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  • Futures Fall as Dollar Soars, Banks Drop Monday, 8 Jun 2009 | 8:07 AM ET

    Futures pointed to a lower open for Wall Street Monday as the dollar and U.S. Treasury yields soared on the back of last week's cheerier jobs data, which prompted speculation that the Federal Reserve may raise rates at its next meeting.

  • Yoshikami: The Long Bond Disaster Sunday, 7 Jun 2009 | 7:42 PM ET

    Investors are reeling from the latest investment bubble to burst — long-term Treasury bonds. With mutual fund managers and investors absorbing losses of more than 15% on supposedly safe assets, this highlights the perils in fear-based investing.

  • Week Ahead: Watching the 'Recovery Trade' Friday, 5 Jun 2009 | 8:35 PM ET
    New York Stock Exchange

    The stock market's rally could face a critical test in the coming week as the "recovery trade" plays out across financial markets.

  • Is The Recession Over? Friday, 5 Jun 2009 | 6:18 PM ET

    The Dow industrials edged higher, while the S&P 500 and Nasdaq dipped on Friday as investors sorted through conflicting signals about jobs and the economy.

  • Halftime Report: Recession Ending Plays Friday, 5 Jun 2009 | 1:16 PM ET

    After the stronger than expected jobs number, investors are starting to bet earnings could show some upside growth by July. How do you play it, now?

  • Bulls vs. Bears: Where to Invest Now Thursday, 4 Jun 2009 | 4:24 PM ET

    Douglas Roberts, founder and chief investment strategist at ChannelCapitalResearch.com and Mike Williams, founder and managing partner at Genesis Asset Management shared their opposing market views and advised investors on where they should put their money.

  • Busch: Coming To Their Fed Senses? Thursday, 4 Jun 2009 | 1:47 PM ET
    Andrew Busch

    Yesterday and today, we have members of the Federal Reserve hitting the airwaves with consistent warnings over the US fiscal state.

  • With weakness in the dollar expected to continue, investors are rethinking their plans across virtually the entire spectrum of asset classes.

  • Web Extra: Are Treasuries A Bubble Of Trouble? Tuesday, 2 Jun 2009 | 6:14 PM ET

    Bond prices rebounded on Tuesday after a steep sell-off just one day earlier. So is that a good thing or not?

  • Passerby's in front of the New York Stock Exchange.

    As confidence increases in stocks and a slew of factors works against US  debt, investors are unlikely to flock to Treasury bonds until yields get significantly higher.

  • Farrell: Tug of War Monday, 1 Jun 2009 | 8:52 AM ET
    Vince Farrell

    There is a tidal wave of government bonds coming to market the next few years. Estimates are for $2 trillion a year for at least the next two years. So on the one side of the pit over which a good tug of war is waged is the Treasury offering a ton of bonds for sale. On the other side is the Federal Reserve offering to buy $300 billion of that debt in the hope that it will keep interest rates down. Doesn't sound like a fair fight.

  • Week Ahead: Stock Gains May Be Harder to Come By Friday, 29 May 2009 | 9:36 PM ET
    A New York Stock Exchange trader.

    The trend for stocks is higher, yet gains in June may be harder to come by unless economic data perks up.

  • Cramer: 10 Positives in This Market Friday, 29 May 2009 | 8:59 PM ET

    Sick of all the bad news and in need of some good? The Mad Money host finds reasons for cheer.

  • Stocks Gain 4.1% in May; GM Now at 75 Cents Friday, 29 May 2009 | 6:49 PM ET

    Stocks capped a winning month with a 1-percent rally Friday as traders squeezed in a few last-minute trades to close out the month of May.  Investors were encouraged by a jump in consumer sentiment and less-bad GDP report. Oil stocks benefited from the rise in oil prices. Dell ended higher after beating its earnings target. GM ended at 75 cents a share.

  • Stocks Try to Claw Back; GM Below $1 Friday, 29 May 2009 | 3:23 PM ET

    Stocks made another break higher Friday as investors were encouraged by a jump in consumer sentiment and less-bad GDP report. Oil stocks benefited from the rise in oil prices. Dell shot out of the gate after beating its earnings target but other techs were slow to follow. GM fell below $1.

  • Stocks Lose Confidence; GM Below $1 Friday, 29 May 2009 | 11:46 AM ET

    Stocks wobbled Friday as investors were encouraged by a jump in consumer sentiment less-bad GDP report but still remained a bit jittery. Dell shot out of the gate after beating its earnings target but other techs were slow to follow.  GM fell below $1.

  • Futures Rise After GDP Report Friday, 29 May 2009 | 8:55 AM ET

    Stock index futures indicated a higher open for Wall Street Friday after the latest GDP report showed the economic decline began to slow in the first quarter.

  • Sharp Rise in Mortgage Rates Thwarts Refinancing Plans Thursday, 28 May 2009 | 6:02 PM ET

    Mortgage rates at some lenders spiked by as much as 1 percent on Wednesday and saw little relief on Thursday, mortgage brokers said.

  • Stocks Rally As Yields Decline Thursday, 28 May 2009 | 5:34 PM ET

    Stocks jumped Thursday as strength in energy shares and robust demand for Treasury debt sparked optimism among traders.

  • Stocks Jump Over 1% Amid Relief After Auction Thursday, 28 May 2009 | 5:28 PM ET
    Question Marks

    Stocks ended higher Thursday as crude prices climbed after an inventory pare-down and the results of the Treasury bond auction eased concerns about government debt.