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  • Roller coaster risk tolerance

    Buckle up: The stock market is due for a drop of 25 percent or more, says Michael Pento. Here's why.

  • NEW YORK, April 19- U.S. Oil prices quickly recovered from lows reached early on Monday, after a deal to freeze oil output by OPEC and non- OPEC producers fell apart on Sunday. "It does feel like we are really drifting and taking cues from risk sentiment at this point," said Gennadiy Goldberg, an interest rate strategist at TD Securities in New York.

  • LONDON, April 19- Global stocks reached their highest levels since early December on Tuesday as oil prices rose, driven by a strike in Kuwait, and signs of economic stabilization in China improved demand for risky assets. MSCI's All Countries World Index, which tracks shares in 45 countries, rose as high as 407.45 points, its highest since Dec. 7, on strong gains in...

  • LONDON, April 19- European shares hit three-month highs on Tuesday following gains on Asian bourses as a rise in oil prices, partly due to a workers' strike in Kuwait, boosting investors' appetite to take on risk. Oil prices had already shrugged off the weekend failure of producers to agree to freeze output at a meeting in Doha, but Tuesday's gains drove the...

  • NEW YORK, April 18- U.S. U.S. bonds had gained a bid overnight as oil prices plunged after a deal to freeze oil output by OPEC and non- OPEC producers fell apart on Sunday. "Oil prices are going to continue to be very important to the market," said Mary Ann Hurley, vice president in fixed income trading at D.A.

  • *Yields fall after weaker-than-expected U.S. data. "We do have a bid in the market and I think it's because of the continued weakness in industrial production and utilization," said Lou Brien, markets strategist at DRW Trading in Chicago. Brien added that each of the week's surveys could suggest sluggish inflation and move Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen to...

  • TOKYO, April 15- The dollar rose on Friday, on track for weekly gains as investors awaited a weekend meeting of Group of 20 financial leaders at which currency is likely to be a topic. Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Thursday in Washington that the yen's "excessive" rises have been corrected somewhat in the past few days. While it is the Ministry of...

  • CHICAGO, April 14- A top U.S. monetary policymaker on Thursday made it clear he would not support a rate hike this month and set a high bar for supporting any move even at the Federal Reserve's June meeting. Slower-than-expected U.S. economic growth and inflation that is not yet clearly firming mean that caution and patience is "the right posture" for monetary...

  • WASHINGTON, April 14- U.S. consumer prices barely rose in March and underlying inflation slowed, suggesting little urgency for a cautious Federal Reserve to raise interest rates in the near term. "A rate hike is unquestionably off the table for April, with a June rate increase increasingly unlikely barring a surge in domestic activity and perceived calm on the...

  • NEW YORK, April 14- U.S. benchmark Treasury debt yields rose to two-week highs on Thursday, in line with gains in crude oil futures and global stock prices ahead of an afternoon sale of 30- year government bonds. Oil rose slightly on Thursday after the International Energy Agency trimmed its forecast for demand growth but said a fall in oil output in the United...

  • Lagarde on 2016 rate hike: Let's hope so

    CNBC's Sara Eisen speaks with IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde about the Federal Reserve and the likelihood of a rate hike this year.

  • *Consumer prices rise 0.1 percent in March. WASHINGTON, April 14- U.S. consumer prices rose less than expected in March and underlying inflation slowed, suggesting the Federal Reserve will remain cautious about raising interest rates this year. The Labor Department said its Consumer Price Index gained 0.1 percent last month as a rebound in gasoline prices was...

  • WASHINGTON, April 14- U.S. consumer prices rose less than expected in March and underlying inflation slowed, suggesting the Federal Reserve will remain cautious about raising interest rates this year. The Labor Department said on Thursday its Consumer Price Index gained 0.1 percent last month as a rebound in gasoline prices was partly offset by a drop in the...

  • *Singapore dollar skids after surprise easing. TOKYO/ SYDNEY, April 14- The dollar was broadly firmer on Thursday, having posted its biggest one-day gain in more than a month as an improvement in global sentiment led investors to trim bearish dollar positions. "The Singapore move was a surprise, so people jumped on the bandwagon to bid up the dollar," said Kaneo Ogino,...

  • SINGAPORE, April 14- Gold extended losses into a third straight session on Thursday as the dollar strengthened and stock markets rose on encouraging economic data from China. *Spot gold had dropped 0.7 percent to $1,233.71 an ounce by 0045 GMT, after falling 1 percent on Wednesday. Oil futures fell from fresh four-month highs in choppy trading on Wednesday as...

  • *Aussie bulls eye labour force data at 0130 GMT. SYDNEY, April 14- The dollar was broadly firmer early on Thursday, having posted its biggest one-day gain in more than a month as an improvement in global sentiment led investors to trim bearish positions. Just this week, Richmond Fed President Jeffrey Lacker, San Francisco Fed President John Williams and...

  • Janet Yellen

    In an exclusive interview with Time, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said that the Fed will remain cautious.

  • WASHINGTON, April 13- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said she favors a cautious approach to monetary policy because the U.S. central bank must try to avoid making "big mistakes," according to an interview published on Wednesday. "We necessarily operate in an environment in which there's a great deal of uncertainty," Yellen told Time magazine in what the...

  • Treasury yields rose modestly on Wednesday, led by shorter-dated maturities, as Wall Street's strong opening helped markets shrug off weaker-than-expected readings on U.S. producer prices and retail sales. Treasury yields have been largely tied to equities in recent days and strong trade data out of China and upbeat bank earnings on Wednesday backed...

  • MELBOURNE, April 13- London copper hit its loftiest in almost a week on Wednesday and Shanghai zinc was trading limit up as a falling dollar and a recovery in oil prices boosted sentiment towards commodities. *Shanghai zinc followed strong gains in London to also make a clear break of the 200- day moving average, which fuelled buying by momentum-following funds.