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."
A quarter of teenagers were jobless in March, even as the unemployment rate for the rest of the population decreased. This figure may only get worse if budget-strapped states raise the minimum wage.
"The Fukushima meltdown may mark a high point in anti-nuclear hysteria," says one analyst. "As a result, investors should not treat nuclear-related stocks as if they were radioactive."
More than a quarter of small businesses are raising prices, or plan to soon. And that may make it rather difficult for the Fed to argue inflation expectations are stable.
As Federal Reserve chair Ben Bernanke considers the timing of when to rein in monetary stimulus, some investors say the central bank chief should look back to the 1970s.
The number of investors with a bearish outlook plunged by more than a third in one week , the largest amount of bears to throw in the towel since 2003.
Shares of IAC/InterActiveCorp, the Internet conglomerate of 50 brands put together by Barry Diller, were upgraded Tuesday in part because of Match.com’s growing appeal among older singles as well as its recent acquisition of SeniorPeopleMeet.com.
Housing prices will not get a Spring bounce and will actually fall during the industry’s historically best season, according to analysis by two top Wall Street firms.
You may not have noticed it when you opened up your paycheck last month, but you just took a pay cut. Wages in America are taking a hit as inflation surges.
Traders are saying we're only a few weeks away from the scariest moment of the second quarter and maybe the year.
Investors are holding the least amount of cash maybe ever, and that's not good for the long-term outlook of the bull market.
Looking at other global blockbusters and bullish developments since those releases, Stifel raised its target on Disney.
Apple shares pierced through their 200-day moving average Monday, setting up a big battle between bulls and bears this week.
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CNBC "Halftime Report" trader Jim Lebenthal is buying an energy stock he believes will move higher regardless of the direction of oil prices.
A whirlwind year for macro events is leading investors to seek refuge in large-cap names with consistent and predictable trends.
The downward slide in commodity prices is accelerating, surpassing the low reached during the financial crisis in 2008.