More Stomach-Churning Market Action Is Ahead

Seasick investors might want to stock up on Dramamine this week: A deluge of key earnings and economic reports promises more gut-wrenching volatility. But the biggest market-moving waves will keep coming from overseas, as Europe's financial crisis washes over the greenback.

Can We Get a Grip on the Machines that Move the Market?

Computer trading is likely behind the Dow's recent 1,000 point plunge intraday Thursday. These machines account for the vast majority of stock trading, but there's very little understanding of their role and impact on markets. We urgently need more transparency.

Lousy Credit? Good Thing It's Financial Literacy Month

The New York Stock Exchange is marking Financial Literacy Week by launching a new financial education site, NYSE MoneySense. The exchange's David Cautin says visitors to the site can bone up on saving money, protecting assets, spending wisely and, of course, investing.

The S&P Crosses 1,200 on Broadly Positive Data

For the first time since September 2008, the S&P 500 index closed above that mark, helped by strong earnings from JPMorgan Chase and encouraging readings on inflation, retail sales and business inventories.

As a Solid First Quarter Ends, What's Next for Stocks?

At this rate, the S&P 500 is on pace to gain 14% for the year. But as traders look to the second quarter, it's becoming increasingly difficult to square the undeniable V-shaped recovery in global corporate profits with the anything-but-robust recoveries in the developed world.

Traders to Obama: Time to Work on the Economy

With the most sweeping and controversial overhaul of health care insurance in 40 years now firmly behind the market, some traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange say the White House needs to refocus on the fundamentals of economic growth.

Markets Hit 18-Month High on Positive Inflation Outlook

The markets continued to rack up gains with the Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500 and NASDAQ all closing Wednesday at 18-month highs, boosted by signs that the Federal Reserve intends to keep interest rates at rock-bottom levels for some time, indicating that the Fed isn't worried about inflation.

Could a Little Sunshine Help Your Portfolio?

A theory by two accounting professors known as "the sunshine effect" suggests that the price of certain stocks may tend to move higher than normal when earnings are announced on sunny days.

S&P has best month in 9 years

The S&P 500, the most accurate barometer of the market, had its biggest monthly gain since 2000. The benchmark index soared 9.4 percent in April...

Will earnings kill the party?

For the past few weeks, investors have "partied like its 1999." It felt like the heady days of the tech bubble and not the iconic song by...

Stocks leave March like a lion

Spring is here. Flowers are awakening from their winter slumber and the sweet crack of ball against bat will fill the air in cities both large and...