CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses the latest action in the bond market, and the U.S. dollar.» Read More
We all have been focused on the "green shoots" of economic recovery the past few weeks. Most of the news has been less bad as opposed to outright good news.
After a long Memorial Day weekend, futures indicated a negative open for Wall Street Tuesday as reports that North Korea launched missiles caused alarm.
"It's a 'show me' period, but the expectation is that the data is going to disappoint, as it mostly has for the last few weeks," said Binky Chadha, chief U.S. strategist at Deutsche Bank.
After the S&P Ratings Agency lowered its outlook on Britain to negative from stable, stoking fears other AAA-rated countries which are running huge debt levels could share a similar fate. Experts tell CNBC that a global government debt crisis is coming.
Thursday's action in the Treasuries market left some investors fearing the worst; that the bubble may have started to burst.
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Leaders in both Washington and Beijing have been fretting openly about the mutual dependence - some would say codependence - created by China’s vast holdings of United States bonds. But beyond the talk, the relationship is already changing with surprising speed.
Warren Buffett always says the cheaper stocks get, the more he likes them. But did he like them enough to do some buying for Berkshire Hathaway as prices plunged to their bear market lows in early March? We'll have some answers late this afternoon (Friday) when Berkshire reveals its U.S. stock holdings as of March 31, the end of the first quarter.
The Treasury will likely notify a group of asset managers later on Wednesday that they were chosen to take part in the first wave of the Public-Private Investment Program funds, CNBC has learned.
Both the S&P and Dow rose on Friday as stress test results and reassuring jobs data fueled hopes the worst is over for banks and the economy.
"The days of precipitous declines are done and revenues are beginning to look healthier." So said Rupert Murdoch in announcing News Corp.'s earnings. I have no axe on News Corp., but I like the headline. I wonder if: a) it's accurate; and/or b) if we will be seeing more such announcements in the near future, writes Vincent Farrell.
Art Cashin, UBS Financial Services director of floor operations, told CNBC what traders will be watching Monday — and through the week. Bank stress tests and a "saloonful" of Treasury auctions are giving stock-market players cause for concern, Cashin said.
The nation’s debt clock is ticking faster than ever — and Wall Street is getting worried.
U.S. Treasury yields fell sharply in March when the said it would purchase Treasury securities as a means of anchoring interest rates in other parts of the U.S. bond market, in particular yields on mortgage-backed and corporate securities......Ever since then, yields have been creeping higher....Many investors are responding to signs that the U.S. economy is contracting at a slower pace, says bond expert Tony Crescenzi.
President Obama’s top economic advisers have determined that they can shore up the nation’s banking system without having to ask Congress for more money any time soon, , the New York Times reported.
The wave of corporate earnings reports in the coming week could wash over the stock market without eroding its recent gains.
While the technology sector struggled in global markets Thursday, experts tell CNBC there is big value there.
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Global stocks declined Wednesday as grim data from China and the U.S. fueled concerns over the recovery of the global economy. Experts tell CNBC that although the economic slowdown is ongoing, the current rally still has some life in it.
Bonds, whether they’re of the corporate, municipal, or Treasury note variety, should play an important role in any investor’s overall strategy.