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  • Stock Market: Time to Get Defensive? Tuesday, 17 May 2011 | 11:00 AM ET
    Stock Market: Time to Get Defensive?

    With a slew of weak economic data out recently, is it time to get defensive? Tobias Levkovich, Citi and Hank Smith, Haverford Investments weigh in.

  • US Debt Holders Willing to Miss Payments: Rep. Ryan Tuesday, 17 May 2011 | 10:12 AM ET

    Holders of US government debt would be willing to miss payments "for a day or two or three or four" if it put the US in a stronger position to pay them later on, Rep. Paul Ryan told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Slow Growth, Inflation Make US Bonds Bad Buy: Gross Monday, 16 May 2011 | 11:15 AM ET
    Bill Gross of PIMCO participates in a conference on the future of housing finance at the Treasury Department in Washington, DC.

    The US economy is headed for a period of higher inflation and lower growth that makes the nation's debt unappealing when measured against its global competitors, Pimco's Bill Gross told CNBC.

  • Gross: Pimco Not Short US Bonds Monday, 16 May 2011 | 10:15 AM ET
    Gross: Pimco Not Short US Bonds

    Bill Gross, Pimco Co-CIO & founder, explains there is a misconception that Pimco is short US Treasuries. Investors can find pristine balance sheets in countries like Canada, he adds.

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    Rising volatility in stocks and commodities could continue to be a dominant theme in the week ahead, as investors watch the latest U.S. economic reports for signs the recovery is moving forward.

  • Policymakers Learn a New and Alarming Catchphrase Monday, 9 May 2011 | 11:58 PM ET
    U.S. Savings Bonds

    Another week, another wave of dismal fiscal gridlock in Washington. But as US politicians squabble about how to cut the debt, another concept with a catchy name is quietly starting to creep into the policy debate: "financial repression", according to the FT.

  • What's the Next Bubble? Monday, 9 May 2011 | 10:50 AM ET
    What's the Next Bubble?

    Now that the commodity bubble is starting to deflate, investors want to know what the next big bubble is. Insight with J.J. Burns, J.J. Burns & Company president and CNBC's Herb Greenberg.

  • Bond Investors Should Revolt: PIMCO's Gross Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 6:13 AM ET

    The Co-CEO of bond giant PIMCO, Bill Gross, has warned investors that holding US Treasurys is an “abdication of responsibility” in his May note to investors.

  • How Low Can the Dollar Go? Friday, 29 Apr 2011 | 7:35 PM ET
    Euro bills and U.S. dollars being exchanged

    The dollar can't seem to stop sliding, and on Friday it was so weak that the euro almost hit $1.50. Here's how to trade that currency pair.

  • 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.