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  • The dollar gained on the Swiss franc on Thursday and approached a 4-1/2-year high against the yen as investors continued to punish low-yielding currencies in a quest for higher returns.

  • CNBC's Domm: Today's Agenda in the Markets Thursday, 21 Jun 2007 | 8:59 AM ET

    An uptick in bond yields and rising oil prices are adding pressure to stock futures after yesterday's rocky trading day. Asian stocks were higher overnight, but European markets are wilting this morning.

  • CNBC's Domm: Today's Agenda in the Markets Wednesday, 20 Jun 2007 | 8:55 AM ET

    Stock futures are laying a firm foundation for a higher opening today, as some big earnings dominate the morning headlines. Morgan Stanley stock is climbing after the firm reported a 41% increase in profit.

  • Beware Snapback Tuesday, 19 Jun 2007 | 7:39 AM ET
    A view into the trade hall of the Commerzbank in Frankfurt, central Germany

    Investors have to ask themselves some critical questions this week. Chief among them: are higher Treasury yields here to stay and are we close to the top in yields?

  • Rob Vanden Assem, portfolio manager, SunAmerican Strategic Bond Fund, told CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” that he’s not fretting about what The Wall Street Journal called “The Coming Credit Meltdown.”

  • The direction of bond yields will be the key factor for European stock markets next week, according to Bruno Verstraete, CEO of Nautilus Invest.

  • CNBC's Domm: Today's Agenda in the Markets Friday, 15 Jun 2007 | 8:24 AM ET

    Inflation data will set the agenda today as traders await the release of the CPI. Stock markets around the world are higher.

  • CNBC's Domm: Today's Agenda in the Markets Thursday, 14 Jun 2007 | 8:50 AM ET

    Stock futures are higher today as investors await wholesale inflation data while keeping an eye on the bond market. Global stock markets rebounded after yesterday's turnaround on Wall Street and tamer bond markets.

  • Bear Stearns Fund Is Facing Mortgage Losses: WSJ Thursday, 14 Jun 2007 | 12:42 AM ET

    A hedge fund managed by Bear Stearns is scrambling to sell large amounts of mortgage-backed bonds in a potentially troubling sign for the broader mortgage-backed bond market, The Wall Street Journal reported in its online edition.

  • CNBC's Domm: Today's Agenda in the Markets Wednesday, 13 Jun 2007 | 9:01 AM ET

    Like a cyclone, the rate move in the global bond market is unsettling everything in its path and leaving a new high-tide mark for credit worldwide.

  • Bond Strategists Agree That "Cash is King" Monday, 11 Jun 2007 | 12:45 PM ET

    "Cash is king" in today's bond market -- if rates keep rising. That's the opinion shared by Joseph Balestrino, senior vice president and senior portfolio manager at Federated Investors, and Tony Crescenzi, chief bond market strategist at Miller Tabak. The bond mavens advised "Morning Call" viewers how to play the market.

  • In an interview with CNBC, former bond bull Gross said strong global growth will be a drag on long-term bond yields.

  • European stock markets look set to carry over negative sentiment from the previous week, as fears over rising borrowing costs erode confidence in the recent equity bull run, but investors are over reacting to the selloff in bonds, according to Stephen Pope, Head of Equity Research at Cantor Fitzgerald Europe.  

  • CNBC's Domm: Today's Agenda in the Markets Friday, 8 Jun 2007 | 9:47 AM ET

    Stocks futures are wrestling with another surge in bond yields this morning and for now have the upper hand as futures edge into the positive zone. Asian markets closed lower overnight and European stocks are weaker.

  • Is This the Big One? Friday, 8 Jun 2007 | 5:21 AM ET

    Are you thinking what I’m thinking? There are plenty of worried-looking people wandering around in trading rooms this morning.

  • Pimco's Gross Says He's Now a "Bear Market Manager" Thursday, 7 Jun 2007 | 4:03 PM ET

    Long-time bond bull Bill Gross, just a year after declaring the end of the bear market for U.S. Treasuries, Thursday conceded the snappy pace of global economic growth will likely keep bonds on their heels.

  • CNBC's Domm: Today's Agenda in the Markets Thursday, 7 Jun 2007 | 9:16 AM ET

    Stocks are struggling ahead of the opening as a selloff in the Treasury market pushed the yield on the 10-year above the key 5% level for the first time since last July. May sales results from chain stores are rolling in and merger activity continues to make headlines.

  • Rising Interest Rates May Take A Bite Out of Equities Wednesday, 6 Jun 2007 | 1:13 PM ET

    David Reilly, director of portfolio strategy at Rydex Investments, told CNBC’s “Power Lunch” that rising interest rates may take a bite out of equities in the short-term.

  • CNBC's Domm: Today's Agenda in the Markets Wednesday, 6 Jun 2007 | 9:12 AM ET

    Rising rates trump all else this morning as Wall Street braces for a downhill slide on the opening. European markets are broadly lower, continuing their downtrend after the European Central Bank raised interest rates by a quarter point to 4%, as expected. Chinese stocks closed higher and Asia's other markets were mixed.

  • CNBC's Domm: Today's Agenda in the Markets Wednesday, 30 May 2007 | 8:51 AM ET

    Wall Street is heading for a down day after China's move to cool its overheated stock market with a tax hike drove Shanghai shares down 6.5% and pulled the floor out of stock buying around the world. Asian markets closed lower and European stocks are down across the continent. Some buyers appear to be moving into U.S. Treasurys where rates are slipping this morning.