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  • After the Dow Jones fell by 500 points on Thursday, European indices also faced a sell-off at Friday's open.

  • Faber: Brace for a Global 'Reboot' and a War Friday, 5 Aug 2011 | 7:51 AM ET
    Dr. Marc Faber

    Markets could rebound after Thursday's global sell-off, but investors should see any bounce as a selling opportunity, as the world economy rolls towards total collapse, Mark Faber, editor and publisher of the Boom, Doom and Gloom Report told CNBC Friday.

  • Downgrade Threat Affecting Treasurys' Appeal? Friday, 5 Aug 2011 | 6:47 AM ET
    United States Federal Reserve

    With the threat of failure to reach a debt deal finally out of the way and the worsening global macroeconomic picture gripping investors, it has been a win- win for US Treasurys so far.

  • Is it time to buy gold or flee to cash? With all of the hyperbole in the market on Friday following the 500 point fall in the Dow Jones Industrial average on Thursday, and heavy selling in Asia and Europe Friday, the answer might be bottled water, tinned food and shovels.

  • "The way Europe is operating right now, its what I called recently 'cognitive dissonance,'" Scott Minerd of Guggenheim Partners said, or "basically doing the same thing thinking they're going to get a different outcome."

  • 2-Year Note Touches Record Low  Thursday, 4 Aug 2011 | 5:10 PM ET

    One-month Treasury bill yield dips into negative territory as the Dow plunges more than 500 points Thursday, with the Fast Money traders.

  • Geithner: The Reluctant Treasury Secretary Thursday, 4 Aug 2011 | 1:19 PM ET

    Is it a good idea for America to have a reluctant Treasury Secretary while the economy seems to be running out of steam?

  • WOTS Now: Stocks Selloff & Gold Down  Thursday, 4 Aug 2011 | 12:30 PM ET

    The Fast Money traders weigh in on the market's selloff and retail stocks, and Dennis Gartman, The Gartman Letter explains the big reversal in gold and how to play it.

  • One Month T-Bill Goes Negative  Thursday, 4 Aug 2011 | 11:30 AM ET

    A check on what traders are watching on the floors, and where the markets are headed, with Anthony Neglia, Tower Trading; Gordon Charlop, Rosenblatt Securities, and CNBC's Rick Santelli.

  • Jon Corzine’s Treasury Secretary Appeal Thursday, 4 Aug 2011 | 11:27 AM ET
    Jon Corzine

    Jon Corzine stands much more of a chance of being tapped to be the next Treasury Secretary than many in Washington or on Wall Street think.

  • Market Correction Protection  Wednesday, 3 Aug 2011 | 4:09 PM ET

    Discussing how investors can protect their portfolios in a volatile market environment, with Todd Salamone, Schaeffer's Investment Research; Ron Insana, CNBC Contributor, and Liz Ann Sonders, Charles Schwab.

  • Corzine to Replace Geithner at Treasury? Wednesday, 3 Aug 2011 | 4:08 PM ET
    Jon Corzine

    There's long been speculation that Jon Corzine might be tapped to replace Tim Geithner as Treasury Secretary and the buzz just got a little louder.

  • US Debt Clashes to Continue, Downgrade Likely: Analysts Wednesday, 3 Aug 2011 | 2:54 AM ET
    President Obama and Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner

    The US is likely to see its debt downgraded by the credit rating agencies, despite the passage of a bill to raise the country's debt ceiling on Monday, analysts told CNBC.

  • Treasurys Among Riskiest Assets on the Planet: Analyst Wednesday, 3 Aug 2011 | 2:13 AM ET

    U.S. Treasurys have rallied in recent days as worries about slowing growth have overtaken concerns about the sustainability of U.S. government debt. But one analyst says Treasurys are among the riskiest assets on the planet today and investors should look at Asian government bonds instead.

  • 'The Bear Market Is Starting': Marc Faber Wednesday, 3 Aug 2011 | 1:10 AM ET
    Dr. Marc Faber

    The bear market is on its way back, economist and contrarian investor Marc Faber, the editor and publisher of The Gloom Boom & Doom Report told CNBC Tuesday.

  • US AAA in Peril: States Impact  Tuesday, 2 Aug 2011 | 5:36 PM ET

    States with more federal workers are now on credit watch, says Alexandra Lebenthal, Lebenthal & Co.

  • It's Time For Paul Krugman to Support Tax Cuts Tuesday, 2 Aug 2011 | 4:46 PM ET
    Paul Krugman

    I agree with Paul Krugman that the deal to raise the debt ceiling is a disaster.

  • Bond Traders Think This Debt Ceiling Deal Stinks Tuesday, 2 Aug 2011 | 4:36 PM ET
    'The National Debt Clock ' is displayed on the side of a building near an Internal Revenue Service office in New York.

    Probably the best commentary I've seen today on the market reaction to the debt ceiling deal comes from Cullen Roche at Pragmatic Capitalist:

  • Fitch: AAA in Play?  Tuesday, 2 Aug 2011 | 4:14 PM ET

    Is U.S. debt in danger of a downgrade? Discussing pending threats to the nation's triple A rating, with CNBC's David Riley, Fitch Ratings.

  • Next Fed Easing to Include Inflation Target: Gross Tuesday, 2 Aug 2011 | 4:01 PM ET
    Bill Gross of PIMCO participates in a conference on the future of housing finance at the Treasury Department in Washington, DC.

    The Federal Reserve likely will launch its next round of quantitative easing later this month with language that will set a specific target for inflation, Pimco's Bill Gross told CNBC.