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  • Web Extra: Take Your Position - Treasurys Monday, 24 Aug 2009 | 5:55 PM ET

    The Treasury is set to auction $109 billion of two-, five- and seven-year notes this week amid growing concern that the appetite for U.S. securities may be waning.

  • Wall Street Trader

    Once considered one of the ultimate buy-and-hold investments, US Treasurys are now being traded like stocks and commodities contracts, bond experts say.

  • The Man Who Sells America’s I.O.U.’s Monday, 24 Aug 2009 | 11:30 AM ET

    The brightly illuminated room looks like mission control for a space flight. Seven people, wearing headphones, stare intently at computer screens. Three minutes before the deadline, a disembodied voice exclaims, “We have coverage.”

  • China's Down Periods May Be Buying Opportunities Friday, 21 Aug 2009 | 12:09 PM ET

    Chinese stocks have unusually determined global market direction lately, bringing equities crashing down earlier this week, and talk about an end of the rally has intensified.

  • Charts: Dollar-Yen to Drag Stocks Lower Monday, 17 Aug 2009 | 5:41 AM ET

    The correlation between the dollar and the stock market is still there, Chris Zwermann from Zwermann Financial said Monday. He sees a weakening U.S. dollar-Japanese yen cross pulling stock markets lower, with the Dow falling below the 9,000 mark.

  • Stocks Snap Four-Week Winning Streak Friday, 14 Aug 2009 | 5:22 PM ET

    Stocks skidded Friday after a disappointing report on consumer prices and as consumers' mood took a turn for the worse. The Dow finished down about 50 points on the week, snapping a four-week winning streak.That snapped the markets four-week winning streak:

  • Futures Are Lower After CPI Report Friday, 14 Aug 2009 | 9:10 AM ET

    Futures pointed to a lower open on Wall Street Friday after a report showed consumer prices posted their biggest year-over-year decline since 1950.

  • Stocks Pull Off a Gain After Late Rally Thursday, 13 Aug 2009 | 4:37 PM ET

    Stocks eked out a gain after a late rally Thursday as investors cheered an encouraging business-inventories report, the latest sign that the recession is winding down.

  • Stocks Rise as Business Inventories Shrink Thursday, 13 Aug 2009 | 11:17 AM ET

    Stocks rebounded from a midmorning slide Thursday after a report showed business inventories continued to shrink as sales jumped, offering the latest indication that the recession is winding down.

  • Fed Statement, Walmart, Europe Boost Futures Thursday, 13 Aug 2009 | 7:36 AM ET

    There's some positive momentum for Wall Street ahead of Thursday's session. Futures are pointing to a nice pop at the open, following yesterday's strong gains.

  • Stocks Gain 1.3% After Fed's 'Rosy' Outlook Wednesday, 12 Aug 2009 | 5:19 PM ET

    Stocks pared their gains Wednesday after the Fed said the economy was improving and it planned to gradually slow the pace of Treasury buying.

  • Stocks Bob as Investors Digest Fed Statement Wednesday, 12 Aug 2009 | 3:09 PM ET

    Stocks pared their gains Wednesday after the Fed said the economy was improving and it planned to gradually slow the pace of Treasury buying.

  • Fed Statement: Traders Happy (Mostly) Wednesday, 12 Aug 2009 | 3:05 PM ET

    The one upgrade from the FOMC statement came on the economy: "economic activity is leveling out" is definitely a bit more positive than "the pace of economic contraction is slowing," which was the statement from the June 24th meeting.

  • Stocks Rally as Home Sales, Prices Rise Wednesday, 12 Aug 2009 | 1:18 PM ET

    Stocks advanced Wednesday as investors got some much-needed good news on the economy, including a report that showed existing-home sales — and home prices — have started to rise.

  • Futures Eke Up Pre-Fed; Toll Shares Surge Wednesday, 12 Aug 2009 | 7:44 AM ET

    Futures indicated a slightly higher open for the U.S. stock market Wednesday, following the previous day's losses of roughly 1 percent, ahead of the Federal Reserve policymakers' issuance of their latest economic pronouncements at about 2:15 p.m. New York time.

  • Stocks Slide 1% as Banks Drag; CIT Skids Tuesday, 11 Aug 2009 | 5:43 PM ET

    Stocks continued to slide Tuesday as a two-day Fed policy meeting kicked off in Washington and investors awaited results from today's Treasury auction. Bank stocks skidded after a well-known analyst advised taking profits on the sector short-term.

  • Dow Down 100 Points; Banks Stocks Skid Tuesday, 11 Aug 2009 | 12:53 PM ET

    Stocks continued to slide Tuesday as a two-day Fed policy meeting kicked off in Washington and investors awaited results from today's Treasury auction. Bank stocks skidded after a well-known analyst advised taking profits on the sector short-term.

  • Stocks Slide as Fed Starts 2-Day Meeting Tuesday, 11 Aug 2009 | 11:37 AM ET

    Stocks continued to slide Tuesday as a two-day Fed policy meeting kicked off in Washington and investors awaited results from today's Treasury auction.

  • Futures Point to Flat Open as Fed Meets Tuesday, 11 Aug 2009 | 8:47 AM ET

    Futures indicated a positive open for the U.S. stock market Tuesday, following modest losses the previous day, as Federal Reserve Policymakers begin a two-day meeting in Washington.

  • US Government Bonds 'Very Problematic': Strategist Monday, 10 Aug 2009 | 7:35 AM ET

    Government bonds are a "very problematic" investment right now because of a large number of issuances and because they have been pushed down by the latest rally in stocks, Uwe Parpart, chief economist and strategist at Asia Cantor Fitzgerald, told CNBC Monday.