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  • Manage Your Portfolio in 2013  Thursday, 29 Nov 2012 | 10:08 AM ET

    "The growth is in the emerging markets," said Curtis Arledge, CEO of BNY Mellon Investment Management, sharing his investment strategies for next year, ahead of a looming U.S. cliff, European uncertainty, and deflation worries.

  • The Housing 'Bright Spot'  Tuesday, 25 Sep 2012 | 4:23 PM ET

    Is housing turning out to be a bright spot in the economy? Eli Broad, The Broad Foundation, and Terry Duffy, CME Group Executive Chairman, discuss.

  • Recovery Needs More Than Just Low Rates Tuesday, 11 Sep 2012 | 3:45 AM ET
    European Union flags in front of European Commission headquarter in Brussels, Belgium.

    There is a legendary quote from the movie Top Gun when the commanding officer berates one of his ace pilots with the line: "Son, your ego is writing checks your body can't cash."

  • The Bank of England's New 'King'?  Monday, 25 Jun 2012 | 7:03 AM ET

    "People are going into it with very low expectations," says Jim O'Neill, Goldman Sachs Asset Management chairman, providing a preview of this week's European summit.

  • Weak Jobs Report Could Spur Easing: Kroszner Friday, 1 Jun 2012 | 11:23 PM ET
    Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke testifies during a hearing before the Senate Budget Committee February 7, 2012 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

    A weaker-than-expected U.S. employment report could increase pressure on the Federal Reserve to undertake a third round of quantitative easing, former Federal Reserve Governor Randy Kroszner said Friday.

  • Greenspan: The Maestro's Market Musings  Friday, 1 Jun 2012 | 7:01 AM ET

    "We really have two separate economies. One economy is behaving reasonably well; in the second economy, there is an extreme level of forward discounting going on. You can see it in the spreads between the 30-year Treasury on the one hand, and the 5-year Note, that spread is the largest in history," says Alan Greenspan, former Federal Reserve chairman, sharing his perspective on the problems facing the U.S. economic recovery.

  • David Goldman: ‘Extreme Risk’ of Deflation Ahead Wednesday, 30 May 2012 | 9:37 PM ET

    Weak gold prices, softening oil prices and a lackluster stock market while the euro zone crisis could increase demand for U.S. dollars — but is deflation the next stop?

  • Investors are focusing on the wrong inflation numbers in China, says Hong Kong-based investment banker Sean Darby. While the consumer prices are widely considered the headline inflation gauge, the Chief Global Equity Strategist at Jefferies say producer prices give a clearer picture of the economy, and those are pointing to a "deflationary"environment.

  • Q1 GDP Up 2.2%  Friday, 27 Apr 2012 | 8:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli and Steve Liesman break down the first quarter's GDP results and discuss its impact on the markets and what it indicates about the health of the U.S. economic recovery.

  • Low Wages Compound Japan's Grim Prospects Tuesday, 14 Feb 2012 | 9:50 PM ET
    Woman on Escalator at Midtown Tokyo

    Workers around the developed world have been complaining of a squeeze on incomes over the past 20 years, but in Japan, thinner pay packets fuel wider deflation — making it even harder for the government to rein in its debt and for the BOJ to boost growth. The FT reports.

  • Guest Blog: Money-Printing Has Reached Its Limits Tuesday, 14 Feb 2012 | 2:01 AM ET
    The Federal Reserve decides how much money needs to be printed each year and the Bureau of Engraving and Printing does the actual printing. So how do they swap in the new money? When the Fed gets a cash deposit from banks, it reviews all the currency using special currency processing and authentication machines. Generally, those reviews result in the conclusion that one-third of the currency is unfit for future circulation. The currency that’s deemed unfit is shredded and the bills are replaced

    Given that title inflation has been with us since the 1980s, in everything from estate agents’ property descriptions to job titles for students in summer jobs frying hamburgers, we should not be surprised that “printing money” in the 21st century is referred to as “quantitative easing”.

  • Why the Euro Could Hit 1.50 Monday, 19 Dec 2011 | 8:47 AM ET

    The euro may have had a rough week, but this strategist sees a way it could reverse course - sharply.

  • Your Currency Trade for Oil's Move Friday, 16 Dec 2011 | 9:08 PM ET

    Global economics may be pushing oil lower, but this strategist says political forces will limit its fall, and she has a trade on that view.

  • Europe's Real Problem? Deflation Tuesday, 29 Nov 2011 | 10:28 AM ET

    European markets experienced a rare moment of respite yesterday.  But this was just a pause in the panic. No comprehensive solution to the continent’s sovereign debt woes seems to be near at hand.

  • Euro 'Garlic Belt' Condemned to Deflation: Author Thursday, 24 Nov 2011 | 8:19 AM ET
    European Central Bank

    The euro zone's "garlic belt" states (Greece, Italy, Portugal and Spain) will have to endure deflation to catch up in competitiveness with the other, "butter belt" members, according to a report by research firm Smithers & Co.

  • Pimco: Europe, US Risk High Inflation in Medium Term Tuesday, 8 Nov 2011 | 12:25 AM ET

    European and U.S. inflation will rise in the medium- to long-term, according to Berdibek Ahmedov, manager for European and UK real return products at Pacific Investment Management Company (Pimco).

  • Targeting Nominal Growth: A Policy for Stagflation? Wednesday, 26 Oct 2011 | 4:53 PM ET

    Should the Federal Reserve abandon its traditional tactic of targeting interest rates in favor of targeting a specific level of nominal gross domestic product?

  • Fed's Lockhart Sees Hope in Latest Round of Data Tuesday, 18 Oct 2011 | 9:29 PM ET
    Atlanta Federal Reserve President and CEO Dennis Lockhart

    The U.S. economy is unlikely to slip back into recession, and an improvement in recent indicators has been encouraging, Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank President Dennis Lockhart said on Tuesday.

  • UK Launches QE2  Thursday, 6 Oct 2011 | 7:00 AM ET

    "I think the risk of deflation is much greater than the risk of inflation because of all the headwinds that are against us, and there is no real sign that there is a wage-price spiral building up here," Ruth Lea, economic advisor at Arbuthnot Banking Group, told CNBC.

  • If Europe Gets Its Act Together, Buy These Stocks Thursday, 29 Sep 2011 | 2:10 AM ET
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    Stocks rallied on Monday and Tuesday on hopes that policy makers where about to get their act together and unveil a credible solution to the euro zone debt crisis. On Wednesday the bears where back in charge as stocks and commodities came under renewed pressure amid fears a euro zone resolution was not as close as had been hoped.