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  • Regional Banks: What Options Say Now Wednesday, 1 Apr 2009 | 9:27 AM ET

    Fifth Third Bancorp was one of a long list of regional banks that had been practically left for dead, but yesterday (Tuesday) its shares spiked nearly 18 percent with heavy options activity.

  • Futures Head Lower on Jobs Weakness Wednesday, 1 Apr 2009 | 8:31 AM ET

    US stock index futures pointed to a lower open for Wall Street after economic news showed steepening pressure in the jobs market.

  • Metal Stocks Will Soar in Second Half: Rio Tinto CEO Tuesday, 31 Mar 2009 | 5:02 PM ET

    According to Tom Albanese, CEO of Rio Tinto, infrastructure stocks will see a boost in the second half of 2009 — thanks largely to the U.S. and China.

  • Options Traders Bet Big on Internet Ads Tuesday, 31 Mar 2009 | 2:05 PM ET

    Online ad company ValueClick is burning bright with call activity today, as a new report shows that Internet advertising grew 10.6 percent to $23.4 billion last year.

  • Solar Energy Stocks Are Red Hot! Why? Tuesday, 31 Mar 2009 | 10:17 AM ET

    On Thursday, solar exchange traded funds (ETFs) soared by about 17 percent, and some stocks within the funds were up by as much as 50 percent. For the week, the ETFs finished up about 30 percent. What gives?

  • Buffett Burlington Buyout Rumor: Should You Believe? Monday, 30 Mar 2009 | 2:23 PM ET

    Berkshire Hathaway, which owns 22 percent of Burlington Northern, is being chatted up as a potential buyer of BNI along with Chinese railway operator Guangshen Railway. Does the market rumor meet the "3 Vs" test?

  • Gold Is Going Up: BlackRock's Hambro Monday, 30 Mar 2009 | 12:22 PM ET

    Gold is going up, said BlackRock managing director Evy Hambro. Here's why.

  • Options Percolate On Takeover Chatter Monday, 30 Mar 2009 | 7:39 AM ET

    A number of takeover rumors have been making the rounds, an encouraging sign that capitalistic optimism is returning to the markets.

  • Stocks End an Up Week on Down Note Friday, 27 Mar 2009 | 5:31 PM ET

    Stocks capped a relatively good week with a thud Friday as investors locked in profits.

  • Profiting From Sustainable Dividend Stocks Friday, 27 Mar 2009 | 4:26 PM ET

    "There’s a lot out there that’s very attractive from sustainable dividends," said Peter Andersen of Congress Asset Management. He shared a few strategies to boost investors' portfolios before the weekend.

  • Options Get Bullish on Russell 2000 ETF Friday, 27 Mar 2009 | 3:58 PM ET

    The iShares Russell 2000 Index ETF is down more than 2 percent on the day Friday, but calls active in the session suggest traders think the small-cap index could go substantially percent higher in the near term.

  • Stocks Slide as Rally Fizzles; GM Jumps Friday, 27 Mar 2009 | 3:24 PM ET

    Stocks fell sharply Friday, led by bank and technology issues, as investors locked in profits after a two-day winning streak.

  • Stocks vs Bonds: Two Strategists' Picks Friday, 27 Mar 2009 | 12:23 PM ET

    Despite the drawback in stocks this morning, Bill Spiropoulous of CoreStates Capital Advisors told CNBC that the market recovery “is in full swing” — but Joe Heider of Dawson Wealth Management said investors “can’t call the bottom” yet. Both had investment recommendations.

  • Futures Pare Losses as Spending Climbs Friday, 27 Mar 2009 | 8:37 AM ET

    US stock index futures pared losses slightly Friday after a report showed personal spending rose for a second straight month.

  • Deep-Drilling Stocks to Surge: Strategist Thursday, 26 Mar 2009 | 4:57 PM ET

    As oil prices rise, deep water drilling will be an area of solid growth, said Rob Lutts, founder and CIO of Cabot Money Management.

  • Late Surge Leaves Nasdaq Up for Year Thursday, 26 Mar 2009 | 4:28 PM ET

    Stocks rallied to the finish line to make it two for two Thursday as investors were encouraged by decent demand fof a $24 billion auction of seven-year Treasury notes. The Nasdaq shot up nearly 4 percent and is now positive for the year.

  • Stocks Add to Gains Following Bond Auction Thursday, 26 Mar 2009 | 3:01 PM ET

    Stocks added to an already strong session following an auction on seven-year Treasury notes that heightened a sense of economic optimism.

  • Gold and Bonds: The Hottest ETFs This Year Thursday, 26 Mar 2009 | 2:41 PM ET

    Exchange traded funds (ETFs) have recently been in high demand. According to Anthony Rochte, senior managing director at State Street Global Advisors, ETF volumes are “up at almost 38 percent of all U.S. traded equities through the first quarter.”

  • Stocks Add to Gains Following Bond Auction Thursday, 26 Mar 2009 | 1:19 PM ET

    Stocks added to an already strong session following an auction on seven-year Treasury notes that heightened a sense of economic optimism.

  • Bank Stocks May Profit From Stress Test Thursday, 26 Mar 2009 | 12:17 PM ET

    The so-called stress test for banks should not only prove which financial firms are stable — but should go a long way toward shoring up investor trust in financial stocks. So said Jeremy Siegel, professor of finance at Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania.