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  • Despair Will Turn to Hope in 2012: Goldman Analysts Thursday, 1 Dec 2011 | 4:13 AM ET

    Despair will turn to hope in 2012 following stock losses in the first quarter, according to analysts at Goldman Sachs portfolio strategy research team.

  • Stock Jump Shows Markets Hunger for Action: Strategist Thursday, 1 Dec 2011 | 3:51 AM ET
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    Wednesday’s 400-plus point jump in the Dow following news the world's major central banks are taking further coordinated action to reduce the interest rate on dollar swaps shows the market is hungry for action to resolve the euro zone debt crisis, according to analysts at Barclays Capital.

  • Yoshikami: 2008 vs. 2011: A Different Crisis Friday, 12 Aug 2011 | 11:13 AM ET

    It's been quite a week. I thought it might be helpful to take a step back from the drama and contrast 2008 versus 2011 from an economic standpoint.

  • Getting the U.S. Back on Track     Thursday, 11 Aug 2011 | 10:06 AM ET

    Insight on how strong the U.S. banking system is, with William Isaac, former FDIC chairman.

  • Biggest Outflow From Money Markets Since Lehman Friday, 5 Aug 2011 | 2:09 PM ET

    Money markets had their biggest outflows since the collapse of Lehman Brothers as panicked investors worried about a U.S. debt downgrade and sliding stock market.

  • Global Banks Exposure     Friday, 5 Aug 2011 | 11:36 AM ET

    CNBC's Kate Kelly reports some money market funds are reducing their exposure to French banks, and how to protect your portfolio from the European contagion, with Jeff Duncan, Duncan Financial Management.

  • "It's a very difficult environment for traditional investors right now because if you're looking for the safety of bonds, you're destroying your wealth, and if you're looking for the cyclical growth from equities, you're going to be disappointed," Patrick Armstrong, managing partner at Distinction Asset Management told CNBC. "But there are some very specific subsets within equities that do look attractive," he added.

  • Money Market Mess     Friday, 29 Jul 2011 | 2:35 PM ET

    A look at funding availability in the money market space, with John Brady, MF Global.

  • Markets Show Signs of Stress as Debt Crisis Drags On Thursday, 28 Jul 2011 | 6:29 PM ET

    Debt impasse in Washington has some concerned about cash moving out money market funds and in turn, creating stress in short term liquidity markets.

  • What Happens If the US Is Downgraded? Wednesday, 27 Jul 2011 | 3:59 PM ET
    Politicians in Washington, D.C. finally agreed on a deal that would extend the ability of the government to borrow money beyond August—preventing a default on  or other obligations.But even with the U.S. debt ceiling raised, a short-term deal that does little to raise revenue or cut spending might result in a downgrade of the country's long-term debt. Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s might decide that the failure to produce a longer-term solution to the U.S. debt burden indicates that the country's

    You might be surprised by some of the possible answers. Click ahead to see what happens if the U.S. credit rating is downgraded.

  • Money Market Funds: CNBC Explains Tuesday, 26 Jul 2011 | 4:16 PM ET

    As an alternative to savings accounts at a commercial bank, many people choose to put their money into money market accounts set up by way of money market funds. What are they and how are they constituted?

  • Breaking the Buck: CNBC Explains Tuesday, 26 Jul 2011 | 4:15 PM ET

    The goal of money market funds is to never lose money and maintain a net asset value (NAV), or per-share value, at $1, and when their NAV goes below $1, this is called breaking the buck. CNBC explains.

  • Money Markets Take a Hit     Tuesday, 26 Jul 2011 | 4:09 PM ET

    CNBC's Mary Thompson provides details on the impact the whole debt ceiling showdown is having on what many consider to be among the safest investments.

  • Money market funds are required by law and by their own charters to hold only high-quality securities. So if the ratings agencies downgrade the credit of the United States, will they have to sell their Treasury holdings?

  • In a Greek Default, Higher Risk for Money Market Funds Wednesday, 29 Jun 2011 | 8:58 AM ET

    Money market funds have long been a popular haven for conservative investors, but they could become one way that the tremors of the financial crisis in Greece touch the pocketbooks of Americans — about 50 million of them the New York Times reports.

  • How Safe are Money Market Accounts?     Friday, 24 Jun 2011 | 2:07 PM ET

    CNBC's Kate Kelly looks at the impact the Greek crisis could have on your money market fund. Peter Crane, president of Crane Data, weighs in, as well.

  • Is Your Money Market Fund Safe?     Friday, 24 Jun 2011 | 12:21 PM ET

    Despite contagion risks in Greece and Europe, money market funds are standing by their Eurozone investments. CNBC's Kate Kelly has the details.

  • Is Your Money Market Fund Safe?     Friday, 24 Jun 2011 | 11:17 AM ET

    Discussing the safety of money market funds and how to protect your investments, with Rob Russell, Russell & Co.; Glenn Hechler, National Securities; and CNBC's Kate Kelly.

  • U.S. Money Market Fund Fears     Friday, 24 Jun 2011 | 11:14 AM ET

    CNBC's Kate Kelly reports on the amount of exposure U.S. money market funds have to European banks.

  • Money Market Funds: The Greek Risk Wednesday, 22 Jun 2011 | 10:54 AM ET

    As we explained last week, U.S. money market funds aren't directly exposed to Greek government debt. But they hold around $1 trillion of debt issued by European banks—who are among the biggest creditors of Greece.