Patti Domm is CNBC Markets Editor, responsible for news coverage of the markets and economy. Prior to joining CNBC in 1999 as senior news editor, Domm was the equities editor for the Americas at Reuters. She was also Wall Street editor at Reuters, reporting on mergers, acquisitions and the Street. She also edited three CNBC books on personal investing. Domm serves on the board of the Financial Womens Association of New York.
Thursday's blast of earnings news, including some tech bellwethers, could help set the stage for new stock market highs in the near future.
The Trump administration plan to cut corporate taxes was met with skepticism because it could boost the deficit and drive up interest rates.
JPMorgan Chase economists are forecasting first quarter growth of just 0.4 percent, barely a positive pulse.
Stocks have kept faith that the president will deliver on his promises as he nears his 100th day, but bonds are skeptical.
Earnings could keep the momentum going Wednesday, as markets await a much-heralded tax plan from the White House.
Saudi Arabia reversed some cutbacks in worker benefits and ministers' salaries—a move that could make the kingdom even more reliant on a higher oil price.
Trump is on pace for a nearly 5 percent gain in the S&P 500 since his inauguration. His 100 days ends on Saturday.
Relief over the French election sparked a global rally in stocks and whacked safety trades in gold and bonds.
Patti Domm is CNBC Markets Editor, responsible for news coverage of the markets and economy.
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Top strategists have gotten more optimistic on stocks, just as the S&P 500 has pulled back slightly from records, according to CNBC's latest Market Strategist Survey.
CNBC's Dominic Chu discusses Wall Street's S&P 500 targets for 2017.
CNBC's Market Strategist Survey found that Wall Street expects the S&P 500 to rise slightly in 2017.