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."
Hedge fund manager Bill Ackman, whose past investment disclosures have moved markets instantly, left whale watchers perplexed this time around.
Despite a bounce in the S&P 500 index this week, many investors see the odds stacked against the bull market making it into 2012.
Hurricane Irene was the 'Perfect Storm' for insurers in a different sense of the cliche. The weakened storm that spared New York city from major damage gave the wealthy and rarely hit Northeast enough of a scare because of ominous weather forecasts leading up the storm that property insurers will be able to raise pricing even more next year, according to a Morgan Stanley analyst.
The correlation of moves in individual stocks and the S&P 500 index is at a record, making the job of long-only mutual fund managers to differentiate from the benchmark virtually impossible, according to a report from Goldman Sachs.
High speed computer trading by funds with holding periods of milliseconds are to blame for rising volatility, the disappearance of diversification and the death of individual stock picking, said an increasing number of traders and market strategists.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will not hint at a third round of quantitative easing at the central bank's annual Jackson Hole summit this week, according to Medley Global Advisors, an influential research firm
The lack of income-generating investments these days may force aging Baby Boomers to either put off retirement or adopt riskier strategies to generate higher yields.
CNBC Pro asked market experts, including a noted short-seller from Citron Research, how investors should trade the pullback in tech stocks.
Economist Ed Lazear joined CNBC Pro for an exclusive interview to demystify the key economic factors impacting the market.
Hess is selling 25 million shares at a discounted $39 after acquiring nearly 63 million at the end of 2014 at an average price of $83.
Tech investor Paul Meeks reshuffled his model portfolio on Friday. Here's what he's buying.
Derivatives expert Mike Khouw joined CNBC Pro to discuss why every investor should use options.
Part of the global selling in stocks that started in December may be due to oil-related sovereign wealth funds unwinding assets.
The increased volatility in the market may have lasting negative effects for other areas of the economy, JPMorgan warned.