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Cramer explains why the Continent has been getting so much attention lately.
Gold isn't serving as a hedge against inflation, as traditionally has been the case. Instead, as investment guru Dennis Gartman points out, investors see gold as "a hedge against monetary uncertainty."
Stocks fell Tuesday as fear of contagion from the European debt crisis continued to rattle investors. Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS Financial Services, shared his market outlook.
Even as Europe struggles to contain its latest debt crisis, fresh fissures are emerging that show the euro zone diverging into two — or even three — different economic parts that threaten to compound the problems even further. The NYT reports.
The EU bailout for Irish banks failed to quell financial markets. Borrowing costs for Portugal, Spain and others continue to rise, because structural problems created by the euro and single European market remain unaddressed and more crises are inevitable.
A look at recent German headlines shows the difficulty the government of the euro zone’ biggest country faces in satisfying both the demands of its euro zone partners and those of its citizens.
European shares were set to rise Tuesday, bouncing back from seven-week closing lows in the previous session on worries about the euro zone debt crisis, after Wall Street cut its losses.
With the Fed flooding the market with money and the IMF ready with a nearly $1 trillion bailout package, analysts think the trend for the US currency remains lower.
There are clearly two perspectives emerging on Europe's problems and this chasm in perspectives will become more clear as time goes by. The budget minded nations are reigning in the less disciplined sovereigns. Solvent Europe vs. broke member nations.
Faced with "almost terminal problems," Dennis Gartman on Monday said the euro could soon unravel.
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The premium investors demand to hold Belgian government bonds rather than benchmark German debt rose to its widest level since early 2009 on Monday as the country issued 2 billion euros of 2014, 2020 and 2035-dated bonds.
Economist Nouriel Roubini says Portugal should consider asking for a bailout before its financial plight worsens.
The euro is not in danger of breaking up, judging by its current levels against the other major currencies, Robin Griffiths, technical strategist at Cazenove Capital, told CNBC Monday.
Sunspots are moving in direct correlation with activity in the markets and they are predicting a crisis in about three years, technical analyst Charles Nenner told CNBC Monday.
European shares were indicated higher Monday, expected to reverse some of last week's losses after the European Union agreed an 85 billion euros ($113 billion) bailout for Ireland at the weekend.
While the market pullback isn't even in the realm of a correction, worries that Europe's debt crisis could hurt the global economy are weighing on what otherwise could be a robust rally.
Belgium faces an important test Monday, when it aims to sell between 1.5 billion euros ($1.9 billion) and 2.5 billion euros worth of bonds in an auction that will indicate the level of investor confidence in the nation plagued by political turmoil and high levels of debt.
Fears of contagion from the euro zone crisis were running high Friday but correlations between markets suggested investors were not as afraid of a systemic crisis as they were back in May and June.
The world is on the brink of another financial crisis if the economic theories shaping today’s financial and public policy are not killed off, John Quiggin, author of "Zombie Economics: How Dead Ideas Still Walk Among Us," told CNBC Friday.