The dollar wobbled near a six-week low against a basket of currencies on Wednesday, hampered by a growing view that the Federal Reserve needs more positive economic data before it decides to start reducing its monetary stimulus.» Read More
Austerity measures imposed by the euro zone will likely push the euro back towards $1.50 or even $1.60 but the European currency is unlikely to achieve the status of reserve currency, economist Warren Mosler, founder and principal of broker/dealer AVM, told CNBC.com Friday.
Even if there is a blow away jobs number Friday, many economists expect the report will show fewer private sector jobs were created in May than in April.
The US recovery will continue, despite financial turmoil in Europe, as long the governments on the continent follow through on their promised rescue package, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner told CNBC Thursday.
Gold remains a primary safe haven, said Jerry Castellini, president of CastleArk Management, and Ethan Anderson, portfolio manager for Rehmann Financial. The two offered CNBC their investment outlooks on the precious metal.
With S&P stalling at 1105, Guy Adami fears what was once support becomes resistance.
The argument is widely heard in Europe and elsewhere: If only Greece and other struggling euro-zone countries could let their currency depreciate, as other collapsing economies have done when hit by debt crises – in Asia and Latin America, for example.
Caught between a populace resistant to more austerity measures and investors demanding budget cuts and more flexible labor markets, the Spanish government is finding it increasingly difficult to keep a grip on power.
Stocks opened higher on Wednesday after seeing a selloff in the prior session. Alec Young, equity strategist at Standard & Poor’s and David Kelly, chief market strategist at JPMorgan Funds discussed their market outlooks.
Canada raised its key overnight lending rate .25% to .50% Tuesday despite the world-wide caution over the trend in global economic affairs.
Investors are playing the markets carefully during these volatile conditions but stocks will resume their way up once the wave of international bad news subsides, Robert Doll, BlackRock vice chairman, told CNBC Wednesday.
The euro is set to plummet toward its lowest level since the single currency appeared on traders' screens back in 1999, Mark Sturdy, director at Seven Days Ahead, told CNBC Wednesday.
As the rest of the world speculates which bank/country/continent will require another bailout, Canada serves as a “shining” example on how to escape the debt spiral, Jim O’Neill, chief economist at Goldman Sachs, told CNBC on Tuesday.
Just how much the US economy will expand this year and next remains a question among economists—with the wild card being the impact of European turmoil on US growth.
The economic problems in Europe have will have little effect on the United States, said Alan "Ace" Greenberg, former CEO and chairman of the board of Bear Stearns.
The dollar’s strength – or better said, the Euro’s weakness – has been so precipitous that it could jeopardize the ability of the U.S. to improve its own trade deficit.
It is noteworthy that the BP oil explosion occurred on April 20. Three days later, on April 23, the market peaked. Is this is a coincidence? Or is Mr. Market telling us something that we do not yet fathom?
The developing theme is that China and others are experiencing slower growth due to the slowdown in Europe. With that theme, there are articles circulating about the drop in commodity prices signaling a global slowdown.
The European Central Bank may have shocked the markets with its prediction that bank losses are likely to increase in the near-term, but other economists believe the worst is behind us, and that governments have the power to force banks to lend.
The euro will drop even further against the dollar because Europe's problems will not be easy to solve, Dennis Gartman, author of "the Gartman Letter," told CNBC Tuesday.