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  • Matthew Meyer, managing director at AIG Investments, told CNBC’s “Power Lunch” that the bond market now suffers from a metaphorical distress: “We think there’s still some indigestion in the market,” Meyer said Friday. “…We think there could be some more spread widening, but we think there could be some attractive opportunities.”

  • CNBC's Domm: Today's Agenda in the Markets Friday, 13 Jul 2007 | 8:51 AM ET

    U.S. stocks are ready to rise at the open after equities markets worldwide set records of their own on the back of Wall Street's big rally.

  • CNBC's Domm: Today's Agenda in the Markets Thursday, 12 Jul 2007 | 8:59 AM ET

    An explosive bid for Canada's Alcan is giving a positive psychological lift to stocks as traders watch a flood of monthly sales reports from retailers.

  • Steady Interest Rates Buoy U.S. Market, Strategists Say Wednesday, 11 Jul 2007 | 11:07 AM ET

    Despite anxiety over subprime loans, tightening credit and weak housing, the U.S. stock market seems to keep bouncing back. Why? On "Morning Call," Bill Schultz, chief investment officer at McQueen, Ball & Associates, and David Dietze, president & chief investment strategist at Point View Financial Services, offered their takes.

  • The second half of this year should be better for bonds than the "miserable" first half, said Jack Malvey, a fixed-income strategist at Lehman Brothers, on "Morning Call." "Collectively, investors had half a percent return," Malvey said about the first half of 2007. He added, bond risk will continue until at least September or October.

  • Any number of things, from energy prices to Fed policy to geopolitical events, could derail what's expected to be a solid second half.

  • CNBC's Domm: Today's Agenda in the Markets Friday, 29 Jun 2007 | 9:12 AM ET

    Stocks may open higher after early weakness on this final day of the second quarter. European markets are mostly lower, and Asia was mixed with Tokyo up 1%. The discovery of an explosive device in a car in London impacted market tone in Europe.

  • Global mergers and acquisitions volume advanced by a record $1.67 trillion in the second-quarter, Dealogic reports. The global credit market has also had a strong run this year, with global corporate bond issuance, for both high-yield and investment grade, up around 30% in the first half from the same period a year ago.

  • CNBC's Domm: Today's Agenda in the Markets Thursday, 28 Jun 2007 | 8:53 AM ET

    Stocks are flat ahead of the opening, though stock markets worldwide are springing higher on the back of Wall Street's gains Wednesday. The focus today is on the Fed.

  • CNBC's Domm: Today's Agenda in the Markets Wednesday, 27 Jun 2007 | 9:10 AM ET

    Stock futures point lower this morning after a weak showing in equities markets worldwide. European stocks are trading lower, and Asian markets were mostly down overnight. Volatility will no doubt be the tone of the day, as the Fed starts its two-day meeting. Durable goods fell 2.8%, below expectations. The dollar slid after the report and Treasurys rallied.

  • CNBC's Domm: Today's Agenda in the Markets Tuesday, 26 Jun 2007 | 9:17 AM ET

    Stock futures are perking up this morning after three sessions of selling. Housing starts for May are reported today and there are a few earnings reports to make headlines.

  • In a special edition of "Power Lunch at the Four Seasons," Abby Joseph Cohen, the chief U.S. portfolio strategist at Goldman Sachs, offered her perspective on the markets, the S&P 500 and the global economy to CNBC's Bill Griffeth.

  • 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.