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.
Fourth quarter GDP data Friday should show the best growth pace in nearly two years as well as provide some insights into first quarter growth.
A major rush of earnings reports and weekly jobless claims will occupy markets Thursday, as investors continue to ponder what it means to see an even more dovish Fed.
The Fed’s forecast that rates could stay low for another three years provides juice for risk assets like stocks, but signals more worries for the economy.
So far, the presidential election has not impacted stocks, but that could change if Mitt Romney fades as the likely Republican nominee.
Gasoline prices could be a bit more costly for U.S. consumers this spring, thanks to the bankruptcy of a European refiner, the industry’s latest casualty.
As the latest scene in Europe’s sovereign debt drama continues to unfold, the fear trade that drove investors into the safety of U.S. Treasurys is unwinding, leaving investors to question whether interest rates may have seen what could be among the lowest of the year.
The Fed gets top billing in the week ahead, but barring any surprises, the steady wave of corporate earnings reports and important economic data could deliver more immediate, concrete information for stocks.
Patti Domm is CNBC Executive Editor, News, responsible for news coverage of the markets and economy.
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