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Fed fuels commodity price spike

Fed fuels commodity price spike

Commodity prices across the board moved higher Wednesday, with oil prices topping $100 per barrel for the second time in almost six months. And experts said this time they could actually keep climbing.

Eurozone fatigue setting in

Eurozone fatigue setting in

Investors appear to be feeling some Euro fatigue, with European stocks barely budging as Moody’s warned of possible eurozone bank downgrades and Italian borrowing costs remained high.

Euro stocks rally as eurozone worries ease

Euro stocks rally as eurozone worries ease

European markets soared Monday, as investors shrugged off fears of economic uncertainty in favor of a dubious report that Italy could be receiving a massive bailout from the International Monetary Fund.

Iran oil targeted by Obama sanctions

Iran oil targeted by Obama sanctions

President Obama last week ratcheted up the pressure on Iran’s oil industry with fresh sanctions. The sanctions, which include much stricter provisions, are likely to put tremendous pressure on the Iranian government, but they may also cause a spike in oil prices.

Europe’s debt: Pressure’s on

Europe’s debt: Pressure’s on

Investors kept the pressure on European debt on Thursday as interest rates on government bonds remained at elevated levels, a day after a weak Germany bond auction rattled markets in the United States.

Can gold save the eurozone?

Can gold save the eurozone?

With no end to the eurozone debt crisis in sight, there has also been no end to the stream of possible solutions. The latest involves using gold as collateral.

Emerging market ETFs: A steadier strategy, fast growth

Emerging market ETFs: A steadier strategy, fast growth

Coming out of the 2008 financial meltdown, emerging markets were a rare bright spot: Places like Brazil, China, and India delivered fast economic growth and double-digit stock gains. But the price you pay for venturing into exotic markets is the risk of sudden, sharp losses.

IMF broadens lending power

IMF broadens lending power

The International Monetary Fund approved a number of changes to streamline its emergency lending process and help alleviate the international debt crisis.

Spanish bonds signal tough road ahead

Spanish bonds signal tough road ahead

Spain’s newly-installed government has done little to restore faith in the country’s economy so far, with the first post-election debt auctions drawing sales at their highest rates in years.