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  • Bundesbank boosts euro; US yield rise mitigates Monday, 19 Aug 2013 | 4:47 PM ET

    The euro rose to a two-week high against the yen and edged higher versus the dollar on Monday, boosted by Bundesbank which suggested that the European Central Bank's low interest rate pledge last month was not set in stone.

  • Stocks & sector time machine     Monday, 19 Aug 2013 | 2:55 PM ET

    Art Hogan, Lazard Capital Markets, and Brent Wilsey, Wilsey Asset Management, discuss which sector will be the best performer 5 years from now.

  • Gold settles lower on higher bond yields Monday, 19 Aug 2013 | 2:23 PM ET

    Gold settled lower on Monday, after hitting two-month highs earlier in the day, as bond yields rose, signalling that the US Fed could be moving closer to reducing monetary stimulus next month.

  • Slow correction or rebound ahead?     Monday, 19 Aug 2013 | 1:04 PM ET

    Dissecting the market's latest action, with Michael Farr of Farr, Miller & Washington. "We're having a pullback, and I wouldn't be surprised to see more of a pullback," he says. Also, how to play silver and gold.

  • Europe shares close down as Italy drags Monday, 19 Aug 2013 | 12:15 PM ET

    European shares closed lower on Monday, as investors remained unease over when U.S. Federal Reserve might start scaling back its stimulus program.

  • Futures narrowly mixed amid Fed easing concerns Monday, 19 Aug 2013 | 8:22 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures were narrowly mixed Monday, after major indexes posted their first back-to-back weekly losses since late June, amid ongoing uncertainty about when the Federal Reserve might start tapering its asset purchases.

  • Asian stocks kicked off the week on a mixed note with China and Japan leading gains but pessimism over Wall Street's losing streak and rising U.S. yields weighed on sentiment.

  • Dollar rises against the yen and euro Friday, 16 Aug 2013 | 4:00 PM ET

    The dollar reversed course during New York trading on Friday to rise against the euro and yen after a report showed U.S. consumers were less optimistic, prompting a rise in risk aversion.

  • Gold prices jump to 2-month high Friday, 16 Aug 2013 | 3:57 PM ET

    Gold rose nearly 1 percent to a two-month high on Friday, and bullion posted its biggest weekly gain in five weeks as disappointing U.S. data dimmed hopes for a swift economic recovery.

  • US bonds fall on Fed tapering fears Friday, 16 Aug 2013 | 3:41 PM ET
    Traders work in the S&P 500 options pit at the Chicago Board Options Exchange

    U.S. Treasurys prices slid on Friday, marking the worst week in two months due to persistent fears the Federal Reserve will pare its bond purchases in September as the economy has showed signs of further improvement.

  • Europe shares close higher despite mixed data Friday, 16 Aug 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed higher on Friday after a weak start to the day, despite continued market worries about the end of the Federal Reserve's bond-buying program.

  • Futures hold modest gains after economic reports Friday, 16 Aug 2013 | 8:34 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures held their modest gains Friday following the housing starts report and after major averages logged their biggest drop since June.

  • China's benchmark index reversed course for a second time on Friday to close down 0.6 percent following an earlier spike of 5.6 percent that propelled the index to two-and-a-half-month highs.

  • Dollar falls in volatile trade after mixed signals Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 | 5:49 PM ET

    The dollar fell broadly on Thursday after reversing earlier gains that sent it up against the euro and yen amid a cross-current of economic data that muddied the view on when the U.S. Federal Reserve will start trimming stimulus measures.

  • Yields jump to 2-year highs as jobs picture improves Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 | 4:24 PM ET

    Benchmark U.S. Treasurys yields jumped to two-year highs on Thursday as encouraging jobless claims data reinforced the view that the Federal Reserve is close to scaling back its bond purchases, spurring investors to reduce their debt holdings.

  • Gold prices settle 2% higher on Mideast tensions Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 | 3:55 PM ET

    Gold rose to a near two-month high on Thursday, gaining nearly 2.5 percent as a drop in the U.S. dollar triggered short-covering and a technical breakout once prices breached key resistance at $1,350 an ounce.

  • US oil ends over $107 as Egypt feeds supply fears Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 | 2:42 PM ET

    Oil prices rose on fears that escalating violence in Egypt could affect the Suez Canal or spread across the Middle East, where supplies already face disruptions.

  • Europe shares close lower on US fears Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 | 11:52 AM ET

    European shares closed sharply lower on Thursday after two different U.S. economic reports were released and as U.S. indexes saw their biggest one-day drops since June.

  • U.S. stock index futures added to their losses across the board Thursday following a mixed batch of economic reports and as investors continued to gauge when the Federal Reserve might start to reduce its $85 billion in monthly bond purchases.

  • Nikkei leads Asia lower by 2% as yen rises Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 | 3:00 AM ET

    Japan's benchmark index dropped over 2 percent on Thursday while the tone in the rest of Asian stocks was subdued as traders try to gauge when the U.S. Federal Reserve will start tapering its stimulus program.

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