Kristen is CNBC's markets producer. She tracks and quantifies market trends for live coverage from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Prior to joining CNBC, Kristen was an equity capital markets reporter at Bloomberg. She was also a contributor and researcher at footnoted, where she dug though SEC filings and broke news on material information. Kristen graduated cum laude from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism.
Art Cashin of UBS says stocks got a pop after European markets closed. Lowered growth outlook weighed on indices across the pond.
Art Cashin of UBS Financial Services says Visa's strength is causing a one-man-band rally for the Dow, which is outperforming major indexes.
Art Cashin of UBS Financial Services says oil above $82 is supportive of the market, helping major averages recover from last week's whipsaw action.
Since 1950, September is the worst performing month for the S&P 500 index.
Here's how to tell if excessive shorting will result in a reversal known as a short squeeze.
While U.S. indexes suffer from the dog days of summer, emerging markets look to be on a tear.
The Dow shattered through the 17,000-mark Thursday for the first time ever. So far this year, however, the index has been left behind.