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  • Big swings in stock prices could again characterize trading in the week ahead, as investors watch Europe and the very behavior of the markets themselves.

  • Why You Should Trade Currency Pleasure for Pain Friday, 12 Aug 2011 | 8:34 PM ET

    In a week like the one just ended, it's worth giving up some pleasure to avoid more pain, these strategists say.

  • Why Did Treasury Bonds Rally? Friday, 12 Aug 2011 | 9:54 AM ET
    U.S. Savings Bonds

    If you want to understand why Treasury bonds rallied so powerfully the week following Standard & Poors downgrade of the long-term credit rating of the U.S., it helps to stop thinking of Treasurys as investments altogether.

  • NYSE Traders

    Stocks could take another roller coaster ride Friday, as investors keep their eyes on Europe ahead of the weekend.

  • Why Not A Growth Supercommittee? Thursday, 11 Aug 2011 | 4:34 PM ET

    The most depressing thing about the supercommittee is its goals: budget cuts.

  • Markets Being Irrational, So Stay Away From Stocks: Bove Thursday, 11 Aug 2011 | 11:57 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Investors are behaving irrationally because they’re being driven by irrational fiscal and monetary policy, banking analyst Dick Bove said, repeating his call to stay away from stocks until the dust settles.

  • Santelli's Bond Report     Thursday, 11 Aug 2011 | 9:32 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli has the update on bond yields.

  • Investors Battle Fear, Fear and Fear Thursday, 11 Aug 2011 | 4:03 AM ET

    “Clearly we are in a selling climax,” says one CEO. "The biggest mistake you can make is to jump into any one asset because it is in favor. What you need is to be diversified."

  • One strategist is warning investors not to increase exposure to stocks until the “real selling capitulation takes place" and gold and Swiss Franc begin to decline.

  • The Safest Places to Invest     Wednesday, 10 Aug 2011 | 8:20 PM ET

    Brad Jones, Asia Investment Strategist at Deutsche Bank, and Richard Jerram, Chief Economist at Bank of Singapore discuss investment opportunities amid the current environment.

  • Trader Triple Play: Fear Trade On?     Wednesday, 10 Aug 2011 | 1:52 PM ET

    A look at the headline making events moving today's markets, with Dan Haugh, PTI Securities & Futures LP; Jonathan Corpina, Meridian Equity Partners, and Lou Grasso, Millennium Futures.

  • Santelli & Whitney Battle Over Munis     Wednesday, 10 Aug 2011 | 8:37 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli and Meredith Whitney, Meredith Whitney Advisory Group, debate over munis, in a heated exchange.

  • Markets Offer a 'Sweet Shop' of Opportunities: Strategist Wednesday, 10 Aug 2011 | 7:05 AM ET

    The slump in stock markets this week offers investors an opportunity to make money on good companies dragged down by negative sentiment, an analyst told CNBC on Wednesday.

  • Goldman Sachs Sees Fed Resuming Easing Wednesday, 10 Aug 2011 | 6:04 AM ET
    The Federal Reserve headquarters in Washington, DC.

    Goldman Sachs on Wednesday reviewed its position on further monetary stimulus, saying that further quantitative easing had a greater than ever chance of being implemented in the United States.

  • 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.

  • Gold Vaults Charge More for Storing Bullion Wednesday, 10 Aug 2011 | 1:06 AM ET
    Gold

    Banks are charging more to store gold after a surge in demand for precious metals has left London, the centre of the global bullion market, short of vault space, reported the FT.

  • El-Erian: Unprecedented Fed to the Rescue Tuesday, 9 Aug 2011 | 9:06 PM ET

    After Monday’s gut wrenching 635 point fall, the Dow Jones index surged an impressive 430 points on Tuesday. In the process, investors experienced a wild 640 point intra-day roller coaster! Gold prices set another record while Treasury yields fell sharply, with the 2-year closing at an eye popping 0.2% and the 5-year at an equally stunning 1.0 percent.

  • What Investors Need to Hear From Bernanke Tuesday, 9 Aug 2011 | 10:11 AM ET

    Investors are hungry for good news from today's FOMC meeting. Here's what Ben Bernanke can — and can't — deliver.

  • After 635-Point Sell-Off, Fed Running Out of Options Tuesday, 9 Aug 2011 | 4:42 AM ET
    Fed Chief Ben Bernanke Testifies to House Budget Committee

    The Dow fell by 635 points, Asia followed suit and Europe is expecting losses for up to 6 percent following the downgrade of US debt by ratings agency Standard & Poor’s. Whether the move by S&P can be wholly blamed for the heavy selling of stocks is open to question, but the market is now asking how the Fed will react when it meets today to discuss its response at its monthly meeting.

  • 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.