• What to Watch in the Trading Day Ahead     Tuesday, 3 Jul 2012 | 9:11 AM ET

    David Sowerby, Loomis Sayles & Co. chief market analyst, provides insight on the shortened trading day ahead.

  • Market Fireworks or Fizzle?     Tuesday, 3 Jul 2012 | 6:15 AM ET

    A look at what traders will be focused on ahead of the opening bell, with Kevin Ferry, Cronus Futures Management chief market strategist.

  • Diamond Quits as Barclays Chief Tuesday, 3 Jul 2012 | 4:50 AM ET
    Barclay's Bank

    Bob Diamond has resigned with immediate effect as Barclays chief executive, bowing to public and political pressure over the Libor rate-setting scandal. The FT reports.

  • Santelli: ISM & Stress 'Reigns' in Grains     Monday, 2 Jul 2012 | 11:09 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the metrics on June's manufacturing numbers and weighs in on why investors should keep an eye on corn prices.

  • Trader Buzz     Monday, 2 Jul 2012 | 10:32 AM ET

    A look at the market's latest moves, with Bob Iaccino, TraderOutlook.com founder.

  • Florida's Gov. Scott: 'It's All About Jobs'     Monday, 2 Jul 2012 | 7:05 AM ET

    Gov. Rick Scott, (R-FL) discusses how his state is getting people back to work and the importance of capitalism in creating opportunities for people.

  • Monday Morning Market Preview     Monday, 2 Jul 2012 | 7:02 AM ET

    A look at what's moving the markets ahead of the open, with Scott Nations, NationsShares chief investment officer & president.

  • Gilts Face Disruption During Olympics Too Monday, 2 Jul 2012 | 1:32 AM ET
    A detailed view of the prototype design of the new golden Olympic torch during its unveiling at St Pancras Station on June 8, 2011 in London, England. 8,000 torchbearers will carry the Olympic Flame around the UK during the 70-day relay, which starts at Land's End in Cornwall on May 19, 2012.

    As London braces itself for feared transport congestion when the Olympic Games start this month, the disruption looks set to hit an unexpected victim: the government bond market, the Financial Times reports.

  • Barclays Ignored Warnings on Rate Rigging Saturday, 30 Jun 2012 | 6:21 AM ET
    Bob Diamond

    Barclays failed to act on three separate warnings between 2007 and 2008 about conflicts of interest and “patently false” submissions by its staff to the panel which sets Libor rates. The FT reports.

  • Unprofitable Attacks on Non-Profits Friday, 29 Jun 2012 | 5:20 PM ET
    U.S. President Barack Obama shakes hands as he hosts British Prime Minister David Cameron  and his wife Samantha Cameron for a state dinner at the White House March 14, 2012 in Washington, DC.

    On both sides of the Atlantic, budget-minded leaders have alienate wealthy individuals and non-profit organizations alike with proposals to clamp down on tax relief on charitable donations.

  • Spain Wins Restructuring of Bank Deal Friday, 29 Jun 2012 | 3:20 AM ET

    Euro zone leaders agreed to radically restructure Spain’s 100 bilion euros ($125.9 billion) bank recapitalisation plan, allowing EU bailout funds to eventually be injected directly into teetering Spanish financial institutions, meaning Madrid can sweep the burden of the bailouts off its sovereign books.

  • Banks Fear for Second Half as Deals Fall Friday, 29 Jun 2012 | 1:52 AM ET

    Global investment banks are bracing themselves for a dismal second half, with further cuts in costs and staff, after a sharp drop in dealmaking and capital markets activity pushed down fees in the second quarter to their worst level in three year, the Financial Times reports.

  • Soy and Corn the New Gold? Friday, 29 Jun 2012 | 1:42 AM ET
    Soybean field

    Soft commodities such as soy and corn should be used by investors to protect against inflation in the same way as gold, according to the founding partner of GAIA Capital, John Coast Sullenger.

  • Crude Oil Bubbling Around $80 a Barrel     Thursday, 28 Jun 2012 | 6:33 AM ET

    Tom Kloza, Oil Price Information Service; and Yra Harris, Praxis Trading, discuss the play on receding crude oil prices, and a look at how the futures are trading ahead of the market's open.

  • Tools for Today's Trading     Wednesday, 27 Jun 2012 | 7:31 AM ET

    A preview of today's market activity in oil, the U.S. dollar and options, with Addison Armstrong, Tradition Energy; Joseph Trevisani, Worldwide Markets; and Scott Nations, NationsShares.

  • City Fear Over Cameron’s EU Demands Wednesday, 27 Jun 2012 | 1:01 AM ET

    The City of London has raised deep concerns over David Cameron’s strategy in Europe, warning that the prime minister’s wishlist of “safeguards” in December could actually have damaged its standing as Europe’s financial center. The FT reports.

  • Trader Buzz from the Floor     Tuesday, 26 Jun 2012 | 6:33 AM ET

    "You have to watch the yen," says Kevin Ferry, Cronus Futures Management, with a look at what traders will be watching ahead of the market's open.

  • EU Could Rewrite Eurozone Budgets Monday, 25 Jun 2012 | 7:36 PM ET

    The European Union would gain far-reaching powers to rewrite national budgets for eurozone countries that breach debt and deficit rules under proposals likely to be discussed at a summit this week, according to a draft report seen by the Financial Times.

  • Stocks Tumble as Investors Seek Safety     Monday, 25 Jun 2012 | 10:49 AM ET

    A look at why the markets are moving lower ahead of Europe's summit, and why the big investors are moving to U.S. Treasury bonds, with Todd Colvin, R.J. O'Brien interest rate products.

  • Tropical Storm 'Debby' Disrupts Drilling     Monday, 25 Jun 2012 | 8:15 AM ET

    Discussing the impact of tropical storm "Debby" on offshore drilling and oil prices, with Stephen Schork, The Schork Report, and Philip Weiss, Argus Research.

Futures Now


  • 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.

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