*Greece, creditors wrestle over reforms to reach debt deal. The absence of a breakthrough in debt negotiations between Greece and its creditors also underpinned safe-haven demand for low-risk government debt, analysts said. "We expect the FOMC to leave everything on the table and maintain a similar tone to the last statement," said Ira Jersey, head of U.S. interest...» Read More
Greece will default in the next three to four months, says Amelia Bourdeau, Westpac Institutional Bank.
"The greatest risk is that our political system is not up to the challenge," Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner tells CNBC's John Harwood. Geithner also denies allegations in a new book that President Obama's economic team subverted his wishes.
"Investors rarely overlook stock market bargains,” says one analyst. But with the Fed intervening in bond markets, the difference between stock and bond yields may be skewed.
Most FOMC meetings have a rapid and real effect on the dollar - but as this week's meeting looms, investors have other concerns.
The Fed in the week ahead is widely expected to pull the trigger on a new easing program, as the European debt crisis continues to boil.
A meeting of European finance officials to discuss the sovereign crisis, paired with the quadruple witching expiration of futures and options guarantees more stock market volatility Friday.
The U.S. markets are posting gains of better than one percent today. Where can investors find opportunities in this market rally? Joe Quinlan, US Trust managing director/chief market strategist, and Ben Pace, Deutsche Bank Private Wealth Management CIO weigh in.
Fixed mortgage rates fell to the lowest level in six decades for the second straight week. But few Americans can take advantage of the historically low rates.
An important batch of U.S. economic data could influence Thursday's markets, even as they continue to feel the long dark clouds of Europe's debt crisis.
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Discussing why the U.S. economy is not headed for a recession, with Joseph LaVorgna, Deutsche Bank chief U.S. economist.
The US Treasury would effectively accommodate a possible Federal Reserve stimulus to drive down long-term interest rates, according to people familiar with the matter. The FT reports.
European leaders are in the driver's seat when it comes to markets Wednesday, but traders will also be taking a hard look at U.S. economic data to see if the string of negative surprises is coming to an end.
CNBC's Rick Santelli reports on Tuesday's Treasury auction from the CME.
It might only be a number or a psychological barrier for markets. But the 2 percent level that 10-year U.S. Treasury and German Bund yields have dived under in the past few days is hugely significant. The FT reports.
Markets can't help but remain caught in the latest cross currents of news from Europe, but the question is whether it's going to feel like high or low tide.
The "seeds of stability" in the U.S. are there, with "some of the data turning against expectations, which are horrible," Eric Pellicciaro, managing director and head of Global Rates Investments at BlackRock spacer Fundamentals Fixed Income Group, told CNBC Monday.
“We should pass this jobs plan right away,” said President Barack Obama as he addressed America and Congress, calling for an end to the political circus in Washington and action that would “actually help the economy.” With those words, the president threw down the gauntlet to his Republican opponents with a $447 billion dollar stimulus package aimed at boosting jobs before America goes to the polls late next year.
Markets Friday will debate the merits of President Obama's $447 billion jobs package and monitor G-7 finance ministers, who meet in France against a backdrop of weaker global growth and fears of financial contagion from Europe.
A look at the markets, post Ben Bernanke's speech, with Anthony Neglia, Tower Trading president and CNBC's Seema Mody.