purchases in the near future.
Stocks closed down 1 percent after the minutes from the last Fed policy setting meeting suggested the central bank could begin tapering bond purchases sooner than the market expects.
U.S. stock market futures indicated a higher opening on Wednesday, ahead of a closely-watched speech by Fed Chair Ben Bernanke.
Stocks closed higher but off their best levels after two Fed officials dampened speculation the central bank was ready to consider "tapering" its bond-buying.
U.S. futures signaled a flat-to-lower Wall Street open on Tuesday, as markets in Europe and Asia remained cautious ahead of Federal Reserve chief Ben Bernanke's testimony to the Senate.
Stocks closed slightly lower in choppy trading Monday, pulling back after the Dow and S&P 500 hit fresh all-time highs and amid ongoing worries that the Federal Reserve may taper its bond-purchase program.
U.S. stock market index futures were slightly lower Monday, after major averages finished higher for the fourth-consecutive week, amid ongoing concerns the Federal Reserve may begin to taper off its quantitative easing program sooner than expected.
Stocks closed out the week with strong gains, with the Dow and S&P 500 hitting fresh highs and all three major averages logging their fourth-straight weekly advance, boosted by a pair of positive economic reports.
U.S. stock market index futures were higher Friday, with major averages looking to log their fourth-straight week higher, ahead of a key reading on consumer sentiment.