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  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Uncertainties about the Greek debt situation and the removal of the security blanket of Fed easing could combine for another week of volatility as the second quarter draws to an end.

  • Stocks Rise as Bulls Look Beyond Volatility Friday, 24 Jun 2011 | 7:19 AM ET

    After a volatile session on Thursday as the International Energy Agency unveiled plans to release strategic reserves in a bid to push oil prices lower, stocks look set for a strong end to the week.

  • Gold Still Prized as a Safe Haven: Gold Bull Friday, 24 Jun 2011 | 4:24 AM ET
    Gold Bars
  • Wall Street

    Friday's market moves may not be as dramatic as Thursday's, but the same doubts could rattle investors going into the weekend.

  • Look Ahead: Buckle Up, Market Is Due for a Rocky Road Wednesday, 22 Jun 2011 | 7:42 PM ET
    Car on road

    In Thursday's trading, the market will focus on weekly jobless claims and fully digest the Fed news. But buckle up: With earnings season around the corner, some pros say it's going to be a bumpy ride.

  • 'Disappointed' by Fed, Still Bullish on Stocks: Birinyi Wednesday, 22 Jun 2011 | 5:28 PM ET
    Laszlo Birinyi

    Laszlo Birinyi continues to be bullish on stocks although he told CNBC Wednesday he was "disappointed with some of the language and the tone" of Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke during the latter's press conference today.

  • Crescenzi: What to Expect from the FOMC Today Wednesday, 22 Jun 2011 | 9:32 AM ET

    Keep in mind these three top objectives of post-FOMC press conferences: Control inflation expectations amid today’s extraordinary degree of monetary accommodation, (Eventually) Limit damage control from a future reversal of policy and Guide market expectations about current and future unconventional policy actions.

  • Rick Santelli's Hopes and Dreams     Wednesday, 22 Jun 2011 | 9:10 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli shares what he is hoping from the Fed today.

  • Bernanke to Walk a Fine Line on Inflation, Growth Wednesday, 22 Jun 2011 | 7:44 AM ET
    Federal Reserve Bank Chairman Ben Bernanke

    The Fed Chairman is unlikely to announce a major change in monetary policy at his second-ever news conference, but investors will hang on his every word for clues on whether the Fed will scale back its presence in financial markets, analysts said.

  • Traders work in the ten-year U.S. Treasury Note options pit at the Chicago Board of Trade in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

    As stock investors seem to casually buy and take profits, bond investors appear to be hunkering down for the worst. Market observers can’t remember a time when there was such a divergence between the so-called predictive mechanisms of the two markets.

  • AIG Weighed Pulling Share Offering Over Price: CEO Tuesday, 21 Jun 2011 | 11:45 AM ET
    AIG

    American International Group’s CEO Robert Benmosche told CNBC Tuesday that he considered pulling the insurance company's recent share offering when it looked like the price might not be much above the break-even point of $28.73 for US taxpayers.

  • The Stock to Watch Now Friday, 17 Jun 2011 | 2:51 PM ET

    At a charity event last night aboard the Intrepid on the Hudson River, several hundred hedge fund traders sipped white wine while waiting for the Roots to play. The weather was magnificent, but get past the pleasantries and none of them were in a particularly good mood.

  • Public pension funds managing the retirement and health care benefits of teachers and firemen are pouring money into hedge funds, as much as doubling the money they allocate to the industry, in a desperate attempt to bridge the funding gap in their plans.

  • The Yield Curve: CNBC Explains Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 10:43 AM ET

    Yield curves help investors understand the relationship between bonds of differing time horizons to maturity. CNBC explains.

  • Forward Contracts: CNBC Explains Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 9:41 AM ET

    Yield curves help investors understand the relationship between bonds of differing time horizons to maturity. CNBC explains.

  • Federal Reserve Open Market Operations: CNBC Explains Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 9:35 AM ET

    The United States central bank, the Federal Reserve, buys and sells assets in the open market. How do these open market operations work? CNBC explains.

  • Treasury Bond Prices and Yields: CNBC Explains Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 8:57 AM ET

    When you buy a U.S. Treasury Security, you’re essentially giving a loan to the government. Salman Khan of the Khan Academy demonstrates how price and yield of treasury securities works.

  • Government Bonds 'Should Be Avoided': Analysts Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 12:56 AM ET
    The Federal Reserve headquarters in Washington, DC.

    US Treasurys may not be such a good bet for investors as yields have dropped too low and questions remain on whether the Federal Reserve will continue to print money after its current round of quantitative easing ends, analysts told CNBC.

  • Muni Market Melee     Wednesday, 15 Jun 2011 | 7:48 AM ET

    Insight on how he has had to diffuse some of the bombs Meredith Whitney has loaded in the muni market, with Thomas Doe, Municipal Market Advisors founder/CEO.

  • Congress Is Taking Debt Ceiling Seriously: Schweikert Wednesday, 15 Jun 2011 | 1:50 AM ET
    US Capitol Building at dawn

    The U.S. Congress will not wait for the country's debt crisis to reach the levels of Southern Europe, David Schweikert, a republican congressman and part of the bipartisan commission on budget told CNBC on Tuesday.