Huge bull week for stocks. The Dow was up nearly 6 percent, roughly 650 points through the week. And it could be signaling a market forecast of a second-half economic rebound from the less-than 2 percent sputter in the first half.
The week's top business news and investment advice, including end of QE2 plays, European equities, financial favorites and more.
With U.S. stock markets ready to close out their best week in nearly a year, Darin Richards, chief investment officer at AKT Wealth Advisors, told CNBC "I don't think the momentum will continue."
Convinced that the "gauntlet" of bad data is over and the Greek debt crisis is "largely behind" us, JPMorgan Chase is looking for a "summer of cyclicals" that will push the stock market higher by 6 percent in just the next two months or so.
We're in a "slow growth economy and things aren't getting any better" as the second half begins, J.J. Burns, president of J.J. Burns & Co., told CNBC Friday. In this environment, stick with companies specializing in health care, he says.
A look ahead to the second half and where to find the best investment opportunities, with Yu-dee Chang, ACE Investment Strategists and J.J. Burns, JJ Burns & Company.
A look ahead at market activity for the second half of the year, with David Joy, Ameriprise Financial, and Alec Young, S&P Equity Research.
Big banks will become the big winners in the second half, according to Moshe Orenbuch managing director of Credit Suisse.
The Federal Reserve is ending quantitative easing. Greeks are rioting. Investors are "looking over their shoulders, wondering if 2008 is going to happen all over again," Patrick Becker Jr. of Becker Capital Management told CNBC Thursday. But that doesn't mean investors can't do well in this market, he said.
With June coming to an end Thursday, here is a look at the best and worst performing stocks within the major US averages.
The Fast Money crew offers special CNBC.com-only advice on your investments.
European banks will benefit from the Greek austerity plan but will have little long-term impact on Greece itself, Charles Biderman of TrimTabs told CNBC.
Europe is “on sale,” according to Sarah Ketterer, portfolio manager and CEO of Causeway Capital Management, and European P/E multiples are currently lower than every other region in the world.
Greece's parliament approved deeply unpopular austerity measures on Wednesday, despite worsening violence. Art Cashin, director of floor operations for UBS Financial Services, told CNBC that this is a "classic event in history."
Value investors and stock managers must "stick to your discipline" while the stock market returns to stability, said Harvey Neiman, portfolio manager of the Neiman Large Cap Value Fund — rated five stars by Morningstar.
Alcatel-Lucent saw upside option activity Tuesday for the second time in a week, after unveiling a next-generation chip that it says will dramatically improve Internet performance.
CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Fast Money traders discuss the day's top trades and the stocks they'll be watching tomorrow.
In the wake of unprecedented turmoil for the hedge fund industry, stemming from legal probes, lackluster returns and looming anti-growth regulations, a new crop of so-called "hedge fund replication" investments are gaining popularity.
Despite high unemployment, debt ceiling fears, riots in Greece, earthquakes in Japan and a host of other negative headlines, most of the American consumer related stocks are doing pretty darn well lately.
Don't expect a stock market rally anytime soon, David Hefty, CEO of Hefty Wealth Partners, told CNBC Tuesday. "We think the market will continue to bottom over the next one to two quarters," he said. "If there’s going to be any type of rally at all we think at earliest it will be sometime late this year."