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Compare and Contrast: Do the Markets Dictate Government Policy?

Aug 22, 2011
The markets are from Mars, and politicians are from Venus. The markets want more government stimulus. Governments just want to pay the debts the...
Posted In: eurobond, markets, The Breakdown: Markets, Wall Street

Weekly Wrap: Should we be worried about the markets?

Aug 19, 2011
Reviewing the week's headlines on Wall Street. This week: Following the volatility in the markets last week, what can we expect in the future?
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The U.S. downgrade, two weeks in

Aug 19, 2011
The stock markets have seen turmoil, but the U.S. government's cost of borrowing has actually dropped despite Standard & Poor's downgrading of Treasury debt from AAA. S&P has suffered criticism
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Volatility: What's causing it, and who's profiting

Aug 15, 2011
The numbers have been rising and falling at ease in the past week. But what's really behind volatility in the markets, and who's going to benefit in the end?
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Seriously, stop panicking about Wall Street

Aug 12, 2011
New York Bureau Chief Heidi Moore is back in the studio to remind everyone that panicking never solved anything.
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Weekly Wrap: Stock market drama

Aug 12, 2011
Reviewing the week's news on Wall Street. This week: the aftermath of the S&P downgrade decision and how it's affecting how we live
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Low Interest Rates: The Backlash Begins

Aug 12, 2011
For the past three years in particular - and the past 20 years in general - the Federal Reserve has imposed low interest rates. And when interest...
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Measuring people's anxieties over the markets

Aug 11, 2011
The Market Volatility Index, or the VIX, quite literally measures how investors are feeling about the stock markets -- which these days is pretty volatile. Its inventor discusses how the chart works
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The No-Win French Bank Situation

Aug 11, 2011
This morning started with an explosive headline reminding everyone that the worries about France and its banks are going to take more than one day...
Posted In: Panics, Wall Street

What Other Banks Are Saying About SocGen: Don't Panic

Aug 10, 2011
Today, French bank Societe Generale caused a widespread case of post-traumatic stress disorder for everyone in the markets in 2008 who saw Bear...
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