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Stocks ended with modest gains as Wall Street continued to believe that a deal would be struck to get the government back in operation again.
Don't bet the farm on an MBA, the famed investor advises. If you want to be rich, become an expert in agriculture.
The good news is that the fear of the government remaining shut until the October 17th debt ceiling deadline seems less likely.
Many investors believe that once the shutdown and the debt ceiling are out of the way, stocks will go higher. Are they wrong?
Fed experts say that the government shutdown could mean no tapering until 2014.
Stocks have come off their lows on a report that House Speaker John Boehner would not allow a debt default. Still, the markets are being undermined by a triple whammy.
Dennis Gartman reveals the main problem for gold right now, with CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis and the Futures Now Traders.
Uncertainty rises, but gold doesn't. How low can gold go? The next move for the precious metal, with CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis and the Futures Now Traders.
Peter Boockvar of the Lindsey Group explains why he expects to see stocks slide into the end of the year, with CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis and the Futures Now Traders.
The dollar index falls to an 18-month low. Will a shutdown push off the taper? The dollar's next move, with CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis and the Futures Now Traders.
Peter Boockvar of the Lindsey Group explains why the government shutdown and the debt ceiling debate will push tapering off to 2014, with CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis and the Futures Now Traders.
When will stocks start to sweat the shutdown? The shutdown trade, with CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis and the Futures Now Traders, Todd Gordon and Jeff Kilburg, both at the Nymex.
Government uncertainties have pushed gold slightly down this week. The Futures Now crew breaks down the yellow metal's move.
If the shutdown is short, it's not a big deal. If it's long, then it's not priced in. That means we'll tread water until then.
Gasoline is trading near a 1-year low. The Futures Now team breaks down the decline.
It's starting to sink in: the shutdown could last until a debt ceiling deal, which means a couple of weeks. A deal is possible, but it would require a one or two week continuing resolution.
How low can gas go? Good news for consumers, as gas hits a 9-month low, with CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis and the Futures Now Traders.
Why is Wall Street ignoring Washington? With CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis and the "Futures Now" traders.
Former Congressman Ron Paul says he doesn't think the U.S. will default. After all, he says, they'll default by paying with money that doesn't have purchasing power. With CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis and the Futures Now Traders.
Ron Paul's plea. Also, Paul on the shutdown, gold, and the debt ceiling, with CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis and the Futures Now Traders, Rich Ilczyszyn at the CME and Anthony Grisanti at the Nymex.
With reports due from Apple, McDonald's and IBM, earnings could finally dictate trading this week. And that's a good thing.
After surprisingly dovish comments by St. Louis Federal Reserve President James Bullard, is it safe to buy back into the market?
Has the market bottomed? Jim Iuorio and Brian Stutland say yes. With CNBC's Mandy Drury and the Futures Now Traders.
Gold rose to a one-month high on Tuesday as the dollar edged down slightly and on worries over a slowdown in the global economy.
Brent held above $85 as China oil demand supported prices, although gains were capped by oversupply and fears of a weak global economy.
Hopes that winter rains would help ease California's severe drought appear to be going by the wayside.