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."
The “Food at Home” component of Friday’s consumer prices report surged almost five percent on an annual basis as grocers passed on the 12-month jump in corn, rice, sugar and oats.
“The ironic thing—and it’s not out of the realm of possibility—is that the financial panic from these events could actually rally Treasuries on what would be the ‘Mother of all’ fear trades,” says one strategist.
There is a possibility some members of Congress would let the US default on its debt, causing a market collapse that would provide political cover for them to compromise on the deficit, some investors and analysts say.
Over the next 12 months, as much as 10 percent of U.S. households could cancel their cable or satellite TV, based on the popularity of Netflix and other streaming services, according to the latest surveys from the Consumer Electronics Association and Credit Suisse. If a rumored Apple-made HDTV is released, pay-TV subscription losses could be even greater, investors said.
A new report suggests high frequency traders are pushing the limits of the ticker tape to the tune of one million orders per second or more. This so-called quote stuffing is an attempt to slow down the prices seen by regular investors.
Cutting military spending, as President Obama has proposed, is the worst way to balance the budget while keeping the country growing, investors and analysts said, because the sector is the best creator of domestic jobs and crucial to driving innovation.
Expecting a typical summer slowdown? Not this summer. Not in this market. From the debt debate to the economy and a new iPhone from Apple, volatile winds are blowing into the market.
Jamie Dimon bought more than $25 million of his bank’s stock on Thursday as an important counterweight to the panic gripping investors in financials.
Twitter's unconventional approach to reporting earnings is causing confusion among investors.
Yra Harris, head analyst at Vine Street Trading, discusses the potential implications of negative interest rates.
CNBC Pro used an analytics tool used by hedge funds to find the most oversold stocks to buy based on statistics.
Economist Ed Lazear joined CNBC Pro for an exclusive interview to demystify the key economic factors impacting the market.
ConocoPhillips slashed its dividend Thursday. Which other companies' dividends are at risk and which ones are safe?
Amid the volatility, gold futures prices are already up nearly 8 percent this year, a trend that may continue, according to some.