Blowout jobs report could power stocks higher in the week ahead

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. NYSE April started off with a rally, and the market could continue to notch gains as the month gets underway, strategists say. The U.S. Labor Department’s surprisingly strong March jobs report this Friday showed that there were 916,000 jobs added in March, compared to … Read more

Tom Lee says the market correction is not a surprise, sell-off is buying opportunity

Tom Lee, Fundstrat Global Advisors Scott Mlyn | CNBC Tom Lee is not surprised U.S. stock indexes have been rattled by the recent rise in bond yields, but sees Thursday’s pullback as an opportunity for long-term investors. “It’s been rocky, and stocks are due for corrections, and I don’t think we should be surprised that … Read more

Jim Cramer says the ‘fear gauge’ induced a buying opportunity in stocks

CNBC’s Jim Cramer advised investors Monday to stay the course after the stock market rebounded one session after suffering back-to-back weekly losses. The S&P 500, facing pressure from inflation anxiety, declined 3% during the two-week stretch, but the “Mad Money” host took a cue from the volatility index — also known as the VIX or … Read more

How a rush of a high-energy, momentum-embracing retail traders is remaking markets

Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Source: The New York Stock Exchange The rush of retail investors into stocks is putting a charge into the post-Covid bull run while also turning trusted market signals staticky and upending some familiar trading patterns. About 10 million or so new online brokerage accounts were … Read more

A new alternative fund seeks to capitalize on the frequent volatility spikes occurring now

Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Source: The New York Stock Exchange Market volatility shot up last month during the GameStop mania, and that’s exactly when Hercules Investments’ new mutual fund would shine. The Hercules Fund (NFLHX), which made its debut at the start of February, invests in alternative assets including … Read more

Fiscal stimulus prospects and strong earnings tailwind may propel stocks in the week ahead

Traders work the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. NYSE Stocks head into the week ahead with a tailwind, as investors focus on a hefty fiscal stimulus package and the solid earnings season against a backdrop of rising interest rates. There are several dozen S&P 500 companies reporting earnings, including Coca-Cola, Pepsico, Cisco and … Read more

Stock futures rise as S&P 500 looks to extend three-day win streak

A woman carries an umbrella as she walks past the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), February 9, 2017 in New York City. Drew Angerer | Getty Images Futures contracts tied to the major U.S. stock indexes rose during the overnight session Wednesday evening, suggesting an extension to the S&P 500’s three-day win streak on Thursday. … Read more