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."
The validity of the market's recent rally is partly undermined by the fact that the exact same stocks that were sold the most during the previous selloff are the ones that are up the most now.
Bear markets rarely end once stocks have fallen 20 percent—the traditional definition on Wall Street—and this one won't be any different, traders and analysts believe.
Many investors question whether Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke can still influence the markets. The market's recent performance clearly shows he can—but not in the way he intended.
Risks are rising that the U.S. may fall into a shallow, yet prolonged and painful recession that could lift the country’s unemployment to 12 percent, according to a note by the Goldman Sachs economics team to clients.
Strategists and investors are beginning to prep their clients and portfolios for the chance that the whole world slides into a recession at the same time. The worse news is that they can’t find much to do about it.
“Sixteen of the Dow 30 get more than 25 percent of their revenues from Europe," says one trader. "Something has to give because if 2008 taught us anything, it is that developed economies do not de-couple.”
The European credit crisis has gotten most of the blame for the stock selloff. But the plunge in copper prices signals the economic slowdown is hitting the U.S. and emerging markets, too, traders said.
CNBC's Bob Pisani explains the potential implications of negative yields in the U.S.
Chris Kimble, CEO of Kimble Charting Solutions, believes the market is going lower and gold is breaking out. Here's why...
Amid the increased volatility this year, are there any places to hide? CNBC's "Halftime Report" cast weighs in.
CNBC Pro asked strategists and ran statistical models to find how you should position your portfolio during this sell-off.
Economist Ed Lazear joined CNBC Pro for an exclusive interview to demystify the key economic factors impacting the market.
ConocoPhillips slashed its dividend Thursday. Which other companies' dividends are at risk and which ones are safe?
Amid the volatility, gold futures prices are already up nearly 8 percent this year, a trend that may continue, according to some.