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Larry Kantor, Managing Director and Head of Research, Barclays says the decision on Fed tapering depends on whether the U.S. economy is achieving lift-off or not.
Lord Adair Turner, Senior Fellow at the Institute for New Economic Thinking and Ramin Toloui, Global Co-head for EMs at PIMCO discuss why QE may have become obsolete now and how deep are U.S.'s unemployment woes.
Former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers thought it was "the right thing for the Federal Reserve" to withdraw from consideration for Fed chairman.
Stocks are in a "secular bull market" that will last many years, portfolio manager Martin Sass told CNBC. But there will be some corrections, he said.
The Fed proposed that big banks keep enough cash, government bonds and other high-quality assets on hand to survive during a severe downturn.
CNBC's Bob Pisani and Art Cashin, of UBS, discuss what's trending on the biggest earnings day of the quarter.
Gold firmed as investors were tempted back to bullion by expectations that the Fed will postpone tapering its monetary stimulus program.
Joe LaVorgna, chief economist for Deutsche Bank, says the Fed made a "monumental mistake" in September by not tapering. He also says Yellen is "less dovish" than people think.
Janet Yellen is preparing to become the next Fed Chair. Joe LaVorgna, chief economist for Deutsche Bank, thinks the Fed may become less dovish in 2014.
Trends emerge this earnings' season: limited Q4 visibility, momentum names slide, oil is dropping, and bond yields break down.
Treasury yields fell to the lowest in three months on Wednesday, after weaker than expected jobs data on Tuesday.
CNBC's Bob Pisani and Art Cashin, of UBS, discuss dropping yields on the 10-year, seasonal work, and the ongoing drop in oil prices.
Simon Hills, executive director at the British Bankers' Association and Charlie Parker, investment editor at Citywire, discuss the pros and cons of the ECB's banking stress tests.
Helmut Siekmann, professor at the Institute for Monetary and Financial Stability at Goethe University, argues that the stress tests could threaten the European recovery if too strict.
Holger Schmieding, chief economist at Berenberg Bank, highlights that with Spain returning to growth in the third quarter, all the euro zone countries that were bailed out are now out of recession.
Riccardo Barbieri, chief European economist at Mizuho International and Andrew Peaple, deputy European editor at the Wall Street Journal's Heard on the Street, comment on the ECB stress tests.
CNBC's Geoff Cutmore speaks with ECB president, Mario Draghi, about European banks, the ECB's role as a banking supervisor and the risk of Europe falling back into a recession.
CNCB's Geoff Cutmore speaks with ECB president, Mario Draghi, about European banks. Draghi says the primary objective of tests is increasing banks transparency.
Mario Draghi, president of the ECB, discusses the "uneven and fragile" European recovery and the need for transparency in the banking sector.
Mario Draghi, president of the ECB, says he is confident about putting backstops in place for banks, and how the U.K needs to remain in the European Union.
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