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."
Cutting military spending, as President Obama has proposed, is the worst way to balance the budget while keeping the country growing, investors and analysts said, because the sector is the best creator of domestic jobs and crucial to driving innovation.
Expecting a typical summer slowdown? Not this summer. Not in this market. From the debt debate to the economy and a new iPhone from Apple, volatile winds are blowing into the market.
According to a new index of sovereign risk just released by BlackRock, Norway is the least risky nation on the planet. Read on to find out which other nations round out the Top 5.
Apple may introduce the new iPhone5 in September, along with a lower-end iPhone with less technological capability, a pre-paid voice plan option, and a price tag of about $349, according to a Deutsche Bank analyst note.
AMC Networks, home of “Mad Men” and “Breaking Bad,” is spinning off from parent Cablevision at the end of this month and its valuation is looking as good as Don Draper in a gray business suit, according to one analyst.
Why would President Obama tap the Strategic Petroleum Reserve when oil prices were already falling? According to traders, Obama knew this would have the maximum impact, hitting speculators where it hurts most, in the profit column.
“Companies are still gun shy from the credit crunch,” says one trader. “And why hire if there is no demand? Stay variable with temporary workers.”
As stock investors seem to casually buy and take profits, bond investors appear to be hunkering down for the worst. Market observers can’t remember a time when there was such a divergence between the so-called predictive mechanisms of the two markets.
So much for the next hot area of the market; shares of Pandora and LinkedIn have plunged recently as more investors grow skeptical of profiting from social networking.
Wells Capital's chief investment strategist sounded the alarm that the market sell-off is not over in a note to clients.
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The Bank of America Merrill Lynch "Sell Side Indicator" predicts the S&P 500 will rally 18% over the next 12 months.
The Nasdaq composite spooked investors on Monday after forming the trading pattern that's often a precursor to future losses.
JPMorgan reached out to fund managers to find out their current concerns and analyze the prospects for the biotech sector.