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  • Contrarian call: Why BOK will cut rates     Wednesday, 8 Jan 2014 | 6:48 PM ET

    While many don't expect a rate cut from the BOK, Freya Beamish, Economist at Lombard Street Research, expects they will due to concern over the won.

  • When will the Fed pull the plug on QE?     Wednesday, 8 Jan 2014 | 6:11 PM ET

    Lim Say Boon, Chief Investment Officer, DBS Group Wealth Management, discusses a possible timeline for the end of U.S. monetary stimulus.

  • Why taper will only end in 2015     Wednesday, 8 Jan 2014 | 5:33 PM ET

    Ed Ponsi, Managing Director at Barchetta Capital Management, describes why the U.S. economic recovery remains tepid, which will see tapering last into 2014.

  • US consumer borrowing up $12.3 billion in November Wednesday, 8 Jan 2014 | 3:14 PM ET
    A man uses a credit card to pay for gas in Miami, Florida.

    Americans increased their borrowing in November, led by continued gains in auto and student loans.

  • The ethics of QE     Wednesday, 8 Jan 2014 | 3:06 PM ET

    Debating QE and the Fed's influence on the stock market, with Keith Fitz-Gerald, Money Map Press; and CNBC's Steve Liesman and Rick Santelli.

  • Art Cashin: This could spark 'outright selling' Wednesday, 8 Jan 2014 | 3:05 PM ET

    Art Cashin of UBS talks about a number investors need to watch closely, because it could spark stock selling at a certain level.

  • CNBC's Bob Pisani and Art Cashin, of UBS, discuss the Fed minutes and whether there was any indication about what it will do with the taper. The Fed seems to imply the taper will happen quicker than many anticipate. The Fed is historically poor at forecasting

  • Minutes show Fed cautious toward cutting QE Wednesday, 8 Jan 2014 | 2:00 PM ET
    Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke

    Fed officials approved a modest decrease in the asset purchasing program as a cautious step towards policy normalization, according to minutes.

  • FOMC Minutes: Many supported modest taper     Wednesday, 8 Jan 2014 | 2:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman reports the FOMC minutes from the Fed meeting where they decided to begin the taper. Several were concerned about tapering amid a high unemployment rate, and low inflation.

  • Fed minutes breakdown     Wednesday, 8 Jan 2014 | 2:00 PM ET

    Dissecting the Fed minutes, with Anika Khan, senior economist for Wells Fargo Securities; Ken Volpert, head of taxable fixed income for Vanguard; Jeffrey Kleintop of LPL; and CNBC's Steve Liesman.

  • 10-Year note auction results     Wednesday, 8 Jan 2014 | 1:03 PM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli reports the Treasury has sold $21 billion in 10-year notes.

  • Bond yields slightly above 3% after Fed minutes Wednesday, 8 Jan 2014 | 3:46 PM ET
    A trader signals an offer in a Treasury note options pit at the CME Group in Chicago.

    U.S. Treasury prices fell on Wednesday after an upbeat report on the private labor market and Federal Reserve released minutes.

  • Cashin says: Seeking taper structure     Wednesday, 8 Jan 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    CNBC's Bob Pisani and Art Cashin, of UBS, discuss private payroll numbers and the listless market. IBM is having trouble with Watson. We're hoping to get some sense of how the taper will be structured, he says.

  • The taper will be 'relatively' quick: Pro     Wednesday, 8 Jan 2014 | 11:05 AM ET

    Torrie Callander, corporate dealer at Global Reach Partners, discusses the upcoming Fed policy minutes and explains why the euro will be an "interesting" currency this year.

  • 'Concept of taper' completed: Pro     Wednesday, 8 Jan 2014 | 10:05 AM ET

    Jerry Castellini, CastleArk Management president & CIO, and John Canally, LPL Financial investment strategist and economist, weigh in on the ADP report and how it will influence the economy and the Fed's stance on tapering.

  • Strong ADP points to upbeat jobs report     Wednesday, 8 Jan 2014 | 10:01 AM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman breaks down the significance of today's strong ADP data and if the strength of the number puts pressure on the Federal Reserve to normalize monetary policy.

  • Is economy as good as it gets?     Wednesday, 8 Jan 2014 | 8:03 AM ET

    Glenn Hubbard, Columbia Business School dean, explains why he thinks the country "needs a jolt," and why he is alarmed by the labor force participation rate.

  • Boost fixed income returns with junk: Pro     Wednesday, 8 Jan 2014 | 6:42 AM ET

    Jeff Peskind, Phoenix Investment Adviser, says if you need income, junk bonds have the lowest interest rate sensitivity of any bond class.

  • Global markets update: Europe shares lower     Wednesday, 8 Jan 2014 | 6:09 AM ET

    CNBC's Ross Westgate reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as the euro zone's November jobless rate remains at 12.1 percent which is in line with forecasts.

  • Fed minutes to reiterate data-dependence?     Wednesday, 8 Jan 2014 | 5:30 AM ET

    Greg McBride, senior financial analyst at Bankrate.com, expects the Fed minutes to highlight tapering was a consensus decision and to emphasize its data dependence.

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