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  • Bernanke: Taxpayers taking all the risk?     Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 11:15 AM ET

    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke answers questions from House Financial Services members Rep. Gary Miller, (R-CA), Rep. Stephen Lynch, (D-MA), Rep. Edward Royce, (R-CA), about the government's participation in keeping mortgage rates affordable and the risks associated with Basel III and GSEs.

  • Beige Book stronger than economic data     Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 2:01 PM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman has breaking news on the fed's Beige Book. "Overall, the economy increased at a 'modest to moderate' pace."

  • Bernanke emphasis mostly dovish in written testimony Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 11:05 AM ET

    Mr. Bernanke's testimony was viewed as dovish by the markets, with the 10-year Treasury yield dropping about nine basis points.

  • Cramer: This could be the best big bank out there Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 1:43 PM ET

    Bank of America earnings likely signal a turning point for the country's second-largest bank, and the company may be best in breed, CNBC's Jim Cramer says.

  • Rep. Jeb Hensarling, (R-TX) asks Ben Bernanke to address the risks associated with current Fed policies, and government-sponsored enterprises. And Rep. Maxine Waters, (D-CA) asks the Fed chairman about the consequences of the sequester and increases taxes. Also, Rep. Bill Huizenga, (R-MI) wants to know if Wall Street is too dependent on the Fed.

  • Bernanke testifies on U.S. economy     Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 10:27 AM ET

    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke delivers his bi-annual testimony to Congress on the Fed's monetary policies and the state of the U.S. economy. In his opening statement, he address the issue of keeping the Fed Funds rate low until the employment picture improves. He explains that the continuation of the Fed's asset-buying program will depend on improving economic conditions.

  • What Bernanke’s testimony means for gold: pro Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 10:16 AM ET

    Are you trading gold Wednesday? Make sure you pay close attention to what Bernanke says to Congress.

  • Tapering on the table with Bernanke     Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 10:11 AM ET

    Martin Feldstein, Harvard University professor discusses how the Fed's quantitative easing policy has helped housing but exposes other economic risks.

  • Bernanke's testimony hits the wires     Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 8:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Hampton Pearson provides a preview of Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's prepared Congressional testimony. And James Chanos, Kynikos, and CNBC's Jim Cramer & Rick Santelli weigh in with their reaction.

  • Cramer & Chanos preview Lew     Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 8:22 AM ET

    CNBC's Jim Cramer and short-seller, James Chanos, Kynikos founder & president, share their views on what they hope to hear from Treasury Secretary Jack Lew when he speaks at CNBC's "Delivering Alpha" conference.

  • Bernanke defends Fed's accommodative policy     Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke answers questions from House committee members Rep. Wm. Lacy Clay (D-MO); Rep. Spencer Bachus (R-AL); and Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D-CO) about jobs, whether Treasurys are flooding the market and impact of keeping interest rates low.

  • 7 reasons why the market is topping: Doug Kass Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 8:05 AM ET
    Douglas Kass at the Reach poker tournament in New York.

    Doug Kass says the market is currently making a top. Here are his seven reasons why.

  • Rethinking the great rotation     Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 8:03 AM ET

    David McCormick, Bridgewater Associates co-president, discusses how to balance your portfolio amid the Fed's low rate policies.

  • Chanos: Best shorts for your portfolio     Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 7:43 AM ET

    Short-seller James Chanos of Kynikos Associates, shares some of his favorite short-selling strategies, including his position on Hewlett-Packard and what he thinks of the Dell deal.

  • Watching the Fed like a hawk     Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 7:34 AM ET

    Daniel Arbess, Perella Weinberg Partners, shares his thoughts on the Fed's easy money policy and why he believes Bernanke has "single-handledly been guiding the economy while the rest of Washington has been sitting there doing absolutely nothing."

  • Chanos: China 'great place to be short'     Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 7:07 AM ET

    The world's largest short-sell, James Chanos of Kynikos Associates, weighs in on why he believes investors are "misled by Chinese GDP numbers," and how he is making money there. And Chanos provides his perspective on the Fed's asset-buying program.

  • Awaiting Bernanke's testimony     Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 6:31 AM ET

    Ian Shepherdson, Pantheon Macroeconomics, provides his perspective on Fed policy and what he expects to hear from Chairman Bernanke today as he heads to Capitol Hill to address members of Congress.

  • Trade of the day: prepare for September tapering?     Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 5:51 AM ET

    What should investors do with equity markets at record highs? Here is a recap of trade tips from today.

  • Will the Fed start tapering in September?     Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 5:50 AM ET

    Chris Rupkey, chief financial economist at Bank of Tokyo-MUFJ, believes Fed tapering should start in September but expects Bernanke to say it¿s still conditional on the economy.

  • Fed should reduce bond buying soon: pro     Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 5:00 AM ET

    Shaun Port, CIO at Nutmeg.com, explains that Bernanke has a tough balancing act ahead and that the Fed needs to move away from emergency measures and concentrate on rates.

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