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.
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.
As Russia moves to lure foreign investors, some strategists see the Russian bear as the emerging market bull for 2011.
The bond market tomorrow will be the one to watch, after interest rates spiked Tuesday following a sloppy Treasury auction.
Even as they ring in the holidays, traders are looking ahead to January and wondering if—and when—stocks will give back some of their bullish December advance.
Santa has come to the intersection of Wall and Broad three out of every four years for the past 60 years, and the chances are good that he will come again this year.
Reports on weekly jobless claims and durable goods could make Thursday morning the busiest trading session of the week, but a shortened day for bonds and commodities markets could quickly turn the session into a sleeper.
Joel Levington, managing director of corporate credit at Brookfield Investment Management, said one strategy is to fish for winners among the lower-rated investment grade bonds.
Existing home sales and revisions to third-quarter GDP are among the highlights for Wednesday's stock market, which could continue its quiet drift higher.
If it's beginning to look a lot more like Christmas in your neighborhood than it did last year, then you might agree with me that there's a certain measure of holiday optimism about that wasn't here last year, and it can be measured in lights.
As third-quarter earnings season gets underway, traders are bracing for more volatility in a range-bound market.
Names on the move ahead of the open.
Friday's traders will continue to digest indications on the timing of a rate hike and set up for the beginning of earnings season next week.
Check out the companies making headlines after the bell Thursday: Alcoa, Gap, Ruby Tuesday & more.
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