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  • Paulson To Blame For Late Sell-Off? Read This First Wednesday, 8 Oct 2008 | 4:54 PM ET

    Late in the day Treasury Secretary Paulson did disappoint traders by saying it would take several weeks before Treasury would buy assets, but he also mentioned the powers to inject capital into financial institutions that the Treasury now has.

  • Forget Logic; Fear Appears to Have Edge Wednesday, 8 Oct 2008 | 7:12 AM ET

    How else to explain yet another plunge in the stock market Tuesday that sent the Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index to its lowest level in five years — particularly in the absence of another nasty surprise? If anything, the markets should have been buoyed by the Federal Reserve saying it would shore up another troubled corner of finance by lending money directly to companies, the New York Times reported.

  • Bond ETFs: Hidden Dangers? Friday, 3 Oct 2008 | 8:59 AM ET

    Can you trust bond ETFs? Investors are turning to bonds and exchange-traded funds for stability and safety. But in this installment of CNBC 101, Trader Talk blogger Bob Pisani tells why bond ETFs may be hiding more than meets the eye.

  • Gross: Bailout of Wall Street Will Help Main Street Wednesday, 24 Sep 2008 | 3:27 PM ET

    The Treasury’s bailout plan for Wall Street will also benefit Main Street, Bill Gross, founder and chief investment officer of investment management firm Pimco, told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Crescenzi: Patience Will Win With Credit Spreads Wednesday, 24 Sep 2008 | 10:55 AM ET
    Tony Crescenzi

    Investors with steadier nerves than the consensus will win. Substantial strains continue to exist in the money market, as evidenced by Libor and Treasury bill rates. It's the widest spread to the fed funds target since 1987, says bond expert Tony Crescenzi.

  • Commodities Prices Soar as Safe Haven From Stocks Thursday, 18 Sep 2008 | 2:51 PM ET
    Gold Bars

    As investors bail out of stocks and other types of  "paper" assets, they're pouring into tangible investments—namely oil, gold and other metals.

  • Credit Markets Seizing Up Wednesday, 17 Sep 2008 | 6:35 PM ET

    What do Big Foot, a pink Cadillac and Wednesday’s yield on one-month T-bills all have in common. They’re all something rarely seen!

  • Bonds Regain Favor After Fannie & Freddie Takeover Tuesday, 9 Sep 2008 | 12:06 PM ET

    Investors are snapping up mortgage-backed securities, corporate bonds and Treasuries , which are offering better yields than stocks.

  • Dow Gains Nearly 300 Points; Techs Drag Monday, 8 Sep 2008 | 5:02 PM ET

    Financials helped the Dow pull off a nearly 300-point gain Monday but techs limped to the finish line as nagging worries about a global economic slump found their way back into the market.

  • Rally Loses Steam, Tech Stocks Drag Monday, 8 Sep 2008 | 3:31 PM ET

    The air started to come out the Fannie-Freddie-inspired rally as the market started to float back to Earth.

  • Rally Loses Steam as Skepticism Creeps In Monday, 8 Sep 2008 | 1:59 PM ET

    The air started to come out the Fannie-Freddie-inspired rally as the market started to float back to Earth.

  • Stocks Rally but Fannie, Freddie Plunge Monday, 8 Sep 2008 | 10:54 AM ET

    Stocks rallied, with the Dow up more than 300 points in the first few minutes of trading, as Wall Street cheered the bailout of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

  • Few Stand to Gain on This Bailout, and Many Lose Monday, 8 Sep 2008 | 10:19 AM ET

    Over the years, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac showered riches on many winners: their executives, Wall Street bankers and Washington lobbyists. Now the foundering mortgage giants are leaving some losers in their wake, notably their shareholders, rank-and-file employees and, in the worst case, American taxpayers, the New York Times reports.

  • Fannie, Freddie Rescue to Spark Rally Monday, 8 Sep 2008 | 7:17 AM ET

    Wall Street looked set to rally on Monday after the Treasury's decision to take over ailing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, with investors reading the move as a sign that the housing market's troubles were over.

  • Fannie, Freddie: What It Means to You Monday, 8 Sep 2008 | 6:18 AM ET

    Mortgage rates may fall a bit initially but probably not enough to halt the decline in home prices anytime soon. Some delinquent borrowers may have a better shot at modifying their loans and ending up with lower fixed payments. And the rules on new mortgages could slightly change, the New York Times reported.

  • US Is "More Communist than China": Jim Rogers Monday, 8 Sep 2008 | 5:28 AM ET

    The nationalization of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac shows that the U.S. is "more communist than China right now" but its brand of socialism is meant only for the rich, investor Jim Rogers, CEO of Rogers Holdings, told CNBC Europe on Monday.

  • How China's Bet on US Paper Went Wrong Friday, 5 Sep 2008 | 7:11 AM ET

    China’s central bank is in a bind. It has been on a buying binge in the United States over the last seven years, snapping up roughly $1 trillion worth of Treasury bonds and mortgage-backed debt issued by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the New York Times reported.

  • Jackson Hole Roundup: Pimco, BlackRock & More Friday, 22 Aug 2008 | 4:28 PM ET

    As U.S. Fed chiefs met in Jackson Hole, Wyoming to discuss ways of preventing another credit crisis, CNBC's Steve Liesman asked top economic minds for their insight on the government's actions.

  • Bonds Get Boost as Fannie, Freddie Lead Stocks Lower Monday, 18 Aug 2008 | 1:35 PM ET

    U.S. Treasury debt prices rose for a third straight session Monday, taking benchmark yields to one-month lows as weaker stocks ignited safe-haven bidding for lower-risk government debt.

  • U.S. government bond prices rose for a second session on Friday, pushing yields to one-month lows as falling energy prices and a slowing economy reduced fears of inflation.

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