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.
Stocks should take Friday's futures and options expiration in stride, as traders set up for the final two weeks of the year and the chance that Santa's rally is yet to come.
Investors can't help but wonder at what level rising interest rates will give the stock market a reason to pause.
The stars are aligned for a major asset allocation shift that has investors dumping bonds and giving stocks a second look, as interest rates move higher.
The Federal Open Market Committee meets tomorrow, as rising interest rates continue to defy the central bank's efforts to push them lower.
Stocks head toward the year end on a tail wind, but traders are watching a number of cross currents that could hold back gains in the week ahead.
As the equities market quietly side-steps rising interest rates, Wall Street prognosticators in general are getting more bullish for next year. Among others, J.P. Morgan's chief US equities strategist Thomas Lee Friday put a target of 1425 on the S&P 500 for 2011, a 15 percent gain.
As the equities market quietly side steps this week's jump in interest rates, Wall Street prognosticators are issuing more bullish forecasts for next year.
Names on the move ahead of the open.
ADP report isn't an exact preview for the jobs report but it can give hints, and the market watches it for any big surprises.
Check out the companies making headlines after the bell Tuesday: Etsy, Zillow, Disney & more.
Oil market fundamentals are very bearish, and crude could take a temporary dive into the $30s per barrel in the next several months, analysts say.
Patti Domm is CNBC Executive Editor, News, responsible for news coverage of the markets and economy.
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