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  • NEW YORK, May 22- U.S. stock investors have been enjoying an extended period of low volatility and steady gains, but with the Federal Reserve on track to raise interest rates this year and major indexes near records, the market could get a bit choppier in coming weeks. Fed Chair Janet Yellen on Friday said she expected the U.S. central bank to raise rates in 2015,...

  • WASHINGTON, May 12- In unusual remarks for a moderate Republican who may run for president, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said on Tuesday the Federal Reserve deserved part of the blame for a widening gulf between the rich and the poor. Though Christie has not formally launched a White House campaign, his remarks revealed the basis of his economic plan should...

  • "I don't think it is going to happen until 2016," said Anthony Scaramucci, founder of investment firm SkyBridge Capital and host of the three-day conference in Las Vegas. "I was in the camp that they would go in the first half of this year, but that has been pushed way back, back into the first half of 2016," said Lee Partridge, chief investment officer of asset management...

  • Paulson, Bernanke: What's said in Vegas stays in Vegas Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 8:59 PM ET

    LAS VEGAS May 6- Would you like to know whether sage investor and mammoth hedge fund manager John Paulson is bullish on stocks? The SkyBridge Alternatives Conference, known as SALT, attracts 1,800 investors who pay thousands of dollars apiece to attend the annual Las Vegas event. As the head of $20 billion firm Paulson& Co., Paulson's thoughts on the markets and...

  • Fed Chair Janet Yellen said on Wednesday that equity market valuations are "generally quite high," saying there are "potential dangers" with where shares are trading. "As talented a person as Janet Yellen is, I wouldn't necessarily use her as my portfolio advisor for equities," said Rick Meckler, president of investment firm LibertyView Capital Management in...

  • Should investors dump their bonds? Tuesday, 5 May 2015 | 3:24 PM ET
    Bond traders

    A growing chorus of experts say bonds are an increasingly scary place to be. Here’s what to do.

  • Pimco Total Return Fund loses top bond fund title Tuesday, 5 May 2015 | 6:19 AM ET
    PIMCO headquarters in Newport Beach, California

    The Pimco Total Return Fund, launched by Bill Gross, has lost its title as the world's biggest bond mutual fund, following two years of withdrawals.

  • Kudlow: Free trade with Asia will juice economy Friday, 1 May 2015 | 10:15 PM ET

    Free trade with Asia will give the US economy the boost it needs right now, says Larry Kudlow.

  • Time to start spending that pile of cash Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 10:14 AM ET

    It's time for companies to heed the call to invest their cash, says UBS's chief investment officer.

  • Fed in the biz of making things worse: Jim Grant Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 5:55 PM ET
    Jim Grant

    The Federal Reserve made no changes to its zero interest rate policy Wednesday, a move that didn't surprise Jim Grant.

  • Bill Gross: Why Fed will have problems raising rates Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 4:21 PM ET
    Bill Gross

    The U.S. economy will have "problems" reaching goals outlined by the Fed's policy committee, bond guru Bill Gross said.

  • Investors, stay focused on this: Pimco's Mather Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 2:30 PM ET
    Scott Mather CIO of PIMCO.

    With all eyes on the Federal Reserve Wednesday, Pimco's Scott Mather said this is what he's focusing on.

  • Pimco names Bernanke senior advisor   Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 10:34 AM ET
    Pimco names Bernanke senior advisor

    Pimco announced it has hired former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke as a senior advisor, reports CNBC's Steve Liesman.

  • NEW YORK, April 29- Former Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke is joining bond giant Pimco as a senior advisor, as the firm seeks to bolster its star power following the departure of co-founder Bill Gross. The move may be questioned by some competitors who had criticized the Fed during Bernanke's reign for being too close to Pimco, whose full name is Pacific...

  • PIMCO HIRES FORMER FEDERAL RESERVE CHAIRMAN BEN BERNANKE AS SENIOR ADVISOR.

  • A 2% Fed inflation rate? Not so fast ... Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 8:51 AM ET
    A 50 subject one dollar note sheet is inspected after being printed with an intaglio printing press at the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington, D.C.

    As the Fed prepares to start raising rates, it faces questions about the wisdom of the 2-percent rule, the NYT reports.

  • Grading the Fed: Yellen vs. Bernake   Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 8:34 AM ET
    Grading the Fed: Yellen vs. Bernake

    CNBC's Steve Liesman shares the results from CNBC's exclusive Fed Survey on how top economic experts grade the current and former Fed Chairs Janet Yellen and Ben Bernanke.

  • Street still sees rate hike—but smaller: Survey Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Wall Street sees the Fed increasing rates this year, but by less than they previously thought and with a later start.

  • Why asset managers are worrying the Fed Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 2:36 AM ET
    The Federal Reserve Building in Washington, D.C.

    Sections of the U.S. financial system that may be vulnerable to investor panic are raising concerns inside the Federal Reserve.

  • Fed eyes ability of asset managers to repay in a panic Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 1:00 AM ET

    WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, April 23- Sections of the U.S. financial system that may be vulnerable to investor panic are raising concerns inside the Federal Reserve, as policymakers preparing for the first interest-rate hike in nearly a decade seek to ensure that the market is ready and able to handle it whenever it happens. "Some open-ended mutual funds offer daily...