Markets could be in for macro overload in the week ahead with central bankers, Friday's jobs report and OPEC dominating the headlines.» Read More
Here's why you should keep a close eye on these six stocks.
Investors should be looking into high-quality, large-cap companies that can fare well in this type of volatile environment. That's according to David Spika, VP and investment strategist at WHG Funds, and Ethan Anderson, portfolio manager at Rehmann Financial.
Investors can benefit from playing these contrarian plays, also known as "out on a limb" stocks, said Jeff Utz, managing director and U.S. equity products manager at Credit Suisse.
ADP report stronger than expected. There is some debate this morning about the implications of the February ADP Employment Change, which came in at 217,000 jobs created, far higher than the 165,000 gains expected. This is a positive implication for Fridays nonfarm payroll jobs report.
U.S. stock index futures slipped slightly lower despite a stronger-than-expected report on private sector jobs as tensions in the Middle East and rising oil prices continued to weigh on stocks ahead of more Congressional testimony from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke.
Is Saudi Arabia in play or not? That's the main issue on the minds of two hedge fund traders I met with last night. They were referring to the political system. The Saudi stock market was down another 3.9 percent overninght and has dropped more than 15 percent in the past five or six trading sessions.
See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Wednesday's Squawk on the Street.
The next big risk to the markets: sellers and buyers of securities not honoring their end of the deal on mortgage-backed securities and ETFs.
The Oracle speaks, sky-rocketing oil prices, a new toy from Apple and more testimony from Helicopter Ben. Here's some of what we’re watching – and therefore you should as well.
The oil markets seem to be calling the shots now, after investors on Tuesday shrugged off Bernanke's comments and a blow-out ISM manufacturing report.
Stocks tumbled more than 1 percent in the first trading day of March as investors fretted that surging oil prices would stifle the recovery. Alcoa and GE fell, while Coca Cola rose.
What happened? Fundamentals happened. $100 oil has become a serious psychological barrier for stocks. Oil closed just shy of $100 today, the highest close since September 2008.
The drama playing out in Wisconsin and public reaction illustrates why unions have America’s governors and legislatures hog tied and states teetering on insolvency.
Stocks tumbled in the first trading day of March after Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's speech before the Senate Banking Committee and as investors worried that rising oil prices could stifle the recovery. Caterpillar fell, while Coca Cola rose.
The dramatic events in the Middle East and North Africa take a new turn every day, and it is a daily challenge for financial markets to assess a very uncertain future for the region.
The Securities and Exchange Commission's charges against ex-Goldman Sachs board member Rajat Gupta on insider trading is yet another blow to investor confidence, Matthew Halbower, CEO and chief investment officer of hedge fund Pentwater Capital Management, told CNBC Tuesday.
Mr. Bernanke said nothing controversial, but his claims that the impact from higher oil prices is minor is certainly not striking a chord with viewers.
Silver Standard Resources has a busy week and is percolating with upside option activity.
There's no shortage of choices, but your pick should be based on savings goals, risk tolerance and time horizon.
Shares of Yoku, the Chinese Internet video company, may have been saved from a severe drop today by a new SEC rule on short selling.