The Fed


  • Too much taper talk for stocks?     Tuesday, 6 Aug 2013 | 7:33 PM ET

    Stocks fell today on comments by Chicago Fed head Evans and Atlanta Fed chief Lockhart that tapering should start in September. John Rutledge, SAFANAD; Jack Bouroudjian, Bull and Bear Partners; and CNBC's Josh Lipton, discuss. "This QE is like watching a boa constrictor swallow an egg," says Rutledge.

  • Siegel: Keep buying—you 'can’t lose' Tuesday, 6 Aug 2013 | 2:40 PM ET
    Jeremy Siegel, economist and Wharton professor of finance

    Jeremy Siegel has been mocked for his bullishness, but his recent calls have been dead-on. Now he's doubling down.

  • In his daily CNBC.com-only video clip, Art Cashin of UBS talks with Bob Pisani about why Tuesday afternoon's stock action will be important to watch.

  • CNBC's Bob Pisani and Art Cashin, of UBS, discuss why this afternoon's market action will be "critical," after the Dow sheds 100 points in morning trading.

  • 'Reason for caution' in US stocks     Tuesday, 6 Aug 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Nicholas Colas, chief market strategist at ConvergEx Group, says that uncertainty about next Federal Reserve chairman, and the direction of interest rate policy, is creating caution in the stock market.

  • Wien: Government should spend more, taper less Tuesday, 6 Aug 2013 | 11:17 AM ET
    Byron Wien, vice chairman of Blackstone Advisory Partners

    There's no reason the Fed should taper asset purchases and instead the government needs to increase spending, said Byron Wien, vice chairman of Blackstone Advisory Partners.

  • US bond prices little changed amid supply Tuesday, 6 Aug 2013 | 5:28 PM ET

    U.S. Treasurys prices ended little changed on Tuesday after the Treasury's $32 billion three-year note sale drew solid demand.

  • 'Sexist arguments' made against Yellen: Sheila Bair Tuesday, 6 Aug 2013 | 9:00 AM ET
    Sheila Bair, a former chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC), speaks during a Senate Banking Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S

    There is a "horrible whispering campaign in Washington" against Federal Reserve Vice Chair Janet Yellen for the top job, former FDIC chair Sheila Bair told CNBC.

  • Dollar falls to six-week low vs yen, euro rises Tuesday, 6 Aug 2013 | 4:49 PM ET

    The dollar fell broadly on Tuesday, hitting a six-week low against the yen, as investors pared back bets on the U.S. currency on uncertainty about when the Federal Reserve will start reducing its bond purchases.

  • Bair: Why not Yellen to succeed Bernanke?     Tuesday, 6 Aug 2013 | 8:05 AM ET

    Sheila Bair, former chair of the FDIC, explains why she believes Janet Yellen is "the best qualified" person to replace Ben Bernanke as Fed chairman despite a possible "whisper campaign" in Washington against her.

  • Markets: Time for a correction?     Monday, 5 Aug 2013 | 2:12 PM ET

    Should July's record inflow numbers make investors nervous? Dan Greenhaus, BTIG; and Steve Massocca, Wedbush Securities, weigh in.

  • Despite 'dull' market, stocks higher by year-end Monday, 5 Aug 2013 | 12:15 PM ET

    Though pros are searching for short-term moves through year-end, many expect to see the market continue its march up.

  • Retail investors most bearish in 7 months: TD Monday, 5 Aug 2013 | 12:00 PM ET

    Investors took profits in July on fears about the Federal Reserve's expected tapering, according to TD Ameritrade data.

  • Watch Rick Santelli: How stocks are getting 'goosed' Monday, 5 Aug 2013 | 11:50 AM ET

    CNBC’s Rick Santelli takes a look at a chart that he says shows how the Federal Reserve is fueling the stock market's rally.

  • Obama first to politicize Fed pick: Romney advisor Monday, 5 Aug 2013 | 10:11 AM ET
    Janet Yellen and Larry Summers

    President Obama is playing politics with his choice for Fed chair, but he'll get his nominee confirmed, said Glenn Hubbard, advisor to Romney's 2012 presidential campaign.

  • Transports kick into high gear     Monday, 5 Aug 2013 | 9:46 AM ET

    Brandon Oglenski, Barclays analyst, explains what driving transportation stocks like UPS and FedEx higher.

  • Fed outlier! No taper before year-end: Strategist Monday, 5 Aug 2013 | 9:18 AM ET

    Bucking widespread expectations on Wall Street, the Fed won't begin to scale back its bond buying before year-end, said Jeffrey Saut, chief investment strategist at Raymond James.

  • CFTC's Chilton won't back current Volcker Rule Monday, 5 Aug 2013 | 8:47 AM ET
    CFTC Commissioner Bart Chilton

    Bart Chilton, the CFTC's commissioner, has sent a letter to Ben Bernanke urging the Fed to draft a tougher Volcker Rule so banks can no longer speculate in commodity markets.

  • US downgrade marks 2nd anniversary     Monday, 5 Aug 2013 | 8:32 AM ET

    CNBC's Eamon Javers takes a look at the impact of the S&P cutting the U.S. debt rating two year ago as a series of political battles looms in September.

  • Is Europe making comeback?     Monday, 5 Aug 2013 | 8:16 AM ET

    "It's not getting worse," said Colin Moore, Columbia Management, sharing his views on Europe's economic recovery amid mixed data from the EU and U.S., with Charles Campbell, MKM Partners.

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