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It feels eerily familiar: Stocks are plummeting. The economy is slowing. Politicians are scrambling to find solutions but are mired in disagreement, the New York Times reports.
The current market jitters are part of a long term bear market cycle which could last until 2020, an economist told CNBC Thursday.
"If you look at historic patterns, the sort of lows that we are reaching in terms of sentiment as opposed to market levels suggest that over the next three to six months we should see higher market levels," James Bevan, chief investment officer at CCLA Investment Management, told CNBC.
One strategist is warning investors not to increase exposure to stocks until the “real selling capitulation takes place" and gold and Swiss Franc begin to decline.
The Fast Money crew offers special CNBC.com-only advice on your investments.
How to invest as a bear market is just around the corner as worries over European debt intensify, with the Fast Money traders. Dennis Gartman, of the Gartman Letter, says "hide."
The past week's market drops and swings are dizzying. Everyday people are commenting that it is scarier than 2008. Now, that probably isn't true because no one is anticipating the inability to take money out of ATMs or the commercial paper market shutting down. Yet, there is something unnerving about the market declines, the uncertainty surrounding the economy and the lack of confidence in political leaders.
Analysts point out that U.S. banks have become much better capitalized than they were during the financial crisis of 2008. But shares of US major banks continue to move sharply lower.
The US Federal Reserve managed to spark a stock rally on Tuesday, but some economists are now left wondering if it will take tax cuts to inject real life into the broader US economy.
Dissecting the day's major business news, with the Fast Money traders.
"Using actual inflation numbers in the economy, as it was calculated 30 years ago before they had all these gimmicks to so-called adjust inflation, then we are right now in a very important contraction already in the economy," Dohmen said.
You could get motion sickness watching the U.S. markets these days. But the real sick man is Europe.
Some college athletic departments are figuring out the answer to juicing revenue — beer.
Investors woke up Monday to a world in which America is seen as a greater credit risk than anytime in recent history, and they didn't like what they saw. The conversation around why we were downgraded can get as wonky as we want, but let’s not get caught up in the weeds. We are where we are because the problem is simple: Our country spends far more than it takes in—trillions more.
Investors are hungry for good news from today's FOMC meeting. Here's what Ben Bernanke can — and can't — deliver.
Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn sexually assaulted a housekeeper in a "violent and sadistic attack" in his hotel suite in Manhattan in May, a civil lawsuit filed on Monday alleges.
Following huge losses for the Dow on Monday and further selling in Asia overnight, the markets are watching what the Fed and Ben Bernanke will do at their July Meeting today. Speculation is mounting that the Fed will attempt to restore calm but one fund manager thinks that policy action is unnecessary.
The chief executive of Barclays has renewed speculation over the bank’s future in the UK if the British government pushes ahead with sweeping reforms of the industry, the FT reports.
Markets saw their biggest three-day drop since late 2008, with the Fast Money traders.
S&P is worried about "what you're going to get in terms of the payback is going to worth a lot less, Gundlach said. "But that is not their job."