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  • Crescenzi: Grading Bernanke Wednesday, 27 Apr 2011 | 4:38 PM ET

    I give Bernanke a B+ because for one he was too rehearsed at times, obviously reaching for and seeking to insert soundbites throughout the press conference and in his very lengthy opening monologue, which took up about 20% of the planned 45 minutes for the press conference.

  • Markets Expect Fed to Deliver More Good News for Stocks Wednesday, 27 Apr 2011 | 11:16 AM ET
    Ben Bernanke at Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

    Regardless of what Bernanke says at his first media briefing, the markets are convinced the Fed chairman will keep the stock market rallying and the dollar in decline.

  • Traders at the New York Stock Exchange

    Exchange-traded funds that bet against further gains have been hugely popular with investors, making the group the fastest-growing fund class in the $1.1 trillion ETF industry.

  • As Economy Gains Strength, Fed Weighs What's Next Tuesday, 26 Apr 2011 | 12:21 PM ET
    Ben Bernanke

    The Federal Reserve is increasingly confident in the economy and about to end a $600 billion program to support it. Now for the next step — figuring out how to keep inflation from taking off.

  • What Might Next Round of Fed Easing Look Like? Monday, 25 Apr 2011 | 2:25 PM ET
    Ben Bernanke

    No question that Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke faces Wednesday will be more important than the big enchilada of monetary policy: After QE 2, then what?

  • Tim Geithner Won’t Default on US Debt Thursday, 21 Apr 2011 | 10:18 AM ET
    Timothy Geithner

    Much of the discussion over the debt ceiling assumes that the final word on the matter will rest with Capitol Hill lawmakers. A note today from Citigroup analyst Brett Rose suggests that this assumption might not be sound.

  • U.S. War Savings Bond

    The Federal Reserve's zero-interest-rate policies are making it impossible for investors to make money by holding Treasurys, Pimco's Bill Gross told CNBC.

  • Austan Goolsbee on U.S. Economy Monday, 18 Apr 2011 | 9:53 AM ET
    Austan Goolsbee on U.S. Economy

    Austan Goolsbee, White House Council of Economic Advisers chairman, discusses S&P's negative outlook for the U.S.economy and reaffirms the government's ability to issue or pay debt. CNBC's Steve Liesman weighs in.

  • Next DC Disaster: Debt Ceiling Tuesday, 12 Apr 2011 | 12:26 PM ET
    Next DC Disaster:  Debt Ceiling

    A look at how America's rising debt ceiling could impact the treasury market with James Millstein, Fmr. Treasury Department Chief Restructuring Officer.

  • Bill Gross of PIMCO participates in a conference on the future of housing finance at the Treasury Department in Washington, DC.

    It was hardly surprising to learn this morning that Pimco’s $235.9 billion flagship bond fund had gone net short Treasury bonds.

  • Santelli: Thank God Fed Can't Monetize Corn Thursday, 31 Mar 2011 | 2:04 PM ET

    Thursday’s USDA March U.S. acreage and stocks report showed what farmers are going to plant this spring came in at more than 92 million acres.  But  at  6.52 billion bushels, inventory is 15 percent less than one year ago, at a time when demand is strong.

  • Fed's Bullard Jolts Bonds and Dollar—But Not Stocks Tuesday, 29 Mar 2011 | 4:58 PM ET

    Fed officials have been singing different tunes about monetary policy recently, but one voice has risen above the rest to boost the dollar and pressure Treasury bonds.

  • Maria Bartiromo Tuesday, 29 Mar 2011 | 2:03 PM ET

    A selloff may be likely ahead of the end to the Fed's QE2, growth outside the U.S. will lead and technological in health care will attract investors.

  • Fed’s Fisher Bemoans 'Lindsay Lohan' Politics Wednesday, 23 Mar 2011 | 5:26 AM ET
    Richard W. Fisher, president of the Federal Bank of Dallas

    Lawmakers must abandon the habits of 'Lindsay Lohan Congresses' of spending addiction, Richard Fisher, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, told CNBC.

  • House Passes 3-Week Stopgap Federal Spending Bill Tuesday, 15 Mar 2011 | 3:43 PM ET

    The House has passed a measure blending $6 billion in budget cuts with enough money to keep the government running for an additional three weeks.

  • Will Japan Crisis Spark Global Markets Correction? Tuesday, 15 Mar 2011 | 2:42 PM ET
    Koriyama fire department staff check radiation levels of rescue personnel in Koriyama city in Fukushima prefecture on March 13, 2011.

    There is another problem building, and some fear it could lead to a much more widespread crisis in financial assets.

  • Crescenzi: Money Market Update — Punishing Trend Friday, 11 Mar 2011 | 3:38 PM ET

    Money market rates continued to decline to punishingly low levels in the latest week, pressured downward by a further increase in the monetary base, which is resulting from the Federal Reserve’s asset-purchase program.

  • Markets Shift Focus From Supply to Demand Worry Thursday, 10 Mar 2011 | 11:45 AM ET

    Financial markets have quickly moved from worrying about things like Middle East oil supplies to whether the global economy is healthy enough to support demand for all sorts of assets.

  • Muni Bonds Will Fall 'At Least 15-20%': Asset Manager Wednesday, 9 Mar 2011 | 2:15 PM ET
    Jeffrey Gundlach

    "The fear factor here is going to be palpable. People who own munis tend to own them for the tax benefit and they tend to own most of their assets, if not all of their assets, in the muni asset class. So when they get to fall, they get nervous," Gundlach said.

  • Outlook: Can Rates Remain Low for Much Longer? Monday, 7 Mar 2011 | 5:32 PM ET

    Treasuries caught a bid in recent days as Mideast turmoil and rising crude pushed investors into the safety trade.