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."
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.
Sell the rally. So says, Stephen Weiss, Fast Money trader and partner at Short Hills Capital. Here's how he's positioning right now.
Public pension funds managing the retirement and health care benefits of teachers and firemen are pouring money into hedge funds, as much as doubling the money they allocate to the industry, in a desperate attempt to bridge the funding gap in their plans.
Mark Newton, chief technical analyst at Greywolf Execution Partners, shares his top investment idea for the months ahead.
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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.
Goldman Sachs recommends 10 momentum stocks that will continue to lead bull market as rest of the market flounders.