• Prepare to Be Surprised by QE3 Monday, 22 Aug 2011 | 9:49 AM ET
    Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke

    I think there's a lot of misunderstanding in the markets about how Fed chairman Ben Bernanke views Fed strategy.

  • Bernanke Announcement Will Offer No Panacea     Monday, 22 Aug 2011 | 4:00 AM ET

    "It's difficult to see what Bernanke could say on Friday that hasn't already been said or done before. They could tinker around with reactivating a bond programme, but as we saw with QE2, which wasn't exactly a resounding success, it is not really so much a liquidity problem with the markets; it's a debt problem, and therefore, a confidence problem," Stephen Davies, chief executive at Javelin Wealth Management, told CNBC.

  • Stock Market Begins to Feed Economic Fear Sunday, 21 Aug 2011 | 10:54 AM ET

    Stocks have fallen four weeks in a row. Some on Wall Street worry that the resulting blow to confidence, not to mention 401(k) statements, has set off a spiral of fear that could push prices even lower, cause people and businesses to pull back and tip the economy into a new recession.

  • Federal Reserve Bank Chairman Ben Bernanke

    Investors will be watching the Fed as it meets at its annual Jackson Hole gathering this week for signs of new stimulus plans as the economic outlook gets worse.

  • CNBC.com Market Outlook     Friday, 19 Aug 2011 | 5:00 PM ET

    The week's top business news and investment advice, including how to trade Europe, US financials, HP's sharp drop and the run-up in gold.

  • Markets End Wild Week     Friday, 19 Aug 2011 | 4:03 PM ET

    Breaking down today's market action and how investors can protect their portfolios, with David Darst, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, and Ken Heinz, Hedge Fund Research.

  • The Flight to Safety     Friday, 19 Aug 2011 | 3:42 PM ET

    Discussing the low rates on Treasurys and where investors are likely to find better returns, with Ira Epstein, The Linn Group managing director.

  • Markets: More Tough Times Ahead?     Friday, 19 Aug 2011 | 3:30 PM ET

    Discussing whether there will be more downside for the markets and how investors should position their portfolios, with Rebecca Patterson, J.P.Morgan Asset Management chief market strategist.

  • "Unless the government starts to get its fiscal house in order, does mandatory budget reform in the Congress with this [Super] Committee, I fear things will get considerably worse," said Robert Rodriguez.

  • Today's Market Buzz     Friday, 19 Aug 2011 | 9:33 AM ET

    A check on what traders are watching, with Larry Shover, Efficient Capital Management, and a look at bonds and the U.S. dollar, with Joe Balestrino, Federated Investors fixed Income market strategist

  • T-Bill Yields Head for Record Lows     Thursday, 18 Aug 2011 | 5:20 PM ET

    Investors flood Treasury markets looking for safety from riskier plays, with Jeff Kilburg, Treasury Curve.

  • Is Gold the Only 'Safe-Haven' Investment Left? Thursday, 18 Aug 2011 | 4:36 PM ET

    The bull market in bullion, which began in late 2008, turned 1,008 days old on Thursday, making it the fourth longest rally for gold since 1975, according to Bespoke Investment Group.

  • Time to Dive into Dividends?     Thursday, 18 Aug 2011 | 4:30 PM ET

    A look at which dividend stocks should be on investors' buy list., with Joseph Keating, CenterState Wealth Management, and Neil Leeson, Ned Davis Research.

  • Bonds: Flight to Safety     Thursday, 18 Aug 2011 | 3:48 PM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli has the story on today's dip in Treasury yields, and discussing whether investors will continue to flock to bonds, with Todd Colvin, MF Global.

  • Europe's Brutal Day     Thursday, 18 Aug 2011 | 2:33 PM ET

    Discussing whether investors should be worried about Europe's debt problems, with George Magnus, UBS, and CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

  • China & U.S. Treasuries     Thursday, 18 Aug 2011 | 2:12 PM ET

    Despite the recent downgrade, investors are rushing into Treasuries. A look at why China and the rest of the world keep buying U.S. debt, with George Goncalves, , Nomura Securities; Tony Fratto, Hamilton Place Strategies, and CNBC's Rick Santelli.

  • Bond Market Midday Update     Thursday, 18 Aug 2011 | 1:06 PM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli reports on bond yields from the CME.

  • The Play on Treasuries & Gold     Thursday, 18 Aug 2011 | 12:45 PM ET

    Peter Boockvar, Miller Tabak provides insight on Treasuries & Fed policy, and the Fast Money traders with a play on gold.

  • CNBC's Rick Santelli reports on hot inflation data and yields, saying Treasuries are now the only cool drink in a hot desert. And CNBC's Jim Cramer suggests this could be a radically fabulous time to take advantage of the S&P decline and get into some stocks.

  • "I think there has been a downshift in expectations of economic growth, so I would be a little more defensive, thinking about companies that actually pay dividends, and have a record of earnings. I would emphasise the multinationals overall, and I would look at high grade corporate bonds as an alternative," John Silvia, chief economist at Wells Fargo, told CNBC.