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  • Doubts about Europe's $1 trillion bailout prompted many experts to question whether the market rally will be short-lived as well.

  • Farr: Trillion Dollar Bail-Out, Here We Go Again! Monday, 10 May 2010 | 10:55 AM ET
    The European Debt Crisis - See Complete Coverage

    The expected surge in share prices this morning is accompanied by sighs of relief and breathless anticipation of new highs. THIS IS NOT RESILIENCE! This is the effect of a trillion dollar injection. It represents new debt and commitments to support governments that have not lived within their means.

  • Stocks Rocket Higher After Emergency Bailout Monday, 10 May 2010 | 10:51 AM ET

    Stocks shot out of the gate Monday after the EU and IMF agreed to a $1 trillion emergency-rescue package for Greece and other nations over the weekend.

  • By establishing a 750 billion euro fund to bailout Greece and aid other struggling governments, Germany and other strong European states are chasing a dream—a single European currency and broader European unity—that may have no place in reality.

  • Bad Money to Drive Out Good: Strategist Monday, 10 May 2010 | 7:13 AM ET
    The European Debt Crisis - See Complete Coverage

    The European emergency rescue package is impressive in scale, but fails to address three key questions, Simon Derrick, chief currency strategist at Bank of New York Mellon, told CNBC Monday.

  • Futures Point to Huge Opening Gains Monday, 10 May 2010 | 5:54 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a massive rebound on Wall Street after European Union finance ministers agreed to a $1 trillion global emergency rescue package over the weekend.

  • And their one main victim: You.

  • Yoshikami: Thursday's Plunge – Your Wake-up Call Friday, 7 May 2010 | 10:55 AM ET

    It was pretty wild out there. But instead of chalking this up as simply panic in the market, we should see it as a huge wake up call. All is not well.

  • Farr: 1000 Points! What The Heck Was That? Friday, 7 May 2010 | 9:41 AM ET

    As the market dropped our team was watching. A car wreck is a much too pleasant analogy. I was at my desk in 1987, 1989, 9/11, 2008, and I’ve never witnessed what I witnessed yesterday.

  • For the market to plunge 1000 or so points and then rebound a good bit of the way back is rattling.

  • Dow Sheds 350 in Wild Selloff; VIX Tops 34 Thursday, 6 May 2010 | 6:17 PM ET
    Debtor Nations

    Stocks staged one of the most dramatic selloffs in market history Thursday as what may have been a trader error exacerbated losses in a market already jittery about the European debt crisis. The Dow ended down about 350 points and the VIX was above 34.

  • Debt-Deflation-Contagion Panic: It’s a Bloody Mess Thursday, 6 May 2010 | 4:58 PM ET

    Panic has gripped stock markets worldwide over the Greek debt crisis and the threat of a debt-deflation contagion through banks in Europe (primarily) and the U.S. that own the bonds of Greece, Portugal, Spain, and so forth. If these bond asset prices collapse totally, lending facilities would be badly crimped for both the short and long term.

  • Farr: Bill Gross, Rating Agencies, and Mob Mentality Thursday, 6 May 2010 | 3:24 PM ET

    Faithful readers of my weekly market commentary know that I value the opinion of PIMCO bond manager Bill Gross. Gross has compiled a terrific record as a fixed-income manager, and he regularly proves to be ahead of the curve on issues affecting the global economy.

  • Anger Turns to Resignation After Greek Crisis Cuts Thursday, 6 May 2010 | 2:30 PM ET

    A mood of resignation pervaded the crowd outside the Greek parliament building on Thursday, after lawmakers passed far-reaching three-year budget cuts to deal with Greece’s teetering economy.

  • Stocks Slide as April Retail Sales Disappoint Thursday, 6 May 2010 | 11:20 AM ET
    Debtor Nations

    Stocks declined for a third straight session Thursday as retail sales fell short of expectations and worries about the European debt crisis nagged at the market.

  • Farrell: That Ain't the Fat Lady, That's Lazard Thursday, 6 May 2010 | 10:49 AM ET
    The Parthenon in Greece

    Lazard has been hired to assist Greece with its finances. The speculation is Lazard has been hired to assist Greece with a restructuring of its debt. That, of course, has been denied. These guys always deny, deny, deny until it's done.

  • Busch: Crucial Friday German Parliament Vote Thursday, 6 May 2010 | 10:20 AM ET
    The European Debt Crisis - See Complete Coverage

    Once passed, the bill will be signed into law and then presented to the Euro Zone meeting on Friday night. There is likely to be a constitutional challenge to the agreement, but this will not impede the flow of money to Greece.

  • Futures Drift Lower Amid Greece Troubles Thursday, 6 May 2010 | 8:41 AM ET

    The US stock market could be in for another rough day as investors grew nervous over uncertainty in the European debt crisis.

  • The ink was barely dry on the $150 billion EU/IMF bailout of Greece when world stock markets tanked on two major fears.

  • Busch: Expect the Worst—German Vote=TARP Vote Part 2 Wednesday, 5 May 2010 | 11:09 AM ET
    Debtor Nations

    Last Friday, I stated that the vote this week on Friday in Germany was analogous to what occurred in the US Congress leading up to the TARP vote. The uncertainty would drive down the Euro and raise questions over the viability of the union. Now, we’re seeing another aspect arise: attempting to scare the German politicians into voting yes.

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