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  • What Prudential's 'Shambolic' Rights Issue Shows Wednesday, 5 May 2010 | 6:28 AM ET
    Debtor Nations

    Prudential shareholders may grudgingly acknowledge that the pursuit of exciting new opportunities in Asia is the right long term strategy. But in the short term they need convincing the big price tag for AIA and the delayed rights issue are the correct way of achieving that.

  • The Correction Has Started: Strategist Wednesday, 5 May 2010 | 4:42 AM ET

    The correction in stock markets has already started, Philippe Gijsels, head of research at BNP Paribas Fortis Global Markets, told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Greek Crisis Hydra Engulfs the Euro Zone Wednesday, 5 May 2010 | 3:59 AM ET

    The market is already beginning to ask if the German public and the EU have the stomach for a rescue package for Portugal, Spain, Ireland and even for Italy.

  • Solid Recovery Potential in US: Strategist Wednesday, 5 May 2010 | 2:21 AM ET

    The recovery potential in the United States is greater on a short-term basis, said Stephen Davies, CEO at Javelin Wealth management, noting that U.S. stocks have outperformed Asia and emerging markets since the beginning of the year.

  • New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)

    There's a whiff of volatility back in the markets, and that could mean a choppier trading environment for now.

  • Stocks Have Worst Selloff in Months Tuesday, 4 May 2010 | 5:09 PM ET
    Debtor Nations

    Stocks were hammered Tuesday, logging their worst decline in months amid worries that the European debt crisis will spread and that Spain might be the next to need a bailout.

  • Are Markets at Inflection Point? Tuesday, 4 May 2010 | 4:54 PM ET

    US Senate is voting today on the first parts of the financial reform bill. Barbara Boxer from California set to add language that no taxpayer money will be used to bail out financial institutions. Looks like the $50 billion fund set for an orderly liquidation of a failed bank is dead.

  • Busch: Senate Begins Voting, But It Won’t End Well Tuesday, 4 May 2010 | 3:20 PM ET

    While tougher regulations on consumer protections and derivatives are the highlights, it will be the lesser known aspects that will make or break many businesses.

  • With the Dow plunging more than 200 points on Tuesday, is this the start of the market correction that bears have been calling for? Alan Valdes, vice president of Kabrick Trading, and Warren Meyers, CEO of Walter J. Dowd, offered CNBC their global market outlooks.

  • The spike in volatility could be a warning sign that stock investors will have to change their strategies as global risk intensifies.

  • US stocks fell sharply on Tuesday as the dollar rallied against the euro amid worries about the European debt crisis. So how should investors prepare their portfolios? Dan Fitzpatrick, president of Stock Market Mentor, shared his insights.

  • Busch: Top 10 Points on Greek Bailout Situation Tuesday, 4 May 2010 | 2:22 PM ET

    The entire premise of the EMU is in question and must be resolved. Either the EU integrates further or dissolves.

  • Dow Falls Over 200 Amid Spain Debt Fears Tuesday, 4 May 2010 | 2:17 PM ET
    Debtor Nations

    The Dow plunged more than 200 points Tuesday as the dollar rallied against the euro amid worries about the European debt crisis.

  • 3 'Arguments' Moving Today's Markets Tuesday, 4 May 2010 | 1:25 PM ET

    Europe ended at the lows for the day, but that doesn't mean the euro's volatility is over: keep a close eye on the euro/dollar: It is sitting right above the $1.30 range, where there is almost certainly sell stops posted. What's going on? The most forceful arguments today are threefold...

  • Despite the agreement over the weekend to aid Greece, stocks are down sharply again today on similar fears as other nations, especially Portugal and Spain, are also facing severe debt issues. The whole situation also brings into question the strength of the euro currency.

  • Real Correction May Be in June-July: Citi's Levkovich Tuesday, 4 May 2010 | 12:21 PM ET

    Markets could see a correction in the June to July time frame, said Tobias Levkovich, chief U.S. equity strategist at Citi. He shared his market outlook with investors.

  • Private Equity Leverage Ratios Rising Tuesday, 4 May 2010 | 12:18 PM ET

    A $3.4 billion acquisition by two private equity firms reflects the increasing momentum in leverage ratios.

  • Traders Say Greek Bailout Is Useless Tuesday, 4 May 2010 | 12:09 PM ET
    Debtor Nations

    U.S. futures, which were weak overnight on weakness in Europe and China, dropped a few more points near 8am ET on word that an improvised explosive device (IED) was found in a vehicle outside Aldgate East in London—a false alarm, according to reports. Greece and Spain are down about 4 percent, the rest of Europe down 1 to 2 percent. Why don't equity traders believe the Greek bailout will be helpful?

  • Yesterday's Dow Leaders Are Today's BIG Losers Tuesday, 4 May 2010 | 12:07 PM ET

    Talk about choppy trading...transports led yesterday, UP 135 points, today they lead the decline, DOWN 135 POINTS! Techs were strong yesterday, leading decline today; consumer discretionary like retail and home builders all led the market up yesterday, all weak today. In other words, all the higher beta names are weak.

  • Greece is a 'Sideshow' Compared to Spain Tuesday, 4 May 2010 | 11:34 AM ET

    Huge moves up in the yield of Greek paper and a growing concern about other EU members and their ability to grow out of large budget deficits has investors thinking twice.