*Russia's ruble at all-time low vs dollar. NEW YORK, Aug 29- The dollar rose on Friday, with traders looking beyond soft U.S. consumer-spending data, while the steadily sliding euro won a reprieve on diminished expectations the European Central Bank will soon ease monetary policy.» Read More
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.
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?
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.
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.
If you have questions about the action in the euro, gold, the S&P 500 or energy prices, here are your answers.
Markets are looking ahead to Friday's June employment report, and there is little optimism the number will show anything more than a slight gain.
With the two year Treasury bond trading below .6% at one point on Tuesday (a record low) and the 10 year Treasury below 3%...market is screaming the world economy is slowing, slowing, slowing.
Are troubles in Europe affecting your investments? Share your opinion.
Call it window 'undressing.' Stocks took a beating in the second quarter, and the final days are bringing out the worst.
Some technicians say the S&P 500s move below 1040 signals a technical head and shoulders pattern, a bearish sign for stocks.
The G-20 is full of nutso coaches. Not to belabor the point, but their manifesto at the end of the conference this past weekend was to promote "growth friendly budget cutting." Right.
Investors everywhere were stashing whatever money they had into anything that might provide safety. Reflecting on those terrifying days of yore, you might understand why so much buying pressure amid market panic may have driven yields so low, but what about now?
Stocks are dropping over concerns over Spanish bank funding, lower China growth, IMF warning on Austria, SF Fed warning on US states, and strikes in Europe.
The US needs to stop being the world spender of first and last resort, former IMF chief economist Raghuram G. Rajan told CNBC Monday.
Even with the EU bailout, giving Greece 3-years of breathing room, the market is saying something is not right and that Greece will not be able to avoid some sort of debt restructuring.
The banking crisis is not over and the global economic recovery is far from guaranteed, according to Danny Gabay, a director at Fathom Consulting in London.
The key factor for the stock market in coming months will be the pace at which the global economy slows, Philippe Gijsels, head of research at BNP Paribas Fortis Global Markets, told CNBC Monday.
Friday's jobs data looms as the first major economic report of the year's second half, which promises to challenge markets with slower economic growth.
As reports resurface that Greece is considering selling leases to some of its islands to pay down debt, fears are growing that the euro zone member could restructure its debt over the summer months. But analysts disagree, saying this would be bad for German banks.