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."
“People are moving out of Mom and Dad’s basement finally, but they are renting or buying apartments rather than homes,” says one economist.
Investors worry that if earnings can’t break the vicious cycle of stocks moving in same direction, stock pickers may be forced to join the protesters down on Wall Street.
A move away from debt-based currencies to a system somewhat based on hard assets is not out of the picture if the global economy doesn’t recover, some investors say.
Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley may shed the "bank holding company" classification in order to skirt the Volcker rule banning propriety trading with the firm’s own capital, an analyst says.
The validity of the market's recent rally is partly undermined by the fact that the exact same stocks that were sold the most during the previous selloff are the ones that are up the most now.
Bear markets rarely end once stocks have fallen 20 percent—the traditional definition on Wall Street—and this one won't be any different, traders and analysts believe.
Many investors question whether Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke can still influence the markets. The market's recent performance clearly shows he can—but not in the way he intended.
Stephen Weiss reviews the main factors driving stocks and how investors should be positioned for next week.
Paul Meeks explains why he's selling out of NXP Semiconductors, one of his top picks for CNBC PRO's Platinum Portfolio.
CNBC Pro highlights the top-performing stocks this week and analyzes whether the good times will continue.
Fundstrat's Tom Lee recommends investors buy technology stocks into year-end.
With the U.S. election looming, geopolitical concerns continue to dominate as a key market risk.
Tim Seymour, who has global investment experience as a hedge fund manager and trader, explains how the average investor can profit.
Goldman Sachs recommends fiscal spending stocks for the presidential election.