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  • Gold Ends Lower for Third Day Despite Stimulus Hopes Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 2:51 PM ET

    Gold settled lower for a third session on Thursday, as hopes of another interest rate cut by the ECB and new monetary stimulus offered by the Bank of Japan failed to stem heavy selling of bullion by funds.

  • European Shares Close Lower After Draghi Comments Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 11:45 AM ET

    European shares closed sharply lower on Thursday after comments made by the Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank (ECB), curbed investor sentiment.

  • Futures Pare Gains After Jobless Claims Report Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 8:51 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures erased most of their gains Thursday after jobless claims jumped more than expected, but aggressive moves by the Japanese central bank helped limit losses.

  • Brace for More Market Tremors From North Korea Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 1:04 AM ET

    While the latest ratcheting up in tensions between North and South Korea is starting to make investors jittery, markets may be underestimating the risk of a potential conflict on the Korean peninsula, analysts say.

  • Spring Swoon Could Wobble Economy and Stocks Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 8:47 PM ET

    A string of weaker economic reports has traders wondering whether the economy will lose its spring, taking the stock market down with it.

  • Dollar Falls Across Board on Sobering US Jobs Data Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 4:22 PM ET

    The dollar fell across the board on Wednesday after a report showed the US private sector created fewer jobs than expected last month, raising concerns that recovery has stalled.

  • Treasurys Climb on Jobs Worries Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 4:19 PM ET

    Prices for U.S. Treasurys rose on Wednesday after tepid jobs and service sector data dampened hopes for key labor market figures due on Friday.

  • Bond Buying Could Cool This Summer: Fed's Williams Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 3:36 PM ET
    John Williams

    The U.S. Federal Reserve could begin cutting back on its massive bond-buying program this summer if the economy continues to pick up steam, a top Fed official said on Wednesday.

  • Dow Transports Drop—A Sign Rally May Be Cracking Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 3:13 PM ET

    The sharp selloff in Dow Transports drives some strategists to wonder if the market may finally see a pullback.

  • Three Black Swans Are Hovering Over Markets Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 2:47 PM ET

    The chatter in the market may be bullish but there is a real danger that something could go wrong—something no one is talking about now but will be once they get hit by some unexpected development.

  • Gold Ends Lower as Stock Markets Retreat Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 2:25 PM ET

    Gold ended lower after earlier tumbling to a nine-month low near $1,550 an ounce as deepening losses in crude oil and equities triggered a sell-off of commodities.

  • Oil Slides as US Inventories Soar; Weak Data Weighs Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 1:30 PM ET

    Brent crude oil dropped below $110 a barrel as oil stockpiles swelled in top oil consumer the United States, where a struggling economy is limiting demand for fuel.

  • European Shares Hit by Poor US Data Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 11:57 AM ET

    European shares closed lower on Wednesday, shadowing losses on U.S. bourses after disappointing American data.

  • Futures Turn Flat After ADP Employment Report Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 8:38 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures shaved their gains to turn narrowly mixed Wednesday after a report showed private employers added less jobs than expected in March.

  • Nikkei Rallies 3% on Expected BOJ Stimulus Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 4:58 AM ET

    The Nikkei 225 surged 3 percent on Wednesday on expectations of aggressive monetary stimulus from the Bank of Japan's (BOJ) highly-anticipated policy meeting, while the rest of Asia fell on caution ahead of further risk events this week.

  • BOJ Sparks Dramatic Turnaround in Nikkei Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 1:37 AM ET

    The unprecedented moves by the Bank of Japan on Thursday to end years of deflation brought about a breath-taking turnaround in Japanese stock markets that saw the Nikkei 225 closing up 2.2 percent by the end of the day, at four and a half year highs.

  • Dollar Rallies vs. Yen Ahead of BOJ Meeting Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | 4:53 PM ET

    The dollar rallied from one-month lows against the yen on Tuesday, benefiting from a rally in U.S. stocks and investor caution ahead of a Bank of Japan meeting this week.

  • US Bonds Fall as Investors Choose Stocks Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | 4:30 PM ET

    Prices for U.S. Treasurys prices slid on Tuesday as investors scooped up riskier assets, such as stocks, instead of safe-haven government debt ahead of jobs data later in the week.

  • Ample supplies, concerns over the pace of the U.S. recovery and a wobbly euro zone economy outweighed the prospect of stronger demand in Asia, dragging oil below $111 a barrel.

  • Gold Settles Lower at $1,575 on Wall Street Gains Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | 3:33 PM ET

    Gold fell 1.5 percent, its biggest one-day drop in more than a month, as economic optimism lifted U.S. equities to near a record high and weakened bullion's safe-haven appeal.

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