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Amid weakness in emerging markets around the world, a disappointing jobs report on Friday topped off concerns that growth in the U.S. could be slowing. The report showed 142,000 jobs were added in the U.S. last month, steeply short of economist expectations of about 200,000. Read More US Treasury yields plunge amid jobs report; 10-year yield …

Our Market Monitor doesn’t believe the market is out of the woods yet, so he’s being selective and cautious with his buying.

The fourth quarter is traditionally a good one for stocks, and an even better one for the technology sector. Since 1990, the S&P 500 has climbed an average of 4.9 percent in the fourth quarter, according to Sam Stovall, U.S. equity strategist at S&P Capital IQ. Among the 10 sectors within the broad gauge, however, …

The stock market turned into correction territory Monday, shedding 49 points to close at 1,881. Investors’ concern about the Fed’s lack of action on interest rates and an overall uncertainty in the economy contributed to the sell-off. The S&P 500 has been falling since its recent high of 1,995 on Sept. 16 — a 6 percent …

The market appears fixated on the Federal Reserve meeting that begins Wednesday, and the main question is whether the Fed will raise its federal funds rate target for the first time in nearly a decade. An increased short-term rate is expected to send interest rates higher across the spectrum. That, in turn, could lessen the …

Consumer staple stocks haven’t been performing well lately, but there could be pockets of opportunity in the space.

Retail investors take note: Not every investment vehicle lauded by billionaire investors is good for the little guy. Take stock buybacks. Carl Icahn loves them. Warren Buffett is a big fan. But these financial instruments come with risk—and not much long-term reward. That’s why even a skeptical Hillary Clinton has proposed a series of policies …

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, …

There have been so many factors influencing the market’s twists and turns now that it’s easy to lose count. Let’s, however, take a look at seven that seem to be the most prevalent influences of the rapid-fire price action lately. 1. Price discovery The notion that the marketplace actually can find a rational price, absent …

Despite a six-day losing streak and more uncertainty about the Chinese economy, nearly half of investors say they plan to stay resolute on Wednesday. About 45 percent of the respondents to an unscientific CNBC.com survey said they planned to sell “nothing” on Wednesday. Read More Market rout: Latest updates The data, collected from more than 1,000 …

U.S. stocks jumped in the open on Wednesday, attempting for a second day to bounce from a recent plunge, as investors eyed stimulus moves out of China and U.S. data. “It looks just like yesterday at this time where things are weaker (in) general overseas, but people look optimistic at the open,” said Randy Frederick, …

U.S. stocks closed lower, after a failed attempt to rally from the Dow’s worst 3-day point decline in history, as investor confidence waned amid continued concerns about China and global growth. ( Tweet This) The Dow Jones industrial average and the S&P 500 closed about 1.3 percent lower after rallying nearly 3 percent earlier, their …

Market volatility can make dividend stocks look more appealing to long-term investors, but there are risks you should know before you buy.

On Monday, the CBOE Volatility Index, otherwise known as the VIX, closed at its highest level since October 2011. Earlier in the day, volatility surged to hit a high not seen in more than six years. According to one options expert, the spike could indicate that a bottom for the S&P 500 is right around …

U.S. stock index futures pointed to a sharply higher open on Tuesday, recovering from the plunge seen in global stocks on Monday as mayhem in Chinese markets and interest rate fears dominated markets. Dow futures briefly rose more than 600 points in premarket trading, implying a 467 point bounce at the open and shrugging off …