*Doubts about China persist despite stabilization. NEW YORK, Aug 28- U.S. So I wouldn't want to go ahead and decide right now what the case is: more compelling, less compelling, et cetera, "Fed Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer told CNBC television on Friday when asked about the prospect of a September interest rate hike.» Read More
This speech will give Bernanke a chance to clear up some of the vague statements he made during the recent FOMC, says Jim Caron, Morgan Stanley Head of Interest Rate Strategy, who adds the Fed chief will probably not announce a QE3 or share details of steps to grow the economy.
Investors thinking they can find both safety and yield in Treasurys are making a dangerous bet that could begin to unravel soon, especially if the Federal Reserve switches from its easing programs to an updated version of Operation Twist.
This year, many states are receiving their first bit of good economic news since the beginning of the recession. More than half of them will take in more revenue than they expected, and a handful are reporting surpluses, according to one study. Several other reports point to the same trend: states' 2011 budgets heading in the right direction as tax collections increase.
A look ahead of Bernanke's speech and the risk aversion in Treasurys and stocks, with Peter Fisher, BlackRock global head of fixed income.
The economy is increasingly at risk of falling into recession, and could be more so if the stock market doesn't find its sea legs sometime soon.
Those looking for a clear and unambiguous green light for QE3 from Fed Chairman Ben Bernake’s much anticipated speech in Jackson Hole on Friday could be disappointed.
On July 21, EU leaders agreed to a second bailout for Greece, one that was supposed to draw a line under the euro zone debt crisis and give the new government in Athens a chance come to grips with the huge debts it inherited when it was elected. One month later, and the situation appears to be getting worse rather than better, according to Simon Derrick, the head of currency research at Bank of New York Mellon.
The fact that Deven Shama, the president of Standard & Poor’s, has stood down from his job just a couple of days after the agency downgraded the United States' credit rating has raised questions over whether he is being made into a scapegoat to deflect political pressure on the credit ratings agency.
Markets are caught up in the push pull of worry about Europe's debt crisis and sluggish U.S. growth.
A look at some of the drivers in today's markets, with Chris Ahrens, UBS, and CNBC's Seema Mody & Mary Thompson.
I think there's a lot of misunderstanding in the markets about how Fed chairman Ben Bernanke views Fed strategy.
Stocks have fallen four weeks in a row. Some on Wall Street worry that the resulting blow to confidence, not to mention 401(k) statements, has set off a spiral of fear that could push prices even lower, cause people and businesses to pull back and tip the economy into a new recession.
Investors will be watching the Fed as it meets at its annual Jackson Hole gathering this week for signs of new stimulus plans as the economic outlook gets worse.
The week's top business news and investment advice, including how to trade Europe, US financials, HP's sharp drop and the run-up in gold.
Discussing whether there will be more downside for the markets and how investors should position their portfolios, with Rebecca Patterson, J.P.Morgan Asset Management chief market strategist.
"Unless the government starts to get its fiscal house in order, does mandatory budget reform in the Congress with this [Super] Committee, I fear things will get considerably worse," said Robert Rodriguez.
Investors flood Treasury markets looking for safety from riskier plays, with Jeff Kilburg, Treasury Curve.
The bull market in bullion, which began in late 2008, turned 1,008 days old on Thursday, making it the fourth longest rally for gold since 1975, according to Bespoke Investment Group.
Peter Boockvar, Miller Tabak provides insight on Treasuries & Fed policy, and the Fast Money traders with a play on gold.
Weekly jobless claims and consumer inflation data will catch the attention of markets Thursday, as investors continue to assess the damage done in last week's market storm.