• *Nine out of 10 worst UK funds in 2013 focused on gold. It comes as no surprise then that nine of the 10 worst-performing funds in the UK in 2013, and six out of the 10 worst in the United States made bets on gold equities. At the top of that list is the Junior Gold fund, which lost almost 66 percent- a level that even its manager, Angelos Damaskos, describes as "eye-watering".

  • *Fed to buy $1 bln- $1.25 bln TIPS due 2018-2043. NEW YORK, Jan 13- U.S. The lower-than-expected jobs gain is not yet seen as likely to alter the Fed from its course of reducing bond purchases, which were cut in December by $10 billion to $75 billion- a-month and are seen as likely to be further pared over coming months.

  • LONDON, Jan 13- Britain sought on Monday to reassure bondholders by promising to honour all 1.2 trillion pounds of UK government debt regardless of whether Scots vote for independence in a referendum this year.

  • That idea has caught on, especially recently: In 2013, everyone from 401 providers to mom and pop embraced index funds, sending almost $2 into them for every $1 they invested in actively managed funds, according to Morningstar.

  • UK confirms debt pledge ahead of Scottish referendum Monday, 13 Jan 2014 | 4:50 AM ET

    LONDON, Jan 13- The British government confirmed on Monday that it will take responsibility for all British government debt should Scotland vote for independence in September, a move it hopes will avoid jitters in bond markets ahead of the referendum.

  • US’s Lew flies to Portugal as periphery parties Thursday, 9 Jan 2014 | 12:11 PM ET
    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew (R) and Portuguese Finance Minister Maria Luis Albuquerque arrive for a press conferece at the Finance ministery in central Lisbon on January 8, 2014.

    U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew finished his Europe tour in Portugal on Thursday, which looked set to launch a five-year bond.

  • Pimco bled cash in 2013; worst year in 2 decades Friday, 3 Jan 2014 | 3:09 PM ET

    Pimco's Total Return Fund saw its assets sink by $41.1 billion in 2013, as U.S. Treasuries bets went south

  • Detroit faces new speedbump in bankruptcy process Friday, 20 Dec 2013 | 4:44 PM ET
    The city of Detroit awaits their bankruptcy decision expected on Dec. 3, 2013.

    A key component in Detroit's plan to exit bankruptcy will either be renegotiated over the next week or possibly face litigation, an attorney says.

  • Investors are fleeing the municipal bond market Monday, 9 Dec 2013 | 1:05 PM ET
    The former Packard Plant in Detroit.

    Investors are fleeing the U.S. municipal bond market as it shrank to $3.6 trillion in the third quarter of 2013, the smallest since the end of 2009.

  • Is the Fed really driving up stock prices? Thursday, 14 Nov 2013 | 2:53 PM ET

    A new study from McKinsey argues that the Fed's stimulus program has had little effect on the stock market.

  • The pros and cons of crowdfunding     Wednesday, 23 Oct 2013 | 7:48 PM ET

    Jason Best, Principal at Crowdfund Capital Advisors discusses how crowdfunding - the funding of a company by selling small amounts of equity to many investors - is going to be the next big thing following micro-finance.

  • JPMorgan flees short-term US Treasurys Thursday, 10 Oct 2013 | 5:30 PM ET

    JPMorgan Chase announced Thursday that it has gotten out of soon-to-mature U.S. Treasurys ahead of a possible default by the government.

  • 'Fabulous Fab' seeks to toss SEC fraud verdict Tuesday, 1 Oct 2013 | 2:53 PM ET
    Fabrice Tourre

    Ex-Goldman VP Fabrice Tourre asked a federal judge to dismiss the SEC case against him or set a new trial.

  • US reportedly to sue JPMorgan in mortgage case Monday, 23 Sep 2013 | 6:33 PM ET

    Building off August investigations, the U.S. Justice Department plans to sue JPMorgan Chase over mortgage bonds it sold before the financial crisis, reports Reuters.

  • CNBC's Bob Pisani reports the Nasdaq's trading freeze was a failure partly due to unprecedented volume sent to SIP.

  • Ghosts of go-go '90s resurface, haunt Wall Street Monday, 26 Aug 2013 | 8:21 AM ET

    In the 1990s, U.S. banks used life insurance to bet that their employees would eventually die. Now those wagers are coming back to haunt Wall Street banks.

  • Falcone: Harbinger is not closing down     Monday, 19 Aug 2013 | 4:32 PM ET

    The SEC barred Phil Falcone from the securities industry for 5 years and will pay over $18 million; reports CNBC's Kate Kelly with the latest details.

  • Phil Falcone reaches settlement with SEC     Monday, 19 Aug 2013 | 3:52 PM ET

    Philip Falcone and Harbinger Capital admit to wrongdoing. The SEC barred Falcone from securities industry for 5 years and will pay over $18 million; reports CNBC's Kate Kelly.

  • 'Fabulous Fab' found liable in mortgage-fraud case Thursday, 1 Aug 2013 | 3:31 PM ET
    Former Goldman Sachs bond trader Fabrice Tourre arrives at Manhattan federal court with his lawyers in the civil fraud case against him, in New York, August 1, 2013.

    The former Goldman Sachs bond trader known as "Fabulous Fab" was found liable on six of seven counts of defrauding investors in a mortgage securities fraud case brought by the SEC.

  • Cohen fires back at SEC     Tuesday, 23 Jul 2013 | 10:24 AM ET

    CNBC's Kayla Tausche looks at SAC Capital and Steve Cohen's response to the SEC charges.