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  • Asian equities were mostly lower on Wednesday after Wall Street logged its fourth straight session of losses amid uncertainty surrounding U.S. budget discussions.

  • Stocks stumbled in the final minutes of trading to end near session lows Tuesday, with the Dow and S&P posting their fourth-straight session in the red, as investors remained cautious amid uncertainties surrounding central bank's stimulus program and budget discussions in Washington.

  • US yields set six week low after auction Tuesday, 24 Sep 2013 | 1:18 PM ET

    US Treasurys prices were aided by a strong 2-year note auction expectations for a longer period of accommodative Fed monetary policy.

  • Europe closes higher after German data Tuesday, 24 Sep 2013 | 1:11 PM ET

    European stocks closed modestly higher on Tuesday after the release of economic data from Germany, but the push higher was capped with concerns over the outcome of the German elections and the "tapering" of the U.S. Federal Reserve's stimulus program.

  • US oil ends near $103; Iran overtures eyed Tuesday, 24 Sep 2013 | 2:39 PM ET

    U.S. oil bore the brunt of a weak market, falling as geopolitical tension eased and further evidence emerged of rising oil supplies from Libya and Iraq.

  • Gold ends lower; Fed taper anxiety refuses to die Tuesday, 24 Sep 2013 | 2:36 PM ET

    Gold settled lower amid a lack of clarity over U.S. monetary and fiscal policy dented demand.

  • Euro flatlines on German data letdown, dovish ECB Tuesday, 24 Sep 2013 | 2:46 PM ET

    The euro slipped against the dollar and yen on Tuesday, undermined by German sentiment data that was slightly below expectations.

  • Asian stocks pared back some of their losses on Tuesday as investors continued to fret about the future of U.S. monetary stimulus among a lack of market catalysts.

  • Stocks closed lower for the third-straight session Monday, extending sharp losses from the previous week, as investors digested headlines from Fed officials and amid ongoing worries over the debt ceiling and budget wrangling in Washington.

  • Bonds rise as policy stays accommodative Monday, 23 Sep 2013 | 2:50 PM ET

    Treasurys prices rose before this week's supply of new debt, aided by accommodative monetary policy and dovish remarks by some Fed officials.

  • EU stocks close lower as German elections weighs Monday, 23 Sep 2013 | 11:37 AM ET

    European shares turned lower in a choppy day of trade on Monday, as uncertainty over the formation of a coalition government in Germany weighed on markets.

  • US oil ends under $104; hit by diplomacy, supply Monday, 23 Sep 2013 | 2:37 PM ET

    Crude oil fell below $109 a barrel on Monday as higher output from Iraq and a possible thaw in U.S.-Iran relations weighed on prices.

  • Gold settles lower on Fed policy uncertainty Monday, 23 Sep 2013 | 2:25 PM ET

    Gold settled under $1,330 on Monday as confusion over the outlook for U.S. monetary policy dragged on.

  • Euro edges up on Merkel victory, PMIs Monday, 23 Sep 2013 | 5:04 AM ET

    The euro rose on Monday after German Chancellor Angela Merkel won a third term in office and German, French and euro zone private sector surveys came in better than expected.

  • Asian equities were mixed on Monday as investors digested a better-than-expected report of Chinese factory activity, but volumes were thin with Japan shut for a public holiday.

  • Stocks sold off sharply Friday, with the Dow erasing all of its gains since the Fed's announcement, as uncertainty over the central bank's bond-buying program spooked Wall Street.

  • Bonds rise; market adjusts to life with cheap money Friday, 20 Sep 2013 | 5:05 PM ET

    Treasurys prices rose on Friday as investors adjusted to the idea that the Federal Reserve was unlikely to tighten monetary policy this year.

  • Europe shares close lower after Bullard comments Friday, 20 Sep 2013 | 11:40 AM ET

    European shares fell lower on Friday, mirroring the negative sentiment in the U.S., after St. Louis Fed President James Bullard said the U.S. central bank could taper its $85-billion-a-month bond-buying program during its October meeting.

  • US oil sags under $105; diplomacy and supply weigh Friday, 20 Sep 2013 | 2:36 PM ET

    Crude was headed for its second weekly decline, after a week of diplomatic progress in Syria and Iran drained some geopolitical risk premium from the market.

  • Gold drops 3% on hints Fed may taper in October Friday, 20 Sep 2013 | 4:08 PM ET

    Gold settled lower on Friday, paring the rally it made after the Fed's surprise decision this week to maintain monetary stimulus.

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