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  • The Importance of Good Breadth Wednesday, 25 Nov 2009 | 6:15 PM ET

    The stock averages aren’t always the best snapshot of the market, Cramer says. This is how you get a more accurate picture.

  • Investors Thankful for Gains This Year Wednesday, 25 Nov 2009 | 11:56 AM ET

    Today’s gains have pushed the Dow Industrials to a new 52-week high.  At these levels, the Dow has soared 60% and the S&P has surged 64% from their March closing lows.

  • Thanksgiving & the Markets Wednesday, 25 Nov 2009 | 11:21 AM ET

    The U.S. equity markets are relatively quiet ahead of Thanksgiving, but will there be some stock cheer the week after Black Friday and for the rest of the holiday season? Historically and on average, the U.S. Markets have been up on the week after Thanksgiving Day and continued to uptrend from Thanksgiving to Christmas Day.

  • Time for Quality in Stock Portfolio: Bob Doll Wednesday, 25 Nov 2009 | 7:54 AM ET

    The latest economic data, as well as hardships in the banking sector, suggest that it is time investors shifted to a more prudent approach when it comes to stocks, and look for quality, BlackRock Vice Chairman Robert Doll told CNBC Wednesday.

  • 8 Stocks That Could Gain With Rising GDP Tuesday, 24 Nov 2009 | 8:30 AM ET

    If the worst of the recession is indeed behind us, trends from previous economic pitfalls may provide investors guidance to where some of the capital inflows may go next.  Here is a look at the top stocks coming out of a recession.

  • U.S. Stocks Slip, Dollar Rises Friday, 20 Nov 2009 | 5:40 PM ET

    U.S. stocks finished the week mixed, after reaching new highs for the year earlier on the week.

  • More Hope for Homebuilders? Not Really Thursday, 19 Nov 2009 | 12:32 PM ET

    The latest American Institute of Architects Billings Index was released yesterday showing an increase in inquiries but a slight decrease in billings.  Inquiries hit their highest level since August 2008, right before Lehman's collapse and the market's nosedive.

  • Gold ETF's Lustrous 5th Anniversary Wednesday, 18 Nov 2009 | 1:06 PM ET

    Thanks to an exchange-traded fund (ETF) breakthrough five years ago today, access to commodity investing has never been easier for individual investors.

  • Billion Dollar Stocks for Under $10 Tuesday, 17 Nov 2009 | 7:31 AM ET

    With Monday's extension of the current rally, all but one of the S&P 500 now have market caps over $1 billion.  32 of these are still trading for less than $10 per share.

  • Will the S&P 500 Close Above 1100? Monday, 16 Nov 2009 | 12:10 PM ET

    With today’s rally, the S&P 500 is once again back above the 1,100 level. The index has hovered above that threshold intraday on five different trading sessions during the past month. However it has fought some resistance there, failing to close above that level on each of those days. In fact, the S&P has not closed above 1,100 since October 2, 2008.

  • U.S. Stocks Rally for the Second Straight Week Friday, 13 Nov 2009 | 7:55 PM ET

    U.S. stocks rallied for the second straight week, with all three major U.S. indices reaching a new intraday high for 2009 on Wednesday.

  • Dow Gains 2.5% for Week; Disney Jumps Friday, 13 Nov 2009 | 5:28 PM ET
    Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks advanced Friday as Disney's earnings beat and JCPenney's outlook helped offset worries about a drop in consumer sentiment. For the week, the Dow gained 2.5 percent, finishing at its highest level since Oct. 2008.

  • Dow Up 100 Points, Led by Disney Friday, 13 Nov 2009 | 1:13 PM ET
    Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks clawed higher Friday as solid earnings from Disney and JCPenney helped offset worries about a drop in consumer sentiment. It was a wobbly morning but by midday, the  Dow was up more than 100 points, or 1 percent.

  • Friday the 13th - A Lucky Day for the Markets? Friday, 13 Nov 2009 | 11:17 AM ET

    The U.S. equity markets tend to be luckier than you might think on Friday the 13th. Historically and on average, the Dow, S&P, and Nasdaq Composite have been up about 58% of the time or more on the day of Friday the 13th.

  • Stocks Claw Higher, Led by Disney Friday, 13 Nov 2009 | 11:06 AM ET
    Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks wobbled Friday as investors juggled a drop in consumer confidence against solid earnings from Disney and JCPenney. They started the day higher, then retreated, then made another push higher.

  • Futures Edge Higher, Retailers in Focus Friday, 13 Nov 2009 | 5:48 AM ET
    Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Thursday's losses notwithstanding, Wall Street's major averages enter the Friday session with a chance to finish off their second consecutive week of gains.

  • Dow Snaps Winning Streak; JDS, AMD Soar Thursday, 12 Nov 2009 | 5:34 PM ET
    Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks struggled Thursday as investors juggled a weak holiday outlook from Wal-Mart and a drop in jobless claims. Techs clawed higher, with huge gains in JDS Uniphase and AMD.

  • Techs Shine on Dull Day; JDS, AMD Soar Thursday, 12 Nov 2009 | 1:23 PM ET
    Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks struggled Thursday as investors juggled a weak holiday outlook from Wal-Mart and a drop in jobless claims. Techs clawed higher, with huge gains in JDS Uniphase and AMD.

  • Fourteen Stocks that Could Gain from Dollar's Decline Thursday, 12 Nov 2009 | 12:04 PM ET

    The Dollar Index is up for a second day in a row on Treasury Secretary Geithner's comments that the administration is committed to a stronger dollar.  Despite the small gain, the US Dollar is now down over 15% since March relative to a basket of foreign currencies and many traders are betting it will continue its slide.

  • Stocks Wobble; Techs Claw Higher Thursday, 12 Nov 2009 | 11:20 AM ET
    Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks wobbled Thursday as investors juggled a weak holiday outlook from Wal-Mart and a drop in jobless claims. Techs clawed higher after some big news out of the sector.