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  • Sunny Outlook for Stocks this Summer: CIO Thursday, 15 Jul 2010 | 3:58 AM ET

    This will still be a sunny summer for stocks, according to the chief investment officer of Swiss private bank Sarasin, Burkhard Varnholt.

  • Why Portugal Downgrade Didn't Slam Stocks Tuesday, 13 Jul 2010 | 9:18 AM ET
    Portugal

    Investors do not see Portugal's rating downgrade by Moody's as an event that will shake the markets, but it confirms the fact that the outlook for the euro zone is still cloudy.

  • Moody's Cuts Portugal Rating by Two Notches Tuesday, 13 Jul 2010 | 3:52 AM ET

    Moody's slashed Portugal's credit rating by two notches to A1, citing a deterioration of the country's debt ratios and weak growth prospects, the ratings agency said Tuesday.

  • Busch: Getting the Greek to the Market Monday, 12 Jul 2010 | 10:45 AM ET

    Tomorrow, Greece will attempt to return to the markets to raise capital for a refunding. It’s a safe bet it’ll go well, but we won’t get a true picture until Greece has to borrow money it doesn’t already have from the European Union.

  • Chance of Euro Death up 50%: Economist Monday, 12 Jul 2010 | 5:30 AM ET

    Economists at Capital Economics are predicting it is more likely the euro zone will break up than survive.

  • Commentary: European Stress Tests Remain Unclear Thursday, 8 Jul 2010 | 4:00 PM ET

    It remains unclear how the assets on European banks’ balance sheets will be marked down under various stresses. So, will there be a need for significant capital at European banks and if the stress tests are deemed worthy, will that allow those banks to raise the necessary capital?

  • Pros Say Europe Must Live with Its Biggest Mistake Thursday, 8 Jul 2010 | 8:19 AM ET
    Euro coin in front of the giant symbol of the Euro outside the headquarters of the European Central Bank.

    Europe has to "tame that huge, slightly ignorant but extremely powerful force … what you would call the bond market vigilantes" to save the euro, a Nobel economics laureate told CNBC Thursday.

  • Barbell Strategy Best to Beat Volatility: Barclays Thursday, 8 Jul 2010 | 4:47 AM ET

    Investors should use a "barbell strategy" using both stocks and debt to navigate the increased market volatility, according to the strategy team at Barclays Wealth in London.

  • Is the US or Europe Winning the Recovery Race? Wednesday, 7 Jul 2010 | 10:29 AM ET

    While both Europe and the U.S. are striving to tackle big deficits while nurturing a delicate economic recovery, Arnab Das, managing director of market research and strategy at Roubini Global Economics, said its the euro zone that is facing the bigger hurdle.

  • Italy Is the Ticking Time Bomb: Economist Tuesday, 6 Jul 2010 | 3:54 AM ET
    Piazza Venezia, Rome, Italy

    As Silvio Berlusconi’s government calls for a vote of confidence over his unpopular €25 billion ($31.45 billion) austerity package, Roger Bootle and his team over at Capital Economics are questioning whether the country holds great danger for the euro zone.

  • If the European banks get credible stress tests and people believe in them, there will be "earning power," H. Rodgin Cohen said, adding, "once there is credibility, you can raise capital."

  • Wall Street Turning Bullish on Euro? Friday, 2 Jul 2010 | 12:34 PM ET
    Euro

    For the first time in months, Wall Street trading desks are turning more bullish on the Euro and not betting against the currency, according to people familiar with the matter.

  • Spain's Secretary of State for the Economy Thursday, 1 Jul 2010 | 3:37 PM ET
    Spain

    Moody’s Investors Service may cut Spain’s credit rating as much as two levels. The rating agency is currently reviewing Spain’s AAA foreign and local currency sovereign bond ratings. Spain continues to face fiscal challenges and falling growth expectations.

  • Farrell: No Double Dip Thursday, 1 Jul 2010 | 11:42 AM ET

    At least I'm hoping there is no double dip. Data on capital investment and personal income has been encouraging but I think we are in a bearish frame of mind so that gets somewhat ignored. The negative gets emphasized when your mind set is that way.

  • Dow Loses 10% in Q2; S&P Ends Below 1,040 Wednesday, 30 Jun 2010 | 5:03 PM ET

    Stocks ended their worst quarter in over a year with a selloff Wednesday after a disappointing report on private-sector employment in the U.S. Banks ended mostly lower. Ford jumped.

  • Stocks Waver Amid Jobs Worries; Ford Jumps Wednesday, 30 Jun 2010 | 12:57 PM ET

    Stocks oscillated Wednesday as investors juggled some encouraging bank news against a disappointing report on private-sector employment in the U.S. Ford jumped.

  • Stocks Struggle as Banks Erase Some Gains Wednesday, 30 Jun 2010 | 11:00 AM ET

    Stocks turned higher Wednesday as investors juggled some encouraging bank news from Europe against a disappointing report on private-sector employment in the U.S.

  • Futures Tumble After Weak Jobs Number Wednesday, 30 Jun 2010 | 8:26 AM ET

    Wall Street looked set for a slightly lower opening Wednesday after the latest report on private-sector employment arrived much weaker than expected.

  • Euro Banks Borrow Less than Expected from ECB Wednesday, 30 Jun 2010 | 5:31 AM ET
    Euro bills and coins in cash register tray

    The European Central Bank loaned banks 131.9 billion euros ($161.4 billion) at its 3-month lending auction Wednesday, below expectations, sending the euro higher against major currencies.

  • The European Debt Crisis - See Complete Coverage

    Investors everywhere were stashing whatever money they had into anything that might provide safety. Reflecting on those terrifying days of yore, you might understand why so much buying pressure amid market panic may have driven yields so low, but what about now?