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.
Tuesday's markets await the outcome of mid-term elections that are likely to bring a tighter fist to Congress, just as the Fed is ready to loosen its grip and wave on another round of easing.
The mid-term election and the Fed's November meeting should clear away some uncertainties hanging over markets but may also lead to a new period of heightened volatility.
Stocks are pricing in political gridlock, and any upset to the view that Republicans take the House in midterm Congressional elections could tilt the market either way.
While markets worldwide obsess about the outcome of the Fed's November 3 meeting, Wall Street pros are handicapping how stocks and sectors might perform based on the outcome of the November 2 congressional midterm elections.
As the Fed's November meeting approaches, the markets are increasingly concerned that the central bank is cooking up inflation with its new easing plan.
A flood of earnings news Tuesday is unlikely to sway a market counting down to next week's Fed meeting, and the promise of a new flood of easy money.
Lacking any big surprises, the markets may seem to be on cruise control in the coming week, as investors await the U.S. mid-term election and the Fed's November meeting.
The falling dollar's strong grip on financial markets has inflated market expectations for the G20 meeting Friday and Saturday in South Korea, which is already showing signs of ending with little more than a few loose promises.
The falling dollar's strong grip on financial markets has inflated market expectations for the weekend G-20 finance ministers meeting in Korea, but the gathering is unlikely to end with little more than a few loose promises.
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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