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  • Charting Asia | DJIA Daily Chart Tuesday, 3 Feb 2009 | 1:24 AM ET
  • Bear in Three Letters—DOW Tuesday, 3 Feb 2009 | 1:23 AM ET

    The three most powerful bearish signals in the market are a head and shoulder pattern, a rounding top and a down sloping triangle. It was the head and shoulder pattern on the Dow Jones Industrial Average that took the market to the first downside target of 11,200 in 2008.

  • Steelers Win:  A Bullish Market Omen Monday, 2 Feb 2009 | 2:04 PM ET

    With their victory last night, the Pittsburgh Steelers won a record sixth Super Bowl title, surpassing the five championships won by each the San Francisco 49ers and the Dallas Cowboys. While no team has won four Super Bowls, five teams (the Raiders, Redskins, Packers, Patriots, and Giants) have also won three championships apiece.  Is this a good sign for the markets?

  • Groundhog Day

    It's Groundhog Day, the day meteorologists turn to these furry little prognosticators to determine whether Spring will come early or we will have another 6 weeks of Winter.

  • New Month, But Same Depressing Markets Monday, 2 Feb 2009 | 9:16 AM ET

    While investors hoped that a new year would bring better results, a plethora of downbeat earnings reports, poor corporate outlooks, gloomy economic data, and heightened concerns over the health of many large financial firms plagued the markets in January.

  • Dow Capitulation May Happen in Feb: Analyst Monday, 2 Feb 2009 | 7:53 AM ET

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average won’t find a secure base until it sheds another 1,000 points, which it could do before March, but that will signal the capitulation is over, Alpesh Patel, principal from Praefinium Group, told CNBC.

  • The January Effect Looks Grim Friday, 30 Jan 2009 | 4:52 PM ET

    "As goes January, so goes the year" is a common adage on the street.  If that is the case, we are in for a tough rest of the year for the markets.

  • Quick Market Stats: Week & Month Ending 1/30 Friday, 30 Jan 2009 | 4:28 PM ET

    On a week dominated by earnings, the economic stimulus plan and discussions over a government-run "bad bank," the major US markets were flat to negative on the week.  The Dow and S&P 500 marked their worst January on record, each dropping over 8% for the month. 

  • Super Bowl Matchup: A Win-Win for the Markets Monday, 26 Jan 2009 | 9:38 AM ET
    2009 Superbowl

    Last year, I pointed out that the market historically has outperformed when an original NFL team wins the Super Bowl and lags when an original AFL team wins.  This year is special then.  Both the Cardinals and the Steelers were members of the original NFL before the merger with the AFL in 1970.  So either way, an original NFL team will win this year.  Of course the NY Giants upset of New England last year did not translate well for the markets...

  • Quick Market Stats: Week Ending 1/23 Friday, 23 Jan 2009 | 5:57 PM ET

    Following a Historic-Presidential Inauguration, marked by heighten volatility in the markets, all major US indices finish the week in negative territory. 

  • Happy Birthday By The Numbers! Thursday, 22 Jan 2009 | 12:02 PM ET

    Happy Birthday By The Numbers!  Today is the first anniversary of the launch of By The Numbers.  We debuted in January 2008 as a top ten CNBC.com blog, and shortly after, were awarded an internal recognition as the "Fastest Growing Blog."

  • Dow Ready for Late-80s 'Flash Fire' Rally: Strategist Thursday, 22 Jan 2009 | 7:10 AM ET

    The battered stock market is due for a “flash-fire” rally which could match the stellar recovery-run put in place after the crash of 1987 finally bottomed, Bill Spiropoulos, market strategist from CoreStates Capital Advisors, told CNBC.

  • Dow Gains 3.5% as Bank Stocks Bounce Back Wednesday, 21 Jan 2009 | 5:17 PM ET

    Stocks clawed their way back from a midday rout as banks surged and investors relaxed after the Treasury Secretary nomination hearing ended.

  • Stocks Recover After Being Rattled by Hearing Wednesday, 21 Jan 2009 | 3:17 PM ET

    Stocks clawed their way back after paring earlier gains amid worries about the confirmation hearing of the Treasury Secretary nominee.

  • Stocks Bounce Back as Banks Soar Wednesday, 21 Jan 2009 | 9:39 AM ET

    Stocks opened higher Wednesday as investors hope President Barack Obama's economic team will bring clarity to the markets.

  • Futures Rebound after Inauguration Day Beating Wednesday, 21 Jan 2009 | 8:04 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open for Wall Street Wednesday as investors hope President Barack Obama's economic team will bring clarity to the markets.

  • Charts Predict: Dow Risks Slumping to 7,500 Tuesday, 20 Jan 2009 | 7:01 AM ET

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average could sink towards 7,500 points if it doesn’t start to rise very quickly, Sandy Jadeja, chief market strategist at ODL Securities, told CNBC.

  • Stocks End Crazy Week on Up Note Friday, 16 Jan 2009 | 6:20 PM ET

    Stocks ended a dismal week on an up note as investors took some defensive positions in stocks like McDonald's amid nagging worries about the health of banks.

  • Quick Market Stats: Week Ending 1/16 Friday, 16 Jan 2009 | 4:57 PM ET

    On Friday, the US markets managed to close in positive territory for the day, however, they turned in their second-down-week in a row losing almost 3% or greater across the board, led by the S&P 500 Index.

  • Stocks Advance as Investors Play Defense Friday, 16 Jan 2009 | 2:44 PM ET

    Stocks were back up in a yo-yo session as investors took some defensive positions in stocks like McDonald's amid nagging worries about the health of banks.