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  • 'Profitless Rally': Stocks Heading for a Slowdown Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 11:57 AM ET

    Wall Street's stocks-are-cheap meme looks as if it will start coming under stress if what Citigroup calls a "profitless rally" continues.

  • Europe Shares Close Narrowly Lower After US Data Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 10:10 AM ET

    European shares closed flat-to-lower on Thursday, pressured by downbeat data from the U.S. that included a jump in jobless claims and a drop in housing starts.

  • Asia Ends Mixed; China Stocks Hit 1-Week High Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 3:10 AM ET

    The Shanghai Composite rallied over 1 percent on Thursday as investors cheered news of easing regulations while Japan's Nikkei index closed off its five-and-a-half year peak after data showed that capital spending fell for a fifth straight month.

  • Toppy? Sellers Start to Emerge in the Bull Market Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 2:00 AM ET

    Some market watchers say they are starting to spot something that they haven't seen for a while: sellers moving back into stocks.

  • Treasurys Climb on Subdued Inflation Data Wednesday, 15 May 2013 | 5:21 PM ET

    U.S. Treasury debt prices rose on Wednesday for the first time in a week after data revealed weakness in manufacturing and subdued inflation.

  • Buoyant Dollar Pushes Euro to Six-Week Low Wednesday, 15 May 2013 | 3:55 PM ET

    The euro fell to a six-week low against a buoyant dollar on Wednesday, hurt by an unexpectedly large contraction of the euro zone economy.

  • Gold Futures Drop 2% to End at $1,396 Per Ounce Wednesday, 15 May 2013 | 2:40 PM ET

    Gold fell for a fifth straight session, hitting a four-week low below $1,400 as the dollar strengthened to a six-week high versus the euro, clouding gold's weak technical picture.

  • Oil Trapped Between Euro Zone Woes, Equity Rally Wednesday, 15 May 2013 | 2:03 PM ET

    Oil fell after data showed the euro zone was in its longest recession ever, while a stronger dollar and rising U.S. refined products stocks put additional pressure on prices.

  • Nikkei Breaches 15,000; Rest of Asia Flat Wednesday, 15 May 2013 | 3:00 AM ET

    The Nikkei resumed its market out-performance on Wednesday, rising to a fresh five-and-a-half year high as a weaker yen hovers around the 102 handle while other Asian stock markets pared initial gains.

  • Yen Keeps Falling, Hits 4 1/2-Year Low vs. Dollar Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 6:25 PM ET

    The yen fell against the dollar on Tuesday for a fourth straight session, hitting its lowest level in 4 1/2 years as signs that the U.S. economy is improving.

  • Brent Crude Oil Prices Fall in Light Trading Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 4:34 PM ET

    Brent crude oil prices fell after a global energy watchdog described world supplies as "comfortable" and analysts forecast a continued build in the U.S. crude inventory, while gasoline rose 1 percent on expected inventory draws ahead of the summer driving season.

  • Stocks Close at Record Highs; Apple Drops 2.5% Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 4:06 PM ET

    The S&P and Dow closed at fresh all-time highs on Tuesday after widely followed hedge fund manager David Tepper said he is "definitely bullish" on stocks.

  • Gold Prices End Down on Economic Optimism Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 3:14 PM ET

    Gold prices settled lower on Tuesday, as economic optimism and another intraday record high in U.S. equities sapped bullion's safe-haven appeal.

  • European shares pared losses to close at five-year highs on Tuesday, after influential hedge fund manager David Tepper told CNBC he is "definitely bullish" on stocks.

  • This Bullish Indicator at 58-Year High Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 12:12 PM ET

    The 5.4 percent earnings yield is considerably below its historical average, but nearly triple the 1.9 percent yield of the 10-year Treasury.

  • Futures Turn Higher on Tepper Remarks Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 9:11 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures signaled a lower open on Tuesday, as fears that China's central bank will not provide stimulus to boost its economy saw the Shanghai Composite fall to a one-week low.

  • Treasurys Advance as US Stocks Hunker Down Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 9:04 AM ET

    U.S. Treasurys prices reversed the previous day's slide as U.S. stock markets appeared poised for a lower opening.

  • Amid Rally, Market Flooded With Shares Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 7:25 AM ET

    The strong rally this year is being met with a heightened level of supply, setting up a big bet that retail investors will keep buying what Wall Street is selling.

  • Asia Stocks End Mixed; China Tumbles 1% Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 3:24 AM ET

    Shanghai stocks fell to a one-week low on Tuesday amid fears that the People's Bank of China would not provide monetary stimulus to support the economy while Asia's other equity markets were mixed ahead of Australia's budget release.

  • This Is Now the World's Most Volatile Bond Market Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 3:03 AM ET

    Japan's radical monetary policies has created the most volatile government bond market in the world, analysts say.

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