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  • Stocks Finish Mixed but VIX Ends Below 30 Tuesday, 19 May 2009 | 5:34 PM ET

    Stocks ended a rocky session mixed as a banks rally fizzled and an unexpected drop in housing starts left investors a little shaky. Still, a gauge of fear dropped below a key level.

  • Stocks Bounce Back; VIX Falls Below 30 Tuesday, 19 May 2009 | 11:22 AM ET

    Stocks bounced back Tuesday as banks rallied and a gauge of fear in the market dropped significantly.

  • Housing Dents Stocks; VIX Falls Below 30 Tuesday, 19 May 2009 | 10:38 AM ET

    Stocks declined Tuesday after housing starts unexpectedly fell to a record low.

  • Futures Pare Gains After Housing Report Tuesday, 19 May 2009 | 8:43 AM ET

    Futures pared gains Tuesday after housing starts unexpectedly fell to a record low. Futures had been pointing higher for most of the morning, buoyed by news that banks may break free from the government's grip.

  • Financials That Are Leading the Rally Tuesday, 19 May 2009 | 8:23 AM ET

    As Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, and JP Morgan Chase are amongst the first banks expected to pay back the TARP, the S&P Financials have been leading the charge since this rally began.  But which banks have been the best performers of late?

  • Watch the VIX this Week Monday, 18 May 2009 | 9:18 AM ET

    The VIX, a.k.a. the investor fear gauge, hit an intraday low of 30.59 on Friday.   The volatility index has not closed below 30 since September 12, 2008, and if history is an indicator, a crossover below the 30 mark is a bullish signal.

  • Market 360: The Week's Best & Worst Friday, 15 May 2009 | 5:12 PM ET

    All major U.S. Indexes ended down 3% or more for the week, led by a pullback in Financials, an unexpected dip in April retail sales, and downbeat jobs data, ending the NASDAQ's 9th-consecutive week rally.

  • Stocks End Down Week With a Flop Friday, 15 May 2009 | 4:49 PM ET

    Stocks flopped Friday, capping a dismal week, as bank stocks pulled back after recent gains.

  • Outperforming Dow Components Since Market Low Friday, 15 May 2009 | 1:35 PM ET
    Name That Stock

    Market Trivia Question: Which four stocks have more than doubled since the market’s current low back in March? As investors debate whether the market rally still "has legs," four Dow components have more than doubled since the Dow hit a multi-year low.

  • Stocks Struggle Despite Shot of Confidence Friday, 15 May 2009 | 11:23 AM ET

    Stocks opened flat Friday as investors were encouraged by a pair of better-than-expected manufacturing readings but dismal economic data out of Europe and weak U.S. retail reports capped gains.

  • Futures Pare Losses After Factory Reports Friday, 15 May 2009 | 9:21 AM ET

    Futures pared losses Friday after a pair of better-than-expected manufacturing readings.

  • Highest Dividend Yields of the Dow Wednesday, 13 May 2009 | 8:45 AM ET

    With stocks rallying for over 2 months now, dividend yields continue to fall back to Earth.  The average dividend yield of the Dow 30 has fallen nearly 30% since the rally began in early March.  See how the 30 companies in the Dow compare.

  • Consumer Stocks Boost Dow; Banks, Tech Slip Tuesday, 12 May 2009 | 4:03 PM ET
    The New York Stock Exchange, downtown Manhattan.

    Stocks lost ground in afternoon trading but traded in a fairly tight range, though the Nasdaq posted losses approaching 1.5 percent.

  • Stocks Head Lower as Banks, Tech Fall Tuesday, 12 May 2009 | 11:10 AM ET

    Stocks opened slightly higher, bouncing off a rough day Monday but moving hesitantly as an economic report showed consumer weakness continues to hamper growth.

  • Futures Positive; Trade News Raises Concern Tuesday, 12 May 2009 | 8:37 AM ET

    Stocks are poised for a rebound at the start Tuesday, with investors dipping back into stock index futures following Monday's sharp declines.

  • Charting Asia: The Dow's Stress Test Rally Tuesday, 12 May 2009 | 1:42 AM ET

    The debate rages on — Is this a new bull market or just a bear market rally? Have we bottomed out? Are the markets turning for real? Let's see what the charts have to say.

  • Dow at 10,300 by End of 2009: Strategist Monday, 11 May 2009 | 1:24 PM ET

    The recent market rally took many traders off-guard, but Scott Redler, Chief Strategic Officer at T3live.com, said investors can still prepare for the fourth-quarter move where he predicts the Dow will reach 10,300 by year-end.

  • Beware the Bear Market Rally Monday, 11 May 2009 | 10:18 AM ET

    With the Dow, S&P 500 and NASDAQ all up over 25% since their March lows, there has been a lot of talk about "green shoots" and the recovery.  In fact, the lead story in today's Wall Street Journal is titled "World Regains Taste for Risk."  But is this appetite for risk premature?  In volatile times, markets swing up and then back down.  Here is a look back at some of the biggest bear market rallies in history.

  • Market 360: The Week's Best & Worst Friday, 8 May 2009 | 4:59 PM ET

    On a week dominated by the stress test for the banks, a rally in Financials, and the jobs report lending to increased optimism that the recession may be easing; the markets extend their rally to 9-straight weeks for the NASDAQ, and an almost 6% weekly gain for the S&P 500.

  • Jobs Numbers:  Breakdown by Sector Friday, 8 May 2009 | 8:46 AM ET

    The latest overall job loss numbers showed a loss of 539,000 jobs in March and the unemployment rate climbed to 8.9%.  The March numbers were revised to a loss of 699,000.  Here is a breakdown of where the job losses were as well as which sectors were adding jobs.