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  • A concerned trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Wall Street is having a hard time figuring out what to do now that the US economy appears to be sputtering and yields are so low, Peter Yastrow, market strategist for Yastrow Origer, told CNBC.

  • Should Bond Buyers Bet on Stalling US Economy? Friday, 27 May 2011 | 5:40 AM ET
    Bernanke Testifies to Congress on U.S. Monetary Policy

    Fears over the continuing European sovereign debt crisis and weaker than expected economic data from the US helped to push the price of US Treasurys up and take yields to a six month low on Thursday as investors looked for safety.

  • Brusca & Chadwick on Markets     Thursday, 26 May 2011 | 6:15 AM ET

    Discussing the U.S. economic outlook, with Robert Brusca, Chief Economist, Fact and Opinion Economics, and Patricia Chadwick, Ravengate Partners.

  • Do Markets Still Trust Rating Agencies' Decisions? Wednesday, 25 May 2011 | 2:27 AM ET

    Belgium became the latest small European nation to come under the cloud of having its credit ratings outlook cut on Monday. As rating agencies themselves are increasingly criticized, is this the threat it once was?

  • US Debt Cannot Defy Fundamentals for Ever Monday, 23 May 2011 | 7:40 AM ET
    US Debt Clock

    US 10-year yields are low and despite a battle over raising the debt ceiling and a warning from S&P on the outlook for US debt, investors have yet to tire of the treasury market which has rallied since the end of April.

  • Fed Easing Policy Driving Rates Lower—Ironically Tuesday, 17 May 2011 | 5:21 PM ET

    Interest rates are heading lower, counter to what many in the bond market thought might happen as the Fed reaches the end of its quantitative easing program.

  • CalSTRS: Funding the Future     Tuesday, 17 May 2011 | 3:15 PM ET

    Discussing how the nation's second-largest pension fund plans to boost its performance and investment opportunities, with Christopher Ailman, California State Teachers' Retirement System.

  • The Fast Money pros are very focused on a few signals that could telegraph the next big move.

  • Word On the Street Now     Tuesday, 17 May 2011 | 12:30 PM ET

    Simon Hobbs and the Fast Money traders weigh in on the U.S. dollar, Treasuries, commodities and which trades you should put down today.

  • Stock Market: Time to Get Defensive?     Tuesday, 17 May 2011 | 11:00 AM ET

    With a slew of weak economic data out recently, is it time to get defensive? Tobias Levkovich, Citi and Hank Smith, Haverford Investments weigh in.

  • US Debt Holders Willing to Miss Payments: Rep. Ryan Tuesday, 17 May 2011 | 10:12 AM ET

    Holders of US government debt would be willing to miss payments "for a day or two or three or four" if it put the US in a stronger position to pay them later on, Rep. Paul Ryan told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Slow Growth, Inflation Make US Bonds Bad Buy: Gross Monday, 16 May 2011 | 11:15 AM ET
    Bill Gross of PIMCO participates in a conference on the future of housing finance at the Treasury Department in Washington, DC.

    The US economy is headed for a period of higher inflation and lower growth that makes the nation's debt unappealing when measured against its global competitors, Pimco's Bill Gross told CNBC.

  • Gross: Pimco Not Short US Bonds     Monday, 16 May 2011 | 10:15 AM ET

    Bill Gross, Pimco Co-CIO & founder, explains there is a misconception that Pimco is short US Treasuries. Investors can find pristine balance sheets in countries like Canada, he adds.

  • Rising volatility in stocks and commodities could continue to be a dominant theme in the week ahead, as investors watch the latest U.S. economic reports for signs the recovery is moving forward.

  • Policymakers Learn a New and Alarming Catchphrase Monday, 9 May 2011 | 11:58 PM ET
    U.S. Savings Bonds

    Another week, another wave of dismal fiscal gridlock in Washington. But as US politicians squabble about how to cut the debt, another concept with a catchy name is quietly starting to creep into the policy debate: "financial repression", according to the FT.

  • What's the Next Bubble?     Monday, 9 May 2011 | 10:50 AM ET

    Now that the commodity bubble is starting to deflate, investors want to know what the next big bubble is. Insight with J.J. Burns, J.J. Burns & Company president and CNBC's Herb Greenberg.

  • Bond Investors Should Revolt: PIMCO's Gross Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 6:13 AM ET

    The Co-CEO of bond giant PIMCO, Bill Gross, has warned investors that holding US Treasurys is an “abdication of responsibility” in his May note to investors.

  • How Low Can the Dollar Go? Friday, 29 Apr 2011 | 7:35 PM ET
    Euro bills and U.S. dollars being exchanged

    The dollar can't seem to stop sliding, and on Friday it was so weak that the euro almost hit $1.50. Here's how to trade that currency pair.

  • Crescenzi: Grading Bernanke Wednesday, 27 Apr 2011 | 4:38 PM ET

    I give Bernanke a B+ because for one he was too rehearsed at times, obviously reaching for and seeking to insert soundbites throughout the press conference and in his very lengthy opening monologue, which took up about 20% of the planned 45 minutes for the press conference.

  • Markets Expect Fed to Deliver More Good News for Stocks Wednesday, 27 Apr 2011 | 11:16 AM ET
    Ben Bernanke at Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

    Regardless of what Bernanke says at his first media briefing, the markets are convinced the Fed chairman will keep the stock market rallying and the dollar in decline.