NEW YORK, Dec 9- Wall Street rose modestly on Monday after Chinese inflation data eased worries about policy tightening there, while investors were cautious before speeches on the economy by four top Federal Reserve officials. Richmond Fed Bank President Jeffrey Lacker will speak at an economic outlook conference in Charlotte, North Carolina at 12:30 p.m..» Read More
The global markets on a distinct three month pattern that begins with earnings and ends with policy makers. As a purveyor and observer of newsflow, there appears to be a distinct pattern to our investment world right now. Not surprisingly, it is a quarterly time frame.
Investors do not see Portugal's rating downgrade by Moody's as an event that will shake the markets, but it confirms the fact that the outlook for the euro zone is still cloudy.
There are risks associated with imposing regulation on London banks without the rest of the world following suit, the head of the British Bankers Association Angela Knight told CNBC Tuesday.
Moody's slashed Portugal's credit rating by two notches to A1, citing a deterioration of the country's debt ratios and weak growth prospects, the ratings agency said Tuesday.
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The Obama administration is "Europeanizing" the US with big government programs that eventually will make the country as insolvent as Greece, Sen. Judd Greg, R-N.H., told CNBC.
The administrator of Lehman Brothers’ German business has sold $2.4 billion of claims against the failed bank to a group of distressed debt funds, in a move that may help expedite the unwinding of the bank’s assets.
Economists at Capital Economics are predicting it is more likely the euro zone will break up than survive.
There is nothing like an inquisitive child to make you realize just how complicated the topic of money is.
Second quarter earnings season is likely to create a positive backdrop for stocks, at least temporarily.
Three seminal issues have driven the recovery of the past two years: Government rescue money, bank stress tests, and exceptionally low interest rates - all products of government intervention.
With the economy weakening and fears growing of a double-dip recession, the Federal Reserve is under pressure from some quarters to do more to help the economy. But even Fed officials seem to be split over how the central bank could or should respond.
The question facing investors now? Were The Gap's disappointing numbers a one-time occurrence (and maybe a buying opportunity), or the start of a disturbing trend?
Shopping for any excuse to rally, stock traders found it in chain stores' sales, and those reports may provide a clue to the earnings season.
It remains unclear how the assets on European banks’ balance sheets will be marked down under various stresses. So, will there be a need for significant capital at European banks and if the stress tests are deemed worthy, will that allow those banks to raise the necessary capital?
The future of the retail sector is scary, according to David Berman, because you are not seeing very good same store sales. It could turn negative come the fall.
Don't get swept up in short-term rallies. The housing market is in the throes of a massive deleveraging cycle.
There are still major concerns about Europe's economy and sovereign default is still a possibility, but the U.S. may be heading into even stronger headwinds with the rollover of loans having the potential to become "subprime mark two," according to Yogi Dewan, founder of Hassium Asset Management in London.
Investors should use a "barbell strategy" using both stocks and debt to navigate the increased market volatility, according to the strategy team at Barclays Wealth in London.
Japan is vulnerable to a sovereign debt crisis in five to 10 years from now, warned Kenneth Rogoff, former chief economist the International Monetary Fund.