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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.
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.
Stocks are likely to continue their aggressive decline and shed another 20 percent as the world economy weakens, economist Nouriel Roubini told CNBC.
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.
Amidst all of the fear, panic, and growing stock market doom and gloom, I’d like to offer an important silver lining.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.