Market Insider with Patti Domm

Lori Spechler

Senior Editor, CNBC

Lori Spechler is a Senior Editor at CNBC responsible for booking and coverage of major market events. In addition, she has written for CNBC.com and NetNet on topics ranging from gold to the height of women's heels. Formerly a trader and market-maker in commodity options, her resume includes such infamous Wall Street names as AIG Trading Corp. and Drexel Burnham Lambert Trading Corp.

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  • Business Woman

    Who's up for a feel good moment about Goldman Sachs?

  • Do you remember who delivered your college commencement address? Neither do I.

  • According to Bill Lefkowitz of vFinance Investments, early trading indicates puts are trading at a premium to calls in price and are also, trading bigger size.

  • For the first time, shares of LinkedIn became available to short sellers today, but market watchers say there was a wide gulf between what sellers were asking and what buyers were willing to pay. A high stakes game of "chicken" ensued with little or, no business being transacted.

  • Linkedin founder Reid Garrett Hoffman (C) and CEO Jeff Weiner (2nd R) at the ringing of the opening bell of the New York Stock Exchange May 19, 2011 during the initial public offering of the company.

    Tuesday is the first day that traders can short shares of LinkedIn. That is, if you can find shares to borrow and are willing to pay the price.

  • Linkedin founder Reid Garrett Hoffman (C) and CEO Jeff Weiner (2nd R) at the ringing of the opening bell of the New York Stock Exchange May 19, 2011 during the initial public offering of the company.

    Do you believe in shares of LinkedIn spacer at $90 a share? No, then how about at $122.70 a share—currently the high trade. Want to get short? Sorry, you can’t, this is just a one way market—at least for now.

  • Silver bar and coins

    Silver margins are going up—again. As the CME tries to keep pace with the explosive silver rally, the exchange has now hiked margin requirements eight times in the past twelve months.

  • Mark Zuckerberg

    Twelve T. Rowe funds are holding shares of Facebook. While it is not unique for a mutual fund to hold shares of a private company, it's interesting at many levels. For those that like to speculate about the future of Facebook, this adds weight to the argument that Facebook will go public sooner rather than later.

  • Gold bars

    Expect higher gold prices and increased investment demand. That’s the message from the GFMS Gold Survey 2011, an annual report looking at global supply and demand for the yellow metal.

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    Is the municipal crisis over? Was there ever really a crisis? Or was it merely a crisis of confidence spurred in part by Meredith Whitney and her now infamous “60 Minutes” appearance in December 2010.

  • Patti Domm

    Patti Domm is CNBC Executive Editor, News, responsible for news coverage of the markets and economy.

  • Bob Pisani

    A CNBC reporter since 1990, Bob Pisani covers Wall Street from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

  • Senior Producer - Breaking News

  • Dominic Chu is a markets reporter for CNBC.

  • Evelyn Cheng CNBC

    Evelyn Cheng is a markets writer for CNBC.

  • Sara Eisen

    Sara Eisen is a correspondent for CNBC, focusing on currencies and the global consumer.

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