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    "Most of us don't realize the fact that the markets can go one way and the economy can go the other way," one expert said. "Bull markets are born on bad news and die on good news."

  • Busch: The Krugman and I Tuesday, 5 Jan 2010 | 11:04 AM ET

    While I rarely agree with the Nobel prize winning Dr. Krugman, I have to admit this is exactly the risk the Chinese face. The odd twist to this is that the United States will not be leading the way on bringing trade suits to the WTO. It will be our trade partners bringing the heat as they have felt the lopsided adjustment fall on their shoulders.

  • China GDP Likely Grew by 13% in December: O'Neill Tuesday, 5 Jan 2010 | 7:49 AM ET
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    China's economy likely grew by 13 percent in the last month of 2009 and market fears that the country is manipulating the data are exaggerated, Jim O'Neill, head of global economic research at Goldman Sachs told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Recovery Will Be Stronger than Forecast: Jim O'Neill Tuesday, 5 Jan 2010 | 6:05 AM ET

    The global economic rebound is likely to be even stronger than many have anticipated and developed markets have the potential to outperform emerging markets, Jim O'Neill, head of global economic research at Goldman Sachs, told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Where the Next Bubbles May Grow: Chief Strategist Monday, 4 Jan 2010 | 3:30 PM ET

    Markets rose on Monday, the first trading day of the year, so what should you do to get your portfolio ready for 2010? Bill Stone, chief investment strategist at PNC Wealth Management shared his insight.

  • Many on Wall Street believe what happens in January dictates trading for the rest of the year—the so-called January effect. So what should investors expect this month? Peter Boockvar, equity strategist at Miller Tabak, and Stephen Wood, chief market strategist at Russell Investments, shared their views.

  • Housing's Future: Regulation or Monetary Policy? Monday, 4 Jan 2010 | 11:59 AM ET
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    Nothing better than jumping into work after vacation and settling right into an argument over what works better to prevent housing bubbles: Regulation or monetary policy? It all started with Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke, and his conclusion in a speech made at the annual meeting of the American Economic Association in Atlanta yesterday.

  • Farrell: What to Worry About Monday, 4 Jan 2010 | 7:31 AM ET

    Admittedly, many trouble points are already known and probably priced into the market to some extent. What might give us real trouble would be the unknown that rises up to surprise us.

  • Higher Rates? Here's How To Invest Monday, 4 Jan 2010 | 3:01 AM ET

    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on Sunday cracked the door open a bit more to the idea of raising interest rates to pop potential bubbles, reinforcing the view that rates are set to go up before 2010 bows out.

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    Even those who started with a low six-figure balance could have doubled their total savings in the last 10 years, the New York Times reports.

  • Week's Bond Auctions Show Lingering Need for Safety Thursday, 31 Dec 2009 | 2:41 PM ET
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    A belief that economic tumult has not completely passed and that the Federal Reserve is unlikely to make any dramatic rate moves has unexpectedly driven investors into Treasury auctions this week.

  • Don't Fear Inflation — Fear This: Strategists Thursday, 31 Dec 2009 | 1:46 PM ET

    Markets edged lower on the final trading day of a wild 2009. John Merrill, founder and CIO of Tanglewood Wealth Management, and Andrew Kanaly, chairman of Kanaly Trust Company, shared their market strategies.

  • Midwest Business Growth Less Than Earlier Thought Thursday, 31 Dec 2009 | 1:04 PM ET

    Business activity in the U.S. Midwest expanded less robustly than originally thought this month, an industry association reported Thursday, and the sector's employment recovery failed to reach expansionary territory.

  • Stocks On Track For Best Year Since 2003 Wednesday, 30 Dec 2009 | 5:21 PM ET

    By the close of trade on Thursday December 31st, stocks will likely record their best year of gains since 2003. After a move like that, how should you trade going forward?

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    Markets are likely to be more volatile and US markets are likely to outperform emerging markets in 2010, Marc Faber, author of the Gloom, Doom and Boom Report, told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Charts: Sterling is the New Carry-Trade Currency Wednesday, 30 Dec 2009 | 7:19 AM ET

    The British pound should be the new carry-trade currency of choice because UK interest rates will be held at record lows for longer than their European and US counterparts, Chris Zwermann from global strategist at Zwermann Financial, told CNBC Wednesday. 

  • Chance of a Double Dip Is 50%: Analyst Wednesday, 30 Dec 2009 | 6:08 AM ET

    The odds of the U.S. economy slipping back into recession next year are 50/50 if the government doesn't introduce any fresh stimulus measures, Len Blum, managing director at Westwood Capital, told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Dow Snaps 6-Day Streak—With a Point Tuesday, 29 Dec 2009 | 4:31 PM ET
    Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks struggled to hold gains Tuesday as the recent rally appeared to lose steam on day seven but investors continued to raise their bets on consumer-discretionary stocks. The VIX held below 20.

  • Stocks Struggle After 6-Day Winning Streak Tuesday, 29 Dec 2009 | 1:53 PM ET
    Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks struggled to hold gains Tuesday as the recent rally appeared to lose steam on day seven but investors continued to raise their bets on consumer-discretionary stocks. The VIX held below 20.

  • Stocks Hold Gains as Confidence Builds Tuesday, 29 Dec 2009 | 10:03 AM ET

    Stocks advanced Tuesday after reports showed consumer confidence improved and home prices stabilized.