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."
There are plenty of reasons Facebook's IPO had a disappointing debut on Friday, but new information is emerging on why the stock selloff nearly turned into a run on Monday.
The price action in Facebook may be a bit of a letdown, but check out the volume. It's record-setting.
Wall Street strategists are the most negative they've been on stocks since the bull market began more than three years ago. But many traders actually see it as a contrarian sign to invest in the market.
Following the resignation of Yahoo Chief Executive Scott Thompson under the ‘Resume-gate’ pressure applied by Dan Loeb, investors see a share buyback in short order and then a more difficult value-creation process ending in the sale of its Asian assets & an eventual merger, possibly by former suitor Microsoft.
There’s an old Wall Street maxim that the so-called dumb money trades early and the smart money comes in later. Trading by that phrase has made one quite a bit of money this week.
Recent violent drops in stocks such as Green Mountain, Chesapeake Energy and Netflix are tempting value investors to go against one of the oldest sayings on Wall Street: “Don’t try to catch a falling knife.”
Companies are looking for ways to spend their cash—whether in dividends or acquisitions, according to a CNBC analysis of recent conference calls after earnings.
Stephen Weiss reviews the main factors driving stocks and how investors should be positioned for next week.
Citi Research forecasts Square can grow its sales by 29 percent annually through 2019.
Fundstrat says the Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google-parent Alphabet stocks basket now has a value of $1.3 trillion.
Jefferies says Arch Coal can generate enough cash in the next five years to equal nearly 70 percent of its current market value.
Behavioral and personal-finance expert Jason Zweig outlines the characteristics of successful investors.
Ed Hyman shares his views on the market and Trump in an interview on CNBC's "Squawk on the Street."
A few trading indicators suggest the market could struggle to add to these gains in the next month or so, according to CNBC's Mike Santoli.