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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 …

The standard advice from financial advisors to 20-somethings is to invest as much as they can in stocks—regardless of periodic market swings, however wild, like those seen over the past few days—and watch long-term compounding do its magic for the next 40-plus years. But millennials, the 80-million-strong generation born between 1980 and 2000, don’t seem …

U.S. stocks plunged after Monday’s open, with the S&P 500, Dow Jones industrial average and the Nasdaq composite all falling 5 percent or more within the first half-hour of trading. Fresh concerns about China’s economy and broader emerging markets have widely been named the primary culprit for the selloff. Yet the Russell 2000 small-cap index, which …

For years, Piper Jaffray has been one of the biggest bulls on Wall Street, and with good reason. This week, though, amid market carnage not seen since the financial crisis, the firm has decided it’s seen enough. Piper finally slashed its uber-optimistic market call for 2015, cutting its S&P 500 price target from what now …