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It's time to step back from the madness and understand a basic tenet of the markets: Just because something negative happens somewhere, it doesn't mean the sky is falling. In fact, it could be good news for you. Here's why...
Stocks were hit by another late-session selloff as investors remained jittery after the market's worst week in four years. "I think it's just indicative of what the market is going to look like for the next couple of weeks, it's going to be very choppy," said Dan McMahon, head of listed trading at CIBC World Markets.
We’ve had lots of little snippets this week, that in other circumstances would be perfect fodder for the Breaking News desk. These aren’t other circumstances. Since Tuesday’s 416-point meltdown for the Dow, the priority has been on the markets -- and stories that might move the markets.
The yen strengthened against the dollar for the third consecutive session as investors watching falling global stock prices continued to shun risky trades funded by cheap borrowing in the Japanese currency.
Financial markets are working well despite sharper swings in asset prices, and overall liquidity does not seem in short supply after last week's stock market declines, Federal Reserve Governor Kevin Warsh said on Monday.
Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis President William Poole said on Monday that low inflation must be a central bank's prime goal, adding this had helped cushion the U.S. economy from its cooling housing market.
The nation's service sector expanded at a slower-than-expected rate in February amid a slowdown in new orders, a trade group said Monday.
U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson kicked off a three-nation Asian tour in Tokyo on Monday amid turmoil in regional stock markets and the dollar's sudden drop against the yen.
The persistent weakness in Asian stocks and an unwinding of carry trades dragged most regional currencies lower on Monday, with the South Korean won hitting its lowest level since late October against the U.S. dollar.
China's legislature is expected to end special tax breaks for foreign companies in its annual session Monday. A law that state media say is expected to be enacted would equalize tax rates, raising foreign companies' tax bills and cutting those for many Chinese entities.
Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson says the economy is healthy, inflation seems under control and the U.S. should not perceive China as an economic enemy.
Global factors may on balance have boosted U.S. inflation, but globalization has not affected the ability of the Federal Reserve to influence U.S. financial conditions, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke said on Friday.
The key in this new market is to be on the defensive. Cramer says it's all about getting into companies that are reliable, with consistent earnings and the ability to withstand even the toughest economic storms. And there's one particular sector, while unglamorous, that fits these criteria.
Stocks closed sharply lower on Friday, sparked by a wave of last-minute selling by investors reluctant to be in the market over the weekend.."There was just no good news that came out today to convince people to buy stocks," said Charles Rotblut, senior market analyst at Zacks.com. "There are a lot of people happy with taking money off the table and waiting until Monday to see how it unfolds."
Is now a good time for investors to rethink their international strategies? John Praveen, Chief Investment Strategist at Prudential International Advisors and Reiner Triltsch, head manager of the U.S. Trust Excelsior Funds, joined "Street Sign’s" Erin Burnett this afternoon to take a closer look at current investment opportunities abroad.
Many of those seeking reasons for Tuesday's market meltdown have turned from China to Japan. Two forex experts told CNBC's Liz Claman why the global shock may have more to do with Tokyo than Shanghai -- or New York.
If your portfolio includes long bonds, specifically long treasuries, then you were among this week’s winners. T. Rowe Price U.S. Treasury Long-Term and Vanguard Long-Term U.S. Treasury notched the biggest gains amid the global market selloff.
This week's turmoil in the global markets has put the spotlight on arcane investment practice known as carry trade.Though a buzz word in investment circles, carry trades actually play an important role in global financing and markets.
The yen rose to an 11-week high against the dollar on Friday as soft stock prices andworries about the U.S. economy led investors to keep unwinding bets on risky assets financed by borrowing in the Japanese currency.
U.S. consumer sentiment fell further than previously estimated in February, hitting a five-month low as concerns over incomes and jobs in a slowing economy weighed on confidence, a survey showed on Friday.