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  • GSElevator gets down and dirty in new book Monday, 13 Jul 2015 | 4:08 PM ET
    Book jacket for ‘Straight to Hell: True Tales of Deviance, Debauchery and Billion-Dollar Deals'.

    "Straight to Hell," the new book from @GSElevator mastermind John LeFevre, offers a "naked look" at global finance, says Turney Duff.

  • Najarian: Greece is just a bad poker player Monday, 13 Jul 2015 | 11:54 AM ET
    Former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis.

    Former Greek finance minister Varoufakis wrote the book on bluffing, but he made two huge mistakes, says "Fast Money" trader Jon Najarian.

  • China is not yet a buy Monday, 13 Jul 2015 | 1:40 PM ET
    Share holders stay at a security trading floor in Shenyang, Liaoning province of China.

    UBS analysts say there is value in some segments of China right now but with all the volatility, now is not the time to buy in.

  • Will the euro be Europe's last monetary union? Monday, 13 Jul 2015 | 10:54 AM ET
    Premium euros

    The euro isn't the first monetary union for Europe, but it could be the last—for a while, says author Kabir Sehgal.

  • No Grexit, but Germany and France go at it Monday, 13 Jul 2015 | 4:07 AM ET
    German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble confers with an unidentified official at the beginning of a meeting of the Eurogroup finance ministers in Brussel on July 11, 2015.

    Staring at the possibility of Europe's economic and political implosion, Washington stepped up pressure on Germany and Greece to come to an agreement.

  • Will China stocks burn oil? Monday, 13 Jul 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    A gas station attendant at pumps gasoline at a PetroChina outlet in Shanghai.

    Oil traders were too busy watching Greece and Iran to worry about China. Not anymore, says Nasdaq's Tamar Essner.

  • Kudlow: Jeb is right; Hillary is wrong Saturday, 11 Jul 2015 | 3:03 PM ET
    Jeb Bush speaks during town hall meeting in Hudson, N.H., July 8, 2015.

    Jeb Bush won the tweet-off about American workers, says Larry Kudlow, and Hillary is just wrong.

  • Six of the oldest tricks in Wall Street's book Friday, 10 Jul 2015 | 12:41 PM ET
    Macaw Parrot

    Turney Duff offers up six of the oldest tricks in Wall Street's book and "the tell"—how you know you're getting played by one.

  • The real problem in China Friday, 10 Jul 2015 | 3:42 PM ET
    Chinese worker making blankets for exports at a factory in Yiwu, Zhejiang, China.

    While the world is focused on slowing growth in the Chinese economy, AAM president Scott Paul says THIS is the real problem.

  • Stop fighting it. Obamacare is here to stay Friday, 10 Jul 2015 | 12:39 PM ET
    Supporters of the Affordable Care Act celebrate as the opinion for health care is reported outside the Supreme Court in Washington, June 25, 2015.

    The Supreme Court ruled on Obamacare. Now, all the states need to fall in line, three House Dems say.

  • How does a NY Ranger relax? With Hemingway Friday, 10 Jul 2015 | 11:27 AM ET
    Chris Kreider of the New York Rangers

    Hockey player Chris Kreider always makes time to read—and not just about sports. Hemingway is one of his faves. Here are his summer picks.

  • Why China stock market will bounce back quickly Thursday, 9 Jul 2015 | 2:12 PM ET
    An investor watches an electronic board showing stock information at a brokerage office in Beijing, July 9, 2015. China shares rebounded sharply Thursday, with the Shanghai composite index posting its biggest percentage gain in six years.

    China bears are everywhere, but this market correction could be a buying opportunity for smart investors, says Katie Stockton of BTIG

  • Here's what Ivanka Trump reads poolside Thursday, 9 Jul 2015 | 11:08 AM ET
    Ivanka Trump arrives at DuJour Magazine's "An Evening Of Glamour" at the Couture Jewelry Show in Las Vegas.

    Whether lounging by the pool or jetting off to Scotland, Ivanka Trump always keeps a book handy. Here's her list of ones she's reading this summer.

  • Why China is dangerous for investors Thursday, 9 Jul 2015 | 10:16 AM ET
    An investor watches the electronic board at a stock exchange hall on May 28, 2015, in Fuyang, China. Chinese shares dropped sharply on Thursday, with the benchmark Shanghai composite index falling 321.45 points, or 6.5 percent, to close at 4,620.27.

    China has only done one thing right when it comes to its market and it’s creating a very risky environment—even for sophisticated investors.

  • Fixing Greece: Treat it like a troubled subsidiary Thursday, 9 Jul 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    A Greek flag during a rally in Athens.

    What if Europe was a multinational company and Greece its troubled subsidiary? Prof. Markus Venzin offers a four-step turnaround plan.

  • Trader: Cancel your orders, go get ice cream Wednesday, 8 Jul 2015 | 1:19 PM ET
    A screen above the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shows when there was a halt in trading in New York, July 8, 2015.

    The NYSE outage is nothing to panic over. What should you do? Cancel your orders, then go get ice cream, says "Fast Money" trader Brian Kelly.

  • Anger? Fear? Bank stocks turn analyst 'Inside Out' Wednesday, 8 Jul 2015 | 12:57 PM ET
    Joy from the movie "Inside Out."

    Anger? Fear? Sadness? Veteran banking analyst Mike Mayo compares his emotions covering bank stocks to those of little Riley in Pixar's "Inside Out."

  • China's handling its market all wrong Wednesday, 8 Jul 2015 | 10:02 AM ET
    China stock prices

    Chinese authorities are handling their market's spectacular rise and fall all wrong—and that should worry investors, say these NYU Stern professors.

  • Greek island agrees to test digital currency Wednesday, 8 Jul 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Agistri, Greece

    The Greek island of Agistri will test out a bitcoin-like currency to keep business and tourism going, explains "Fast Money" trader Brian Kelly.

  • It's time to lift the US ban on crude-oil exports Wednesday, 8 Jul 2015 | 8:48 AM ET

    Congress should flip the calendar to 2015 and repeal the ban on crude-oil exports, says CME Group President Terry Duffy.

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