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Futures extended their gains in volatile pre-market trading Thursday after the ECB unexpectedly cut its interest rate and following talks the Greek government might collapse, thus avoiding a referendum on its euro zone membership and easing concerns about an imminent default.
Stocks recovered from their afternoon lows to close higher Wednesday after Ben Bernanke said the Fed may look to reinvest in mortgage backed securities to provide additional support to the weak housing market.
Futures were higher Wednesday, following two days of sharp declines, following a pair of better-than-expected jobs news and ahead of the Federal Reserve's monetary policy statement.
Achim Matzke, equity strategist at Commerzbank, joined CNBC to take a technical look at the S&P 500 index, the Eurostoxx 50 index and the Dax future index.
Futures dropped sharply Tuesday, extending the previous session's losses, as renewed concerns over the euro zone flared up after Greece’s prime minister said he would put the nation's bailout to a referendum, raising the risk of a disorderly default.
Roelof van den Akker, CEO of ING Wholesale Banking, joined CNBC for a technical look at the crude oil market, the euro/dollar exchange rate and the S&P 500.
Data showing a rebound in US growth in the third quarter helped reinforce the belief that the worst is over for the world’s largest economy, but HSBC says a strong third quarter is not “necessarily a precursor” to a strong 2012.
Stocks closed out the final trading day of October with a thud, finishing near session lows amid renewed concerns over the European debt crisis, but logged some record gains for the month.
Futures declined Monday as the U.S. dollar shot up to a three-month high against the yen after the Japanese government intervened in the market to curb its currency's appreciation.
The stock market held around breakeven levels as banks erased earlier losses and warnings of an extremely overbought market tempered enthusiasm over a European bailout deal.
Stock index futures pointed to a weaker open for Wall Street Friday as investors remained skeptical over the euro zone debt deal reached on Wednesday and its ability to contain the crisis that has swept across the region.
Chris Zwermann, global strategist at Zwermann Financial, joined CNBC to take a technical look at the EuroStoxx 50, the Euro/Dollar trade, the S&P 500 and the FTSE 100 versus the Sterling/Dollar trade.
Stocks slipped from their best levels Thursday, but still closed sharply higher, boosted by an agreement reached by EU leaders on a plan to resolve the region's sovereign debt crisis and after a handful of encouraging economic and earnings reports.
Futures jumped sharply Thursday after euro zone leaders agreed on an outline of a plan to solve the euro zone debt crisis and a handful of encouraging economic and earnings reports.
Stocks rebounded in volatile trading Wednesday to close near session highs as investors were encouraged over several reports that pointed to a progress in the European debt talks.
Futures added to their gains Wednesday after demand for durable goods rose and following a handful of better-than-expected earnings. Investors also grew hopeful that EU leaders could strike an agreement on a lasting plan to tackle the euro zone debt crisis.
Stocks plunged sharply Tuesday to close at session lows amid jitters over the euro zone's ability to find a solution to the ongoing debt crisis.
Emerging market debt could be safer than US Treasurys, according to a new study by Bank of America Merrill Lynch and the Eurasia Group.
Futures edged lower Tuesday after investors became nervous following comments from Germany's Angela Merkel ahead of Wednesday's EU summit and following a slew of mixed earnings reports.
Stocks ended near session highs Friday following news that a group of euro zone finance ministers have approved the next round of aid for Greece and amid optimism over the euro zone ahead of the EU summit on Sunday.