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.
With the 30-year bond auction out of the way, traders are looking ahead to the possibility the Fed pulls the trigger on a new bond market operation at its meeting next week.
European leaders are in the driver's seat when it comes to markets Wednesday, but traders will also be taking a hard look at U.S. economic data to see if the string of negative surprises is coming to an end.
Markets can't help but remain caught in the latest cross currents of news from Europe, but the question is whether it's going to feel like high or low tide.
Bulls and bears are fighting it out over the 1140 level on the S&P 500 and, if bears win, stocks could go tumbling to 1100 or even much lower.
Markets Friday will debate the merits of President Obama's $447 billion jobs package and monitor G-7 finance ministers, who meet in France against a backdrop of weaker global growth and fears of financial contagion from Europe.
Some analysts believe the euro could be heading to a new lower range, as Europe grapples with its peripheral debt crisis.
Summer's almost officially over, and it's time to get ready for some rock and roll in the markets.
Investors prefer bonds over stocks, and European equities are well out of favor, according to the latest fund flow data.
Pure Storage shares stumble after soaring 13 percent premarket.
Shares of Autodesk gained more than 8 percent Friday as analysts raised their price targets for the company.
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