Dow 18K is officially back on the horizon as the index has rallied to within 3 percent of its all-time high. But while Wall Street eyes that as the next important level, some traders are looking at what stocks could take the index into uncharted territory: Dow 20K. David Seaburg told CNBC’s “Trading Nation” that, …

Can the October run continue?

Stocks have their best month in four years, what does that mean for the final two months of 2015?

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Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

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 …

Market challenges ahead

The stock market faces a number of challenges over the next few months and some will unfold during the coming week. We spell out the risks and the possible rewards.


The coming week will be a massive event for earnings, with more than 150 S&P 500 Index companies set to report — including such behemoths as Apple and Exxon Mobil. Yet for some traders, the biggest worry isn’t the volatility that could be stirred by the reports, but rather a fact about the market’s historical …

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Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

Thursday brings more information on two major concerns for the U.S. market: the Federal Reserve and China. “The language in these (Fed) minutes will be important for what the Fed’s reasons were for not raising (rates) in September. The market has been very confused about the messages coming from the Fed and the data and …

Markets in October

After a lousy third quarter, is this the month when stocks find a bottom.

Market outlook uncertainty

Dominic Chu takes a look at what may lie ahead for the market and your money.

Four horsemen of the fourth quarter

With the books almost closed on September, attention turns to the fourth quarter and the four things investors need to watch.

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The $1.2 trillion high-yield debt market could face a double whammy as spreads tighten and investors use the corporate earnings season starting in the second week of October as an excuse to take even more profits. “I think there’s a huge story in high yield that’s been brewing for some time. Even in the non-commodities …

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Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen listens during a reception for her on Capitol Hill in Washington.

Thank you, Janet Yellen, for finally taking a side and clearly stating that an interest rate hike seems likely sometime this year. And thank you for finally clarifying the sudden emphasis that was placed on developments abroad in the last FOMC statement. Specifically, thank you for this clarification: “The Committee is monitoring developments abroad, but …

Warren Buffett isn’t worried about the markets

Becky Quick tells us why Warren Buffett isn’t worried about this extreme market volatility.


With the jobs report out of the way, it’s time to look ahead. Two developments next week may impact markets: 1) China economic data, and 2) the start of the analyst conference season. Next week there will be a raft of China data that will get a high degree of scrutiny, including Trade (9/8), CPI/PPI …

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U.S. stocks closed more than 1 percent lower Friday ahead of a long weekend as uncertainty about the timing of a rate hike and Chinese economic growth continued to weigh. The major averages ended off session lows but still logged losses of about 3 percent or more for the week. “You’ve got a buyers’ strike …


U.S. stocks plummeted Tuesday as continued signs of weakness in China and concerns about the Federal Reserve weighed heavily on investor sentiment. The major averages ended in correction territory, down nearly 3 percent after a failed attempt in the minutes prior to cut some losses. The Dow Jones industrial average closed about 470 points lower, …