Patti Domm, CNBC.com’s Posts

The rebound in stocks could continue for now, but some analysts say it would not be surprising to see the market trip up soon.

Hiring slowed substantially in January, but the fact that more people were working for higher pay signals strength.

Stressed-out markets will get a look Wednesday at the health of the U.S. services sector.

Stocks erased huge intraday losses with buyers jumping into momentum and other downtrodden names.

Stocks took a thumping on the first trading day of the year, leaving investors to wonder if 2016 will be the year the bull market gives up.

Despite wild volatility this year, the S&P 500 is barely positive for the year, and it’s still a coin toss whether stocks finish 2015 in the green.

Oil could again be a positive catalyst for stocks Wednesday, as traders await government inventory data that could be more bullish than expected.

The strong blend of macro forces driving commodities lower makes it unlikely the sector will recover for months to come. Perhaps the biggest factor has been China, which drove the cycle through boom and now bust. At the same time, the U.S. Federal Reserve could start, as early as next week, to normalize interest rates, …

November’s solid jobs report gave the Fed a final piece of evidence, clearing the way for a December rate hike, but now the question is how fast can it raise rates given weakness in some other economic data. The economy added 211,000 nonfarm payrolls in November, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 5 percent. …

October is on track to be the best month for stocks in four years, but the rapid gains may have taken some steam out of any year-end rally. The Dow and S&P 500 have both risen about 9 percent in October, the best monthly performance since the S&P’s more-than-10.7 percent rally in October 2011. The …

Fed officials may hope to keep the door open for a December rate hike, but the slower economy could make them sound more dovish and unlikely to take action this year. The Fed winds down its two-day meeting Wednesday with a statement at 2 p.m. ET, and the central bank is not expected to increase …

Plunging oil prices and China’s market meltdown have been cited as two big culprits behind market volatility this summer, but history shows less correlation between these markets and U.S. stocks than many investors might expect. In the case of Shanghai stocks, the S&P 500 has been very loosely correlated, but in the last several sessions …

Oil prices continue to crater, and the bottom remains elusive because not one of the world’s three largest producers shows any sign of blinking.

Wednesday afternoon’s release of Fed minutes will be more important than usual, since they will be gleaned for clues that could tip the debate about whether the Fed will hike rates at its September rates meeting.

Oil supply is the biggest factor weighing on oil prices, and Iran’s return to the market appears to be one of the most difficult supply sources to forecast.