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.
The ADP private-sector jobs report has given economists confidence to raise December employment forecasts, even though the number has been a less than reliable barometer for the monthly jobs report. Several economists raised expectations today, after ADP showed a stunning 297,000 private-sector jobs were added in December.
The hot commodities trade caught a chill Tuesday and could continue to struggle in the short term as some excess is wrung from the markets.
The dollar is closing out December near its lows for the month, but odds are good that it will see a rebound in January.
Just as they do every New Year's Eve, bond traders will be slipping out the door several hours ahead of their counterparts in the stock market.
When it's hot, it's hot, but now it's not. So what does the 16 percent drop in Shanghai stocks this year mean for the U.S. stock market?
There is no U.S. economic data to sway markets Friday, but there will be plenty to look forward to next week, when the December employment report caps a heavy week of important numbers.
While some traders fear rising bond yields could crimp stocks' gains, some bond strategists do not expect interest rates to rise beyond the range of the past year.
While traders fear rising bond yields could crimp stocks' gains in 2011, some bond strategists don't expect interest rates to rise beyond the range of the past year.
Traders emerging from one of the most turbulent weeks in history will likely need to brace for more volatility.
Names on the move ahead of the open.
As stocks attempt to hold the bounce, the Street will get another look at some of the factors the Fed is eyeing.
Check out the companies making headlines after the bell Thursday: Freeport-McMoRan, Splunk, GameStop & more.
Patti Domm is CNBC Executive Editor, News, responsible for news coverage of the markets and economy.
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