NEW YORK, Dec 13- The U.S. dollar hovered near a five-year high against the yen and rose against the euro on Friday, while global equity indexes slipped on growing concerns the U.S. The current Thomson Reuters consensus among economists is still for the Fed to begin withdrawing stimulus in March.» Read More
Cramer goes “Off the Charts” to find out.
A recent spike in the rate banks charge each other for short-term borrowing is reviving investor fears that the market is returning to the abyss of the credit crisis.
Don't lose sleep over the market turmoil! Oppenheimer's Carter Worth thinks the stock market is like a good mattress - one that may give a little but still has firm support.
Stocks are getting battered across-the-board yet again today, with all of the major U.S. stock indices down 2 percent as of this writing. The Dow is down over 1300 points, or 12 percent, from its recent April 23rd high.
Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner is urging Europeans to conduct some form of a banking stress test, a senior Administration official told CNBC Tuesday.
The Euro is in big danger. German patience, if it can be called that, will reach the limit. The US voter should realize we are bailing out the euro zone, and who signed up for that?
The theme of risk aversion continues to build back up after Friday’s temporary respite. The latest trend reinforcing bad news is the South Korea-North Korea conflict; the European bank contagion with Spanish banks in the spotlight, and US growth slowing.
The EU faces some of the same structural and debt problems then faced by the United States — a North-South (or North-Periphery) divide; and state fiscal budgets run amok.
Sovereign debt concerns in Europe have taken hold of global stock markets and the 'flight-to-safety" flow into US bonds will continue, experts told CNBC.
It wasn't just your stock portfolio that got banged up by Europe's sovereign debt crisis—the U.S. economy may also be a little bruised.
Action in three key areas of the market suggest the recent sell-off might not be such a terrible omen after all.
The euro fell broadly on Monday, after the Spanish central bank's takeover of a savings bank added to jitters about debt problems in some of the weak euro zone countries. Where should investors be putting their money? Jason Trennert, chief investment strategist and managing partner at Strategas Research Partners, shared his views and investment strategies.
Merkel is showing the rest of Europe that they are serious about their own deficits and are serious about the rest of Europe following their lead.
For a few happy years, European Central Bank head Jean-Claude Trichet looked down from Mt. Olympus—which is really his 35th floor office—and saw that all was good.
With one major banking crisis behind us, Monument Securities Chief Economist Stephen Lewis said investors only need to go back to 2007, rather than the Great Depression, for clues on how the current problems may play out.
With gold settling below $1200 an ounce on the Comex late this week, investors are starting to take a hard look at this so-called “safe haven” asset.
Dread of potential new financial regulations and late-week risk-trimming raised the anxiety among U.S. traders on Friday, said Wall Street traders and analysts.
Investors can realize strong returns on municipal bonds and federally-instituted Build America Bonds (BABS), Pimco founder and co-CIO Bill Gross told CNBC Friday.
The calamitous actions and inactions by European officials continue to drive uncertainty throughout the financial markets.
The euro has taken a beating in the past few weeks as concerns over the fiscal stability of the euro zone cause investors to sell the currency. But Royce Tostrams, technical analyst at Tostrams Groep, told CNBC on Friday that the euro is an 'ugly duckling' story and has both short- and long-term potential.