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."
Why are hedge fund whales making bullish bets on gold, when this precious metal has proven itself to be a long-term loser since 1970?
Too many analysts are making too many calls. How on earth is anyone supposed to sort through the multitude of conflicting notes on the banks today?
The Bernanke 60 Minutes interview lived up to billing with his comments that the country has avoided a Depression lifting market averages this morning.
Market followers often cite capitulation, or a monster down day as one of the key markers of an actual market bottom. However, history shows that it is quite possible for markets to bottom quietly.
Many traders still have their doubts about whether this is "the" bottom, but that is not stopping them from placing strategic bets to benefit from this bear-market bounce.
Have investors gotten so pessimistic that there are no bears left to sell and we are therefore due for an oversold bounce?
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Did President Obama's budget break the market's back and push us through key support levels?
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Jim Cramer is always looking for the next big biotech stock. He has found one that is a real game-changer, thanks to this new drug.
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Nike shares are sliding after earnings, but one bull probably isn't too concerned.
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