Jeff Cox is a finance editor with CNBC.com where he covers all aspects of the markets and monitors coverage of the financial markets and Wall Street. His stories are routinely among the most-read items on the site each day as he interviews some of the smartest and most well-respected analysts and advisors in the financial world.
Over the course of a journalism career that began in 1987, Cox has covered everything from the collapse of the financial system to presidential politics to local government battles in his native Pennsylvania.
Cox joined CNBC in 2007 just as the worst of the credit crisis was about to explode and as the website was still in the infancy of its new rollout.
He helped chronicle the collapse of Bear Stearns and then Lehman Brothers, writing insightful and important stories about the demise of some of Wall Street's leading names and how investors could navigate their way through the crisis. His articles are often picked up by other CNBC syndication partners such as Yahoo and AOL Money and have been cited in a number of national publications, including USA Today.
Prior to coming to CNBC, Cox worked at CNNMoney where he wrote a series of analyses, which were the first to tie the surging demand for ethanol to rising prices at the supermarket. He wrote extensively on alternative energy while at CNN and covered technology as well.
In his print career, Cox's writing and editing projects were honored on multiple occasions by the New Jersey Press Association and Pennsylvania Newspaper Association, which cited him twice for commentary, including a series of columns he wrote after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
He also served as lead editor for award-winning projects on gangs, child molestation and the cost of education, a project on which he spoke at Columbia University. The cost of education series was honored by the NJPA for public service journalism.
In all, Cox spent 18 years in print, including nine years in senior editing positions.
A graduate of Bloomsburg University, Cox lives in Pennsylvania, on the Delaware River, with his wife, Mary Ellen.
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Brace yourself: The good folks over at the Bureau of Labor Statistics are about to do that voodoo that they do so well.
Despite an improbable 9 percent rally in September — historically one of the market’s worst months — past trends suggest that a good performance in the month often leads to more strength in October.
Third-quarter earnings season likely will indicate continued recuperation for corporate America, but for the stock market the focus will remain elsewhere.
One of the primary economic gauges is about to indicate contraction, but that doesn’t necessarily indicate a double-dip is on the horizon, says Deutsche Bank economist Joe LaVorgna.
Investors riding the weak-dollar wave could be trading today's gains for tomorrow's losses if the greenback's slide outweighs investment gains elsewhere.
Well, at least one of them has had a tremendous amount of good fortune lately by playing long and short positions against each other on drug store chain Walgreen and pocketing nearly half a million dollars in profit.
Crippling debts and deficits are about to make individual states the next casualty of the credit crisis, analyst Meredith Whitney told CNBC.
Last Friday’s CNBC appearance by hedge fund manager David Tepper garnered much interest among the capital market pros, particularly since it seemed to generate a wave of buying interest that pushed stocks up sharply in the day’s trading. (See my piece, “Who Let the Bulls Back In?” )
"This feels like there's been a big psychological switch in just the past few weeks to the point where it's scary how fast things have shifted," says one market strategist.
Government intervention in the financial markets virtually guarantees that most investment choices will go up, hedge fund manager David Tepper told CNBC.
Meditor, a fund that had managed $3.1 billion, is liquidating its main funds, according to a letter obtained by CNBC.com
An SEC complaint could limit the fees that private equity firms charge or force greater oversight.
Why 2014 could be a very interesting year on Wall Street.
Fiscally distressed governments across the country may have gotten a troubling blueprint this week.
John Carney is a senior editor for CNBC.com, covering Wall Street and finance and running the NetNet blog.
Jeff Cox is finance editor for CNBC.com.
Lawrence Delevingne is the ‘Big Money’ enterprise reporter for CNBC.com and NetNet.
Stephanie Landsman is one of the producers of CNBC's 5pm ET show "Fast Money."
The unofficial odds are rising that the Fed will announce taper plans at its December meeting.
Three Wall Street trade groups sued the Commodities Futures Trading Commission to stop tough overseas trading guidelines they fear.
Paid in the form of assistance programs, the funds are in effect a subsidy to the banking industry, The Washington Post reported.