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."
Many investors cite the strength in the dollar for the recent drop in oil, but whispers on Wall Street suggest some other forces were at work, too.
The landmark guilty verdict against Raj Rajaratnam on 14 counts of insider trading sent a chill down Wall Street, causing hedge funds to rethink their use of so-called expert analyst networks and also ponder the impact of the historic decision on the implementation of the Dodd-Frank regulatory bill.
There were many reasons throughout history that a currency has become the reserve money of the world, but the most common has been the country’s military might—specifically that of its navy.
A cascading crash in commodities beginning with silver a week ago spread to oil and copper as exchanges took steps to rein in speculation and big name investors took profits.
Despite the market's recovery from the "Flash Crash" a year ago, a broad range of strategists and investors fear a 10 percent-plus sell-off may be ahead. It just may take more than 15 minutes.
Market pros are starting to think that companies based in India could make long-term gains, now that the US has found and killed Osama bin Laden.
A trade-weighted measure of the U.S. dollar against a broad basket of currencies that includes the Yen, Euro and China’s Yuan is at a post-gold standard low when adjusted for inflation, according to calculations by Deutsche Bank’s economic team.
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."
Fundstrat added a new member to the firm's "Captain Ahab" CEO strategy.
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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.