BOSTON, Oct 21- U.S. corporate bond funds this year are adding Treasuries to their holdings at more than twice the rate of corporate debt amid concern that the struggling European economy and potential changes in Federal Reserve policy will drag down profits at U.S. corporations. Through September, corporate bond portfolios boosted their holdings of U.S....» Read More
The new financial rescue plan may not work and could even make things worse because it plunges the US further into debt and it is designed by the same people who failed to forecast the crisis and take measures, legendary investor Jim Rogers told CNBC Tuesday.
As Chinese citizens are starting to send more money out of the country, foreign investors are pulling money out too, and slowing the pace of new investment.
A 4-day rally in the S&P 500 and the NASDAQ, the first 4-day rally since the end of November (Dow only up 3 days in a row). The S&P has rallied 5 percent in that period.
The Fed issued a long statement that clearly indicated their policies would be fluid. There was a little bit for everyone in the statement who wanted an aggressive Fed, and some for those who wanted a more conservative Fed.
In late breaking news Steve Liesman reveals that the Treasury could set up a bad bank -- as soon as next week!
The recent lull in the government bond market's bullish tone only enhances the arguments for ramping-up a portfolio of the heretofore dullards of the financial markets.
Certified financial planner Bill Losey says they make for a low-risk addition to your portfolio.
As dominant global stock markets continued to decline Friday, are emerging markets better places for investors to put their money? Experts interviewed on CNBC believe so.
Jesse writes, “US Bancorp has been taking a beating this week. Is now a buying opportunity or should I stay away?”
With the dramatic plunge in the British pound and the dramatic rise of the Japanese yen & Swiss Franc, the rumblings from Tokyo to Zurich to London are all pointing in the direction of action, says Andrew Busch.
Global stocks bounced back from 7-week lows Thursday, following an overnight recovery in the US stock market on the back of strong earnings reports from Apple and IBM. Experts tell CNBC they see investment potential in the energy and tech sectors, as well as in various parts of Asia.
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Global stocks, as well as oil, were down again Wednesday, as the reality of a longer-than-expected economic downturn weighed on investors. Experts tell CNBC where are good places to invest during these tough times.
Barack Obama isn’t afraid to spend. But could record spending actually do more harm than good?
Global stocks were mixed Tuesday, while oil, gold and sterling fell ahead of U.S. President-elect Barack Obama's inauguration. Experts interviewed on CNBC expect further weakness for the precious metal, the UK currency and the Japanese stock market.
Global stocks began the week higher Monday while government bonds fell after Britain launched a second multi-billion rescue plane for its troubled banks and the incoming U.S. administration planned more measures to help the economy. Experts tell CNBC cash and diversification are key.
Global stocks could finish the week in the green Friday after the U.S. House of Representative's announcement of a $825 billion plan to support the economy and the Senate's decision to release the remaining $350 billion of the TARP fund. But experts on CNBC don't see global markets recovering in the near term.
Global stocks spent another day down Thursday as woes at global financial companies looked set to continue, reinforcing the concerns about the economic downturn. But experts tell CNBC say to expect double-digit percentage gains for U.S. stocks.
Investors struggled to keep a year-end stocks rally going, battered by worries about the state of the global economy and uncertainty about the impact of numerous government rescue plans.
Global stocks, emerging market currencies and high-grade credit all benefited in the last month from a steady improvement in investors' risk tolerance.