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."
An indicator followed by veteran technical analyst John Roque that has generated perfect results for almost twenty years just flashed a buy signal.
With commodity prices retreating and fears of a recession mounting, an increasing number of economists and bond investors believe that the Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke may signal during August 9th's Fed meeting that it will purchase Treasury securities with maturities of 10 years or greater in order to stimulate the economy.
Some strategists said that the new two-step austerity plan agreed upon by Congress could make a recession even more likely and what's worse, tie the hands of the Fed to step in and help.
Few pros have ever experienced a market environment with so many rapidly changing catalysts. “Many of them are, frankly, beyond our capabilities and competence,” says Laszlo Birinyi, the legendary trader.
Microsoft "stole" Skype from Silver Lake Partners and previous owner eBay spacer when it purchased the internet video communication service for just $8.5 billion this May from the private equity firm, according to legendary venture capitalist Roger McNamee. Silver Lake bought Skype two years ago from eBay for $2 billion.
Social networking giant Facebook doesn't need to go public because a flourishing venture capital market provides enough funding to grow without the short-term focus of a public market, venture capitalist Roger McNamee said.
China is mounting a foreign takeover offensive, fueled by a stronger currency and worries about one of its prime holdings, US Treasurys, as the debt debate drags on in Washington.
It appears the market has lowered its expectations for a grand deal that raises the debt ceiling and artfully cuts trillions from the deficit. Now all investors are hoping for it a plan that looks good enough on the surface to stave off a downgrade from the ratings agencies. The question on traders minds now: will Standard and Poor’s buy it?
CNBC "Halftime Report" trader Jon Najarian bought shares of SolarCity after spotting unusual options activity.
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Goldman Sachs has identified oil storage as a problem that could be a 2016 risk to credit and risk assets in general.
Ahead of one of the biggest shopping days, a group of retail companies could see their shares rise, if history is any guide.
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