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."
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.
With commodity prices retreating and fears of a recession mounting, an increasing number of economists and bond investors believe that the Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke may signal during August 9th's Fed meeting that it will purchase Treasury securities with maturities of 10 years or greater in order to stimulate the economy.
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.