John Melloy was the executive producer of CNBC's "Fast Money" and the "Fast Money Halftime Report" until October 2013. Before returning to CNBC, he was chief executive officer of StockTwits.com, the leading social networking platform for stocks. He began his career at Bloomberg News in 1999 and rose to team leader of U.S. stock market coverage there before leaving for CNBC in 2006 to launch "Fast Money."
Has the tried and true stock market of generations past morphed into nothing more than a modern day casino for today's investors?
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Know which stock surged more than 140% this year making it the best performing stock in the S&P? Hint: it's not a credit crisis comeback story nor is it a tech high flier.
The commodity bull hardly seems tired, so why does the consensus view suggest gold, copper and oil will all end 2011 about where they are now?
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The bulls may be running down Wall Street now, but traders are still kept up at night by events they believe could happen in 2011 to derail this rally.
Ironically, there may be too many bulls in the market to drive the S&P much higher.
The firm predicts the next 12 months will be marked by muted returns, advising clients to turn to certain sectors for growth.
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Hedge fund returns in the first five months of the year have already surpassed the 2014 total. Here's how they're doing it.
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