*Treasury sells $24 billion in 3- year note auction. The Treasury Department will sell $21 billion in 10- year notes on Wednesday and $13 billion in 30- year bonds on Thursday. An earlier bout of selling had pushed yields higher but they later fell as prices rose after International Monetary Fund downgraded its forecast on global growth for the second time this...» Read More
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.
Discussing China's stake in U.S Treasurys and what worries Beijing most about the global economy, with Steve Orlins, National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, and Byron Wien, Blackstone Advisory Partners vice chairman.
'Dim Sum' bonds – yuan-denominated instruments issued through Hong Kong – are set to become a major market as investors look for alternatives to Western issuance and exposure to China, according to one investment manager.
Now that Europe's one-day summit is out of the way, the market focus may shift back to the U.S. economy and what is bothering stocks.
There's some buzz around about the "death cross" and whether it's appearance signals a bear market, but Cantor Fitzgerald technical analyst Marc Pado says pay it no mind.
The latest proposed fixes for the euro crisis disappointed markets and sent bank stocks tumbling. They "plan to support the banking system but they are going to charge them for it," a trader said.
When President Nixon went on his visit to China in 1972, he wouldn't have predicted that within 40 years the country would be urging the U.S. to adopt a more responsible fiscal policy.
With the 10-year Treasury yield reaching lows not seen since the collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008, some experts argue that a volatile economic climate with a recession is now likely.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy may wind up their Tuesday meeting with a list of accomplishments as empty as the streets of Paris in August.
First of all, the biggest portion of this market's decline belongs at the feet of Europe, where there's been a total breakdown of the bailouts, says Mad Money host Jim Cramer.
Discussing whether investor optimism will be enough to keep the rally going and the U.S. out of recession, with Ron Insana, CNBC Contributor; Mark Zandi, Moody's Analytic, and Erik Ristuben, Russell Investments.
As a long-time bond bull, my gratitude to the know-nothings in the Tea Party is profound. So what if they played a major role in taking a thousand points off the stock market in the wake of the U.S. debt downgrade?