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."
Companies are surprisingly quiet while analysts have begun slashing estimates aggressively heading into the end of the second quarter, a phenomenon that could mean we’re in for some surprises over the next week, and not the good kind either, investors said.
According to Goldman Sachs, U.S. companies in the S&P 500 have more than 10 percent of their assets in cash. Is it enough to put a floor under this market?
If you’re up on the day by 3pm, take profits and hit the links. The final 60 minutes of trading have become the worst for stocks over the last two weeks, as jittery traders become afraid to keep their holdings overnight in this volatile environment.
Strategists are increasingly spending their time in meetings with clients convincing them to relax about the European debt crisis and potential slowing growth in China, rather than selling them on the fundamental buy or sell case for equities.
Retail investors tried to play George Soros last month, flocking to the CurrencyShares Euro Trust in an effort to call a bottom in the still unfolding global crisis that has taken the currency mimicked by the ETF down to a four-year low today.
The pain may finally be coming to an end for these names, says “Mad Money” host Jim Cramer.
The "Fast Money" traders give their final trades of the day.
Some traders are making large bets crude will see more downside soon.
Amid grim projections for first quarter GDP growth, "Fast Money" traders discussed how to play consumer-driven companies.
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