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Trading the Facebook Face-Plant Wednesday, 30 May 2012 | 5:30 PM ET
Trading the Facebook Face-Plant

Investors are questioning the Facebook valuation as shares sink to a new low. Meanwhile Brian White, Topeka Capital Markets, says Research In Motion and Nokia would be better off as part of larger companies.

Apple TV: Coming Soon? Wednesday, 30 May 2012 | 12:39 PM ET
Apple TV: Coming Soon?

Apple's CEO Tim Cook updated the crowd at the "All Things Digital Conference" on the sales of Apple's current TV product. Gene Munster, Piper Jaffray analyst, discusses his take on the product's release date and Apple's performance.

Averages Erasing Tuesday's Gains Wednesday, 30 May 2012 | 12:00 PM ET
Averages Erasing Tuesday's Gains

The FMHR traders discuss the impact a weakening euro is having on energy commodities; Citigroup upgrading LinkedIn to "buy," and the trade on Facebook since the stock is down 23% after its IPO. Michael Genovese, MKM Partners analyst, shares perspective on how to trade Research In Motion.

Time to Buy RIM on Upgrade? Wednesday, 30 May 2012 | 10:10 AM ET
Time to Buy RIM on Upgrade?

Alex Gauna, JMP Securities senior research analyst, discusses his outlook on Research in Motion and why he upgraded the company to "market perform."

Why Analyst Issued a 'Sell' Rating on Facebook Wednesday, 30 May 2012 | 8:33 AM ET
Why Analyst Issued a 'Sell' Rating on Facebook

Brian Wieser, Pivotal Research Group analyst, says he's not surprised at the sharp drop in Facebook shares since its IPO but remains optimistic on the company over the long term and has a price target of $30 on the stock.

Metals ETFs Attracting Safe Haven Crowd Tuesday, 29 May 2012 | 4:05 PM ET

Investors who jumped into U.S. Treasurys and the dollar during the latest flare-up of the EU crisis appear to have expanded into gold and other metals, according to a new report.

Winning Equity ETFs During May EU Crisis Tuesday, 29 May 2012 | 12:42 PM ET

A few sectors have managed to gain ground during the past three weeks, and retail investors who took advantage of the right ETFs have something to show for it.

Tech's Mojo and the Best Retail Buys Tuesday, 29 May 2012 | 12:00 PM ET
Tech's Mojo and the Best Retail Buys

The FMHR traders weigh in with their top plays in tech and the euro. Patrick Wang, Evercore Partners, provides his best chip plays, including Texas Instruments and Apple. Also, Goldman's upgrade on coal and the best retail stock buys, with Michael Binetti, UBS analyst.

Money in Motion: Euro Continues Downward Thursday, 24 May 2012 | 12:41 PM ET
Money in Motion: Euro Continues Downward

"In the near term, I think the move is lower and the fundamentals are working against the euro," says Willie Williams of Societe Generale. The FMHR traders weigh in on European concerns and the best currency play right now.

Zuckerberg's Crisis of Confidence Thursday, 24 May 2012 | 10:12 AM ET
Zuckerberg's Crisis of Confidence

Was Mark Zuckerberg's decision to wear a "hoodie" to the Facebook roadshow disrespectful to investors? Michael Pachter, Wedbush Securities analyst explains why Facebook's shares were hurt by the CEO's fashion choice.

Hewlett-Packard's Path to Profits Thursday, 24 May 2012 | 7:17 AM ET
Hewlett-Packard's Path to Profits

Jayson Noland, Robert W. Baird senior analyst, discusses Hewlett-Packard's restructuring plans, which includes cutting 27,000 employees and weighs in on the keys to improved earnings and growth.

Hewlett- Packard's Payroll Purge Thursday, 24 May 2012 | 6:19 AM ET
Hewlett- Packard's Payroll Purge

"Hewlett-Packard is on the wrong side of Apple," says Ben Reitzes, Barclays Capital analyst, discussing the company's plans to cut 8% of its workforce, improve its earning quality and keep competitive with Apple.

10 Best Treasury ETFs During May's EU Crisis Wednesday, 23 May 2012 | 12:18 PM ET
Treasury Building

Fixed-income investors are once again looking sage-like, as the latest eruption in the EU crisis ravages equities.  Two of these funds are up more than 7 percent.

The Bull Case Wednesday, 23 May 2012 | 8:21 AM ET

Combine a desire for yield with expectations for slow but steady economic growth and tame inflation and you have an environment that should benefit all but the priciest U.S. bonds.

Dell Drops 11% Tuesday, 22 May 2012 | 5:08 PM ET
Dell Drops 11%

Dell earnings disappoint on both top and bottom lines, with CNBC's Jon Fortt and Peter Misek, senior tech analyst at Jefferies & Co.

Were Facebook Insiders Clued In? Tuesday, 22 May 2012 | 2:02 PM ET
Were Facebook Insiders Clued In?

CNBC's Bertha Coombs explains a timeline of Facebook's plunge post-IPO. Alistair Barr, Reuters reporter, shares perspective on Morgan Stanley's cut on Facebook during its roadshow.

Facebook Stock: Who's Having the Last Laugh? Tuesday, 22 May 2012 | 10:35 AM ET
Facebook Stock: Who's Having the Last Laugh?

Ed Ditmire, Macquarie Group analyst, discusses Facebook's 11% drop from its IPO price; the future of Nasdaq's CEO, Robert Greifeld; and the future of exchanges and IPOs.

Best Buy's Big Q1 Earnings Beat Tuesday, 22 May 2012 | 10:20 AM ET
Best Buy's Big Q1 Earnings Beat

Anthony Chukumba, BB&T Capital Markets analyst, and Peter Keith, Piper Jaffray analyst break down the numbers on Best Buy's better-than-expected first quarter.

Should Investors Friend Facebook? Monday, 21 May 2012 | 5:15 PM ET
Should Investors Friend Facebook?

Herman Leung, senior Internet analyst at Susquehanna Financial Group, says Facebook stock is down for a variety of reasons. "It's a supply-demand issue where there are more shares that came out than originally expected," he says.

Bank on More Pain for JPMorgan? Monday, 21 May 2012 | 12:15 PM ET
Bank on More Pain for JPMorgan?

Discussing the drama surrounding JPMorgan's trading loss and how to make money in the banking industry, with Matt O'Connor, Deutsche Bank analyst.

Lowe's Beats, But Lowers 2012 Guidance Monday, 21 May 2012 | 11:51 AM ET
Lowe's Beats, But Lowers 2012 Guidance

Christopher Horvers, JPMorgan retail analyst, and Daniel Binder, Jefferies & Co research analyst, break down the Q1 earnings and outlook on the home retailer.

Facebook's Impact on the Nasdaq Friday, 18 May 2012 | 12:41 PM ET
Facebook's Impact on the Nasdaq

Discussing the electronic trading systems behind the drama at the open of Facebook's listing on the Nasdaq and what could restore investor confidence, with Roger McNamee, Elevation Partners and Roelof Botha, Sequoia Capital.

Is Apple's Run Over? Thursday, 17 May 2012 | 2:08 PM ET
Is Apple's Run Over?

Apple has now lost about $104 billion in market cap. Robert Van Batenburg, Apple analyst at Louis Capital Markets and Tavis McCourt, Raymond James, discuss whether the tech giant is tumbling.

Kayak.com the Next Big IPO? Thursday, 17 May 2012 | 12:33 PM ET
Kayak.com the Next Big IPO?

Carl Quintanilla provides a preview of CNBC's special report, "Facebook: The Social Offering" and discussing whether Twitter, Kayak.com or Pinterest could be the next big tech IPO, with Bill Gurley, Benchmark Capital and the FMHR traders.

Facebook: Venture Investing Thursday, 17 May 2012 | 12:00 PM ET
Facebook: Venture Investing

Discussing the hype around Facebook's upcoming initial public offering, with Bill Gurley, Benchmark Capital; Tom Forte, Telsey Advisory Group; and the FMHR traders.

JC Penney's Big Q1 Earnings Miss Wednesday, 16 May 2012 | 10:07 AM ET
JC Penney's Big Q1 Earnings Miss

Shares of JC Penney getting hammered this morning after missing on both the top and bottom line and suspending its dividend. Charles Grom, Deutsche Bank senior retail analyst, discusses his thoughts on CEO Ron Johnson, his $38 price target on the stock, and the outlook on Target.

Reacting to JCPenney's Earnings Tuesday, 15 May 2012 | 4:05 PM ET
Reacting to JCPenney's Earnings

JCPenney reports a loss of $0.25 versus an estimate of $0.11 in Q1's earnings. Paul Swinand, Morningstar analyst and David Abella, Rochdale Investment Management, offer insight.

Disaster du Jour & Sunshine Stocks: Coal & Colgate Palmolive

Shares of Colgate Palmolive are up more than 10% this year, but coal stocks are sharply lower today, with Shneur Gershuni, UBS analyst; and CNBC's Brian Sullivan and Amanda Drury.

Nomura's Bank Outlook Tuesday, 15 May 2012 | 1:37 PM ET
Nomura's Bank Outlook

Glenn Schorr, Nomura banking analyst, discusses investing strategies for the financial sector.

Ahead of Retail Earnings: JCP, SKS & & More Tuesday, 15 May 2012 | 12:41 PM ET
Ahead of Retail Earnings: JCP, SKS & & More

Breaking down Saks earnings data and forecasting JCPenney's earnings, with Deborah Weinswig, Citigroup analyst and the FMHR traders.