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Professional investors have suddenly turned optimistic about U.S. stocks again, with bullish sentiment fed by an especially buoyant earnings season that is offsetting other concerns. Domestic equities are holding the biggest portfolio weight since January 2015, according to the August Bank of America Merrill Lynch Fund Managers Survey, a look at where 243 pros who …

Goldman Sachs predicts the markets will not move much into year-end, but some of the firm’s clients are saying the S&P 500 could rally sharply higher. The firm said the second-quarter corporate earnings season was “stellar,” with 25 percent year-over-year earnings per share growth and a sales increase of 12 percent. “The best earnings season …

Investors looking for protection against an intensifying trade war between the United States and its allies should buy shares of domestic companies, according to strategists. Utilities could also benefit if this is a prolonged conflict, some said.

Wilbur Ross revealed to CNBC that he shorted shares in two more companies, Air Lease and Ocwen Financial Corporation, than previously had been reported.

Stocks rose on Friday, the last trading day of the first half of the year, but still posted weekly losses as the underlying market sentiment was soured by anxiety over global trade frictions. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 55.36 points to 24,271.41, with Nike outperforming. The S&P 500 gained 0.1 percent and closed at …

Investor money is hemorrhaging out of global stock funds at a pace not seen since just after the financial crisis exploded. Global equity funds have seen outflows of $12.4 billion in June, a level not seen since October 2008, according to market research firm TrimTabs. Lehman Brothers collapsed in September of that year, triggering the …

They may have to start passing out neck braces on trading floors if the White House’s contradictions on trade policies continue much longer. Investors are getting whiplash from watching the back-and-forth happening among Trump administration officials who can’t seem to agree on a trade policy. Monday’s action featured a series of mixed messages about President …

The outcome of Trump-Kim talks could either help Chinese stocks or hurt European equities, CNBC finds using analytics tool Kensho.

This year has been fraught with volatility in the financial market. Now another factor could make markets even more volatile: elections around the globe.

Consumer-staple stocks are very unloved by the investor right now. Weak growth, old brands, little exposure to a fast economy and profit-margin pressures are some of the reasons why. Mike Santoli takes a look if the stocks are cheap enough for value investors.

Micron also announced plans to buy back $10 billion of its shares.

Bitcoin prices dropped Monday following criticism from some of the world’s most well-known billionaire investors.

No topic was off limits for the Berkshire Hathaway CEO during a three-hour CNBC exclusive interview from Omaha.

High-stakes races bring in purse money and prestige, but it’s peanuts compared with what owners can make in the $39 billion horse breeding business.

Berkshire Hathaway’s large Apple stock holding will pay big dividends for the company.