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  • With interest rates nearly at zero percent in the U.S., global investors seeking risks and higher returns are borrowing dollars to invest in higher yielding instruments such as stocks leading to a strong inverse relationship between the S&P 500 and the Dollar Index in 2009.

  • All twelve of the S&P 500 Aerospace and Defense stocks were trading up this morning on the news that President Obama has decided to expedite the deployment of 30,000 troops to Afghanistan.  Will the trend continue?

  • U.S. stocks are on track to close November with their best monthly performance since July 2009, as investors' optimism for an economic recovery continues to push some of the major market averages to their best level this year. 

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    The rally still has some room to go, Dodge Dorland, chief investment officer at Landor Capital Management, said Monday.

  • On a short holiday week where the Dow started off at a new 2009 high before losing ground Friday on concerns over Dubai's debt standing, the markets managed a mixed to flat performance for the week.

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    Dubai's debt woes may serve as a catalyst for a correction in stock markets but it does not signal a new crisis, investment manager Mohammed El-Erian told CNBC.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 finished the week mixed, after reaching new highs for the year earlier on the week.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

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

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    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.

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    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.

  • 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.