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 are set to close out the third quarter with the best quarterly performance in a year, but traders are wondering what October will bring after September's record-setting performance and outsized moves in commodities, bonds and the dollar.
A down day for the dollar is basically now an up day for everything else. That was Tuesday's trade, and it could be well be Wednesday's trade.
Reports on consumer confidence and home price data, and the Treasury's $35 billion auction of 5-year notes are events that will be watched by financial markets Tuesday.
"Ultimately, the big deal is going to be whether the economic growth rate is really accelerating in the fourth quarter or whether it doesn't," said James Paulsen, chief strategist at Wells Capital Management.
Traders are watching the slow drip of economic data for the next catalyst that could jolt the market out of its doldrums — in either direction.
Weekly jobless claims and existing home sales are the key numbers to watch Thursday, but investors will keep their focus on the volatile foreign exchange market.
Markets Wednesday will sort through the implications of the Fed's move towards further easing... and its increasingly negative impact on the dollar.
Stocks crossed an important threshold Monday to close sharply higher, but technicians are seeing mixed signals in the recent action.
One of the big questions hanging over markets should be answered in the coming week, and that is where the Fed stands on further easing on interest rates.
Some good news from the tech sector could be a positive for stocks Friday, after both Both Oracle and Research in Motion reported strong earnings late Thursday.
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.
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