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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As Treasury feeds us a steady diet of how much money taxpayers are making off the Troubled Asset Relief Program, you have to wonder why nobody thought of this idea sooner.
The stock market is only about halfway through a bull run that will catapult the Standard & Poor's 500 another 60 percent over the next two to three years, well-known analyst Laszlo Birinyi told CNBC.
That sound of pounding hooves you’ve been hearing is of investors entering Japan, not leaving the disaster-ravaged country, which has become an unlikely darling for fund money.
Fighting in the Middle East, the crisis in Japan and turmoil around the globe will provide more volatile days in the stock market—and opportunities for investors, Pimco's El-Erian told CNBC.
The Treasury's move to start unloading its portfolio of mortgage debt likely will add more pressure to a housing market hardly in a position for additional stress.
Though she still expects municipal bond defaults and another 10 percent drop in housing prices, the analyst calls the US economy “dynamic and strong” and predicts some states will recover strongly.
Whenever Wall Street gets news it expected the risk is always for a selloff, as traders generally price in the development ahead of time and then take profits.
The Fed’s bank stress tests long have been thought of as little more than a pro forma exercise to let Wall Street’s lucky and leveraged start to increase dividend payouts, but the lists of winners and losers could get interesting.
Investors ought to "stay the course" despite all the turmoil in Japan and Middle East, though older investors should be more allocated toward bonds, Vanguard Group founder Jack Bogle told CNBC Friday.,
"Until investors know the extent of the damage and nuclear fallout in Japan, the only certainty in the capital markets is that uncertainty will prevail," one strategist says.
Hedge fund managers are fuming at new political rhetoric against them and their huge paydays.
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Many see China as a slowing giant, but local traders have used a more optimistic take to score huge gains.
At a time when 8.5 million Americans still don't have jobs, some 40 percent have given up even looking.