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."
Despite a bounce in the S&P 500 index this week, many investors see the odds stacked against the bull market making it into 2012.
Hurricane Irene was the 'Perfect Storm' for insurers in a different sense of the cliche. The weakened storm that spared New York city from major damage gave the wealthy and rarely hit Northeast enough of a scare because of ominous weather forecasts leading up the storm that property insurers will be able to raise pricing even more next year, according to a Morgan Stanley analyst.
The correlation of moves in individual stocks and the S&P 500 index is at a record, making the job of long-only mutual fund managers to differentiate from the benchmark virtually impossible, according to a report from Goldman Sachs.
High speed computer trading by funds with holding periods of milliseconds are to blame for rising volatility, the disappearance of diversification and the death of individual stock picking, said an increasing number of traders and market strategists.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will not hint at a third round of quantitative easing at the central bank's annual Jackson Hole summit this week, according to Medley Global Advisors, an influential research firm
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.
CNBC's Rick Santelli and Robert Laszewski discuss what's wrong with Obamacare.
Europe's pursuit of companies like Apple for under-paid taxes highlights a major problem with few prospects for a global solution.
As political pressure appears to mount on biotech stocks, some technicians say a bounce may be coming.
The high-yield trade this year may soon come to an end, as a possible pickup in growth will cause investors to rotate into other areas.
The president of Financial Insyghts discusses how social mood can help investors predict financial market cycles.
Top Wall Street strategist Tony Dwyer warned investors to not throw in the towel on this bull market just yet.
Richard Madigan, who's responsible for the strategic allocation of more than $1 trillion at JPMorgan Private Bank, sees overvalued asset classes.