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  • 5 Star Bond Bets

    A look at the best places to put your investment dollars during the current market rally, with Jason Brady, Thornburg Investment Management head of fixed income.

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    Central banks in Europe are increasingly reluctant to pump more money into markets after already massive liquidity injections intended to kick-start economic growth but they may have no choice.

  • Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner holds a plaque before delivering a speech during a ceremony to mark the 30th Anniversary of the 1982 South Atlantic war between Argentina and the Britain over the Falkland Islands (Malvinas).

    The share price of Spanish energy company Repsol plunged in early trading Tuesday after the news that Argentina’s government will seize control of Repsol-backed energy company YPF.

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    Mining companies have suffered from a selloff recently, but are set to return to favor with a number of analysts recommending buying after recent losses.

  • A new survey released by credit scoring company FICO shows that almost eight out of 10 European-based managers believe Europe will plunge back into recession.

  • Apple

    Earnings news from the likes of Coca-Cola, Goldman Sachs and J&J should help guide stocks Tuesday, but traders will most intently be watching the trading activity in Apple.

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    Expect volatility in the week ahead as earnings season kicks into high gear, with 12 Dow components and nearly a fifth of the S&P 500 reporting. Plus, European sovereign debt issues.

  • Money Match Up: The Pain in Spain

    Spain will test the markets next week as its government plans a huge bond offering. A closer look at the offering and the trade behind it, with Sean Egan, Egan-Jones Ratings Company, CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Money in Motion traders. Also, how to use currencies to profit from stocks as we enter a crucial earnings season.

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    Big economic themes point to a trade on growth, this strategist says.

  • Euro Contagion on Currency Markets

    Axel Merk, Merk Investment president & CIO, discusses whether Europe will see more easing and what it means for global currency markets.

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    The European Central Bank’s twin 3-year refinancing operations, known as Long-Term Refinancing Operations (LTROs), have not solved Europe’s problems, but have distorted markets which are now reacting excessively to marginal pieces of news, Saxobank’s chief economist Steen Jakobsen said on Friday.

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    Chinese GDP disappoints and Singapore is tightening its purse strings - it's time for your Friday FX Fix.

  • European Union (EU) flags fly outside the the European Commission headquarters in Brussels.

    Fifty five years after the signing of the Treaty of Rome which founded what is now the European Union, the EU finds itself at odds with the very countries that make it up.

  • Spain

    Spanish banks' borrowing from the European Central Bank almost doubled in March from February to 316.3 billion euros ($415.9 billion).  The question whether Spanish banks need to be recapitalized hangs over the sector like the sword of Damocles.

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    The French government likes social media — so much so that the country’s sovereign wealth fund has invested 10 million euros in an online network. The NYT reports.

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    Fed officials rattle the dollar and Australians get to work - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • George Soros, founder of Soros Fund Management LLC.

    The second bailout for Greece, the epicenter of the euro zone debt crisis, and recent liquidity programs have not resolved the euro zone debt crisis and the EU is unlikely to survive, George Soros, chairman of Soros Fund Management said on Thursday.

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    Europe's debt problems, pushed into the background by an American-style central bank liquidity surge, have come back to revisit the markets, perhaps sooner than many investors had expected.

  • The Greek national flag is seen flying above the parliament building on Syntagma Square in Athens, Greece, on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012.

    The international spotlight will be trained on Greek politics in May, as a Greek population straining at the reins of austerity takes to the ballot box.

  • Market Halfway Through a Correction?

    Barton Biggs, Traxis Partners, says the markets are halfway through a correction, "in terms of the dimensions of the decline."