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  • Week Ahead: Will Investors Get A New Year's Bounce? Friday, 26 Dec 2008 | 9:18 AM ET

    Some traders are still holding out hope that a Santa rally will sweep stocks higher in the final week of the year, though there is no expectation that volume will improve until January. They also caution that a new round of hedge fund redemptions could pound the markets early in the year, dampening any January buying.

  • Predictions '09:  Game Makers Will Lead Tech Sector Friday, 26 Dec 2008 | 9:10 AM ET
    Wii Cars Video Game

    For several components of the tech sector, Wall Street analysts believe 2009 will be a year of transition. The first half will be painful, the second half slightly better, but the real recovery won’t occur until 2010.Here's the outlook for four key sectors.

  • Outlook ’09 – The January Effect Wednesday, 24 Dec 2008 | 3:49 PM ET

    Optimistic investors are still hopeful that the year will end with a Santa Claus rally. But maybe it’s Jack Frost who can rescue investors?

  • More Volatility On The Way? Wednesday, 24 Dec 2008 | 3:44 PM ET

    As the year draws to a close the Fast Money traders examine issues that are frustrating investors – and whether they’ll ripple into ’09.

  • Outlook 09: Bad Or Worse For The Economy Wednesday, 24 Dec 2008 | 1:45 PM ET

    The big questions for the coming year are how long and deep will the recession be  and how it will  compare to those  of the past.

  • A Christmas Break Before A Rough '09 Wednesday, 24 Dec 2008 | 1:28 PM ET
    Chevrolet Dealership

    When I called folks I know in the various auto companies to wish them a Merry Christmas, I heard the same thing over and over. I'm thankful to still be working and I'm wondering how much worse things will get next year.

  • Durable Goods Orders Off 1%; Spending Drops Wednesday, 24 Dec 2008 | 8:53 AM ET

    New U.S. orders for long-lasting manufactured goods fell 1 percent in November, a less severe drop than anticipated though it followed a steeply revised plunge in October orders, a government report on Wednesday showed.

  • Charts Predict: The Best Currency for 2009 Wednesday, 24 Dec 2008 | 5:19 AM ET

    The Swiss franc is likely to shine over the next two years as other currencies are set to weaken, Christopher Locke, technical analyst at Oystertrade.com Management told CNBC.

  • Dow Logs 5th Straight Drop, Led by GM, Banks Tuesday, 23 Dec 2008 | 5:16 PM ET

    Stocks ended lower Tuesday, as a quick mood booster from an upbeat consumer sentiment reading wore off, and the drag of GM and financials set in.

  • GM's Stock "Paying" The Price For Bailout Tuesday, 23 Dec 2008 | 2:52 PM ET
    General Motors

    Friday's bailout may have saved GM (and by association, Ford) but investors are trading these stocks as if they are headed for bankruptcy. That's because when it's all said and done, GM will have to re-structure itself as if it were in bankruptcy.

  • Dorn: Let Markets, Not Analysis, Be Your Guide Tuesday, 23 Dec 2008 | 2:35 PM ET

    My colleague Dave Harder and I have been watching a number of charts for clues to tell us if the Federal Reserve’s policies of quantitative easing and the lowering of interest rates to zero are finding their way into the economy—and what these clues might be telling us about equity prices going forward.

  • Stocks Slide, Led by GM, Financials Tuesday, 23 Dec 2008 | 12:43 PM ET

    Stocks advanced Tuesday as the market mood got a boost from an improvement in consumer sentiment.

  • FedEx Opts Out of Super Bowl Advertising Tuesday, 23 Dec 2008 | 11:38 AM ET

    FedEx will not run a Super Bowl ad for the first time in 12 years, according to a posting on the company Web site Monday.

  • Consumers' Mood Improves Market Mood Tuesday, 23 Dec 2008 | 10:07 AM ET

    Stocks advanced Tuesday as the market mood got a boost from an improvement in consumer sentiment.

  • Busch: Danger Of Fed Overstepping Bounds With Banks Tuesday, 23 Dec 2008 | 10:06 AM ET

    With mischief and mayhem continuing to circulate through the financial world, it's instructive to look to the "Isles" for a clue to see what lies in store for future policy for the United States.

  • Futures Rise, but Volume Stays Low Tuesday, 23 Dec 2008 | 5:52 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open for Wall Street Tuesday as volumes dwindled in world markets ahead of Wednesday's shortened trading session and Thursday's Christmas holiday.

  • Find Value in First Half 'Disaster': Dr. Doom Tuesday, 23 Dec 2008 | 5:08 AM ET
    bull and bear outside frankfurt stock exchange

    The first half of next year will be very bad for the world economy, but investors will find value in stock markets as some deeply discounted shares will stage a rebound, Marc Faber, editor and publisher Gloom, Boom and Doom Report, told CNBC.

  • Looking Back on 2008 in the Markets Tuesday, 23 Dec 2008 | 3:50 AM ET

    Squawk Outside the Box takes a look back on a tumultuous year for the financial markets.

  • Pros Say: 'Feel Good' Commodities to Rally Tuesday, 23 Dec 2008 | 3:07 AM ET

    The price of "feel good" commodities like coffee and cocoa are set to rise in 2009, while gold could rally to $1,200 in the New Year, analysts told CNBC Tuesday.

  • VIX Drop Signals Quiet Close to Tumult of 2008 Monday, 22 Dec 2008 | 1:02 PM ET
    New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)

    After a year featuring tectonic shifts in the stock market and the economy, 2008 is set to go out with barely a tremor.

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