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  • Web Extra: Will Rally Continue Thursday? Wednesday, 15 Jul 2009 | 5:59 PM ET

    In this Web Extra the traders look at what GDP numbers out of China overnight will mean for the market on Thursday. How should you be positioned?

  • Virtually every positive story for the U.S. market today can be linked back to China and Premier Wen Jiabao's stimulus plan. How can you ride the China wave?

  • Asian Markets Cheered by Intel, Yen Takes a Breather Wednesday, 15 Jul 2009 | 2:28 AM ET

    Asian markets extended gains Wednesday as blockbuster results from Intel seemed to augur well for the U.S. earnings season and for consumer demand globally. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index also managed to breach the 18,000 level.  

  • Pros Say: Financials Still Too Weak for Growth Tuesday, 14 Jul 2009 | 11:36 AM ET

    Stocks limped out of the gate on Tuesday as the first real test of the new earnings season brought mixed results and invetors fretted over inflation concerns. Larger-than-expected gains in producer prices and retail sales for June presented conflicting signals on the economic front. Producer prices rose 1.8 percent on the strength of autos and energy sales, while retail sales were up 0.6 percent primarily, also on the energy-auto movement. Read and listen to what the experts had to say...

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    When U.S. energy and commerce officials arrive in Beijing on Tuesday, they will confront policies that protect China’s solar panel and wind farm industries.

  • Asian Markets Bounce, Japan Breaks Losing Streak Tuesday, 14 Jul 2009 | 5:12 AM ET

    Asian stocks bounced Tuesday, extending gains as a rally in U.S. financial shares helped Japan break a 10-session losing streak, while also reversing a little of the recent safe-haven rush into the yen.

  • Japan's Nikkei fell for a ninth straight session Monday as concerns about company earnings outlooks weighed on Asian stocks, while oil languished near a six-week low as faith in a rapid economic recovery faded.

  • Fast Funds: Hot Ways To Play China Friday, 10 Jul 2009 | 6:30 PM ET

    Mounting signs suggest Beijing's $586 billion stimulus is starting to show results. How should you game it?

  • Markets Move Sideways,  Nikkei Hits 7-Week Lows Friday, 10 Jul 2009 | 7:45 AM ET

    Uncertainty on earnings and economic recovery prospects saw Japanese shares finish at seven-week lows Friday, while prices for commodities such as oil and copper looked to build a floor after recent declines.

  • Charts: Stocks Uptrend Ended, Dow Seen at 7,750 Friday, 10 Jul 2009 | 6:19 AM ET

    The uptrend in stock markets which started after they hit their lows in March has ended, Royce Tostrams, technical analyst at Tostrams Groep said Friday.

  • Cramer: What to Expect This Earnings Season Thursday, 9 Jul 2009 | 7:36 PM ET

    Here’s a hint: Communists are better free-market players than capitalists these days.

  • Don’t Get Burned By Hot Emerging Markets Thursday, 9 Jul 2009 | 6:25 PM ET

    An IMF forecast suggests by next year the economies of at least two BRIC nations could be on fire. Should you strike while the iron's hot or will you just get burned?

  • Asian Markets Struggle After the Yen's Surge Thursday, 9 Jul 2009 | 5:04 AM ET

    Asian markets were mostly lower Thursday with Japanese stocks tumbling after the yen spiked to a five-month high against the dollar, with investors seeking to trim riskier bets amid growing concerns about the health of the global economy.

  • Is China Punishing Rio Tinto For Deal With BHP? Wednesday, 8 Jul 2009 | 6:11 PM ET

    China’s growing appetite for steel and iron ore may be generating some intense scrutiny. Four employees of Rio Tinto have been detained in Shanghai.

  • Farrell: Now, Now, Children Wednesday, 8 Jul 2009 | 12:10 PM ET

    Well, the Administration can't say "give it time to work" and have some others say "we need another one before this one has had time to do its thing." Talk about creating a box needlessly. And don't you find it curious that the meat of the Stimulus package, the shovel-ready job-creation part of the deal, is due to hit just about in time for the midterm elections?

  • Nikkei, Oil Hit Six-Week Lows on Recovery Worries Wednesday, 8 Jul 2009 | 5:26 AM ET

    Japan's Nikkei 225 Average and oil prices hit six-week lows Wednesday as investors pulled funds out of bets on the global economy's recovery and favored safe havens, such as the U.S. dollar and government bonds.

  • Staggering Budget Gap and a Reluctance to Fill It Wednesday, 8 Jul 2009 | 3:53 AM ET
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    No one argues that the staggering deficits run up by the American government in a bid to rescue the economy are desirable, healthy or even sustainable — not if the national debt continues to swell at its current pace. But considerable debate centers on when and how vigorously to start easing off Washington’s borrowing habit, with substantial risks at both extremes, the New York Times reported.

  • Asian Markets Struggle to Hold Ground Tuesday, 7 Jul 2009 | 5:24 AM ET

    Asian markets were mixed Tuesday as stocks struggled after a slide the previous day, while the yen held gains against higher-yielding currencies as investors doubt the speed of the global economy's recovery.

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    The Chinese investor who donated $2.1 million dollars for lunch in late June with Warren Buffett says his "tip from a friend" was not designed to influence the stock price of a relatively little known retailer in China.

  • Asian Markets Are Cautious Ahead of G8 Meeting Monday, 6 Jul 2009 | 5:11 AM ET

    Asian markets got off to a hesitant start Monday as investor doubts on the staying power of a global recovery kept Asian stocks soggy and currencies subdued ahead of a much-expanded Group of Eight meeting this week.