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  • Crude oil rose modestly on Monday, but a shaky outlook for growth in the world's biggest oil consumers encouraged commodities markets to consolidate.

  • Global Concerns? Bet on Small Caps: Goldman Sachs Monday, 29 Apr 2013 | 3:09 PM ET

    Small caps should outperform the large caps if domestic growth continues to outperform the global economy.

  • Gold Rises to Settle at $1,467 Per Ounce Monday, 29 Apr 2013 | 1:59 PM ET

    Gold prices settled higher, due to a weaker dollar and mirroring strong equity markets on prospects of further central bank monetary easing in the United States and Europe, but physical buying slowed as China and Japan were on holiday.

  • Bonds Stretch Higher as April Jobs Jitters Widen Monday, 29 Apr 2013 | 9:01 AM ET
    U.S. Treasury Building

    Benchmark U.S. Treasurys prices extended last weeks' rally as investors snapped up safe-haven government bonds on fears that growth in the U.S. economy is slowing.

  • Asia Stocks Cautious in Holiday-Thinned Trade Monday, 29 Apr 2013 | 4:33 AM ET

    Trade in Asia's stock markets was relatively quiet on Monday with volume subdued because of holidays in Japan and China while disappointing U.S. economic growth dampened risk appetite.

  • Dollar Falls vs. Yen After BOJ Stands Pat Friday, 26 Apr 2013 | 4:52 PM ET

    The dollar fell against the yen on Friday, retreating from a four-year high after the Bank of Japan left policy unchanged and after data showed U.S. economic growth expanded.

  • Gold Settles Down at $1,453 Per Ounce Friday, 26 Apr 2013 | 3:58 PM ET

    Gold settled down on Friday as investors booked profits after a 1 percent rally.

  • Brent Slips to $103 on Poor Global Growth Outlook Friday, 26 Apr 2013 | 3:50 PM ET

    Brent crude oil slid below $103 a barrel after rising $3 in the past two sessions as investors were cautious over the tepid outlook for growth in the world's two largest oil consumers, the United States and China.

  • Europe Closes Down After US GDP Miss Friday, 26 Apr 2013 | 11:56 AM ET

    European shares closed lower after U.S. growth figures missed expectations pointing to a potential slowdown in the world's biggest economy.

  • Futures Fall More on Weak GDP Report Friday, 26 Apr 2013 | 8:39 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a narrowly higher open on Friday as investors traded cautiously ahead of the release of first quarter U.S. GDP figures.

  • Asia Ends Week on Tepid Note After Earnings Friday, 26 Apr 2013 | 6:01 AM ET

    Asian stock markets traded cautiously on Friday as investors digested a raft of regional corporate earnings and as attention turned to first-quarter U.S. GDP figures for signs of whether the rally on Wall Street can continue.

  • Google: The New Predictor of Stock Markets? Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 11:10 PM ET

    Searches of financial terms on Google can be used to predict the direction of the stock market, according to an analysis of search engine behavior.

  • Dollar Rallies on Resilient US Job Market Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 4:43 PM ET

    The dollar rose against the euro on Thursday as data indicating resilience in the U.S. labor market allayed concerns about the pace of the economic recovery.

  • US Treasurys Fall on Better Labor Data Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 3:56 PM ET

    U.S. Treasurys prices slipped on Thursday, as better-than-expected labor market data and gains in the stock market nicked the safe haven bid in bonds.

  • Crude Rises as Syria Fears Spark Broad Rally Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 3:56 PM ET

    Oil prices rose for a second straight day on Thursday, underpinned by strong U.S. equities markets, while U.S. crude's discount to Brent fell below $10 for the first time since June 2012.

  • Gold Up to 10-Day High on Weak Dollar, Physical Buying Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 3:04 PM ET

    Gold surged more than 2 percent to end at $1,462, boosted by a combination of options-related buying, rising geopolitical tensions and strong physical demand after its selloff.

  • Call This Market Surge the Anti-Austerity Rally Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 2:19 PM ET

    When it comes to the stock market, austerity is so nine days ago. That marked the date when a graduate student attacked landmark debt research.

  • Europe Closes Up on Upbeat UK GDP Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 11:52 AM ET

    Risk appetite returned to European markets on Thursday, as investor confidence got a further boost from the news that the U.K. avoided a triple-dip recession in the first quarter.

  • U.S. stock index futures were higher Thursday, lifted by a batch of better-than-expected earnings and after an upbeat jobless claims report.

  • Asia Risk Rally Wanes; BOJ Meeting Watched Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 4:12 AM ET

    Gains in Asia continued for a second session on Thursday but momentum was tepid due to a lack of fresh catalysts as investors look ahead to the Bank of Japan's policy decision due Friday.

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