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  • Don't Trade in a Vacuum: Siegel

    Now is a historic buying opportunity, says Jeremy Siegel, The Wharton School finance professor. "Warren Buffett always said you're always investing relative to your other opportunities," he says. "Not in a vacuum."

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    What does 2012 hold for the world economy? Will it fall into a double dip recession? Will the euro zone take us all down with it? While acknowledging that predicting what will happen next year is a dangerous business, economist and founder of Strategy Economics Matthew Lynn decided to try anyway.

  • EU Banks & ECB Cheap Money: Will It Work?

    Will cheap loans from the ECB rescue Europe's bank from its mounting debt problems? David Goldman, Macrostrategy.com, weighs in.

  • 2012 Profit Picture: Underweight Small Caps, Analyst

    Predicting the market outlook for 2012, with Nick Raich, Key Private Bank director of research and Rex Macey, Wilmington Trust chief investment officer.

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    Former hedge fund manager Warren Mosler is skeptical that the long-term loans from the European Central Bank will do very much for the banking system.

  • Forecasting 2012 Global Markets

    Sharing perspective on whether investors should bet on the United States market for the new year, with Uri Landesman, Platinum Partners president and Hugh Johnson, Hugh Johnson Advisors chairman/CIO.

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    The European Central Bank's money tender was a hit, but the euro weakened anyway. Here's what to do now.

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    Investors can blame Europe for choking off stock market gains in 2011. But there’s a growing list of geopolitical flashpoints lurking in 2012—and any one of them could pose a risk to stocks.

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    The European Central Bank opened up its new borrowing window on Wednesday and 523 banks showed up, hat and dodgy collateral in hand, to borrow $638 billion in three year loans. Even if this doesn’t end the problems of government issuers, it does stem the monetary contraction in European banks.

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    The European Central Bank three-year loan program at 1 percent, active today, was a success, with banks snapping up 489 billion euros ($641 billion) worth of debt. Stock futures initially rose when the announcement was made at roughly 5:30 a.m. ET, but then quickly reversed, as did the euro. Why the sell-off?

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    Heavy bank borrowing dents the euro, and the Bank of England is dovish - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Nouriel Roubini

    Famous economist Nouriel Roubini, credited for predicting the financial crisis, made a plea to policymakers to take the tough action needed to address current economic problems, in an article published on the Financial Times' website.

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    New U.S. home sales data, showing sales were worse than reported for the past four years, and reports on European bank borrowing could produce some of the bigger headlines Wednesday, as markets wind down ahead of the quiet holiday week.

  • Euro Zone Crisis in Focus

    Steven Davies, CEO of Javelin Wealth Management says that recent developments from euro zone have addressed concerns such as support for the banking sector and tightening of liquidity.

  • U.S. investors could feel reverberations from Europe’s use of a “back-door bazooka,” one “Fast Money” trader said Tuesday.

  • What is a Backdoor Bazooka?

    Brian Kelly, Shelter Harbor Capital explains the term "backdoor bazooka", and whether it will provide a solution for the euro zone's financial woes.

  • This story has been a slow moving train wreck all year, and will likely go into next year as well. The Euro zone continues to struggle with the fact that some of its members haven't been as fiscally responsible as others. Who'd have thought  would become a common finance term? Thanks to our global reach, CNBC.com was on top of every twist and turn. Of particular interest to our readers were our round-ups of the  and

    What were the biggest business stories of the year? Many a journo-hotshot will be glad to tell you. But here at CNBC.com, we like when our readers tell us what interests you.

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    A couple of weeks ago, the European Central Bank announced a bunch of extraordinary moves. Banks would be given access to much longer-term credit facilities and have their reserve requirements cut, while the type of collateral that can be used for borrowing from the central bank would be expanded.

  • Spain

    Blowout Spanish auction, is the European Central Bank program working? You have to think it's having an effect.

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    A break-up of the euro would be “absurd” and “unthinkable,” Vítor Constâncio, Vice-President of the European Central Bank (ECB), told CNBC Tuesday.