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  • Europe Shares to Take Their Cue From US Jobs Data Friday, 3 Dec 2010 | 2:13 AM ET

    European shares are seen opening little changed Friday after Thursday's strong gains, with investors waiting for widely-watched US nonfarm payrolls data for near-term market direction.

  • Tired Santa Claus

    "This December...holds the key for much of the narrative in the capital markets for the next 12 months," one market strategist says.

  • After This Rally, Lock in Your Gains Wednesday, 1 Dec 2010 | 7:23 PM ET

    If you held strong and stayed in the market, despite all the bears practically begging you to cash out, then congratulations. Now you can take some profits.

  • EUROPE—Johnson Wednesday, 1 Dec 2010 | 3:28 PM ET
    European Union logo

    The euro nears parity with the dollar, the Bank of England undertakes its own QE2 and Greece opts to restructure its debt.

  • ECB Could Send Major Message to World Markets Tomorrow Wednesday, 1 Dec 2010 | 11:22 AM ET

    The next 24 hours could prove a major turning point in Europe’s crisis, one that substantially reduces the risk for all investors on world markets.

  • Gold Becoming a Hedge Against 'Monetary Uncertainty' Tuesday, 30 Nov 2010 | 1:27 PM ET
    Gold coins and bar

    Gold isn't serving as a hedge against inflation, as traditionally has been the case. Instead, as investment guru Dennis Gartman points out, investors see gold as "a hedge against monetary uncertainty."

  • Splits in Euro Zone Emerge Amid Debt Crisis Tuesday, 30 Nov 2010 | 10:45 AM ET
    A trader sits in front of a board displaying Germany's share index DAX at the stock exchange in Frankfurt/Munich, western Germany.

    Even as Europe struggles to contain its latest debt crisis, fresh fissures are emerging that show the euro zone diverging into two — or even three — different economic parts that threaten to compound the problems even further. The NYT reports.

  • The EU bailout for Irish banks failed to quell financial markets. Borrowing costs for Portugal, Spain and others continue to rise, because structural problems created by the euro and single European market remain unaddressed and more crises are inevitable.

  • Yoshikami: Europe; 2 Down, 3, 4, 5 to Go? Monday, 29 Nov 2010 | 1:37 PM ET

    There are clearly two perspectives emerging on Europe's problems and this chasm in perspectives will become more clear as time goes by. The budget minded nations are reigning in the less disciplined sovereigns. Solvent Europe vs. broke member nations.

  • When it comes to the housing market in California and peoples' ability to purchase homes, California still isn't doing very well. But the state's second largest private lender is growing by leaps and bounds. But it will take a lot more than his success to create a real market recovery.

  • Eurozone Liquidity: PIGS Take the Lion's Share Friday, 26 Nov 2010 | 12:08 PM ET
    Euros at an angle

    Here's the disturbing headline statistic: Portugal, Ireland, Greece, and Spain have sucked out 93 percent of the total liquidity taken from the ECB and other central banks.

  • Spain Bailout Would Spell Trouble for the Euro Thursday, 25 Nov 2010 | 8:53 AM ET
    Spain

    Any bailout of Spain could severely stress the ability of Europe’s stronger countries to help the financially weaker ones, and spell deep trouble for the euro. The New York Times reports.

  • Crescenzi: “The Keynesian Endpoint” Wednesday, 24 Nov 2010 | 2:44 PM ET

    Nations are left with old playbooks and fewer choices by which to resolve their respective problems. This means that time, devaluations, and debt restructurings might be the only way out for many nations. It also means the citizenry will require politicians that can think outside of the box and act with greater unity and resolve than perhaps they are used to.

  • Spain is Not Ireland: H. Rodgin Cohen Wednesday, 24 Nov 2010 | 12:51 PM ET

    Things are getting better in the long term when it comes to the banks and Europe, H. Rodgin Cohen, senior chairman at the law firm Sullivan & Cromwell, told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Dublin, Ireland

    As Irish and European officials engaged in tense talks over the terms of a multibillion dollar rescue package, Ireland’s Prime Minister Brian Cowen sais its low corporate tax rate and four-year budget plan, the New York Times reports.

  • How Warren Buffett Gained from Bank Bailout Friday, 19 Nov 2010 | 5:43 PM ET
    Warren Buffett

    Market commentators and Warren Buffett followers have been buzzing after seeing the Oracle of Omaha's op-ed piece featured in The New York Times. ...A report from TheStreet.

  • Dublin, Ireland

    "We have too much private debt in the case of Ireland," according to Nouriel Roubini.

  • A trader sits in front of a board displaying Germany's share index DAX at the stock exchange in Frankfurt/Munich, western Germany.

    European shares are indicated to open flat Friday, ahead of a conference at the European Central Bank in Frankfurt where Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke and ECB President Jean-Claude Trichet will both speak.

  • Morici: Ireland’s Banking Crisis and the Euro Myth Thursday, 18 Nov 2010 | 1:19 PM ET
    Dublin, Ireland

    The Irish banking crisis illustrates the euro makes little sense, because the EU lacks taxing, spending and regulatory authority critical to managing a modern economy.

  • Farr: Here Comes the Cavalry — AGAIN! Thursday, 18 Nov 2010 | 9:59 AM ET

    As I head over to the Cato Institute's Monetary Conference, European stocks are rebounding on news that the European Union and International Monetary Fund could soon announce an aid package for Ireland.