*Copper futures slip after 1 pct gain in previous session. *Spot premiums at 600- 750 yuan/ tonne- analyst. SINGAPORE, April 18- Shanghai copper futures slipped on Friday after jumping the most in 2-1/ 2 weeks, but premiums in the spot market rose to their highest this year indicating growing demand in top consumer China.» Read More
Paul Walsh, Weather Channel weather analytics vice president, tracks tropical storm Isaac as it heads for Florida, and traders and investors take action.
Dean Curnutt, Macro Risk Advisors CEO, and Sean Hyman, "Ultimate Wealth Report" editor, discuss investment options in gold, corn, and the S&P.
When the latest market squall hit the eurozone last month, the governments of Spain and Italy responded with a time-honored defense; as panic mounted, they banned the short selling of shares in banks, in a desperate bid to shore up confidence.
The world’s largest sovereign wealth fund is planning to take on more risk as it seeks to exploit its role as a strategic investor, in a move that could mark a new trend for conservative publicly-owned investment funds, the Financial Times reports.
Municipal bonds, widely seen as one of the safest investments, actually default more often than most people realize, according to research by economists at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, The New York Times reports.
Tim Freeman, Elevation LLC principal, provides insight on how to navigate a volatile market, amid political and economic uncertainty.
The market for junk bonds, risky corporate debt that pays high interest rates, is red hot. Such debt, also known as high-yield bonds, has returned 10.2 percent year-to-date, according to a JPMorgan high-yield index. Junk bond funds are on a pace to take in a record amount of money this year. Companies with less than stellar credit are issuing hundreds of billions of dollars of bonds, the New York Times reports.
A look at what traders will be watching ahead of the market's open, with Scott Shellady, Trean.
Lou Brien, DRW Trading strategist, and Robert Brusca, FAO Economics chief economist, provide an outlook on the markets and discuss how to invest in this economy.
Nick Clegg and Vince Cable are leading a push to reopen talks on UK banking reforms in a move that could stoke coalition tensions. The FT reports.
A look at how to play rising corn and soybean prices in emerging markets, with David Riedel, Riedel Research Group.
Wolfgang Koester, FiREapps CEO & chief currency strategist, explains how multi-national companies can limit exposure to foreign exchange risk, and why he is worried about the euro.
A look at what traders will be watching ahead of the opening bell, with Kevin Ferry, Cronus Futures Management chief market strategist.
For several years, the Wall Street wizards who built a faster, more fragmented stock market justified their creation by pointing to the benefits it yielded for investors in the form of lower trading costs, the New York Times reports.
Ministers are preparing to unveil a new package of measures to stimulate the flagging house-building sector next month, in an attempt to help drag Britain out of recession. The FT reports.
A federal grand jury in Iowa has indicted Peregrine Financial Group founder and former CEO Russell Wasendorf Sr. on 31 counts of making false statements to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
Short selling of European car stocks is at a two-year high, making the sector one of the most heavily shorted in Europe, as traders bet slowing growth will hurt even the continent’s profitable producers, the FT reports.
G20 countries are to step in to try and co-ordinate a response to surging food prices, after the worst U.S. drought in half a century devastated crops in the world’s largest agricultural exporter, the Financial Times reports.
CNBC's Jane Wells reports the most recent crop report from the USDA gives a look at the extended impact of the Midwestern drought on hog farmers and cattle ranchers.
CNBC's Jane Wells has the latest detail on the impact this summer's drought has taken on crop prices and production.
CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Oil closed up on the day, and nat gas closed up, as well, while gold was down on the day.
CNBC's Tyler Mathisen looks ahead to what are likely to be next week's top business and financial stories. More earnings results next week. Starbucks and Netflix may have been helped by the bad winter. Also, the Boston Marathon is next week, and 36,000 runners will participate.
George Gero, RBC Capital Markets strategist, weighs in on whether gold or stocks will be a better investment in another 25 years.