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U.S. futures look higher, even after global weakness. German and Italian bond auctions help the European markets. Oil slips ahead of the OPEC meeting. And in Asia, markets slide on choppy trade in Europe and Fed anxieties. The focus continues to be on Europe.
Peter Morici, Professor, Robert H. Smith School of Business at University of Maryland says that if Europe starts to unwind significantly, it is highly likely that the US will implement QE3.
Benjamin Pedley, Head of Investment Strategy, North Asia at HSBC Private Bank is expecting ECB quantitative easing in a few months' time, and says this will be the 'bang' markets are waiting for.
Unless we get something substantive from Europe in the next 48 hours, says Mad Money's Jim Cramer, be prepared to raise some cash and keep up your defensive game.
Will European debt woes continue to pose a risk for the U.S. economy? Perspective on the economy, jobs and the current situation in Europe, with Chris Thornberg, Beacon Economics, and Chris Rupkey, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi.
Highlights from the CNBC broadcast day, including a look ahead to next year's stall in Europe while growth continues in the U.S., and a search for clarity.
What does the Federal Reserve's statement today mean for the markets? Carl Lantz, U.S. Interest Rate Strategy Group and Wilmer Stith, MTB Intermediate Term Bond Fund weigh in.
The Fed's statement left interest rates unchanged. The outlook for stocks going into the end of the year, with Steve Neimeth, Sun America Asset Mgmt, and Joe Quinlan, U.S. Trust.
The EU Summit was a step in the right direction, even though the possibility of a downgrade in Europe still exists. Just the same, Barton Biggs, Traxis Partners, remains bullish on U.S. stocks. Biggs believes there are so many cheap stocks he wants to own that it's difficult for him to be a bear.
CNBC's Hampton Pearson reports the Fed pledges to keep rates exceptionally low through at least mid-2013. Discussing the Fed's decision and its impact on the economy, with Gina Sanchez, Roubini Global Economics; Bill Gross, Pimco; Josh Brown, Fusion Analytics; and Stephen Gallo, Schneider Foreign Exchange.
Sharing perspective on some of the best trades even with all the macro risk in Europe, with Richard Madigan, JPM global access funds CIO.
After yesterday's drop, the U.S. markets are positive, although German Chancellor Merkel's comments about not increasing the size of the bailout fund have taken out some of the steam. Energy shares are among the leaders, while Best Buy is down as it slashes prices to drive sales in a very competitive market, with CNBC's Mandy Drury.
The European rally fades as German Chancellor Angela Merkel reportedly rejects a bailout fund increase. Oil and gas stocks are among best performers in Europe. U.K. inflation hits an annual rate of 4.8 percent. The euro falls below a key level. And Moody's puts 8 Spanish banks on review for a possible downgrade, with CNBC's Simon Hobbs, Bertha Coombs, Rick Santelli, Gary Kaminsky, Melissa Lee and Stephen Weiss, Short Hills Capital.
Discussing Europe's impact on the markets and an outlook for 2012, with Dan Genter, RNC Genter Capital Mgmt. CEO/CIO and Wasif Latif, USAA vice president of equity investments.
A check on the markets and what traders are waiting to hear from the Fed, with Luisa Longo, TradeMaven senior trader.
Today's Fed meeting will address the ability to ease the deterioration in financial conditions, says Kevin Ferry, Cronus Futures Management; with Michael Woolfolk, Bank of New York Mellon, who says today's meeting will include a vote of confidence against the solution in Europe.
Europe is back to its best levels of the day after a Spanish T-bill auction sees higher demand and lower yields than expected. Also, will Commerzbank need state aid?
U.S. futures look more positive today after a tough day yesterday. Europe is mostly up following a successful Spanish debt auction. And Asia is off again over credibility concerns over the European debt solution.
Alistair Fullerton, Global Head of Strategy at IND-X Securities says Europe faces more threats from ratings agencies and that the EU summit was not the quick fix solution markets were hoping for.
Should investors remain bullish on America despite an ailing Europe? Robert Doll, BlackRock, and David Malpass, Encima Global, provide investment strategies.
The markets are buzzing about the possibility of the Fed's tapering off its $85 billion a month asset-purchasing program.
Wall Street's stocks-are-cheap meme may come under stress if what Citi calls a "profitless rally" continues.
Beaten-down gold just can't find any love, and analysts expect it to retest its April lows before long.
Billionaire George Soros reduced his holdings of exchange-traded products backed by gold prior to last month's freefall.
The chief executive of the world's largest container shipping company Moeller-Maersk told CNBC that the company would not order any new ships this year.
Samsung has become the "undisputed king" of the Android smartphone industry, creating more profit from the software than Google, according to research.
Clive Lambert, director of FuturesTechs, joins CNBC for a technical look at the markets.
Louisa Bojesen takes you through the European market close, where shares have closed higher.
Nader Mousavizadah, co-founder of Macro Advisory Partners, tells CNBC that France is up against some deep structural challenges.