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 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.
As regular investors fled the unprecedented stock market volatility this month, purchases by company executives relative to sales hit the highest levels since 1998.
Last week’s unprecedented market volatility caused investors to pull more money out of mutual funds than they did in the aftermath of the 2008 collapse of Lehman Brothers as confusing gyrations trumped the outright fear seen during the financial crisis.
Estee Lauder shares plunged after its forecast for the fiscal 2012 year fell way short of analysts' estimates. But given the language used by the make-up giant, investors shouldn't read too much into the guidance, or any such forecast given by any companies that count on the U.S. and Europe for the majority of their sales.
As gold topped a record $1800, traders that are long bullion began to get nervous that they were behind a trade that may not have any potential new buyers left.
Retail investor outflows from UBS accounts totaled $1.3 billion during Monday’s 600-point plunge in the Dow Jones Industrial Average, making it the second largest one-day rush for the exits since the infamous May 2010 ‘Flash Crash.’
Standard & Poor's may downgrade the long-term credit rating of the U.S. once again in less than three months after sending shockwaves through the bond and stock markets by stripping the nation of its top notch triple-A rating last week, according to an emergency Sunday night conference call for clients of Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
An indicator followed by veteran technical analyst John Roque that has generated perfect results for almost twenty years just flashed a buy signal.
The Year of the Monkey is upon us, with Chinese New Year celebrations kicking off around the world. Here's the best way to trade it, if history is any guide.
Worsening prospects are finally prompting shareholders to question the rosy adjusted-earnings scenarios often touted for tech companies.
Gold is on a tear in 2016, but it may take a rally to this level before investors believe a bullion bull is for real this time.
These stocks are the mostly highly correlated to Chesapeake Energy, which was rocked on a report it hired bankruptcy attorneys.
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.