Lori Spechler is a Senior Editor at CNBC responsible for booking and coverage of major market events. In addition, she has written for CNBC.com and NetNet on topics ranging from gold to the height of women's heels. Formerly a trader and market-maker in commodity options, her resume includes such infamous Wall Street names as AIG Trading Corp. and Drexel Burnham Lambert Trading Corp.
"Not as Negative" is the headline comment from banking analyst Mike Mayo following his meeting with Citigroup executives on Friday. Two years in the making, the meeting has sparked headlines and seems to have pushed the stock back over $4 per share.
Corporate bonds are registered securities—municipal bonds are not. That key distinction is meaningful as details of the new law are unraveled and especially meaningful in light of the controversy surrounding bond sales and the ratings agencies.
Is the world going back to a gold standard? Not really. But with central banks around the globe holding more gold in reserve, it certainly has people talking.
The Fed may have helped prime the stock market for a Santa rally, if oil remains calm and there are no new flare-ups overseas.
Oil stocks bounced, in their best day in three years.
Traders are watching to see if the Fed will lift the market's spirits, as investors fret over a new set of worries.
Oil's fall may continue to take center stage as investors weigh if the benefits of cheaper crude outweigh pain for producers.
Patti Domm is CNBC Executive Editor, News, responsible for news coverage of the markets and economy.
A CNBC reporter since 1990, Bob Pisani covers Wall Street from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.
CNBC's Senior Personal Finance Correspondent
JeeYeon Park is a writer for CNBC.com. Follow her on Twitter: @JeeYeonParkCNBC
Rick Santelli joined CNBC Business News as an on-air editor in 1999, reporting live from the floor of the Chicago Board of Trade.
Senior Producer at CNBC's Breaking News Desk.