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  • Stocks Drop 4%, Dow Skids 500, Led by Banks Wednesday, 10 Aug 2011 | 4:49 PM ET

    Stocks finished near session lows in choppy trading Wednesday, with the Dow and S&P wiping out all of the previous session's gains led by financials, as investors continued to cautiously monitor developments in the European banks.

  • Futures Tumble Amid Ongoing Economic Fears Wednesday, 10 Aug 2011 | 9:08 AM ET

    Futures continued to decline Wednesday after the previous session's sharp rally as investors remained cautious over the prospects for the U.S. economy and the ongoing euro zone crisis.

  • If Fed Is Out of Bullets, Are Tax Cuts Only Option? Wednesday, 10 Aug 2011 | 3:55 AM ET
    Traders work in the ten-year U.S. Treasury Note options pit at the Chicago Board of Trade in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

    The US Federal Reserve managed to spark a stock rally on Tuesday, but some economists are now left wondering if it will take tax cuts to inject real life into the broader US economy.

  • Stocks End Sharply Higher, Dow Surges 400 Tuesday, 9 Aug 2011 | 4:23 PM ET

    Stocks saw its biggest one-day gain since May 2010 Tuesday after a wild market session as investors snapped up beaten-down stocks and following a Fed statement to keep interest rates near zero for at least two more years.

  • Futures Gain After Huge Selloff, Fed in Focus Tuesday, 9 Aug 2011 | 8:43 AM ET

    Futures pointed to a higher open Tuesday, indicating a comeback from the previous session's steep nosedive, as investors looked ahead to the Federal Reserve's statement later this afternoon.

  • Federal Reserve Bank Chairman Ben Bernanke

    Following huge losses for the Dow on Monday and further selling in Asia overnight, the markets are watching what the Fed and Ben Bernanke will do at their July Meeting today. Speculation is mounting that the Fed will attempt to restore calm but one fund manager thinks that policy action is unnecessary.

  • Dow Skids 600, Worst Day Since Credit Crisis Monday, 8 Aug 2011 | 5:00 PM ET

    Stocks took a sharp nosedive in another choppy day Monday to finish at session lows as investors fled from risky assets following S&P's downgrade of U.S.'s credit rating last week in addition to ongoing economic jitters.

  • How to Trade the Next Rating Cuts Monday, 8 Aug 2011 | 2:10 PM ET
    Businessman with crystal ball

    Now that Standard & Poor's has done the unthinkable, you need to know who might take the next ratings hit. Here's the list, and how to trade it.

  • Futures Skid 2% After Downgrade; Gold Soars Monday, 8 Aug 2011 | 8:21 AM ET

    Futures took a nose-dive Monday following last week's downgrade of U.S.'s credit rating from triple-A for the first time in history by ratings agency Standard & Poor’s.

  • Dollar Weakens, Euro Slips Monday, 8 Aug 2011 | 8:12 AM ET

    The dollar deflates, the euro loses steam, and Moody's wants Japan to leave the yen alone - time for your FX Fix.

  • Warren Buffett

    Warren Buffett says there's no question that the United States' debt is still AAA and that he's not changing his mind about Treasurys based on S&P's downgrade.

  • Soft Patch Delusion Is Dashed: Roubini Monday, 8 Aug 2011 | 5:11 AM ET

    Influential economist Nouriel Roubini has warned hopes that the recent slowdown was temporary have been dashed and predicted the US and other advanced economies will have a second “severe recession”.

  • Barack Obama

    There he goes again. Out on the campaign trail, President Obama is proposing more federal spending as his answer to sluggish growth and jobs. That won’t do it, Mr. President.

  • Dow Posts Worst Week Since March 2009 Friday, 5 Aug 2011 | 4:53 PM ET

    Stock finished mixed after a wild session Friday, with the Dow gyrating more than 400 points throughout the day, as investors remained jittery over the state of the global economy.

  • Safe Havens Rule Again Friday, 5 Aug 2011 | 8:52 AM ET

    Safe haven currencies are riding high again, and everything else is sagging - time for your Freaky Friday FX Fix.

  • Futures Jump After Positive Jobs Report Friday, 5 Aug 2011 | 8:39 AM ET

    Futures rallied Friday after a government jobs report that trumped expectations, following a sharp global selloff across in the previous session as investors were rattled over fears the European debt crisis was spreading to Spain and Italy.

  • Don’t Sell Into Selling Climax: Jim Rogers Friday, 5 Aug 2011 | 7:18 AM ET
    Jim Rogers

    Investors should not sell into a selling climax, according to Jim Rogers, the CEO and Chairman of Rogers Holdings.

  • Dow Sinks 500, Worst Day Since Dec. 2008 Thursday, 4 Aug 2011 | 5:12 PM ET

    Stocks plunged sharply Thursday, with the Dow down more than 500 points, in its worst one-day decline since December 2008. All three major averages tumbled into negative territory for the year as investors were rattled over an intensifying global economic slowdown and ahead of the widely-followed monthly unemployment report.

  • The recent selloff in stocks has triggered a scary "head and shoulders" pattern in the S&P 500 chart, signaling that there may be more selling to come.

  • Futures Tumble Amid Euro Zone Jitters Thursday, 4 Aug 2011 | 8:43 AM ET

    Futures briefly cut some of their earlier losses Thursday after investors cheered the weekly jobless claims numbers, but quickly plunged again, pressured by fears over the euro zone debt crisis and as the dollar surged against a basket of currencies.