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  • Market ready for tapering?     Wednesday, 7 Aug 2013 | 7:15 PM ET

    Stocks closed lower today. Discussing how the market is setting up for potential tapering, with Jeffrey Kleintop, LPL Financial, and Andrew Busch, The Busch Update. "Yields went up in May and June, now they've stabilized - the market is ready [for taper}," says Kleintop.

  • Orman: Don't put your retirement on a credit card Wednesday, 7 Aug 2013 | 4:26 PM ET

    Suze Orman says the worst way to rid yourself of credit card debt is with your 401(k) account.

  • Blaming the Fed     Wednesday, 7 Aug 2013 | 3:13 PM ET

    Talk from Fed officials is negatively influencing the markets this week. Greg Ip, The Economist; and CNBC's Ron Insana & Rick Santelli debate how easing of the stimulus will affect the markets and employment.

  • Next Fed chair: To care or not to care?     Wednesday, 7 Aug 2013 | 2:09 PM ET

    That is the question. Komal Sri-Kumar, Sri-Kumar Global Strategies, and Jim Paulson, Wells Capital Management, debate whether the candidates for next Fed chair are really that different.

  • CNBC's Bob Pisani and Art Cashin, of UBS, discuss why he thinks "pieces" of today's trading activity don't fit, despite the market's "Hindenburg omen" yesterday.

  • Santelli 'tinkers' with Lazear's conclusions     Wednesday, 7 Aug 2013 | 11:21 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli questions Ed Lazear, former Council of Economic Advisers chairman, about his economic forecasts and the Fed's monetary policies.

  • Time to roll into equities: Pro     Wednesday, 7 Aug 2013 | 8:02 AM ET

    Doug Cote, ING Investment Management, shares how he's playing volatility as taper talk rattles markets. And Jeremy Siegel, Wharton School professor, takes a look at the state of the economy as a search for a new Fed head continues.

  • Don't get 'cute', market pullback normal: Pro     Wednesday, 7 Aug 2013 | 7:16 AM ET

    "We are in a bull market, we think that bull market has another year or more to run," said Ed Keon of Quantitative Management Associates, sharing his market strategy. Jeremy Siegel, Wharton School professor, weighs in.

  • Fed jitters continue to grip markets     Wednesday, 7 Aug 2013 | 6:33 AM ET

    "The markets are looking for a reason to pause," remarked Sarat Sethi, Douglas C. Lane & Associates, discussing how a tapering down of the Fed's bond-buying program will likely impact the markets, and John Silvia, Wells Fargo Securities, weighs in on Bernanke's succession plan.

  • 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.

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