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  • 14 Stocks Near Their 52-Week Highs Monday, 1 Jun 2009 | 2:59 PM ET

    The S&P 500 crossed above its 200-day moving average today for the first time since May 2008.  As upward momentum builds in the markets, the here are fourteen companies that are near new highs.

  • Dow Changes = Arbitrage Opportunity? Monday, 1 Jun 2009 | 11:33 AM ET

    Often when a company is added to a major index, it sees a lift in its share price both from the publicity as well as from the need for tracking funds to buy the new components.  But is there an arbitrage play to profit even more?

  • Dow and S&P Poised for 200 Day MA Cross-over Monday, 1 Jun 2009 | 9:03 AM ET

    With the futures up this morning, be on the watch for a technical milestone this week.  Both the S&P and the Dow Jones Industrial Averages are poised to cross over their 200-day moving averages.

  • Week Ahead: Stock Gains May Be Harder to Come By Friday, 29 May 2009 | 9:36 PM ET
    A New York Stock Exchange trader.

    The trend for stocks is higher, yet gains in June may be harder to come by unless economic data perks up.

  • Market 360: The Week's Best & Worst Friday, 29 May 2009 | 5:03 PM ET

    On a week dominated by GM, a weak dollar, and a rally in the commodities complex, the US markets rallied on Friday, to finish May in positive territory.

  • Who Should Replace GM on the Dow - Reader Feedback Thursday, 28 May 2009 | 3:46 PM ET

    Yesterday, we ran a poll to see which company should replace GM in the Dow if it goes bankrupt.  With over 5,000 votes cast, there are some interesting observations and comments that came in from our readers.  Here's what they had to say.

  • Biggest Market Cap Gainers & Losers in 2009 Thursday, 28 May 2009 | 12:58 PM ET

    Since the beginning of the year, many companies have seen their market cap more than doubled, while others have seen sharp drops in the valuation of their companies.

  • Obama's Stimulus:  100 Days Later Wednesday, 27 May 2009 | 1:52 PM ET

    100 days have now passed since President Obama signed the $787 billion economic stimulus bill into law.  Signed less than a month into his administration, the stimulus package provides notable investments into infrastructure/construction, renewable fuels/alternative energy, farming/agriculture, and healthcare.

  • Who Should Replace GM (and Citi) on the Dow? Wednesday, 27 May 2009 | 8:38 AM ET

    As June 1 looms closer, the likelihood of General Motors declaring bankruptcy seems more real.  If that is the case, which company might succeed GM as the next component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average?

  • Unemployment hit 8.9 percent in April and some predict that number could climb over 10 percent in 2009 as major companies further streamline operations to combat the recession.  While some industries are more labor intensive than others, employee productivity is a key measure that managers and investors look at when evaluating performance.  Take a look at which companies are squeezing the most out their shrinking workforces.

  • A New York Stock Exchange trader.

    "It's a 'show me' period, but the expectation is that the data is going to disappoint, as it mostly has for the last few weeks," said Binky Chadha, chief U.S. strategist at Deutsche Bank.

  • Market 360: The Week's Best & Worst Friday, 22 May 2009 | 4:54 PM ET

    On a week dominated by a new credit card bill and concerns over the US government debt AAA-credit rating, the markets end the week roughly flat to positive, following an abrupt reversal late Friday. 

  • Will the Markets Heat Up for the Summer? Friday, 22 May 2009 | 8:35 AM ET

    Memorial Day is the unofficial start to summer.  As investors take some time off this weekend, they will be happy to know that historically, the markets are up more often than not between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

  • Which Stocks are Gaining with Oil's Rise? Thursday, 21 May 2009 | 10:09 AM ET

    Crude oil reached a six-month high on Wednesday, lifted by a significant drop in oil inventories ahead of the summer driving.  Will upward momentum on crude futures continue as hopes of a healing economy emerge? If so, a look at the S&P 500 Energy group might provide some guidance to investors seeking to place bets on crude prices moving higher.

  • Charting Asia | NASDAQ Daily Chart Wednesday, 20 May 2009 | 11:26 PM ET
  • Dow Earnings Season Complete Wednesday, 20 May 2009 | 11:47 AM ET

    Hewlett Packard reported earnings after the bell yesterday, and met analyst expectations.  All 30 Dow stocks have now reported -- here is a summary of how the season stacked up.

  • 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.