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Banks that successfully weathered the last financial crisis are in a better standing to ride out the next three years, said Jason Goldberg, managing director and banking analyst at Barclays.
As the European soccer season gets underway in August, the best teams in the world will not only be competing for the accolades that come with trophy success, but also for the financial rewards it brings.
Ron Insana, CNBC contributor and the CNBC news team with a look at what's driving today's volatile trading session.
Right now, the run rate for the NYSE Consolidated Tape (all trading in all NYSE stocks) is about 5.5 billion. That is well below the 8-10 billion level we have seen on similar down days during the last two weeks.
The rollercoaster stock market has investors running for shelter in the form of top-rated companies that pay high dividends or mutual funds that invest in them, according to a report from TheStreet.
Like a cyclone, speculation that Europe's banks are beginning to suffer from exposure to the sovereign debt crisis ripped across global markets, taking bank shares and other stocks lower.
"What we're having right now is panic, indiscriminate selling," says market veteran Art Hogan. "History has proven these are not the days that you want to be selling on."
Gee, isn't this good news? I mean, we all know that PCs are a low-margin business. Heck, IBM got rid of their PC business and never looked back.
"These high frequency traders begin the day owning nothing and they end the day owning nothing in terms of common stocks. But during the day they're accounting for between 50 and 65 percent of the volume," said Schwartz.
Stocks of high-yield, dividend-paying electric utilities company can brighten an investor's portfolio when markets are volatile, as they are Thursday.
The rollercoaster stock market has investors running for shelter in the form of top-rated companies that pay high dividends or mutual funds that invest in them.
Discussing whether the sell-off in global markets will spark a recession in the U.S., with Larry Adam, Deutsche Bank Private Wealth Management.
According to the report, global consumers bought 919.8 metric tons of gold in the second quarter, a decrease of 17 percent compared to the same period in 2010, and a decline of about 5 percent from the first quarter.
Even as France and Germany were proposing new euro zone reforms, Finland was inking its own deal with Greece. Now others want in.
Peter Boockvar, Miller Tabak provides insight on Treasuries & Fed policy, and the Fast Money traders with a play on gold.
Is the economy headed for another recession? Discussing the U.S. economic outlook and where to invest in this market, with Leon Cooperman, Omega Advisors CEO, and Marvin Schwartz, Neuberger Berman.
CNBC's Jon Fortt has the story on how the sell-off is hurting tech stocks.
Discussing today's market drop and how traders are playing it, with Peter Costa, Empire Executions; Alan Valdes, DME Securities, and CNBC's Amanda Drury.
Insight on the problems facing stocks and what investors should do about it, with John Carney, CNBC.com; Rob Morgan, Fulcrum Securities, and Matthew McCormick, Bahl & Gaynor Investment Counsel, and insight on whether Europe dragging down the markets is a sign that another recession is right around the corner, with Beth Ann Bovino, Standard & Poor's; Lance Roberts, Streettalk Advisors, and CNBC's Rick Santelli.
Consumers drive the American economy. However, as of late, they feel less like drivers and more like passengers on a runaway train. As the train barrels dangerously down the tracks, here are the five questions U.S. consumers should consider.