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Is it Time to Buy Microsoft?

Ed Maguire, Credit Agricole analyst, explains why Microsoft presents a buying opportunity, despite reporting its first quarterly loss as a public company.

Avoid Money Center Banks After MS Miss?

The FMHR traders have the play in financials, on the heels of Morgan Stanley's earnings miss, with Doug Sipkin, Susquehanna analyst. Also, the trade on the spike in tech stocks.

IBM Misses Revenue Estimates

Brian Marshall of ISI Group, weighs in on how to trade tech names like IBM and Hewlett-Packard.

Jim Chanos: HPQ Is a 'Value Trap'

Legendary short-seller Jim Chanos is shorting Hewlett-Packard, but is this a good move? Shaw Wu, Sterne Agee analyst, shares his opinions. "Right now, HP is arguably not well run; we think it's fixable," he says.


Soldiers danced in Pyongyang's plazas as North Korea announced Wednesday that leader Kim Jong Un was named marshal, a title cementing his status atop the authoritarian nation's military as he makes key changes to the 1.2 million-man force.

BofA's Q2 Earnings Beat

Erik Oja, S&P Capital IQ banking analyst, breaks down the numbers of the big bank's earnings.

Bank of America Q2 Earnings Results Mixed

A look at BofA's second quarter numbers of $0.19 earnings per share versus $0.14 estimate, with Anthony Polini, Raymond James bank analyst.

Citi Removes JCP From Top Pick List

Deborah Weinswig, Citi analyst, explains why her firm is cautious on retailers and shares her best plays in the retail space, with the FMHR traders.

Is Yahoo a Buy Under Marissa Mayer?

Eric Jackson, Ironfire Capital, explains why Yahoo's new CEO, Marissa Mayer will benefit stockholders.

Analyst: 'It's Tough to Make Short-Term Bet on Goldman'

Brad Hintz, Sanford C. Bernstein equity research analyst, breaks down the big bank's second quarter numbers. "The revenue growth rate is going to be slower going forward," he says. "It's tough to make a short-term bet on Goldman."

Yahoo's New CEO Faces Challenges

Paul Meeks, Saturna Capital, discusses his reaction to the appointment of Marissa Meyer as Yahoo's new CEO.

New CEO for Yahoo & Its Impact on Google

How will Yahoo's new CEO impact Google? Colin Gillis of BGC analyst, offers insight.

Population: 48.9 million Currency: Won (KRW) Natural resources: coal, tungsten, graphite, molybdenum, lead, hydropower potential Industries: Electronics, telecommunications, automobile production, chemicals, shipbuilding, steel


South Korea's economy has been dominated by dozens of financially complex, conglomerates that have been central to its rise on the global stage.


Asia's fourth-largest economy is far less vulnerable to shocks triggered during the Asian financial crisis in 1997.

Samsung Electronics flag and South Korean flag (R) flutter outside its headquarters in Seoul.

The economy is dominated by companies that are now household names such as Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics, Hyundai Motors, and Kia Motors.

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South Korea's economy and its stock market are dominated by dozens of financially complex, family-run, multinational conglomerates that have been central to the nation's rise on the global stage.


South Korea's resilient economy has earned it a rank among the so-called Asian tigers. But, its export-driven industries are volatile, even as it's grown to global prominence.

Toy Wars: Christmas in July

Robert Carroll, UBS analyst, weighs in on the competition for this holiday season's hit toy.

Can Bernanke Save the Economy?

The FMHR traders have the play on coal stocks, and John Brynjolfsson, Armored Wolf CIO, provides his perspective on additional quantitative easing, 10-year yields and whether China is headed for a hard landing.

Citigroup Shares Rise on Earnings Beat

Gerard Cassidy, RBC Capital Markets lead banking analyst, breaks down the big bank's second quarter numbers, and weighs in with his play on the stock.

Analyst Call on Amazon Phone: Hang Up!

Colin Sebastian, Robert W. Baird analyst explains why he doesn't think Amazon should focus on smartphones.

Target Hits 52-Week Bullseye

Should investors give the retail stock a shot, on the heels of hitting new highs? Patrick McKeever, MKM Partners senior analyst, weighs in.

Ackman's 'Biggest Ever Active, Initial Investment'

Dissecting the day's major business news, with the Fast Money traders. Linda Bolton Weiser of Caris & Co. provides perspective on whether Proctor & Gamble is undervalued, and Charlie Bobrinskoy of Ariel Investments discusses his firm's heavy focus on JPMorgan.

Buy Groupon on New Lows?

Mark Mahaney, Citigroup Investment Research Internet analyst, discusses why he maintains a "buy" rating on Groupon and a $19 per share price target, despite hitting new lows since the stock went public last November.

China Slowdown Hitting the High-End?

A slower economy in China is hitting high-end retailers, like Burberry. Bryan Gildenberg, Kantar retail analyst, explains the tough situation luxury retailers are facing.

The China Effect on High-End Retail

The economic slowdown in China is impacting Burberry sales, reports CNBC's Courtney Reagan. Stacey Widlitz of SW Retail Advisors, and Erika Maschmeyer of R.W. Baird, provide perspective.

FMHR Top Three Trades

The FMHR traders weigh in with their top three stock plays. Steve Milunovich, UBS analyst, discusses the direction of IBM's earnings and explains why he has a "buy" rating on Apple and considers the stock "cheap" at these levels.

Yahoo on the Search for a New CEO

Jordan Rohan, Stifel Nicolaus senior analyst, discusses Yahoo's efforts to find a new top executive, and explains why he thinks Ross Levinsohn is the top contender for the spot, and has set a price target of $21 a share on the stock.

Weak Demand Hits Chip Outlook

Cummins plunged 9 percent today on news the company lowered its Q2 and full-year guidance today, with the FMHR traders; and Applied Micro Devices & Applied Materials both slashed their estimates yesterday, with Chris Danely, JPMorgan analyst.

Nomura Upgrades American Express

Shares of American Express jump 1 percent on the Nomura upgrade. Bill Carcache, Nomura senior payments analyst, weighs in.