The Dow soared on Election Day and there's a good chance stocks close out 2020 with gains, based on eight decades of data on the market and elections.
If you're worried about the Dow and S&P crashing on a contested 2020 election, the Bush-Gore battle of 2000 is the only recent guide. Stocks did tank, but the reasons are complicated.
Jeff Harte discussed Monday's sharp fall for bank stocks on CNBC's "Squawk Box."
The Nasdaq Composite Index hit a correction this month but has bounced back, with big tech stocks like Apple and Tesla rising again. Recent market history says sudden Nasdaq selloffs don't last.
The billionaire investor also told CNBC that a deflation of 4% is also possible.
Stocks are selling off, especially in the tech sector, but the Dow and S&P 500 have a history of strong performance in the months right before, and after, a presidential election.
The CEO and chairman of Omega Family Office told CNBC he sees signs of "euphoria" in certain segments of the stock market.
Apple begins trading Monday after a 4-for-1 stock split which could bring in new investors. But the technology giant's previous splits have preceded short-term declines in market value.
"We're stranded," Kansas' Phil Ehart told CNBC on Tuesday. "It's starting to take an effect, not having a light at the end of that tunnel."
The Wharton professor said on "Squawk Box" that the Dow has outperformed the S&P 500 over multiple decades.
S&P 500 Industrials led the stock market higher through mid-August, and recent history of U.S. stock index performance suggests the run in the sector including UPS and Fedex will continue.
The U.S. stock market will continue its rally and set more record highs over the next year, veteran market strategist Jeff Saut told CNBC's on Wednesday.
The price of gold is at a record, and even Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway got in on the action. But gold traded down last week, and history says when that happens, buy the Dow Jones Industri...
Since 1992, the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 have been more likely to suffer losses in the three-month period before a presidential election.
"We saw the July jobs index drop. That puts us back to about April, so we're flat over the last three months," Paychex CEO Marty Mucci said.
"The insurance industry's ability to take pandemic risk is very limited," Chubb Chairman and CEO Evan Greenberg told CNBC
Jim Grant of Grant's Interest Rate Observer discussed rising gold prices on "Squawk Box."
"This could move the numerator for women's sports," Cathy Engelbert told CNBC on Friday. "It's existential for us to have a season, economically."
The "Mad Money" host said he has never seen anything like the recent surges by major tech stocks but doesn't think it is similar to the the tech bubble.
Nassim Taleb, author of "The Black Swan," discussed markets and the coronavirus on CNBC's "Squawk Box."
Former Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Harvey Pitt said investment banks could face legal challenges related to Hertz's secondary stock sale while in bankruptcy.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average is now positive three weeks in a row for the first time this year. Since 2010, similar Dow rallies have most often presaged more stock buying rather than selling.
Technology stocks led the market back from the March crash caused by the coronavirus, but even though tech does well during the summer, another sector may offer better value, based on recent mark...
Jim Cramer said on CNBC's "Squawk Box" that the economic restrictions around the coronavirus crisis have hurt small business at the expense of giant retailers.
The reopening of plants for General Motors, Ford and Fiat Chrysler will test their capital-strained supply chains, coronavirus safety protocols and consumer demand.
The Nasdaq has led stocks back from the coronavirus crash March bottom, but market history since 2000 suggests that the Dow Jones Industrial Average could start playing catch-up.
As the coronavirus dominates the news, it's easy to forget that a presidential election is six months away. Since 1990, here is how stocks have done in election run-up periods.
Barrick Gold CEO Mark Bristow joins Squawk Box after the company reports earnings, to speak about the spike in demand for gold during the coronavirus crisis.
Morgan Stanley equity strategist Mike Wilson joined CNBC's "Squawk Box" to discuss what he thinks is in store for markets for the rest of 2020.
The crazy action in crude oil futures was not the only recent extreme energy trade. The XLE was up over 10% last Friday. Here is how the Dow and S&P do one month after similar rallies since 2000.