CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including the euro zone confidence rising to a fresh 4-year high.» Read More
The Dow ended lower Tuesday as investors locked in some profits on stocks and sent gold to a new closing high as geopolitical worries left the market a little jittery.
Plus, the Mad Money host reacts to rising gold prices.
Last week’s sharp drops and heightened volatility were due in part to the severe debt crisis in Greece and, more specifically, growing fears that other European nations are at risk — especially Spain, Portugal, Italy and Ireland.
Stocks advanced in mid-afternoon trading Tuesday, led by consumer and techs, after major exchanges agreed to put curbs on big drops in individual stocks.
Stocks retreated as the global rally from the previous session lost momentum and euphoria over Europe's near $1 trillion debt rescue package faded. Gold prices soared.
The UK election just got a lot more interesting in a big negative way for the British pound.
The markets forced the European Union into its "shock and awe" rescue package, which means they will be tempted to repeat the tactic just to generate returns, David Blanchflower, professor of economics at Dartmouth College, told CNBC Monday.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower open Tuesday as the global rally from the previous session lost momentum and euphoria over Europe's near $1 trillion debt rescue package faded.
Monday’s market euphoria across the world at the terms of the European Union/International Monetary Fund rescue package for the European bond market faded Tuesday as investors sold stocks and took profits on the euro. The worry for investors is whether governments in Greece and Portugal can live up to their end of the bargain and manage to significantly cut government spending in the face of bitter opposition from voters.
The size of the rescue package agreed at the weekend by European Union countries and the IMF is likely to cover the borrowing needs of vulnerable euro zone countries, according to famous economist Nouriel Roubini.
Cramer tells you how to trade stocks now that the Continent's debt defaults are off the table.
Recall that many global markets and several sectors hit highs in April - before accumulating losses through Friday's trading.
Europe's $1 trillion bailout fund might alleviate some of concerns that its debt problems could spread to the US, Philadelphia Fed President Charles Plosser told CNBC Monday
Doubts about Europe's $1 trillion bailout prompted many experts to question whether the market rally will be short-lived as well.
By establishing a 750 billion euro fund to bailout Greece and aid other struggling governments, Germany and other strong European states are chasing a dream—a single European currency and broader European unity—that may have no place in reality.
The European emergency rescue package is impressive in scale, but fails to address three key questions, Simon Derrick, chief currency strategist at Bank of New York Mellon, told CNBC Monday.
The International Monetary Fund and, crucially, the European Central Bank on Sunday unveiled a €720 billion ($936 Billion) emergency rescue package to help stabilize markets and prevent the break-up of the euro.
The EU's 500 billion-euro crisis fund will provide 'immediate relief'; however, austerity measures attached to the bailout will harm the growth prospects of the Eurozone, said Beat Lenherr, chief global strategist at LGT Capital Management.
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