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  • The Week Ahead: Economy In Focus Friday, 25 May 2007 | 6:08 PM ET

    The shortened post-holiday week promises to be anything but quiet, as a wave of economic news could turn investor focus away from the now normal diet of merger activity and onto a feast of economic data that could show the U.S. economy may indeed be more resilient than expected.

  • The Business Of Bonding Friday, 25 May 2007 | 4:46 AM ET

    About ten years ago, my editors dubbed me the Bond girl... for all the wrong reasons. It was my coverage of debt capital markets that earned the nickname. Since then, I've had an affection for fixed income markets. Yes, bonds are rather dull and poorly understood but they are frankly one of the most important things you need to know about, in order to make sound financial decisions.

  • Investment Guru: "Treasuries Will Perform" Friday, 23 Mar 2007 | 4:16 PM ET

    Robert Kessler has some strong opinions about stocks and bonds -- and he's not shy about sharing them. The president of The Kessler Companies told CNBC's Erin Burnett that it's a "very exciting period" for Treasuries.

  • In this market, how would you invest a million dollars? That’s what CNBC.com wanted to know, and here are some of your answers:

  • The Renegade Trade Monday, 5 Mar 2007 | 8:53 PM ET

    When every asset class in the market appears to be falling, we bring you trades that go their own way. These are the Renegade trades. Specifically, these are the assets that are not correlated to  the S&P 500. Merrill Lynch in a note today said that many traditional instruments that used to go their own way, such as wine and art, are more highly correlated to the stock market so that leaves investors searching.

  • Bond Pick To Boost A "Troubled" Portfolio Friday, 2 Mar 2007 | 2:11 PM ET

    If your portfolio includes long bonds, specifically long treasuries, then you were among this week’s winners. T. Rowe Price U.S. Treasury Long-Term and Vanguard Long-Term U.S. Treasury notched the biggest gains amid the global market selloff. 

  • CNBC's Liesman: Lessons On The Yen Carry Trade Friday, 2 Mar 2007 | 12:05 PM ET
    Steve Liesman photo

    The Japanese yen is the best-performing currency this week. It's gained 3.4% over the last few days, which is the biggest increase since December of 2005. With currency carry trades making the headlines, CNBC’s senior economics reporter, Steve Liesman, appeared on "Squawk Box" this morning to give a simple lesson to better understand the yen carry trade.

  • Fed's Kohn Says Decline In Inflation Not Assured Monday, 8 Jan 2007 | 2:10 PM ET

    The U.S. economy is poised for moderate growth and lower inflation, but there is no guarantee core inflation will continue to ease, Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Donald Kohn said.

  • 'Boringly Good’ Year of Returns Monday, 8 Jan 2007 | 5:51 AM ET

    ‘The downbeat market sentiment continues to misrepresent a true, brighter economic picture...’, the words of Ken Fisher our guest host this morning.

  • Analyst: Despite Soaring Employment, Fed Will Cut Friday, 5 Jan 2007 | 4:30 PM ET

    Pimco's Bill Gross is calling for four rate cuts this year with the benchmark 30-year bond going down to 4.25%. But will that really happen in light of today's stronger-than-expected payrolls report? On CNBC’s "Closing Bell," Maria Bartiromo asked the bond maven what he thought.

  • Bonds Creep Higher in Thin Trade Tuesday, 2 Jan 2007 | 4:36 PM ET

    U.S. government bond prices rose slightly in a modest recovery from last week, when the market sold off on stronger-than-expected economic reports.

  • Today on cnbc.com: Ford Services, U.S. Economy Tuesday, 2 Jan 2007 | 8:23 AM ET

    Stock markets around the world opened the New Year on a note of optimism. European shares are close to six year highs this morning, and Hong Kong closed just under its all time high. U.S. stock exchanges are closed in honor of the national day of mourning for President Gerald Ford. Services for Ford are held this morning. Our Hampton Pearson will be there, and John Harwood will discuss President Ford's legacy.

  • U.S. Treasurys Higher in Reversal of Sell-Off Tuesday, 26 Dec 2006 | 12:43 PM ET

    U.S. Treasuries clawed higher with 10-year yields pulling back from one-month highs from last week, with prices getting some lift Tuesday due to a rise in Japanese government bonds.

  • PIMCO's Gross: Bull Market Will Continue Tuesday, 12 Dec 2006 | 3:24 PM ET

    Today, the Fed made no change in interest rates—again. How should bond investors react to the decision? Erin Burnett had Bill Gross, the nation's largest bond fund manager, on "Street Signs" to find out. She also talked with Ken Volpert, the portfolio manager for Vanguard's Total Bond Market Index. It's the country's largest bond index fund and just hit the $40 billion mark this month.

  • CNBC's Domm: Markets Preview Friday, 8 Dec 2006 | 8:12 AM ET

    It's all about the jobs report today. World stock markets trend flat to lower ahead of the report and U.S. stocks are mixed ahead of the opening. The dollar remains in a tight range and oil traded higher over night on expectations OPEC may limit production again when it meets next week.

  • Stocks Close Higher on Strong Economic Growth Thursday, 30 Nov 2006 | 1:15 PM ET