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.
An estimated $1.7 trillion in corporate is coming due. While this is bad news for companies struggling to recover in a wobbly economy, this could be good news for investors.
By most accounts, high-frequency trading (HFT) is behind half of all equities traded in the United States each and every day. Here are five things investors should know about HFT.
Yet another warning flag was raised Wednesday over the high-priced junk bond market.
Traders are fretting that copper and China may be harbingers of things to come.
Names on the move ahead of the open.
Wary financial markets are watching the fall in copper, to see if the red metal is acting as a fire alarm for the global economy.
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.
Sharon Epperson is CNBC's senior commodities and 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.
Stocks rose to new highs as investors reacted to strong home-price gains and a jump in consumer confidence.
Not only has job growth been slow, but too many new jobs have paid poorly. That could change in the coming year.
Santa's sleigh delays; frothy tech values; more 'wisdom' from McDonald's. Here are the week's market winners and losers.