• The Federal Reserve headquarters in Washington, DC.

    With S&P’s downgrade of the United States’ credit rating from AAA to AA, many are speculating on how markets and U.S. authorities will respond.

  • When The Market Opens, It's Back to the Basics Saturday, 6 Aug 2011 | 5:38 PM ET
    Traders work in the crude oil options pit at the New York Mercantile Exchange.

    Come Monday, investors with a shorter time horizon may need to brace for some pain and even cut losses following the Standard & Poor's downgrade of US debt. But those with a longer time horizon can likely stand pat...cautiously.

  • NYSE Trader

    Amid a two-week market selloff came the first whiffs of capitulation Friday, that throw-in-the-towel moment when stocks can find a bottoming point.

  • Chart of the Day & Currencies Today     Friday, 5 Aug 2011 | 12:45 PM ET

    A look at why the charts are saying this sell-off is not a repeat of 2008 and insight on what currency traders should do with the dollar going forward, with Rebecca Patterson, JPMorgan Asset Management.

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

  • Where is the Bottom?     Friday, 5 Aug 2011 | 11:07 AM ET

    Debating whether the market has reached the bottom, with Scott Black, Delphi Management president, and Dan Fitzpatrick, Stockmarket Mentor president.

  • Santelli's Morning Bond Update     Friday, 5 Aug 2011 | 9:38 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli has the morning update on bond yields and how the markets are reacting to the jobs report.

  • Jobs Report Countdown     Friday, 5 Aug 2011 | 8:11 AM ET

    Insight and predictions on July's employment numbers, with Lou Brien, DRW Trading Group; Mark Zandi, Moody's Analytics; Diane Swonk, Mesirow Financial, and Mark Olson, Treliant Risk Advisors.

  • 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.

  • Finessing the Fear Factor     Friday, 5 Aug 2011 | 7:22 AM ET

    Are investors overly pessimistic? Perspective on fear permeating the markets, with James Paulsen, Wells Capital Management; Tim Courtney, Burns Advisory Group, and Mark Olson, Treliant Risk Advisors co-chairman.

  • 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.

  • US Treasuries the Most Liquid and Safe Markets     Thursday, 4 Aug 2011 | 8:50 PM ET

    Mihir Worah, Global Real Return Portfolio Manager at PIMCO, talks about fixed income investment strategy.

  • "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."

  • When Central Banks Target Havens     Thursday, 4 Aug 2011 | 5:45 PM ET

    Where can investors hide when central banks target safe havens? Hens Nordvig, head of G10 Fx Strategy at Nomura, weighs in.

  • 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.

  • Mudd on Market Slide     Thursday, 4 Aug 2011 | 4:25 PM ET

    A look at how much the markets lost today, with CNBC's Brian Shactman, and Daniel Mudd, Fortress Investment Group CEO weighs in on what he thinks about the latest market turmoil.

  • Is U.S. Economy Grinding to a Halt?     Thursday, 4 Aug 2011 | 2:22 PM ET

    Discussing the U.S. economic forecast and possible Fed intervention, with Bruce Kasman, JP Morgan chief economist, and Jon Hilsenrath, WSJ chief economics correspondent.

  • 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?

  • Midday Bond Report     Thursday, 4 Aug 2011 | 1:06 PM ET

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