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  • Asia Ends Off Session Lows; Mood Cautious Friday, 22 Feb 2013 | 2:10 AM ET

    Asian stock markets rebounded on Friday to pare the previous day's losses, but weak economic growth in Europe and worries the U.S. Federal Reserve might scale back its quantitative easing program capped major gains.

  • Action in the Euro Could Dictate Wall Street Friday Thursday, 21 Feb 2013 | 9:19 PM ET

    Traders will be watching the track of the euro Friday, as they decide how defensive they should be going into the weekend. Thursday was a second day of "risk-off" selling with stock, commodities and the euro all heading lower.

  • Marc Faber Warns: ‘Market Has Peaked Out’ Thursday, 21 Feb 2013 | 5:45 PM ET
    Marc Faber

    "I don't expect a crash. But I think for the time being, the market has peaked out" and "bonds, which are extremely oversold, could rebound," Faber said on CNBC.

  • Euro Tumbles on Euro Zone Worries, Italian Uncertainty Thursday, 21 Feb 2013 | 4:59 PM ET

    The euro dropped to a six-week low against the dollar and a three-week trough against the yen Thursday in the wake of data showing a struggling euro zone economy.

  • Gold Bounces Up 1% on Weak US Data Thursday, 21 Feb 2013 | 4:00 PM ET

    Gold rose 1 percent on Thursday as weaker U.S. economic data boosted hopes that the Federal Reserve will maintain its monetary stimulus, allaying fears that the U.S. central bank may stop buying assets soon.

  • Oil Prices Settle Lower on Weak Data Thursday, 21 Feb 2013 | 3:55 PM ET

    Both U.S. light, sweet crude and Brent crude oil prices settled, pressured by weak euro zone economic data and the possibility that the U.S. Federal Reserve might curb its economic stimulus measures.

  • Poor Data Boosts Treasurys in Safe Haven Buying Thursday, 21 Feb 2013 | 3:47 PM ET

    U.S. Treasurys rose on Thursday as worries over a lack of economic recovery in Europe and higher-than-expected U.S. claims for jobless benefits prompted investors to buy assets perceived as safe havens.

  • Why Trouble's Brewing for the Euro Thursday, 21 Feb 2013 | 2:01 PM ET

    Downbeat economic reports, hints of a possible early end to dollar-denting Fed policies, and unease about the Italian election are creating a perfect storm for the euro.

  • Italian Slump Leads European Shares Lower Thursday, 21 Feb 2013 | 12:12 PM ET

    A sharp fall on the Milan stock market hit European shares on Thursday, with uncertainty over this weekend's Italian elections.

  • Futures Hold Losses After Jobless Claims Report Thursday, 21 Feb 2013 | 8:38 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures continued to trade in negative territory Thursday, a day after the S&P 500 logged its worst one-day selloff in 2013, following a disappointing jobless claims report and as consumer price index remained unchanged in January.

  • China Shares Slump 3% on Tightening Fears Thursday, 21 Feb 2013 | 4:12 AM ET

    China markets resumed their decline, after a one-day recovery on Wednesday, dampened by fresh worries about monetary tightening and expansion of property sector curbs.

  • Should Bond Investors Brace for a 1994-Style Crash? Thursday, 21 Feb 2013 | 3:31 AM ET

    The recent run-up in sovereign bond yields combined with a recovery in global growth could lead to a crash in bond prices similar to the one seen in 1994, said AMP Capital in a report.

  • Market Music Has Stopped, I'm Getting Out: Gartman Thursday, 21 Feb 2013 | 2:50 AM ET

    The U.S. Federal Reserve's signal that it may not continue its bond buying program is a game changer for global equity markets, Dennis Gartman, editor of "The Gartman Letter" told CNBC on Thursday.

  • Fed Sparks Asia Sell-Off; China Leads Losses Thursday, 21 Feb 2013 | 2:00 AM ET

    A massive sell-off in Asian stock markets on Thursday erased the previous day's strong gains after Wall Street fell on minutes from the Federal Reserve's latest meeting as worries mount the United States could stop or cut its monetary stimulus program.

  • Technical Red Flags Could Signal More Stock Selling Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013 | 8:13 PM ET

    Markets threw up enough technical red flags amid a wave of volatility Wednesday to have traders wondering if the first real sell off of 2013 has finally arrived.

  • Shorting the Yen? Here’s How It Could Go Wrong Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013 | 6:53 PM ET

    The yen may have tumbled 17 percent against the dollar since the start of November, making many currency speculators, including George Soros, rich. But that depreciation could vanish with one analyst telling CNBC that investors shouldn't get too carried away.

  • Dollar Jumps After Release of Fed Minutes Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013 | 5:56 PM ET

    The dollar jumped to a four-week high after minutes from the Federal Reserve's last meeting suggested policymakers may have to slow or stop buying assets before seeing the pick-up in hiring.

  • US Treasurys Hold Gains After Fed Minutes Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013 | 4:54 PM ET

    U.S. Treasury debt prices rose on Wednesday, even after records of the Federal Reserve's January meeting showed policymakers discussed the slowing or stopping of Fed bond purchases that are aimed at reducing unemployment.

  • Commodities tumbled on Wednesday as investors worried about global supply and demand issues amid an uneven economic recovery.

  • Gold Settles Lower at $1,578 After Sell-Off Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013 | 2:15 PM ET

    Gold fell below $1,600 an ounce to a seven-month low, as rumors of a troubled hedge fund forced to liquidate positions triggered a sell-off of commodities.

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