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  • Pros Say: Fed's Plans Will Make Crisis Worse Monday, 23 Mar 2009 | 8:36 AM ET
    Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner

    Global stocks were up Monday as anticipation of the details of US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner's plans to buy up toxic assets boosted investor sentiment. But experts are concerned that the methods the US is using are not going to help the economy.

  • Pros Say: This Is the Bottom Friday, 20 Mar 2009 | 6:09 AM ET
    Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner

    Global stocks dropped Friday on concerns about the inflationary effects of the Federal Reserve's plan to buy government debt. Experts on CNBC weigh in on what needs to happen for economies worldwide to recover.

  • What the Pros Say: US Is Now 'Bankrupt' Thursday, 19 Mar 2009 | 9:56 AM ET

    Global stocks traded higher, as did the dollar against the euro, Thursday after the Federal Reserve's surprise announcement it would buy $300 billion in US Treasurys in order to help the ailing economy.

  • Is Fed Getting Hold On Crisis? Wednesday, 18 Mar 2009 | 6:22 PM ET

    With no major explosions roiling the financial markets and the Fed sparking optimism, investors are starting to ask, “has the worst of the storm now passed?”

  • Pros Say: We're Stuck with the Bear Until 2010 Wednesday, 18 Mar 2009 | 8:23 AM ET

    After the IMF forecast the UK economy will be one of the last major economies to come out of a recession in 2011, experts interviewed by CNBC were torn on which country would lead the economic recovery.

  • Yoshikami: The Government Bond Stampede Wednesday, 18 Mar 2009 | 2:45 AM ET
    Global Markets

    Seems like everybody nowadays is interested in buying government bonds, but the reasons differ depending on who you are. The Bank of Japan announced they would increase the purchases of their own sovereign debt following in the footsteps of the Bank of England who also stated they would purchase gilts.

  • Are Low Priced Stocks, Cheap? Tuesday, 17 Mar 2009 | 6:15 PM ET

    With so many stocks trading at single digits, is it safe to say stocks are cheap?

  • Baccardax: The (US)A — to — Z(EW) of Recovery Tuesday, 17 Mar 2009 | 9:27 AM ET

    Call it what you will: an act of rebellion; blind myopia; a cry for help … but I'm actually starting to believe in the global recovery story.

  • Treasurys Are 'Disaster Waiting to Happen': Dr. Doom Tuesday, 17 Mar 2009 | 5:49 AM ET

    The Federal Reserve has no option but to start buying Treasurys as the government's needs for financing are huge, but the government bond market is a disaster in the making, Marc Faber, editor and publisher of The Gloom, Boom & Doom Report, told CNBC.

  • Pros Say: Cash is Now the Riskiest Bet Tuesday, 17 Mar 2009 | 5:33 AM ET

    Global stocks snapped their winning streak Tuesday on worries over the U.S. economy deteriorating further as American Express said its credit card default rates soared last month, hammering home the heavy toll the financial crisis has had on the consumer.

  • Pros Say: Taxpayer Money Going Down Bank Drain Monday, 16 Mar 2009 | 9:30 AM ET

    Global stocks rose again Monday, for the fifth consecutive session, lifted by hopes that the U.S. economic downturn may be bottoming out and with investors seeking to take advantage of cheaper stocks.

  • In the Spotlight, China PM Sends Strong Signal Friday, 13 Mar 2009 | 12:02 PM ET
    China, Chinese Flag

    China has wrapped up its nine-day 11th National People's Congress and if one thing has been evident, it's that Beijing knows how it's handling the current economic crisis is being scrutinized around the world.

  • Crescenzi: Here is a Good Sign ... Maybe Wednesday, 4 Mar 2009 | 12:50 PM ET
    Tony Crescenzi

    The steepening yield curve has both good and bad connotations to it, says bond expert Tony Crescenzi.

  • Jim Rogers: Let AIG Go Bankrupt, Not America Tuesday, 3 Mar 2009 | 4:24 PM ET
    Credit Crisis

    American International Group should be allowed to go bankrupt because keeping it and other sick financials alive on government support risks ruining the US economy, legendary investor Jim Rogers told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Stop Trading!: Obama: Enemy of Stocks? Monday, 2 Mar 2009 | 3:41 PM ET

    Cramer looks at the defense, natural gas, coal and utility sectors through a White House prism.

  • Market Tips: Buy Government Bonds Monday, 2 Mar 2009 | 5:30 AM ET

    Government bonds rose across the board on Monday after HSBC launched Britain's biggest-ever rights issue, of $17.75 billion, to shore up its balance sheet after reporting an 18 percent fall in adjusted pretax profit for 2008 and cut its dividend.

  • Pros Say: Play Bonds, Dollar for the Short Term Friday, 27 Feb 2009 | 4:29 AM ET

    Stocks spent the last day of the week in the red Friday, dragged lower by nagging fears about the global economy and financial system. Experts tell CNBC that the dollar and bonds show short-term opportunities during the market volatility.

  • Safe Havens Are Not as Safe as They Seem Thursday, 26 Feb 2009 | 10:56 PM ET

    Market volatility has eased somewhat from last quarter’s peak where we saw the VIX, or more popularly known as the “fear index”, hit an all time high of 89.53. Investors fled to safe havens like cash and Treasurys, driving down the yield on three-month T-bills to under zero percent at a point!

  • Outside the Stocks: Fixed Income Thursday, 19 Feb 2009 | 6:32 PM ET

    Itching to get in the game, but still cautious about putting your money in stocks? Karen Finerman reveals her favorite trade in fixed income!

  • Pros Say: Let Banks Fail Friday, 13 Feb 2009 | 4:58 AM ET

    Friday the 13th proved lucky for global stocks as the spent the day in the green. Financials lead the gains on news of a US subsidy plan for mortgage payments. The improved mood among investors comes ahead of this weekend's G7 meeting of financial leaders.