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Central Bank Group Warns: Markets 'Under A Spell'

AP | DAVID McHUGH | Posted 06.02.2013 | Business

FRANKFURT, Germany -- Investors have ignored poor economic news as stocks have risen, leaving markets now vulnerable to unsettling volatility and pote...

Japan Stocks Nosedive

AP | PAMELA SAMPSON | Posted 07.22.2013 | Business

BANGKOK — Asian stock markets staged a mild recovery Friday, a day after being routed by unexpectedly weak Chinese manufacturing and fears the F...

3 Ways Cyprus Is a 'Game Changer' for Europe

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 05.27.2013 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

With the Fed likely to remain accommodative, bullish market sentiment may continue to overshadow concerns elsewhere. However, Cyprus has highlighted that we're far from an end to the crisis.

From Rome With Love? The Three Issues to Watch for Italy and Global Markets

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 04.30.2013 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

The possible loss of eagerly anticipated labour reforms, financial restrictions and market contagion provide shorter term sources of turmoil. However, existing reforms are likely to continue, market retrenchment is healthy and to be exploited for longer term opportunities.

Stocks Plunge As Europe Reveals Bad Economic News

Reuters | Posted 11.07.2012 | Business

* Energy shares weak after election result * Investors turn focus to looming fiscal cliff * Indexes off:...

D.M. Levine

Are There Too Many Stock Exchanges?

HuffingtonPost.com | D.M. Levine | Posted 06.22.2012 | Business

As stock market officials sound the alarm about rattled investor confidence in the wake of the botched Facebook initial public offering last month, so...

World Stocks Drop As Worries Over Greece Intensify

AP | PAMELA SAMPSON | Posted 07.14.2012 | Business

BANGKOK — Asian stock markets fell Tuesday, rattled by a political impasse in Greece that could lead the debt-stricken country to a disorderly a...

What the Return of Market Volatility Tells Us

Mohamed A. El-Erian | Posted 06.14.2012 | Business
Mohamed A. El-Erian

The renewed volatility in stocks last week was due to conflicting signs of additional central bank liquidity support, both in Europe and the US.

Americans' Biggest Fear

AP | By MATTHEW CRAFT | Posted 03.12.2012 | Money

NEW YORK -- The headlines say the financial crisis is behind us. The Dow is back to pre-financial crisis levels. Layoffs are the slowest since the fin...

S&P Flat For The Year

Reuters | Posted 02.29.2012 | Business

* S&P flat on year, Dow higher, Nasdaq lower * European shares post steepest annual fall in 3 yrs * Bank of America is Dow's worst perform...

Stock Markets Sink Amid European Crisis

AP | MATTHEW CRAFT and DAVID K. RANDALL | Posted 01.09.2012 | Business

NEW YORK — Trouble on two fronts in the European debt crisis sent American stocks tumbling Wednesday to their biggest loss since the rocky tradi...

World Markets Savaged By U.S. Recession Fears

AP | PAMELA SAMPSON | Posted 11.05.2011 | Business

BANGKOK — Asian stocks fell Tuesday, dragged down by sharp losses in European markets the day before as fears mounted of a worsening global econ...

Europe: Lacking a Long-Term Solution

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 10.14.2011 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

Over the last few days we have seen a tremendous amount of volatility in the markets, epitomizing the lack of clarity with which many investors have struggled.

Global Stocks Sent Higher On Federal Reserve's Low-Rate Pledge (VIDEO)

AP | Pan Pylas | Posted 10.10.2011 | Business

LONDON (AP) -- A pledge by the Federal Reserve to keep extremely low interest rates for another couple of years has calmed investors' jitters, sending...

Global Stocks Fall After U.S. Debt Downgrade

AP | PAMELA SAMPSON and ROD McGUIRK | Posted 10.08.2011 | Business

BANGKOK — Asian stocks markets were thrown into a tailspin Tuesday as flustered investors fearing a possible global recession continued to flee ...

Asian Markets Slip On U.S. Credit Downgrade

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 10.07.2011 | Business

Markets in Asia, the Middle East and the South Pacific bore a modest retreat Sunday night as global investors reacted to a historic downgrade of the U...

What the Heck Is Going on With the Stock Market?

Jared Bernstein | Posted 10.04.2011 | Business
Jared Bernstein

It's not unusual for the market to be manically depressive and psychotraumatically challenged at a time like this. But we really need some good news. And that may not happen until we get some good policy coming out of Washington.

Dow Jones Barely Avoids Longest Losing Streak Since The 1970s

AP | DAVID K. RANDALL | Posted 10.03.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Stock indexes came back from deep losses in the morning and ended Wednesday with small gains. The Dow Jones industrial average avoide...

Federal Reserve Plans To Hold Steady Despite Volatile International Climate

Reuters | Pedro Nicolaci da Costa and Mark Felsenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve maintained its ultra-loose monetary policy on Tuesday, saying the economy was gaining traction while fl...

Clueless

Dan Solin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Solin

With such an impressive background and extensive resources, many investors paid close attention to Pat Dorsey's 2010 predictions about stock market trends. Unfortunately, Mr. Dorsey was dead wrong.

Hiding America's Real Economy

Jim Worth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jim Worth

America's economy seems to be recovering, but is that the 'real' story? Some fourth quarter economic indicators -- retail sales, manufacturing, stock...

Keiser Report, Episode 76

Mike Jensen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Jensen

This week Max Keiser and co-host Stacy Herbert look at the scandals of no fiscal or monetary bullets left in the bankrupt warfare states of America.

The Great Crash of 2014

Daniel Bruno Sanz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Daniel Bruno Sanz

If the current bull run lasts 1000 days, it will reach exhaustion after April, 2013. My research of market patterns paints a grim picture after that.

Out Out-of-Whack Economy and the Happy Talk Propagandists

Dave Lindorff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Lindorff

Recession ending? Don't bet on it.

China Jitters

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Diane Francis

The Middle Kingdom has taken its place among the world's most important economies, and China is jittery.