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.
The financial sector will be at the crux of market worries Wednesday, as the U.S. Senate moves closer to a vote on banking reform and German regulators explain their surprise move to ban naked short-selling on a group of bank stocks and sovereign debt.
The volatility that zapped stock prices in the past week could continue to deliver some jolts in the week ahead.
In the course of two weeks, stocks have gone from being "overbought" by some measures to being deep in correction mode.
U.S. markets will more likely heed the words of European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet than Fed head Ben Bernanke Thursday.
There's a whiff of volatility back in the markets, and that could mean a choppier trading environment for now.
Already markets are looking ahead to Friday's jobs report, as better U.S. economic data put some spring into stocks Monday.
The question for markets in the week ahead will be whether to ride a wave of better economic and earnings news—or give in to a growing list of worries.
News of a criminal inquiry into Goldman Sachs comes just as investors are increasingly focused on the idea that financial regulatory reform may have sharper teeth for the industry than previously expected.
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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