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  • No Macro Trend for Oil: Expert     Friday, 1 Feb 2013 | 5:20 AM ET

    Jason Gammel, head of European oil at Macquarie, tells CNBC why a combination of factors offsetting each other mean Brent oil prices will be very company specific.

  • Asian Stocks Mixed as China PMI Misses Friday, 1 Feb 2013 | 1:53 AM ET

    Asian shares wiped earlier gains on Friday as a tepid Chinese manufacturing report dented sentiment, leaving investors on tenterhooks ahead of U.S. nonfarm payroll data due later in the day.

  • As January Goes, So Goes the Year? Thursday, 31 Jan 2013 | 8:21 PM ET

    U.S. stocks posted strong gains in January, as the Dow Jones Industrial Average continued to trade near an all-time high.

  • Euro Posts Best Month in More Than a Year Thursday, 31 Jan 2013 | 4:47 PM ET

    The euro rose to a 14-month high against the dollar, heading for its best month in over a year as signs of recovery in the euro zone's economy set the currency on a bullish trend.

  • This Could Be a Huge Bull Market: Bernstein Thursday, 31 Jan 2013 | 4:45 PM ET

    This could be the biggest U.S. bull market of our careers, Richard Bernstein of Richard Bernstein Advisors said at the TDAmeritrade Institutional Conference on Thursday.

  • Brent Crude Rises; Premium Widens Over US Crude Thursday, 31 Jan 2013 | 4:34 PM ET

    Brent crude oil futures rose to three-month highs, widening its premium over U.S. crude, concerns about rising crude stockpiles in the U.S. Midwest prompted heavy trading based on the spread between the two benchmarks.

  • Stocks Fall In Wake of US Data, Earnings Disappointment Thursday, 31 Jan 2013 | 4:01 PM ET

    Stocks fell, as a batch of disappointing corporate earnings and a rise in first time jobless claims eventually overtook investors' impulse to buy.

  • Big January for Stocks, Big Year As Well     Thursday, 31 Jan 2013 | 3:37 PM ET

    History shows that when the S&P 500 gains 5 percent or more in January, it's going to be a good year for stocks, with CNBC's Jeff Cox & Ron Insana.

  • Gold Surrenders Gains as Euro, Stocks Retreat Thursday, 31 Jan 2013 | 2:39 PM ET

    Gold fell nearly one percent on Thursday as investors disappointed by its failure to rally further on the previous day's soft U.S. growth reading cashed in gains.

  • Bonds Firm, 10-Year Yield Dips Below 2% Mark Thursday, 31 Jan 2013 | 11:26 AM ET

    U.S. Treasuries firmed in Asia on Thursday, with the 10-year yield dipping below the 2 percent mark, after the Federal Reserve stuck to its script that policy support was needed to bring down unemployment.

  • Is a Strong January a Good Sign for Markets? Thursday, 31 Jan 2013 | 10:32 AM ET

    With the Dow Jones industrial average on track for its best January since 1989 and the S&P 500 off to its fastest start since 1997, one of Wall Street's most-accurate prediction tools, the January Barometer, is flashing a green light for stocks.

  • Europe Shares Close Lower as Earnings Weigh Thursday, 31 Jan 2013 | 10:14 AM ET

    European shares pared some of the losses on Thursday, after a series of earnings across the continent weighed on market sentiment.

  • Asia Shares Lower but Fed Stance Underpins Markets Thursday, 31 Jan 2013 | 3:21 AM ET

    Asian shares took a breather from recent rallies on Thursday though sentiment was underpinned by the U.S. Federal Reserve's pledge to retain its stimulus policy and on signs of stabilization in the euro zone.

  • Gold or Platinum—Which Will Get to $2,000 First? Thursday, 31 Jan 2013 | 12:01 AM ET

    Gold and platinum have been locked in a tight race for the past month, with both trading currently around $1,680 an ounce, prompting the question – which precious metal will win the race to $2,000?

  • Is It Time to Get Off the China Stocks Train? Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 10:00 PM ET

    Chinese shares are having their day in the sun, with the benchmark Shanghai stock index trading at an eight-month high on Thursday. The rally, however, may be close to running its course, some analysts say.

  • If January Trend Persists, Bulls Can Declare Victory Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 8:40 PM ET

    A major wave of earnings news Thursday could keep the tug-of-war going between Wall Street's bulls and bears.

  • Gold Rises on Surprise Drop in US Growth, Fed Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 4:45 PM ET

    Gold rose after data showed the U.S. economy unexpectedly contracted in the fourth quarter, and stayed higher as the Federal Reserve left in place its bond-buying stimulus plan.

  • Bank stocks to see 14-year bull market: Dick Bove Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 3:34 PM ET
    Richard Bove of Rafferty Capital Markets.

    Banking analyst Dick Bove may have changed firms but he hasn't altered his rosy view of the banking industry.

  • Dollar Tumbles After Negative US GDP Surprise Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 3:28 PM ET

    The U.S. dollar slid to a fresh 14-month low against the euro after the U.S. Federal Reserve kept interest rates near zero and maintained its bond-buying program to spur economic growth.

  • US Bond Price Losses Pared After Fed Statement Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 2:55 PM ET

    U.S. Treasury debt pared prices losses after the Federal Reserve reiterated it will continue its current program of asset purchases until the labor market improves "substantially."

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