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  • Traders Anxious Over Euro and Financial Reform Friday, 21 May 2010 | 1:11 PM ET

    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.

  • Muni and Buy America Bonds Safe Bets: Pimco's Gross Friday, 21 May 2010 | 12:16 PM ET
    Construction Highway

    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.

  • Busch: ECB Is Not the Fed Friday, 21 May 2010 | 10:26 AM ET

    The calamitous actions and inactions by European officials continue to drive uncertainty throughout the financial markets.

  • Euro an 'Ugly Duckling' Story: Charts Friday, 21 May 2010 | 7:04 AM ET

    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.

  • NYSE Trader

    Global stocks plunged for the third day in a row on growing fears that Europe's financial crisis will hurt economic growth and lead to a wider market correction.

  • Nouriel Roubini

    Stocks are likely to continue their aggressive decline and shed another 20 percent as the world economy weakens, economist Nouriel Roubini told CNBC.

  • Farrell: Situation Critical, But Not Serious Thursday, 20 May 2010 | 11:17 AM ET
    The European Debt Crisis - See Complete Coverage

    I have been thinking that we needed a 10% correction for some time (I use the S&P 500 average.) There are few rebounds off a major bottom that don't correct by at least 10% within 14 months of the bottom. I believe we are in that correction now.

  • King Dollar’s Silver Economic Lining Thursday, 20 May 2010 | 11:05 AM ET

    Amidst all of the fear, panic, and growing stock market doom and gloom, I’d like to offer an important silver lining.

  • Farrell: Merkel's Mistake Thursday, 20 May 2010 | 9:53 AM ET
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel

    Having lost a regional vote in Westphalia, the politic overcame all and she scrambled to pander to the electorate who are good and mad that she is involving Germany in the European bailout.

  • German Finance Minister: Markets Out of Control Thursday, 20 May 2010 | 8:26 AM ET
    A trader sits in front of a board displaying Germany's share index DAX at the stock exchange in Frankfurt/Munich, western Germany.

    The man at the eye of the financial storm that has engulfed the euro has learnt to be patient after 20 years confined to a wheelchair. But Wolfgang Schaeuble, Germany’s finance minister, is also a man in a hurry, the Financial Times reported.

  • Speculative Attack on Euro 'a Lie': Strategist Thursday, 20 May 2010 | 7:46 AM ET
    Euro bills

    Speculators are not responsible for the current pressure on the euro, the currency is struggling because of political failures and diminished enthusiasm for the monetary union in Germany, Hans Redeker, global head of foreign exchange strategy, told CNBC Thursday.

  • Dollar Index to Hit 88.5, then 'Collapse': Charts Thursday, 20 May 2010 | 7:33 AM ET

    The U.S. dollar index will continue rising over then next three weeks, but then collapse thereafter, Daryl Guppy, CEO of Guppytraders.com, told CNBC Thursday.

  • How to Trade a Chinese Yuan Revaluation Thursday, 20 May 2010 | 3:45 AM ET

    Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner said on Tuesday he planned to emphasize the need for a stronger Chinese yuan when he visits Beijing next week, amid some recent speculation that the country could relax its exchange-rate regime.

  • Portugal's New Export: Jobs Wednesday, 19 May 2010 | 5:13 PM ET

    At both ends of the workforce spectrum, Portuguese are saying the same thing—I want a job.

  • Why Germany's Naked Short Ban Is 'Reasonable': Strategist Wednesday, 19 May 2010 | 4:50 PM ET

    The German government announced plans to ban naked short-selling at the country's 10 most important financial institutions on Tuesday. David Kelly, chief market strategist at JPMorgan Funds, shared his insights on the new proposal.

  • Expect Euro to Start Recovering: Chief Investor Wednesday, 19 May 2010 | 3:00 PM ET

    What impact will Germany’s naked short-selling ban have on the U.S. markets? Lee Eugene Munson, chief investment officer at Portfolio Asset Management, shared his insights.

  • Global Stock Markets Spooked By New Financial Regulations Wednesday, 19 May 2010 | 12:41 PM ET
    A trader looks worried as he works in a dealing room in Tel Aviv, Israel.

    Stocks tumbled around the world Wednesday as investors were rattled by efforts in the US and Europe to tighten regulation of financial markets

  • Farr: Forget Earnings. Watch Currency! Wednesday, 19 May 2010 | 12:01 PM ET
    The European Debt Crisis - See Complete Coverage

    By and large, big blue-chip companies are executing well and have very strong balance sheets. In fact, the debt of several large-cap US multi-nationals is yielding less than like-duration US Treasury bonds. This is the first time in history this has happened.

  • Yoshikami: Reposition for Market Correction Wednesday, 19 May 2010 | 11:41 AM ET

    Corporate earnings in the U.S. have largely been overshadowed by ongoing concerns over public debt in the European continent. But if one takes the time to look past events overseas and focus on earnings numbers from U.S. firms, most have surprised on the upside.

  • Farrell: Germany's Southern Discomfort Wednesday, 19 May 2010 | 11:08 AM ET
    Greece

    Germany and France can't borrow or tax enough to cover all the debts of their southern neighbors.