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  • US Bond Prices Gain After Solid TIPS Auction Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 3:58 PM ET

    U.S. Treasury debt prices rose after the Treasury saw solid demand for new inflation-linked bonds, though benchmark yields held above 2 percent as traders worried about how high yields might rise whenever the U.S. Federal Reserve decides to taper its bond purchases.

  • Gold Settled Up at $1,391 as Dollar, Shares Slide Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 3:36 PM ET

    Gold settled higher as the dollar remained under pressure and as a senior Federal Reserve official said the central bank is in no hurry to start winding down its economic stimulus.

  • Oil Recoups Losses but China and Fed Still Ripple Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 2:55 PM ET

    Oil prices pared losses after falling to a three-week low on Thursday in a broader commodities sell-off, supported as selling in U.S. equities tapered off.

  • Nikkei Closes Down Over 7% After Volatile Session Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 3:00 AM ET

    Japan's stock market finished Thursday's session 7 percent lower, in a hugely volatile session which saw the Nikkei gain 2 percent in early trade only to dive to a one-week low late in the session.

  • Stocks Tumble Nearly 1% on Fed Tapering Fears Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 4:08 PM ET

    Stocks closed down 1 percent after the minutes from the last Fed policy setting meeting suggested the central bank could begin tapering bond purchases sooner than the market expects.

  • Bond Yields Jump as Fed Remarks Unnerve Investors Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 3:50 PM ET

    U.S. Treasury yields on the benchmark 10-year note rose above the key two percent level on Wednesday, the highest level in two months.

  • Crude Slides Further as Demand Outweighs Bernanke Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 2:57 PM ET

    Crude dropped on Wednesday, after data showing a surprise jump in U.S. gasoline stockpiles sparked worries that summer demand could be weaker than expected.

  • Gold Erases Gains After Fed Bernanke Comments Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 2:30 PM ET

    Gold settled lower on Wednesday, giving up earlier gains after U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke warned of the risks of holding interest rates too low for too long, which boosted the dollar.

  • Bernanke Spurs Dollar to New 4 1/2-Year High Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 1:52 PM ET

    The dollar rallied to trade at a fresh 4 1/2-year high against the yen after Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke warned that holding interest rates too low for too long has its risks.

  • Europe Stocks Close Narrowly Up After Bernanke Speech Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 11:44 AM ET

    European shares closed higher on Wednesday, mirroring gains in the U.S. after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke reiterated his commitment to maintaining loose monetary policy. However, both European and U.S. shares pared some gains after Bernanke's more hawkish comments in the Q&A session.

  • Bank of Japan to Bond Markets: We Hear You Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 6:06 AM ET
    Bank of Japan headquarters in Tokyo, Japan

    The Bank of Japan ended a two-day meeting on Wednesday with a decision to leave monetary policy unchanged and a promise to monitor volatile bond markets.

  • Nikkei Clings Onto Gains After BOJ Stands Pat Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 3:11 AM ET

    Confidence returned to most Asian stock markets on Wednesday after investors were reassured that global central banks would not pare down their economic stimulus programs.

  • Can Bernanke Rein in Those Dollar Bulls? Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 12:13 AM ET

    The Fed Chairman could give the dollar bulls reason to pause, ending its rally on rumors of the central bank unwinding its aggressive monetary stimulus program.

  • Dollar Dips vs Euro on Remarks From Fed's Bullard Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 4:50 PM ET

    The U.S. dollar fell against the euro on Tuesday after St. Louis Federal Reserve President James Bullard dented expectations the U.S. central bank may taper its bond purchases.

  • Stocks Climb on Dovish Fed Comments; Bernanke Up Next Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 4:07 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Stocks closed higher but off their best levels after two Fed officials dampened speculation the central bank was ready to consider "tapering" its bond-buying.

  • Gold Extends Losses on Firm Dollar Ahead of Fed Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 3:04 PM ET

    Gold, down in seven of its last eight sessions extended earlier losses on Tuesday on a firm dollar, weak technical signals and speculation that the U.S. Federal Reserve might rein in its stimulus program.

  • Oil Retreats as Jittery Investors Fret Fed Exit Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 2:50 PM ET

    Oil fell on Tuesday, on concerns that the U.S. Federal Reserve might scale back its quantitative easing program, which could damage fragile demand.

  • Treasurys Idle As Market Awaits Bernanke Testimony Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 1:19 PM ET

    U.S. Treasurys prices were little changed on Tuesday as most investors moved to the sidelines.

  • Asia Ends Mixed; Bernanke in Focus Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 3:11 AM ET

    Caution prevailed in Asian trade on Tuesday as investors grow concerned about the duration of global monetary stimulus ahead of Federal Reserve chief Ben Bernanke's testimony to the U.S Senate.

  • Dollar Falls as Fed Tapering Seen as Uncertain Monday, 20 May 2013 | 5:19 PM ET

    The U.S. dollar fell against the euro and yen on Monday as traders pared back expectations Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke would hint at tapering bond purchases this week.

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