*Treasuries lost 0.53 pct in April after March gains- Barclays. Investors have pared their holdings of U.S. government debt since mid-April, as heavy debt supply and diminished pessimism about Europe reduced the safe-haven allure of Treasuries, German Bunds and British gilts. "The fundamentals in Europe are turning and there may be an acknowledgement of that,"...» Read More
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Stocks got a quick pop Wednesday after a report showed existing-home sales rose in April but quickly retreated as the previous day's optimism faded and GM stirred anxiety in the market. But tech stocks gained, sending the Nasdaq into positive territory.
Futures pared earlier gains Wednesday to indicate a mixed open for Wall Street as optimism from the previous day's consumer confidence data dwindled and was replaced by anxiety about what looks like certain bankruptcy for General Motors.
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Stocks barreled higher Tuesday as consumer confidence hit its highest level in eight months and a broker upgrade on Apple buoyed the Nasdaq.
Stocks recovered from a lower start Tuesday as consumer confidence hit its highest level in eight months and a broker upgrade on Apple buoyed the Nasdaq.
Stocks bounced back from a lower open Tuesday as a broker upgrade on Apple buoyed the Nasdaq. Getting the market off to a jittery start after the three-day weekend, the decline in housing prices showed no signs of letting up and there were reports of another missile launch by North Korea.
Last week, the greenback was beat up especially hard after the Federal Reserve engaged in two US Treasury buybacks that showed a massive jump in interest to sell. This coincided with the warning from Moody's on the UK losing their AAA rating and Pimco's Bill Gross saying the US may be next.
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.