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  • Western Powers in Decline, China To Rule: Economist Monday, 12 Jul 2010 | 3:30 PM ET

    Western powers are in decline and China will end up ruling the world economically, Stephen D. King, chief global economist at HSBC told CNBC Monday.

  • Busch: Getting the Greek to the Market Monday, 12 Jul 2010 | 10:45 AM ET

    Tomorrow, Greece will attempt to return to the markets to raise capital for a refunding. It’s a safe bet it’ll go well, but we won’t get a true picture until Greece has to borrow money it doesn’t already have from the European Union.

  • Chance of Euro Death up 50%: Economist Monday, 12 Jul 2010 | 5:30 AM ET

    Economists at Capital Economics are predicting it is more likely the euro zone will break up than survive.

  • Week Ahead: Stocks Could See Bigger Earnings Season Pop Saturday, 10 Jul 2010 | 9:03 AM ET
    A trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange executes a trade with his NYSE E-Broker.

    Second quarter earnings season is likely to create a positive backdrop for stocks, at least temporarily.

  • Friday Look Ahead: Focus on Earnings Could Help Stocks Thursday, 8 Jul 2010 | 10:19 PM ET
    NYSE trader

    Shopping for any excuse to rally, stock traders found it in chain stores' sales, and those reports may provide a clue to the earnings season.

  • Commentary: European Stress Tests Remain Unclear Thursday, 8 Jul 2010 | 4:00 PM ET

    It remains unclear how the assets on European banks’ balance sheets will be marked down under various stresses. So, will there be a need for significant capital at European banks and if the stress tests are deemed worthy, will that allow those banks to raise the necessary capital?

  • Pros Say Europe Must Live with Its Biggest Mistake Thursday, 8 Jul 2010 | 8:19 AM ET
    Euro coin in front of the giant symbol of the Euro outside the headquarters of the European Central Bank.

    Europe has to "tame that huge, slightly ignorant but extremely powerful force … what you would call the bond market vigilantes" to save the euro, a Nobel economics laureate told CNBC Thursday.

  • Barbell Strategy Best to Beat Volatility: Barclays Thursday, 8 Jul 2010 | 4:47 AM ET

    Investors should use a "barbell strategy" using both stocks and debt to navigate the increased market volatility, according to the strategy team at Barclays Wealth in London.

  • Wall Street sign

    Some traders were encouraged by Wall Street's gains but also cautious that the third up move in a 12-day stretch was the result of an oversold bounce that could quickly evaporate in the next volatile session

  • One energy name gets an upgrade and the analyst who made the call explains why he likes this space.

  • Week Ahead: Stocks Oversold, but Is Fear Overdone? Friday, 2 Jul 2010 | 7:30 PM ET

    Friday's disappointing June jobs number was the latest in a series of downbeat economic reports that have some economists looking to downgrade their growth forecasts to even more sluggish levels.

  • Try to enjoy the holiday because Joe Terranova thinks Tuesday morning could be pretty nasty. Find out why he's bracing for a capitulation sell-off!

  • Wall Street Turning Bullish on Euro? Friday, 2 Jul 2010 | 12:34 PM ET
    Euro

    For the first time in months, Wall Street trading desks are turning more bullish on the Euro and not betting against the currency, according to people familiar with the matter.

  • Crescenzi: The Flat Treasury Yield Curve Friday, 2 Jul 2010 | 9:55 AM ET

    The flattening of the yield curve has been the worst kind, because it has been a “bull flattening,” which is a flattening that occurs amid a decline in market interest rates on both ends of the yield curve. In contrast, a “bear flattening” occurs amid an increase in market interest rates.

  • Jim Rogers Sees Bond Market Bubble Developing Friday, 2 Jul 2010 | 3:35 AM ET
    Jim Rogers

    Bond markets are a bubble waiting to burst because the world economy is facing even worse problems after central banks flooded markets with cash to try to get out of the crisis, famous investor Jim Rogers told CNBC Thursday.

  • Unemployment line

    The June jobs report Friday could provide more fuel for bears, even as economists hold onto the view that the economy is not double-dipping.

  • Spain's Secretary of State for the Economy Thursday, 1 Jul 2010 | 3:37 PM ET
    Spain

    Moody’s Investors Service may cut Spain’s credit rating as much as two levels. The rating agency is currently reviewing Spain’s AAA foreign and local currency sovereign bond ratings. Spain continues to face fiscal challenges and falling growth expectations.

  • Halftime Pt.1: S&P in Grips Of Death Cross? Thursday, 1 Jul 2010 | 1:24 PM ET

    The S&P is now on the verge of a technical pattern called a death cross. As the name implies the formation is very bearish. How far will stocks fall?

  • Greenspan: Recent Decline 'Typical' of Recovery Thursday, 1 Jul 2010 | 12:53 PM ET
    Alan Greenspan

    Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said the recent stock market decline is “typical” of a recovery, and that international instability has more to do with the selloff than problems in the US.

  • Farrell: No Double Dip Thursday, 1 Jul 2010 | 11:42 AM ET

    At least I'm hoping there is no double dip. Data on capital investment and personal income has been encouraging but I think we are in a bearish frame of mind so that gets somewhat ignored. The negative gets emphasized when your mind set is that way.