Patti Domm is CNBC executive news editor, responsible for news coverage of the markets and economy. Prior to joining CNBC in 1999 as senior news editor, Domm was the equities editor for the Americas at Reuters. She was also Wall Street editor at Reuters, reporting on mergers, acquisitions and the Street. She also edited three CNBC books on personal investing. Domm serves on the board of the Financial Womens Association of New York.
It wasn't lost on investors that Saudi Arabia had bullish things to say about oil prices Wednesday as it launched its first international bond deal.
Saudi Arabia launched a $17.5 billion bond offering in its first foray into the international bond market, drawing strong demand for the dollar-denominated offer..
Earnings news could drive stocks Wednesday with several dozen S&P 500 companies reporting and a potential end to the earnings recession in sight.
Saudi Arabia's first foray into the international bond market seems to be going well as the books get set to close on what could be a $15-20 billion deal.
The stock market is betting on an election outcome that could mean political inertia and more gains ahead.
Corporate earnings, economic reports and Fed speakers could all challenge markets, but so might the election.
Saudi Arabia's first international bond sale is symbolic of the kingdom's shifting fortunes. It's a way to shore up cash and the economy.
Things are looking up for the stock market into the year's end, after a discouraging start to 2016.
Shares of B/E Aerospace gained more than 16 percent Monday, following news it will be acquired by Rockwell Collins.
Brazilian equities continued their climb higher on Monday, hitting their highest level in more than four years.
Genworth Financial shares dropped after striking a deal with China Oceanwide Holdings Group.
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