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."
Shortly after the start of overnight trading at 12:10 a.m. on Monday, silver futures surged to a multi-year high of $49.82 per ounce. Nine hours later, by the start of stock market trading in the U.S., the May Silver contract was down eight percent.
Day after day the American public is inundated with media stories about surging food and gas prices, but if they want the real inflation story, they should ask a bartender.
"The 'negative outlook’ of U.S. debt," one prominent strategist says, "has come about because of the inability of Standard & Poor's to have performed their jobs rating mortgage-backed securities."
With Larry Page and Sergey Brin selling about 1 million shares each annually for the next five years, should investors buy as the Google co-founders cash out.
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.
Russia's military buildup and bombing campaign in Syria this week rekindled the security premium in oil prices.
CNBC Pro highlights the top-performing stocks this week and analyzes whether the good times will continue.
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Six traders are each given a theoretical $100,000 to invest in five securities. Track their trades and portfolio performance over the course of the year and read the analysis behind their moves.
Goldman predicts Thursday's meeting by the Federal Reserve will result in policymakers' delaying a rate hike until Dec.
With recent market volatility chart experts weigh in on the current state of the market and prospects for the future.
CNBC Pro reached out to market experts to find out how they would trade after the Fed decision.