CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Oil closed up on the day, and nat gas closed up, as well, while gold was down on the day.» Read More
Footage from the rebel takeover of Libya's capital city, Tripoli.
The question facing every investor on the planet is simple enough: When will this sell-off come to an end? Because when it does, the risk-on trade will mean big returns.
"It's difficult to see what Bernanke could say on Friday that hasn't already been said or done before. They could tinker around with reactivating a bond programme, but as we saw with QE2, which wasn't exactly a resounding success, it is not really so much a liquidity problem with the markets; it's a debt problem, and therefore, a confidence problem," Stephen Davies, chief executive at Javelin Wealth Management, told CNBC.
Euro bonds are exactly the “wrong answer” to the current crisis and would merely lead the euro zone to a "debt union" rather than a “stability union” according to German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Europe’s economic and monetary union as constructed does not work and the euro zone needs some collective and determined leadership according to Jim O’Neill, the chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management.
The European debt crisis continues to weigh heavily on global stocks and the economy, with Russ Koesterich, BlackRock, and Robin Harding, Financial Times.
The week's top business news and investment advice, including how to trade Europe, US financials, HP's sharp drop and the run-up in gold.
I always encourage investors to look at a variety of indicators. By itself, any single indicator can lead you astray. More importantly, many indicators sound like they would be predictive, but are actually not very profitable.
He believes the Fed has created enough liquidity, but it's tax and regulatory barriers that have blocked growth and job creation. He also responds to GOP attacks on the Fed.
Ann and David Le Breton preside over Edgartown Books, a thirty-year old shop in a restored whaling captain's home on Martha's Vineyard. The pair have once again put together a summer reading for President Obama and the First Family to enjoy over the summer vacation.
NY Fed President William C. Dudley talks to the Meadowlands Chamber of Commerce in New Jersey about the economy and what he thinks should be done to improve the jobs situation.
Spain will announce further austerity measures on Friday in a bid to fend off debt market attacks but avoid the kind of drastic cuts that could damage the ruling Socialists' chances in November's general election.
Fears over the safety and solvency of European government debt and banks are haunting the stock market.
CNBC's Bertha Coombs discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and looks at where oil and precious metals are likely headed tomorrow.
Even as France and Germany were proposing new euro zone reforms, Finland was inking its own deal with Greece. Now others want in.
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.
The Environmental Protection Agency is emerging as a favorite target of the Republican presidential candidates, who portray it as the very symbol of a heavy-handed regulatory agenda imposed by the Obama administration that they say is strangling the economy. The New York Times reports.
The debate over whether a tax should be imposed on financial transactions continued Thursday morning as markets around Europe sank again.
"I could see a special formation known as a V formation a V shaped recovery and that means a step drop and a fast recovery and this formation started at 6,000 on the SMI and would end up at 6000. We¿re at 5,330 and the formation is still good as long as we don¿t break to the down side then the formation is not valid anymore," Daniel Stillhart, portfolio manager and technical analyst, LB Swiss, Frankfurter Bankgesellschaft Zurich told CNBC.
"There are lots of arguments against any tax, as we know. On the other hand, even a free marketer like me worries transacting has become so costless, so instant that it has become destabilising," Sean Corrigan, chief investment strategist at Diapason Commodities Management, told CNBC.