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."
There were many reasons throughout history that a currency has become the reserve money of the world, but the most common has been the country’s military might—specifically that of its navy.
A cascading crash in commodities beginning with silver a week ago spread to oil and copper as exchanges took steps to rein in speculation and big name investors took profits.
Despite the market's recovery from the "Flash Crash" a year ago, a broad range of strategists and investors fear a 10 percent-plus sell-off may be ahead. It just may take more than 15 minutes.
Market pros are starting to think that companies based in India could make long-term gains, now that the US has found and killed Osama bin Laden.
A trade-weighted measure of the U.S. dollar against a broad basket of currencies that includes the Yen, Euro and China’s Yuan is at a post-gold standard low when adjusted for inflation, according to calculations by Deutsche Bank’s economic team.
Shortly after the start of overnight trading at 12:10 a.m. on Monday, silver futures surged to a multi-year high of $49.82 per ounce. Nine hours later, by the start of stock market trading in the U.S., the May Silver contract was down eight percent.
Day after day the American public is inundated with media stories about surging food and gas prices, but if they want the real inflation story, they should ask a bartender.
"The 'negative outlook’ of U.S. debt," one prominent strategist says, "has come about because of the inability of Standard & Poor's to have performed their jobs rating mortgage-backed securities."
With Larry Page and Sergey Brin selling about 1 million shares each annually for the next five years, should investors buy as the Google co-founders cash out.
The Dow and S&P 500 staged their worst start to September in 13 years on Tuesday. Here are five places to hide.
Experienced investors use China-driven market selloffs to buy these quality companies.
Fourteen fund managers are given $100,000 to invest over 2015. Follow their buys, their sells, their winners, their losers and get inside what makes them some of the smartest investors on the planet.
Six traders are each given a theoretical $100,000 to invest in five securities. Track their trades and portfolio performance over the course of the year and read the analysis behind their moves.
These stocks in the S&P 500 have significantly moved away from their trading ranges and may be due for a pop.
Technical analysts are closely monitoring a death cross in Apple shares, which spooked Wall Street on Wednesday.
The Diamond Hill Select Fund's performance is near the top of its mutual fund category. Here are the fund managers' top ideas.