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  • This May Be Threshold of Bull Market: Lloyd Blankfein Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 3:56 PM ET
    Lloyd Blankfein, CEO of Goldman Sachs.

    Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein said on CNBC that "economic underpinnings" are looking good and that "we could be on the threshold of a bull market."

  • US Treasurys Fall After Lackluster Debt Sale Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 3:51 PM ET

    Prices for U.S. Treasurys fell on Tuesday as investors looked ahead to retail sales data to shed light on consumer habits on Wednesday after a lackluster debt sale, the first for a total of $72 billion in supply this week.

  • Brent Stays Above $118, OPEC Outlook Underpins Market Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 3:29 PM ET

    Oil prices rose after OPEC raised the outlook for the amount of crude it will need to pump this year to keep supply and demand in balance.

  • Gold Futures Settle Flat at $1,649 After Earlier Fall Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 2:15 PM ET

    Gold futures settled nearly unchanged at $1,649 per ounce, as the dollar fell following a statement from the Group of Seven industrialized countries reaffirming commitment to market-determined exchange rates.

  • Goldman Sachs Cuts Global Stocks as Rally Stalls Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 6:14 AM ET
    Trader work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    World stock markets have rallied to levels not seen since the collapse of Lehman Brothers in January, but the bull market has screeched to a halt and now one of the world's largest investment banks has downgraded its outlook for global equities.

  • State of the Union May Well Set Tone for Budget Talks Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 6:05 AM ET
    Barack Obama

    President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech Tuesday could drive market focus straight to the next skirmish in the budget and deficit battle with Congress, depending on his tone.

  • Japan Outperforms Amid Lackluster Asia Trade Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 5:01 AM ET

    Tokyo stocks jumped back near a 33-month high on Tuesday while other Asian shares lacked momentum with many regional bourses shut for holidays and as investors await the U.S. president's State of the Union address for trading cues.

  • Nikkei Jumps After US 'Green Light' on Yen Selling Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 4:36 AM ET

    Japan's Nikkei share average gained 1.9 percent on Tuesday and the yen weakened to a 33-month low against the dollar after a U.S.Treasury official seemed to voice support for Japan's aggressive policies to combat deflation and bolster growth.

  • Pimco

    The PIMCO Total Return Fund, decreased its mortgage holdings to its lowest level since mid-2011, ahead of the prospect of higher interest rates and emerging inflationary pressures.

  • Is a Bull Market Here? Maybe Not, Says Jim Rogers Monday, 11 Feb 2013 | 8:37 PM ET
    Jim Rogers

    Billionaire investor Jim Rogers told CNBC's "The Kudlow Report" that the stock rally is just the result of ultra-easy monetary policy by the world's central banks.

  • The euro rose against the dollar and yen on Monday after incurring heavy losses for three straight days as an ECB policymaker dismissed talk of intervening to weaken the currency.

  • US Bonds Slip; New Supply Coming Monday, 11 Feb 2013 | 5:11 PM ET

    U.S. Treasurys dipped slightly but remained within recent ranges on Monday before new Treasury supply this week and a day ahead of President Barack Obama's State of the Union address, which will be watched for any signs of a deal on spending cuts.

  • Brent crude futures fell on concerns about the euro zone economy, while U.S. crude rose and narrowed the spread between the two contracts, reducing Brent's premium to its U.S. counterpart.

  • Gold Falls as Rangebound Trade Deters Investors Monday, 11 Feb 2013 | 2:14 PM ET

    Gold fell to a one-month low on Monday, as investment appetite for the metal was hurt by a sluggish price performance in the year to date.

  • Yen Surges on Japan Minister's Alarm About Decline Friday, 8 Feb 2013 | 6:01 PM ET

    The yen jumped Friday after Japan's finance minister said the currency's recent drop had gone too far, too fast, and doubts crept in about aggressive Bank of Japan action.

  • US Bonds Flat as New Supply Looms Friday, 8 Feb 2013 | 4:15 PM ET

    U.S. Treasurys ended near flat on Friday after dipping during the session when stocks resumed their climb and traders positioned for $72 billion in new government debt supply next week.

  • US Crude Oil Falls to Settle Below $96 Friday, 8 Feb 2013 | 3:58 PM ET

    The premium of international benchmark crude Brent to U.S. oil futures jumped to over $23 a barrel as concerns mounted about stockpiles of crude at the Cushing, Oklahoma, delivery point for the U.S. contract.

  • Gold Steady in League With Euro, Outlook Weak Friday, 8 Feb 2013 | 2:50 PM ET

    Underlying sentiment in bullion and the euro was weak after the European Central Bank highlighted downside risks to the region's economy.

  • Asia Ends Higher on China Trade Data Friday, 8 Feb 2013 | 5:12 AM ET

    Asian shares edged up on Friday after China's trade data for January beat forecasts to underscore a recovery trend, but prices were capped by investors seeking to book profits before next week's Chinese New Year holidays.

  • Euro Plunges After Cautious Comments from ECB's Draghi Thursday, 7 Feb 2013 | 4:22 PM ET

    The euro plunged against the dollar and yen on Thursday after ECB President Mario Draghi said the euro exchange rate was important to growth and price stability.

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