Alex Rosenberg is a producer at CNBC, where he serves as the digital writer and editor for "Trading Nation," "Futures Now" and "Options Action." Prior to joining CNBC, Rosenberg was a member of NBCUniversal's Page Program. He has a bachelor's degree from Brown University, and he is a CFA charterholder.
In Februaries following election years, the S&P 500 slides by an average of nearly 2 percent.
The S&P 500 volatility index is seeing its biggest rise in months, but strategists say investors remain complacent.
Technical analyst Craig Johnson and market strategist Max Wolff are eyeing two tech giants that are set to unveil their results.
If the history of the Dow is any guide, the tech-heavy Nasdaq 100 could be due for a huge long-term run.
As the Dow has marched to 20,000, investors appear to have become more and more excited about the mega-cap index.
The market has traded in a mere 1.6 percent range in January. That means it is set to log its tightest month since 1965.
Stocks are staging a moderate decline on Monday, as President Trump's brash words and anti-free-trade moves appear to spook investors.
Netflix shares surged to a record high following earnings, but longtime Netflix bear Michael Pachter is maintaining his gloomy outlook.
The current level of optimism "is often seen near the end of bull moves rather than at the early or mid-stages," UBS' Julian Emanuel says.