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    Wednesday's economic data could help investors decide whether Tuesday's stock rally is the start of a turn around or just a break in the clouds.

  • This month, the battle over raising the country’s debt ceiling is likely to be a nice preview of the bipartisan budget battle that will rage until the final moments of Election Day, 2012.

  • The Perfect Economic Storm? Monday, 13 Jun 2011 | 4:05 PM ET
    The Perfect Economic Storm?

    Are global markets headed for economic disaster? Quincy Krosby, Prudential Financial, and Eugene Peroni, Advisors Asset Management parse out the data.

  • Bond King Gross on Banks, Bonds Monday, 13 Jun 2011 | 8:45 AM ET
    Bond King Gross on Banks, Bonds

    Bill Gross, Pimco founder & co-CIO, says banks haven't been aggressive buyers of Treasurys up to this point. "We always wondered who will buy Treasurys," he tells CNBC's "Squawk Box."

  • Two Football Fields of Money Achieved What? Monday, 13 Jun 2011 | 6:43 AM ET
    United States Federal Reserve

    Following the Federal Reserve’s decision to throw two football fields worth of dollars at the US economy all that has been achieved is a fall in unemployment from 10 percent to 9.1 percent, according to Philippe Gijsels, the head of research at BNP Paribas Fortis Global Markets.

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    Some of Wall Street’s biggest banks are preparing to curtail use of US Treasurys in August as a precaution against any turbulence that could follow if lawmakers fail to raise the U.S. debt ceiling soon, the FT reports.

  • NY Stock Exchange Traders

    After six straight down weeks, stocks could get rocked in the week ahead amid a slew of economic reports. "Sentiment is still falling," one strategist said, though added that it "hasn't dropped into panic territory."

  • BlackRock CEO Takes Long View on Dividend Stocks Friday, 10 Jun 2011 | 12:16 PM ET

    BlackRock's Laurence Fink is not concerned with the current "soft patch" in the U.S. economy or the Dow industrials below 12000.  In the long-term, he believes dividend-paying stocks will be a better investment than bonds.

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    The bulls trotted gingerly back into the stock market and, if they stick around on Friday, the market could avoid a sixth week of losses. Still, one market strategist cautioned: "It is not the beginning of a new bull market rally."

  • Could China Knock Treasury Trade? Thursday, 9 Jun 2011 | 12:55 PM ET
    Could China Knock Treasury Trade?

    China has a lot at stake when it comes to U.S. debt and the dollar, with David Riedel, Riedel Research Group president.

  • Pimco's El-Erian on Economic Growth Thursday, 9 Jun 2011 | 7:00 AM ET
    Pimco's El-Erian on Economic Growth

    Housing, credit, public finances, and the labor areas of the economy are currently impaired and until the country gets over those structural impairments, economic growth will be tough for a while, says Mohamed El-Erian, Pimco CEO/Co-CIO, who also mentions that Washington needs a growth strategy in order to get over these headwinds.

  • Meredith Whitney: Debt Doomsayer Wednesday, 8 Jun 2011 | 8:00 AM ET
    Meredith Whitney: Debt Doomsayer

    Muni defaults are a consequence of state budget gaps, says Meredith Whitney, Meredith Whitney Advisory Group founder/CEO, who also points out that there are insufficient revenues to support state projects.

  • Treasurys Still A Treasured Asset? Wednesday, 8 Jun 2011 | 6:50 AM ET
    Treasurys Still A Treasured Asset?

    Treasurys and fixed income are still a good place to invest in currently, says Eric Pellicciaro, BlackRock head of global rates investments.

  • Double-Dip Unlikely so Buy Stocks: Economist Tuesday, 7 Jun 2011 | 3:53 AM ET
    Fed Chief Ben Bernanke Testifies to House Budget Committee

    Despite weak economic data a double dip recession is unlikely and investors should favor stocks over bonds, according to Chris Watling, the CEO of Longview Economics in London.

  • New York Stock Exchange trader

    If this is what a soft patch in the economy looks like, then beware the specter of a hard landing.

  • Boneheaded Stimulus Never Works Wednesday, 1 Jun 2011 | 7:18 PM ET

    Dismal stocks and stats tell the story.

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    “There is one bet right now: Bernanke will bail out the world,” says one market pro. “If that does not happen, then no investment will be safe.”

  • Treasury Prices Up, Yields Down Wednesday, 1 Jun 2011 | 3:08 PM ET
    Treasury Prices Up, Yields Down

    CNBC's Rick Santelli reports Treasury prices rallied today on the heels of more weak economic data, and pushed the yield on the ten year note below 3%.

  • A concerned trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Wall Street is having a hard time figuring out what to do now that the US economy appears to be sputtering and yields are so low, Peter Yastrow, market strategist for Yastrow Origer, told CNBC.

  • Should Bond Buyers Bet on Stalling US Economy? Friday, 27 May 2011 | 5:40 AM ET
    Bernanke Testifies to Congress on U.S. Monetary Policy

    Fears over the continuing European sovereign debt crisis and weaker than expected economic data from the US helped to push the price of US Treasurys up and take yields to a six month low on Thursday as investors looked for safety.