NEW YORK, Feb 12- U.S. The Commerce Department said retail sales excluding automobiles, gasoline, building materials and food services increased 0.6 percent last month after an unrevised 0.3 percent decline in December. "It's a strong report and it will give investors some confidence that the economy is still in relatively good shape and it will restore some...» Read More
Over the past few years, the outlook from Cisco CEO John Chambers has been spot on. That combined with technical action makes the traders nervous.
It’s easy to look at the protesters and the politicians in Greece — and at the other European countries with huge debts — and wonder why they don’t get it. Yet in the back of your mind comes a nagging question: how different, really, is the United States? The NYT explains.
Even though the Dow and S&P just had their worst one-day drop since February 4, that doesn’t mean there isn’t money to be made.
While Portugal and Spain are the most recent targets of S&P downgrades, Italy or even Ireland could be next.
There are two known dates and one unknown date that will cause volatility and uncertainty surrounding the Euro. All three will likely occur in the next three weeks.
The bailout of Greece has stirred ferocious debate and fallout in Germany, which has an election shortly.
There is no evidence of contagion from the Greek debt debacle to other markets, but the country's woes will help push the euro down, boosting exports for some countries in the single European currency area, David Bloom, global head of foreign exchange research at HSBC, told CNBC Monday.
Greece gave in to market pressure and officially requested financial aid from the European Union and the International Monetary Fund Friday, but analysts and traders say the rollercoaster ride for investors is not over.
To help you figure this out, Suze answered some of the most frequent – and important – questions her viewers have about saving. Read on for her top tips.
Some money managers are beginning to advise clients to hold longer bonds and collect income rather than seeking principal return in the shorter term.
Analysts said that the results of Wednesday’s 10-year $21 billion Treasury auction gave a clear signal that investors have a healthy appetite for U.S. government debt and will serve as a bellwether for how those auctions will perform going forward.
Renewed worries about Greece sent the S&P lower and gold higher. Is the precious metal about to break out?
The 1.776 percent yield alone of the 3-year $40 billion Treasury auction Tuesday earns the auction a solid grade of B.
The Greek Finance Minister will travel to the U.S. in two weeks to drum up support for his latest bond auction that he hopes will raise $10 billion ($13.4 billion).
Stocks continued their relentless melt-up on Monday as cash became a four letter word feared by fund managers. Should you put new money into stocks?
The S&P ended the quarter with a 5% gain, but can stocks continue to push higher into Q2 or are headwinds starting to kick up?
So has the big opportunity in fixed income expired? Gross seems to think so, and we tend to agree. Given the extraordinary amount of government spending and soaring federal budget deficits, we believe inflation is likely to rear its ugly head within 2-3 years.
Debate on the scope and risks of the US health care plan still rages even as Pres. Obama unveiled a $14 billion plan to help homeowners. And the impact of a Greek bailout on the Eurozone economies is still a question. Jim Rogers, chairman of Rogers holdings, offered CNBC more insights into American and global markets.
Signs are emerging of conflicting views among China’s leaders over whether to allow the country’s currency to rise against the dollar. The New York Times explains.