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  • Fratto: China's Back to the Future Policy Tuesday, 22 Jun 2010 | 10:53 AM ET
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    Since China announced its currency reform policy over the weekend, credit has been ascribed to saber-rattling on the part of the U.S. Congress, and – conversely – the quiet diplomacy the Obama Administration, or some magical elixir combining both.

  • S&P Warns on Spanish Bank Losses Tuesday, 22 Jun 2010 | 10:52 AM ET

    Europe is weaker as Standard and Poor's is warning of mounting losses at Spanish banks: "Mainly because of our greater loan loss expectations for the real estate sector, we have raised our estimates for systemwide loan losses from 2009 through 2011," analyst Elena Iparraguirre said.

  • Stocks Slide After Drop in Home Sales Tuesday, 22 Jun 2010 | 10:43 AM ET

    Stocks declined Tuesday after a surprise drop in existing-home sales. The dollar rose agains the euro and commodity stocks weakened.

  • Kaminsky's Call: Red Flags for Retail Stocks Tuesday, 22 Jun 2010 | 9:57 AM ET
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    Is the American consumer suddenly carb-conscience? Hardly. I believe the American consumer is cost-conscience, and if I am right, my "Call-to-Action" will be spot on: be very cautious when it comes to retail stocks.

  • Charts: Get Ready for the Next Euro Selloff Tuesday, 22 Jun 2010 | 7:52 AM ET

    The euro's recent recovery versus the dollar will only be short-lived and investors should expect the single European currency to take another leg lower, Roelof van den Akker, chartist at ING Wholesale Banking, told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Why Are Traders Bullish on This Mining Firm? Tuesday, 22 Jun 2010 | 7:50 AM ET

    Southern Copper doesn't usually get as much attention as Freeport-McMoRan, but recently it's had mojo.

  • Analyst Watch: ETFs, Europe, Canada Tuesday, 22 Jun 2010 | 7:38 AM ET

    Here's what analysts and others say they're watching before the bell Tuesday.

  • Futures Falter; Yuan Boost Evaporates Tuesday, 22 Jun 2010 | 5:58 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures struggled to find direction ahead of the open Tuesday as euphoria over China's pledge to allow the yuan to appreciate faded.

  • 'Regulator' Reform Enters Endgame Monday, 21 Jun 2010 | 6:02 PM ET

    Financial "regulator" reform enters endgame. It's the regulator who matters. It is ultimately not so much what the bill says, but how the regulators — in this case, the Federal Reserve — interprets the rules.

  • Credit-Card Cos. Rally on Barney Frank Talk Monday, 21 Jun 2010 | 5:35 PM ET

    Visa and MasterCard staging modest midday rally on word that Rep. Barney Frank will seek to keep the the cap on debit card "swipe" fees that was approved by the Senate—but will also make some changes...

  • The Russell indices is set to rebalance on Friday, which could cause some major market moves. What kind of shakeups should investors expect to see? Robert Gasser, CEO of Investment Technology Group, shared his insights.

  • Stocks Snap Winning Streak; Alcoa Gains Monday, 21 Jun 2010 | 5:03 PM ET

    Stocks retreated Monday afternoon as a China-fueled rally petered out. Alcoa was still up sharply.

  • China Yuan Move NOT a Big Deal Monday, 21 Jun 2010 | 2:37 PM ET

    China's announcement that they are loosening the trading bands on the yuan is good for the trade imbalance with the United States, but traders think that the idea we should all rush out and buy, say, Caterpillar or BHP Billiton just on this...is probably incorrect. Here's why.

  • Stocks Shave Earlier Gains; Alcoa Jumps Monday, 21 Jun 2010 | 1:53 PM ET

    Stocks pared their gains, but were still higher Monday after China said it would allow its currency to appreciate against the dollar, a move that could provide a boost for U.S. manufacturers, exporters and commodities.

  • 10 Reasons to Get Back Into the Stock Market Monday, 21 Jun 2010 | 1:12 PM ET

    Sluggish US job growth, prudent American consumers, Europe's debt woes, China's economy — with each report comes an overreaction. The S&P 500 is little changed this year after jumping 65 percent from the low in March 2009 to the end of last year. Here are 10 reasons to stay in the stock market — or to get back in if you're waiting for better days.

  • Stocks Rise After China Move; Alcoa Jumps Monday, 21 Jun 2010 | 12:19 PM ET

    Stocks rose sharply Monday following news that China is dropping its informal peg of the yuan to the dollar, a move investors believe will boost Chinese demand for exports as well as commodities.

  • Morici: The Fed, the Yuan and the Failure of Diplomacy Monday, 21 Jun 2010 | 12:02 PM ET
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    Fed policy is much less relevant to U.S. growth and price stability than in the days of Paul Volcker, because China's yuan policy has substantially limited the importance of Fed interest rate decisions by severing the historic link between short interest rates-like the federal funds rate it targets-and long rates on mortgages, corporate bonds, and the securities banks use to finance lending on cars and credit cards.

  • Banks to See Uptick in M&A—Buy These Now: Analyst Monday, 21 Jun 2010 | 11:55 AM ET

    M&A activity in the banking sector has not been robust with the financial regulation still on the table, but the landscape could change very soon, said Craig Siegenthaler, analyst at Credit Suisse.

  • Fund Managers Get Defensive Monday, 21 Jun 2010 | 11:53 AM ET
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    During a recent American Beacon Advisors investment forum in New York, asset managers explained how they are reacting to market volatility and euro zone risks, as they look for new investment opportunities.

  • Art Cashin: China's Yuan Move Hits US Debt Monday, 21 Jun 2010 | 11:27 AM ET

    Stocks climbed on Monday following news that China is dropping its informal peg of the yuan to the dollar, a move investors believe will boost Chinese demand for exports as well as commodities. Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS Financial Services, shared his market outlook.