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  • 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.

  • Dr. Marc Faber

    Marc Faber, who predicted just last week that a bear market was on its way back, says the current selloff in equities is overdone and he expects a short-term rebound.

  • S&P Defends Its Decision  Monday, 8 Aug 2011 | 4:15 PM ET

    Defending the credit agency's decision to downgrade U.S. debt, with Deven Sharma, Standard & Poor's president.

  • Bonds Rally Today Despite Downgrade  Monday, 8 Aug 2011 | 3:25 PM ET

    The flight to quality is still the U.S. Treasury, with Jeff Carter, PointsandFigures.com.

  • Stack of U.S. hundred-dollar bills

    S&P is  worried about "what you're going to get in terms of the payback is going to worth a lot less, Gundlach said. "But that is not their job."

  • 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.

  • El-Erian: Making Sense of Today's News Monday, 8 Aug 2011 | 2:01 PM ET

    Why isn’t the price of U.S. Treasurys falling after the S&P downgrade; why are equities under pressure; and why is gold surging? Developments in Treasurys appear, at first sight, the most puzzling.

  • Bond Market Paying Little Heed to Message From S&P Monday, 8 Aug 2011 | 1:57 PM ET

    Standard & Poor's spoke loudly and clearly when it downgraded US debt, but the Treasury market on Monday didn't appear to be listening.

  • Langone: Geithner Should Step Down Monday, 8 Aug 2011 | 1:07 PM ET

    The downgrade that many on Wall Street was waiting for has happened and now the muni market is holding its collective breath to see who on their block will face similar fate. The political sparing matches have not slowed down and for the Sunday shows, it was a feast of pointing fingers.

  • Rally in Treasurys Shatters Myth of Forced Selling Monday, 8 Aug 2011 | 12:16 PM ET

    Treasurys rallied on the first day of trading following the downgrade of the U.S. credit rating by Standard & Poor’s.

  • Europe's Zone of Insolvency  Monday, 8 Aug 2011 | 12:00 PM ET

    Insight into Europe's intractable financial problems and whether the bailout will cost Germany and France their AAA rating, with Kyle Bass.

  • What to Expect Now That We've Been Downgraded Monday, 8 Aug 2011 | 11:27 AM ET

    Standard & Poor’s went ahead with its downgrade of the United States' long-term credit rating.

  • In the U.S., is it the fall of the Roman Empire or will our anemic growth pick up steam and help us out of the economic doldrums? Here are five questions to ask.

  • Farr: What the Markets Hate Most Monday, 8 Aug 2011 | 10:17 AM ET

    One of the first things investors learn after “buy low and sell high” is that markets hate uncertainty.

  • 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.