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  • 7 Reasons Bank Stocks May Keep Falling Tuesday, 18 Oct 2011 | 2:06 PM ET

    Continued downward pressure on financial stocks could be expected as events unfold, especially the potentially disruptive forces that Europe may unleash, or the conclusion that the foreclosure and mortgage lawsuits are larger and more significant than currently believed.

  • Bank Layoffs Exceed 100,000: Where the Cuts Are Thursday, 13 Oct 2011 | 3:31 PM ET

    Banks are shedding jobs worldwide as stricter regulations and a tough second quarter for trading income take their toll on investment banking units in particular.

  • Stocks Log Worst Quarter Since Credit Crisis Friday, 30 Sep 2011 | 7:24 PM ET

    Stocks closed out the worst quarter in almost three years amid fears over the global recovery and finished near session lows for the day as investors were reluctant to stay long ahead of the weekend.

  • Swiss Banks Suffer in Third Quarter Friday, 30 Sep 2011 | 9:00 AM ET

    For bank investors, the third quarter is one they’d rather erase from their minds – and portfolios alike. European banks were down by more than 25 percent and saw their worst performance since the fourth quarter of 2008, when the collapse of Lehman brothers shook the markets.

  • Goldman Sachs Chairman and CEO Lloyd Blankfein

    Goldman is looking at adding another $250 million to drastic spending cuts announced earlier this summer, bringing the total to $1.45 billion, according to DealBook.

  • Inside Barclays' Global Outlook  Thursday, 22 Sep 2011 | 3:53 PM ET

    Larry Kantor, Barclays Capital head of research, shares insight on Barclays' flagship quarterly "Global Outlook" research publication today, which points to a "treacherous path" to recovery. Although a second crisis will be avoided, says Barclays, volatility and deteriorating financial conditions are on the way.

  • Stocks Close Lower, but Pare Earlier Losses Monday, 19 Sep 2011 | 4:12 PM ET

    Stocks staged a strong comeback in the final hour of trading Monday, cutting their losses by more than half, following a report that the Greek finance minister official said the debt-ridden nation may be close to a deal with its international lenders, according to Reuters. Still, stocks ended lower, snapping a five-day winning streak.

  • Stocks Close Strong on 5-Day Win Streak Friday, 16 Sep 2011 | 4:02 PM ET

    US stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Wall Street Friday, after strong gains in the previous session, as investors waited nervously for news from a meeting of global finance ministers this weekend.

  • Futures Pare Losses on Hopes for Banks Friday, 16 Sep 2011 | 9:05 AM ET

    US stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Wall Street Friday, after strong gains in the previous session, as investors waited nervously for news from a meeting of global finance ministers this weekend.

  • Stocks Rally for 4th Day on Europe Bank Hopes Thursday, 15 Sep 2011 | 4:38 PM ET

    Stocks closed sharply higher for a fourth-consecutive session Thursday following news that major central banks across the world agreed to lend U.S. dollars to European banks, taking pressure off funding issues across European banks.

  • European Banks vs. US Banks: Big Differences Thursday, 15 Sep 2011 | 4:23 PM ET

    The announcement of coordinated central bank action to provide support for European banks needing access to dollar-based loans highlight a very key difference between European and U.S. banks: European banks are far more reliant on short-term borrowing to fund their operations than U.S. banks.

  • Stocks Log First 2-Day Rally in September Tuesday, 13 Sep 2011 | 4:20 PM ET

    Stocks rallied to finish higher in another volatile session Tuesday, led by industrials and materials, but investors continued to remain cautious over the euro zone debt crisis and the economy.

  • Even Pro Stock Pickers Are Miserable Tuesday, 13 Sep 2011 | 9:15 AM ET

    Even professional stock pickers are miserable. At an informal gathering of about a dozen hedge fund traders and analysts last night, trader after trader expressed frustration with the fact that the correlation between stocks has been near all-time highs—for months. This means that stock picking has been useless.

  • Market Swings Are Becoming New Standard Monday, 12 Sep 2011 | 10:59 AM ET
    NYSE trader

    Day after day, stocks swing sharply by hundreds of points.  All of this anxiety has caused experts to ask whether there are new forces at work in the stock market that make trading permanently more erratic, the New York Times reports.

  • UK Banks Eye £6 Billion Cost of Reforms Sunday, 11 Sep 2011 | 9:53 PM ET

    Britain’s banks will face an annual bill of as much as £6 billion ($9.5 billion) to comply with the reforms of the Vickers Commission, according to the panel’s final report, published on Monday. The FT reports.

  • Stocks End Sharply Lower on Euro Zone Fears Friday, 9 Sep 2011 | 7:53 PM ET
    September 11: Ten Years Later - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks closed firmly in the red Friday amid fears that Greece may default on its debt and following news that ECB's Juergen Stark will resign.

  • ECB Will Have to Take Back the Rate Hike Friday, 9 Sep 2011 | 5:13 PM ET

    The pros suggest pressing a short position in the euro. Trader Steve Cortes spotted a signal that convinces him the ECB will have to take back the rate hike.

  • Feasting on Paperwork Friday, 9 Sep 2011 | 10:08 AM ET
    Government Regulation

    A year after Congress passed the broadest financial overhaul since the Great Depression, the law has spawned a host of new businesses to help Wall Street comply — and capitalize — on the hundreds of new regulations, the New York Times reports.

  • Stocks Log Worst Start to Month Since Oct. 2008 Tuesday, 6 Sep 2011 | 4:52 PM ET

    Stocks climbed well off their worst levels Tuesday, but still lower for the third-straight day amid fears about the ongoing euro zone debt crisis and concerns over another recession.

  • How the Gold Business Operates Thursday, 1 Sep 2011 | 12:42 PM ET
    Gold Bars

    Straight from the mines, rough gold goes through a highly complex process, and often travels around the world before it ever makes it to the consumer.