The yen held firm on Wednesday while investors kept their distance from riskier currencies such as the Australian dollar amid worries about China's economic health and tensions over Russia's seizure of the Crimea region of Ukraine.» Read More
Stocks closed sharply lower in volatile trading Tuesday, with the Dow and S&P 500 snapping their four-day rally, as ongoing worries over the impasse over the debt ceiling continued to weigh on the markets.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Wall Street on Tuesday, with shares in Europe and Asia trading up on hopes of a pending U.S. budget deal.
The dollar dropped to session lows against the yen on Tuesday as talks on raising the U.S. debt ceiling floundered.
CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and looks at where oil and precious metals are likely headed tomorrow.
Stocks ended near session highs in choppy trading Monday, with the Dow and S&P 500 closing in positive territory for the fourth-straight session, as investors remained encouraged by signs of progress in the budget deal.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a sharply lower open on Monday, with shares falling in early trade in Asia and Europe.
LONDON, Oct 14- The dollar slipped on Monday and the yen gained on safe-haven demand over concerns the United States might default on its debt as lawmakers struggled to reach a deal on raising its borrowing facility ahead of this week's deadline. The dollar slipped 0.3 percent to 98.26 yen, having touched a low of about 98.05 yen earlier in the day.
The dollar slipped on Monday and the yen rose on safe-haven demand, as lawmakers struggled to reach a deal before this week's debt ceiling deadline.
Jeffrey Halley, Senior Manager FX Trading, Saxo Capital Markets and Paul Bloxham, Chief Economist for Australia and New Zealand, HSBC discuss what impact a default would have on the USD.
Traders eye the physical market and look at the GLD and the gold ETFs as the government remains shutdown, reports CNBC's Sharon Epperson.
Stocks closed near session highs Friday, hoisting the Dow and S&P 500 to finish in the black for the week, as investors grew more optimistic over the progress in Washington.
David Malpass, Encima Global president, tells CNBC's Rick Santelli it will "take years to sort out how to restrain a government that has grown too big."
While the markets wait on Washington to come to a deal on debt and end the government shutdown, CNBC's Rick Santelli reports provides sentiment.
CNBC's Rick Santelli reports the preliminary consumer sentiment index number for mid October.
CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses the latest action in the bond market, and the U.S. dollar.
U.S. stock index futures signaled a flat-to-lower open on Friday, even though lawmakers are seen moving closer to resolving the deadlock in Washington.
Dominic Schnider, Head of Commodity Research at UBS Wealth Management speaks about the outlook for commodities in light of current risk events.
The dollar index rose Friday, heading for its first weekly gain in five, as optimism grew that Congress will reach a stop-gap deal to avert default.
Chris Tedder, Research Analyst at FOREX.com says while the headlines coming from Washington are causing choppy price action in markets, there is too much at stake for lawmakers to fail.
CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and looks at where oil and precious metals are likely headed tomorrow.