Taxes and inflation will be key themes for markets in the week ahead

Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Source: NYSE The final week of April is going to be a busy one for markets with a Federal Reserve meeting and a deluge of earnings news. Hot topics in markets will continue to be inflation and taxes. President Joe Biden is expected to detail … Read more

Merck CEO says public service is in his future, but not politics, as he plans June retirement

Among the first things Ken Frazier says he reads in the mornings are the obituaries in the New York Times. “It’s not morbid,” Frazier, 66, said Thursday in a telephone interview. “The reason you read them is because most of us spend our life polishing our resume … and my dad used to say, ‘It’s … Read more

Stocks making the biggest moves midday: Alphabet, Spotify, GameStop, Amgen & more

Visitors pass by the logo of Google at the high profile startups and high tech leaders gathering, Viva Tech, in Paris, France May 16, 2019. Charles Platiau | Reuters Check out the companies making headlines in midday trading.  Alphabet – Shares of the Google-parent company jumped more than 7% after Alphabet reported quarterly results that … Read more

Wall Street braces for bumpy trading in the week ahead as the GameStop short squeeze unfolds

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. NYSE Earnings news from Amazon and Alphabet, the important January jobs report and Washington’s discussion of stimulus could all be important to markets in the week ahead, but none of it is likely to get more attention than the short squeezes driven by retail … Read more

Wells Fargo sees a modest overall market rise in 2021, but big gains for these ‘Covid beta’ stocks

Ralph Lauren signage is seen on the window of a store on Prince Street in New York. Michael Nagle | Bloomberg | Getty Images (This story is for CNBC Pro subscribers only.) Wells Fargo only expects marginal gains for the overall market next year, but a handful of stocks are poised for strong outperformance. Source … Read more

Stocks making the biggest moves in the premarket: Comcast, Spotify, Pinterest, Tapestry & more

Stocks making the biggest moves in the premarket: Honeywell, Amgen, Salesforce, Apple, GE & more

Stocks that leave the Dow tend to outperform after their exit from the average, history shows

An Exxon Mobil gas station in Chicago. Getty Images Exxon Mobil, Pfizer and Raytheon Technologies are on their way out of the Dow Jones Industrial Average. But their exit from the blue-chip club may actually bode well for investors, based on historical analysis.  On Monday, S&P Dow Jones Indices announced that Salesforce, Amgen and Honeywell … Read more

Stocks head into September in high gear as Apple and Tesla split, and markets await the August jobs report

Stocks making the biggest moves in the premarket: Hormel, Medtronic, Best Buy, Exxon & more