NEW YORK, April 17- U.S. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits ticked up 2,000 to a seasonally adjusted 304,000 for the week ended April 12, the Labor Department said on Thursday. The Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank also said factory activity in the U.S. mid-Atlantic region picked up in April at a faster clip than expected.» Read More
The markets are moving sideways in anticipation of Friday's big jobs report. Exploring investment strategies, with Tim Courtney, Burns Advisory Group, and Craig Columbus, Advanced Equities Asset Management.
CNBC's Rick Santelli reports on the significance of today's treasury auction of four week bills at 0.0%.
The markets seem to believe that the federal government will raise the debt ceiling before August 2. And the markets may be right.
A look at what traders are watching ahead of the opening bell, with Bryan Piskorowski, Wells Fargo Advisors.
Discussing whether the U.S. economy is really on the road to recovery, with Mark Vitner, Wells Fargo Securities, and Steven Ricchiuto, Mizuho Securities.
Discussing whether the markets are poised for another bull run, with Richard Ross, Auerbach Grayson, and David Katz, Matrix Asset Advisors.
CNBC's Rick Santelli with a look at the bond and dollar action, live from the CME.
CNBC's Rick Santelli reports on Treasurys and looks at the economic data for the week.
CNBC's Rick Santelli reports on today's bond yields at the CME.
A look ahead of the futures trading day, with CNBC's Rick Santelli.
The end of the second round of quantitative easing in the US has been likened to a department store's biggest customer leaving the store by Tony Crescenzi, a strategist at Pimco.
Despite the lousy headlines, the markets are going to be on the upside next quarter. Planning an investment strategy for the second half of the year, with Mike Holland, Holland & Company, and Richard Steinberg, Steinberg Global Asset Management.
A preview of bond market activity from the CME, with Jeff Kilburg, TreasuryCurve.
Now that the Fed's safety net is gone, where do investor go from here? Discussing investment strategies for the second half, with Michael Ryan, UBS Wealth Management; Priya Misra, BofA Merrill Lynch; and Marc Chandler, BBH.
CNBC's Rick Santelli reports on the day's bond activity from the CME.
Discussing whether the Fed's program of quantitative easing worked and what's ahead for the U.S. economy, with Michael Ryan, UBS Wealth Management; Priya Misra, BofA Merrill Lynch; and Marc Chandler, BBH.
Mark Mahaney, Citigroup with a play on eBay, and the Fast Money traders weigh in on stocks, bonds, and the Treasury trade slap down.
Leon Cooperman, Omega Advisors chairman/CEO, is basically optimistic on the markets, and lays out a post-QE2 investment strategy, with Jeffrey Gundlach, DoubleLine Capital CEO.
Is the Fed's easy money policy to blame for a weaker dollar and higher commodity prices? Discussing what's ahead for currencies and commodities, with Rehan Rashid, FBR, and Jens Nordvig, Nomura Securities.
A look at where interest rates and the economy are headed now that QE2 is over, with George Goncalves and David Resler, Nomura Securities.