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  • Stocks Versus Bonds: The Case for Betting on Both Thursday, 2 May 2013 | 12:29 AM ET

    So much for talk of a 'great rotation' out of bonds into equities, analysts say the best strategy may be bet on both assets.

  • Dollar Pares Losses as Fed Stays Course Wednesday, 1 May 2013 | 5:14 PM ET

    The U.S. dollar pared its losses against the yen on Wednesday after the U.S. Federal Reserve said it will stick to its plan to buy $85 billion in bonds each month.

  • The New York Stock Exchange

    Stocks kicked off May with a big thud, with major averages dropping nearly 1 percent across the board, as a batch of weaker-than-expected economic data overshadowed the Federal Reserve's plan to maintain its stimulus program.

  • Brent Crude Falls Below $100; EIA Data Sparks Swoon Wednesday, 1 May 2013 | 3:52 PM ET

    Crude oil dropped, extending its biggest monthly drop in 11 months in April, as fresh concerns over economic growth in China weakened the demand outlook.

  • US Bond Yields Edge Up as Fed Keeps Buying Bonds Wednesday, 1 May 2013 | 3:30 PM ET

    U.S. Treasurys yields edged up from four-month lows on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve said it would stick to its plan to buy $85 billion in bonds each month, giving few indications of any new response to worsening economic data.

  • Gold Prices Settle Lower Below $1,450 Per Ounce Wednesday, 1 May 2013 | 3:01 PM ET

    Gold settled almost 2 percent lower on Wednesday, the biggest daily drop since its historic decline in mid-April, as investors sold off a range of commodities.

  • FTSE 100 Closes Off Highs on US Data Wednesday, 1 May 2013 | 11:32 AM ET

    The U.K.'s FTSE 100 Index closed off its session highs on Wednesday, after worse-than-expected employment data was released in the U.S. Trade was thin, with most European bourses shut for the May Day public holiday.

  • Futures Flat After ADP Report, Ahead of Fed Wednesday, 1 May 2013 | 9:15 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures were flat ahead of the outcome of the Federal Reserve's two-day meeting and after the S&P 500 set a fresh all-time high in the previous session.

  • After Record Highs, Sell in May Could Be Right Option Wednesday, 1 May 2013 | 3:31 AM ET

    It may be an old cliche but the term "sell in May and go away, buy again on Leger's day", looks increasingly like competent equity advice, according one analyst.

  • Australia, Japan Fall After Weak China Data Wednesday, 1 May 2013 | 2:00 AM ET

    Australian stocks retreated from Tuesday's four-and-a-half-year high after Chinese manufacturing data revealed the nation's economic recovery may not be on solid footing while the Nikkei 225 extended losses as the yen strengthened.

  • 'Helicopter Ben' Intact as Traders Mull 'Sell in May' Tuesday, 30 Apr 2013 | 7:43 PM ET

    Stocks exit April on a new high, and with the promise of continuing easy money policies, investors could be tempted to rethink the "sell in May and go away" strategy of recent years.

  • Dollar Retreats vs. Euro After Midwest Contraction Tuesday, 30 Apr 2013 | 4:58 PM ET

    The dollar fell against the euro and yen Tuesday after a U.S. Midwest business barometer unexpectedly contracted in April, adding to worries about the economic recovery.

  • Brent Crude Oil Slips on Demand Worries, Ample Supply Tuesday, 30 Apr 2013 | 3:35 PM ET

    Brent oil fell towards $103 per barrel as worries about the demand outlook outweighed expectations for the U.S. Federal Reserve and European Central Bank stimulus.

  • Bond Rally Foiled by Apple Bond Offering Tuesday, 30 Apr 2013 | 3:17 PM ET

    U.S. Treasurys faded in the face of a giant debt sale by Apple, leaving prices little changed on the day.

  • Gold Settles Higher at $1,472 Per Ounce Tuesday, 30 Apr 2013 | 2:25 PM ET

    Gold settled higher, but many investors remained on the sidelines ahead of central banks meetings this week in Europe and the United States and support from the physical market softened while major buyer China was on holiday.

  • Europe Stocks Close Lower; ECB Eyed Tuesday, 30 Apr 2013 | 11:45 AM ET

    European shares pared gains on Tuesday to close lower, after a raft of euro zone economic data softened earlier rises from positive earnings reports.

  • Futures Remain Mixed After Case-Shiller Report Tuesday, 30 Apr 2013 | 9:23 AM ET

    U.S. stock market index futures hovered around the flatline Tuesday, a day after the S&P 500 logged a fresh closing high, as investors weighed a batch of weak corporate earnings against a better-than-expected S&P/Case-Shiller home price report.

  • 'Rotate in May' Could Be the Real Spring Market Play Tuesday, 30 Apr 2013 | 8:37 AM ET

    If it's springtime, that means it could be a good time not just to rotate the crops but the stock market sectors as well.

  • Asia Rallies on Fed, ECB Optimism; Nikkei Slips Tuesday, 30 Apr 2013 | 4:09 AM ET

    Asia's equity markets rose to fresh peaks on Tuesday, fueled by hopes of central bank stimulus but Japanese shares fell, weighed down by mixed economic data.

  • Euro Rises After Italy Finally Forms Government Monday, 29 Apr 2013 | 3:48 PM ET

    The euro rose against the dollar and yen on Monday after Italy finally formed a government, ending two months of political uncertainty.

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