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  • Video: Stronger Dollar -- If Fed Keeps Holding Wednesday, 17 Sep 2008 | 4:16 PM ET

    The U.S. dollar dropped Wednesday against the euro and against the yen, after news that the Federal Reserve would bail out AIG. But CNBC's Matt Nesto reports that the Fed continuing to hold interest rates steady might make the greenback a good buy.

  • Credit Markets Reflecting True Conditions? Wednesday, 17 Sep 2008 | 3:13 PM ET
    WALL STREET IN CRISIS - A CNBC SPECIAL REPORT

    Bears say the are accurately reflecting conditions, and in fact they have been accurately reflecting conditions all year. This is the main argument for bears: the most bearish positions--as reflected in the credit markets--have been the most correct positions this year.

  • More Of The Same: Fund Redemptions And Margin Calls Wednesday, 17 Sep 2008 | 2:04 PM ET
    WALL STREET IN CRISIS - A CNBC SPECIAL REPORT

    On Monday, for example, mutual fund investors panicked and pulled $10.9 billion out of the market (TrimTabs), with particularly large outflows ($4 b) from global funds.

  • 5-Star Manager's Stock Pick Wednesday, 17 Sep 2008 | 12:30 PM ET

    Don Wordell, manager of the 5-star RidgeWorth Mid-Cap Value Equity fund, says the consumer is just fine -- and he has a stock pick to back that up.

  • Stock Picker: Banking On Regionals Wednesday, 17 Sep 2008 | 11:13 AM ET

    Collyn Gilbert of Stifel Nicolaus has found a port for stock market investors: the regional banks of the Northeast.

  • New Concerns: Morgan Stanley, Money Markets Wednesday, 17 Sep 2008 | 9:23 AM ET
    Struggle at AIG - A CNBC Special Report

    Morgan Stanley is trading down 16 percent, despite several positive analyst comments on their earnings, as traders note that credit spreads are widening. The Reserve's Primary Fund, a money market fund, "broke the buck" (the net asset value of the fund fell below $1) because it owned Lehman paper.

  • Find Safety In Bonds? Tuesday, 16 Sep 2008 | 8:54 PM ET

    If stocks seem too risky right now, here's where you can consider putting your money.

  • Money Dictionary: Tuesday, Sept. 16 Tuesday, 16 Sep 2008 | 7:46 PM ET
    WALL STREET IN CRISIS - A CNBC SPECIAL REPORT

    Need clarification on a term we used on the show? Check here first.

  • Morgan Stanley Thrills as Market Rallies Tuesday, 16 Sep 2008 | 5:18 PM ET

    Morgan Stanley trading up 3 percent after the close, as it pre-announced earnings above expectations. CEO John Mack said, "We have continued to actively reduce our legacy postions and carefully manage our risk, capital and liquidity." Several factors worked in favor of today's modest but important rally.

  • Wall St. Split on Fed Rate Decision. Why? Tuesday, 16 Sep 2008 | 3:17 PM ET

    There was booing on the floor as the Fed announced they would leave rates unchanged. But others applauded, noting that lower Fed funds rates will not accomplish notably lower consumer rates, particularly mortgage rates...

  • Why Is Market up? Tuesday, 16 Sep 2008 | 1:55 PM ET

    The market is not in great shape today: there are TWO stocks declining for each ONE stock advancing. Dow is up because big cap financials staged a modest rally midday.

  • AIG: Handicapping How It Will Play Out Tuesday, 16 Sep 2008 | 1:30 PM ET

    If no private equity bridge loan: 20 percent chance that a sov. wealth fund or private equity would offer a high interest rate loan with an option to buy the entire company at a price above the present market value.

  • AIG Aside, Market Struggles Over Earnings Tuesday, 16 Sep 2008 | 12:03 PM ET

    In general, the markets are having a tough time moving forward (ex-financials) because earnings for the major sectors keep getting hit, for various reasons. Consider: 1) financials: event risk has taken down ests. on all the big names.

  • AIG: What It Needs To Do Tuesday, 16 Sep 2008 | 9:04 AM ET

    There is a certain air of disbelief on the Street today concerning AIG. Bank of America's analyst epitomized this: "AIG is facing a near-term liquidity issues, as opposed to solvency issues," a report this morning said. All insisted they have plenty of assets to sell.

  • What the Pros Say: Investing Tips after AIG Downgrade Tuesday, 16 Sep 2008 | 8:48 AM ET

    Investment experts from around the globe offer their advice on what investors can do in the wake of the latest financial turmoil.

  • Worst Day For Markets Since 9/11 Monday, 15 Sep 2008 | 4:08 PM ET
    WALL STREET IN CRISIS - A CNBC SPECIAL REPORT

    We almost certainly would have broken through the important 1,200 level on the S&P 500 had there not been a report that the feds have asked Goldman and JP Morgan to lead a $70 to $75 lending facility for AIG; this took AIG and the markets off their lows just after 3:30 ET.

  • Traders See More Bank M&A's As REITS Hit Hard Monday, 15 Sep 2008 | 1:11 PM ET
    WALL STREET IN CRISIS - A CNBC SPECIAL REPORT

    The Street has been making this distinction for months, and it is now accelerating. For example, look at some of the smaller regional banks that have less exposure to construction/real estate than others, and how they have performed in the last year:

  • Lehman, Merrill: What We Are Likely To See On Street Monday, 15 Sep 2008 | 9:57 AM ET
    THE FALL OF LEHMAN BROTHERS - A CNBC SPECIAL REPORT

    Wall Street has fretted that it does not know how to value many derivative assets because they trade so rarely. We are now about to find out, assuming Lehman begins a liquidation of assets.

  • The bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers and surprise takeover of Merrill Lynch may signal a 'big daddy' of bear markets, in which stocks could fall as much as 50 percent from their peaks, Robin Griffiths, technical strategist at Cazenove Capital, told CNBC Monday.

  • Timeshares are NOT an Investment Friday, 12 Sep 2008 | 8:45 PM ET

    What you need to know so your timeshare doesn't become a destination to disaster.