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  • Crumbling BRICs: Why You're Better Off Elsewhere Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 1:04 PM ET

    Brazil, Russia, India and China have been seen as the collective pillar of emerging market growth. But signs indicate that investors are now looking elsewhere.

  • 5% Market Correction Ideal Entry Point: Pro Monday, 11 Mar 2013 | 7:06 PM ET
    5% Market Correction Ideal Entry Point For Investors: Pro

    Vasu Menon, Vice President of Wealth Management Singapore at OCBC Bank, warns that volatility should be expected going forward and a correction of 5% would be ideal entry point into the markets.

  • Fugitive Hedge Fund Manager Arrested in Italy Sunday, 10 Mar 2013 | 5:36 AM ET

    German hedge fund manager Florian Homm, who had been a fugitive for more than five years, was arrested in Italy on U.S. fraud charges, according to a statement from the U.S. attorney's office in Los Angeles.

  • Sorry, Stock Pickers—You're Still Getting Crushed Wednesday, 6 Mar 2013 | 3:06 PM ET

    Even amid declining stock market correlation, active managers are still having a tough time staying competitive.

  • Citi bought a bunch of loans from Credit Suisse. Now it has bought insurance on those loans from Blackstone, helping the bank avoid new capital rules.

  • Why a Ban on Shorting in Italy Would Be Disastrous Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013 | 2:29 PM ET
    Milan Stock Exchange

    "A short-selling ban would signal that they're really starting to panic. As a result it's probably going to have unintended consequences," one pro said.

  • Bullish on Markets Monday, 18 Feb 2013 | 8:50 PM ET
    Bullish on Markets

    Andrew Economos, MD & Head of Sovereign & Institutional Strategy Asia, JP Morgan Asset Management explains why he expects another 5 to 10% yield in equity markets for the first half of this year.

  • Carl Icahn Takes a 12.9% Stake in Herbalife Thursday, 14 Feb 2013 | 7:16 PM ET
    Carl Icahn, billionaire investor and chairman of Icahn Enterprises Holdings LP.

    Carl Icahn bought 14 million shares of Herbalife, making a major bet against Pershing Square's Bill Ackman, who is short the stock. The two had an epic showdown on CNBC last month .

  • Big Hedge Funds Fueled Apple's Share Plunge Thursday, 14 Feb 2013 | 3:38 PM ET
    The Apple Store in Los Angeles, California.

    Some of the biggest hedge funds that helped make Apple a stock market darling lost faith and dumped their stakes in the fourth quarter, fueling the massive drop in the iPhone maker's share price.

  • Three of Dell's largest investors joined Southeastern Asset Management on Friday in objecting to a $24.4 billion buyout of the No. 3 PC maker led by Chief Executive Michael Dell, sources said, as opposition grows to the largest buyout since the start of the financial crisis.

  • Barclays Investment Bank Cutting Jobs: Source Thursday, 7 Feb 2013 | 2:46 AM ET
    Antony Jenkins, chief executive officer of Barclays.

    Barclays is nearing the completion of a raft of job cuts at its investment bank as part of its new chief executive's plan to streamline operations and cut costs, a person familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

  • Hedge Funds Up Bets Against Italy's Monte Paschi Sunday, 3 Feb 2013 | 9:24 AM ET

    London hedge funds Odey Asset Management and Egerton Capital are among those upping their bets against Monte dei Paschi di Siena in recent days, after revelations the troubled Italian bank faces heavy losses.

  • BlackRock to Buy $80 Million Twitter Stake Friday, 25 Jan 2013 | 7:34 PM ET

    BlackRock has taken an $80 million stake in Twitter, a person with knowledge of the deal said. BlackRock will buy shares directly from early Twitter employees seeking to liquidate their stock holdings and options.

  • Ackman: Icahn Wanted to Be My Friend, I Said No Friday, 25 Jan 2013 | 8:06 AM ET
    Bill Ackman CEO of Pershing Square Capital Management LP.

    Billionaire activist investors Carl Icahn and Bill Ackman are at it again.

  • Beijing's Central Business District

    Chinese investment banks are carrying out their biggest layoffs and bonus cuts since the financial crisis as they brace for further profit declines, hit by an ongoing drought in initial public offerings in China that started in September.

  • Apple Earnings Need to Overcome Technical Malaise Tuesday, 22 Jan 2013 | 9:38 AM ET
    Apple headquarters in Cupertino, California.

    Even though it is widely viewed to be undervalued Apple shareholders could still be in for more rough times if technical strategists are right.

  • Loading central banks with more tasks and pressing them to pursue more aggressive monetary policies could risk a round of competitive devaluations, European Central Bank policymaker Jens Weidmann said on Monday, citing pressure on the Bank of Japan.

  • A Bond Bonanza for Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase Wednesday, 16 Jan 2013 | 10:02 AM ET

    Goldman bond underwriting business revenues grew 50 percent. JPMorgan's 79 percent. Can they keep this up?

  • Even Muni Bonds May Be Targeted in 'Fiscal Cliff' Talks

    The big returns on high-yield debt won't continue in 2013 as price increases stall, but they should still offer low- to mid-single digit returns, Jeffrey Rosenberg, BlackRock's chief investment strategist for fixed income, told CNBC on Friday.

  • Less Tail Risks In 2013: Analyst Tuesday, 8 Jan 2013 | 12:05 AM ET
    Less Tail Risks In 2013: Analyst

    Mitul Kotecha, Head of Global FX Strategy at Credit Agricole says that despite ongoing discussion on the U.S. debt ceiling, the global economy is slowly improving, and therefore investors can look forward to better prospects this year.