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  • Bonds Lose as Stocks Rise on Bush Mortgage Plan Friday, 31 Aug 2007 | 2:56 PM ET

    U.S. Treasury debt prices fell Friday as stocks rallied on a White House plan to rescue homeowners caught in the subprime mortgage debacle, taking the recent safe-haven bid out of government bonds.

  • Bonds Gain on Strong Auction; Await Bernanke Thursday, 30 Aug 2007 | 10:44 AM ET

    U.S. Treasuries rose Thursday as the market digested a government debt auction with ease and investors found more reasons to seek safe-haven investments in bonds.

  • Jack Bogle: What's In His Portfolio? Wednesday, 29 Aug 2007 | 3:54 PM ET

    You think you're a long-term investor? Vanguard funds founder Jack Bogle was on our air this morning, and I talked with him on the phone shortly after. He told me has been dollar cost averaging since 1951, when he first invested in a defined contribution benefit plan.

  • Bonds Rise as Stocks Take Another Hit Tuesday, 28 Aug 2007 | 2:38 PM ET

    U.S. government bonds rallied on Tuesday, as stocks tumbled on fresh concerns over the health of credit markets and the troubled housing sector deteriorated further.

  • Bonds Gain on Housing Glut, Weaker Stocks Monday, 27 Aug 2007 | 3:19 PM ET

    U.S. Treasury debt prices rose Monday, supported by more evidence of a weak U.S. housing market and lingering concerns about liquidity in credit markets.

  • European Stocks End Mixed after Trichet Monday, 27 Aug 2007 | 12:07 PM ET

    European stocks closed mixed in the afternoon session Monday, after European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet kept the options open for euro-zone rate moves ahead of an ECB monetary policy meeting next week.

  • CNBC's Domm: Today's Agenda in the Markets Friday, 24 Aug 2007 | 9:17 AM ET

    Stocks futures are meandering on both sides of the unchanged mark after stronger-than-expected durable goods orders and investors now await new home sales data due at 10 am New York time.

  • Recession Possiblity Stirring Debate on Wall Street Friday, 24 Aug 2007 | 8:16 AM ET

    The hot topic on the Street is the probability of a recession. Robert Albertson, chief strategist at Sandler O'Neill, and this morning Angelo Mozillo, CEO of Countrywide both voiced fears that a recession was coming. Opinions are sharply divided on this. David Bianco, UBS' Equity Strategist, said earlier this month that the S&P seems to be signaling a "financial sector recession" (i.e. that a recession is expected to mostly affect financial sector profits).

  • CNBC's Domm: Today's Agenda in the Markets Thursday, 23 Aug 2007 | 8:46 AM ET

    Stoked by positive developments on the credit and mortgage front, stocks are building on yesterday's gains and look ready to spring higher on the open.

  • CNBC's Domm: Today's Agenda in the Markets Wednesday, 22 Aug 2007 | 9:52 AM ET

    Wall Street prepares for lift off on the opening amid calmer credit markets, higher world stock markets and some merger news. European stock markets are comfortably higher, and Asia closed higher though Japan stocks were flat on the rising yen.

  • Accredited Home Selling $1 Billion in Mortgage Loans Tuesday, 21 Aug 2007 | 11:14 AM ET

    Struggling subprime mortgage lender Accredited Home Lenders Holding on Tuesday said it agreed to sell $1 billion of home loans to an unnamed investor, a move it said would limit its exposure to margin calls.

  • CNBC's Domm: Today's Agenda in the Markets Tuesday, 21 Aug 2007 | 8:57 AM ET

    Stock traders will be looking over their shoulders at the credit markets as a furious flight to quality into Treasuries keeps the pressure on stocks prices. For now, stock futures are higher and look set for a firmer opening.

  • CNBC's Domm: Today's Agenda in the Markets Monday, 20 Aug 2007 | 8:57 AM ET

    Wall Street is set for a higher open after world stock markets rebounded in a Fed-inspired relief rally. Tokyo stocks were up 3%, the biggest gain in more than a year, in its first trading day since the Fed move. European stock markets, up sharply Friday, continue to rise this morning.

  • CNBC's Domm: Today's Agenda in the Markets Thursday, 16 Aug 2007 | 7:40 AM ET

    A bruising selloff in world stock markets is about to extract more pain on Wall Street, where stock index futures are pointing to a sharply lower opening.

  • CNBC's Domm: Today's Agenda in the Markets Wednesday, 15 Aug 2007 | 8:57 AM ET

    Wall Street is bracing for a weaker opening, joining a sell off in stock markets around the world. Europe's major markets were lower after a selling spree across Asian markets, sparked by credit fears.

  • CNBC's Domm: Today's Agenda in the Markets Monday, 13 Aug 2007 | 10:21 AM ET

    Stocks start the week on firmer ground after central bankers once again pumped cash into the markets, injecting confidence and liquidity. Stock markets around the globe gained, and U.S. stock futures are higher.

  • CNBC's Domm: Today's Agenda in the Markets Friday, 10 Aug 2007 | 8:50 AM ET

    Wall Street is bracing for a sharply lower open as fears of a global liquidity crisis pound stock markets worldwide. Central banks around the globe stepped in to inject funds into the banking system and pump confidence back into markets, wary of the continued ripple effect of the U.S. subprime mortgage fallout.

  • CNBC's Domm: Today's Agenda in the Markets Thursday, 9 Aug 2007 | 8:52 AM ET

    The revelation that a unit of French bank BNP Paribas temporarily suspended three of its funds injected new fear into the markets, driving global stock sharply lower and casting a fresh chill across credit markets. The market fallout from BNP has reignited market speculation that the Fed will move to cut rates sooner, rather than later.

  • CNBC's Domm: Today's Agenda in the Markets Wednesday, 8 Aug 2007 | 10:01 AM ET

    The Fed's comments yesterday calmed some of the credit angst in the markets and set the stage for a move higher in global equities. U.S. stocks are positioned to trade higher this morning, and Cisco's strong earnings news is adding some punch to the Nasdaq.

  • It’s the end of easy credit.  And that's made things difficult both for investors and would-be homeowners. CNBC talked to the experts on Tuesday on how best to survive the credit crunch. Here are some of their suggestions.