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  • As Gold Soars, Is It Too Late to Cash In on the Rally? Wednesday, 12 May 2010 | 8:11 AM ET
    Gold coins and bar

    Much of the demand for the precious metal is reportedly coming from Germany, where the memory of hyperinflation continues to significantly influence thinking.

  • Cameron May Need to Cut Spending More than Thatcher Wednesday, 12 May 2010 | 7:12 AM ET
    David Cameron

    The Queen was made to hang around for 5 days this week while her elected representatives attempted to form Britain’s next government.

  • TARP, PIIGS, STUPID, Time to GASP Wednesday, 12 May 2010 | 4:19 AM ET
    The European Debt Crisis - See Complete Coverage

    The only thing missing from the weekend’s $1 trillion rescue package for Europe is a good acronym, Timothy Scala, a macro strategist at hedge fund Sophis Investments told CNBC.com Wednesday.

  • Dow Ends Lower; Gold Hits New High Tuesday, 11 May 2010 | 4:49 PM ET

    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.

  • Cramer: Trading Gordon Brown’s Resignation Tuesday, 11 May 2010 | 3:33 PM ET

    Plus, the Mad Money host reacts to rising gold prices.

  • Debt Gone Wild Tuesday, 11 May 2010 | 3:00 PM ET

    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.

  • Dow Advances, Led by Disney, AmEx Tuesday, 11 May 2010 | 2:17 PM ET

    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 Pull Back; Gold Prices Soar Tuesday, 11 May 2010 | 11:01 AM ET

    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.

  • Busch: Clegg, UK's New ‘King-maker?’ Tuesday, 11 May 2010 | 10:58 AM ET

    The UK election just got a lot more interesting in a big negative way for the British pound.

  • EU Rescue Package Creates Moral Hazard: Blanchflower Tuesday, 11 May 2010 | 7:32 AM ET
    The European Debt Crisis - See Complete Coverage

    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.

  • Futures Fall as Worry Replaces Euphoria Tuesday, 11 May 2010 | 6:24 AM ET

    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.

  • If Greece Is Bear Stearns, Will the UK Be Lehman? Tuesday, 11 May 2010 | 5:57 AM ET
    Debtor Nations

    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.

  • European Rescue Could Work: Nouriel Roubini Tuesday, 11 May 2010 | 5:43 AM ET
    Nouriel Roubini

    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.

  • After EU Bailout, This Is ‘New Reality’ for Market Monday, 10 May 2010 | 11:18 PM ET

    Cramer tells you how to trade stocks now that the Continent's debt defaults are off the table.

  • Global Markets Rebound Sharply Monday, 10 May 2010 | 3:43 PM ET

    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.

  • Bad Money to Drive Out Good: Strategist Monday, 10 May 2010 | 7:13 AM ET
    The European Debt Crisis - See Complete Coverage

    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.

  • EU Rescue Relief Will Be Short-Lived: Analysts Monday, 10 May 2010 | 6:36 AM ET
    Greek Finance Minister Geoge Papaconstantinou (L), Slovenian Finance Minister Franc Krizanic (C) and Austrian Finance Minister Josef Proell talk before the EU Economy and Finance meeting on May 9, 2010 at the EU headquarters in Brussells.

    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.

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