CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses the latest action in the bond market, and the U.S. dollar. Today Santelli takes a look at the yield curve between the 10-year and 5-year Treasury.» Read More
Stocks closed up about 1.3 percent Friday as the monthly employment report suggested economic growth is tepid enough for the Federal Reserve to maintain its bond-buying program over the next few months.
Stocks closed out a volatile session on Wall Street in positive territory Thursday after a brief drop that pushed the S&P below 1600, amid caution ahead of the government's monthly jobs report and as the U.S. dollar tumbled against the Japanese yen.
U.S. stock market index futures held their gains following the weekly jobless claims report, but investors continued their guessing game about when the Fed will begin to scale back its bond-buying stimulus program.
Stocks posted sharp declines across the board Wednesday, with the Dow ending below 15,000, following weakness in overseas markets and amid concerns over when the Fed will start tapering its bond-buying program on the heels of several mixed economic reports.
U.S. stock futures point to a lower open, after the Nikkei tumbled nearly 4 percent when Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's third "Abenomics" arrow failed to impress investors.
Stocks finished in the red, with the Dow snapping its Tuesday winning streak, amid ongoing worries over the future of the Fed's bond-buying policy and ahead of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's speech.
U.S. stock index futures ticked slightly higher Tuesday following the latest trade deficit report and ahead of some key Federal Reserve speakers.
Stocks added to their gains in the final minutes of trading to close near session highs Monday, with the Nasdaq reversing its losses and all key S&P sectors in positive territory.
U.S. stock index futures were higher Monday, looking to recover after major averages tumbled last Friday, as investors looked ahead to key economic data due to be unveiled throughout the week.
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.