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How are the markets digesting this morning's economic data? David Kelly, JPMorgan Funds strategist shares insight.
Futures pointed to a higher open for Wall Street as investors looked for more indications on the strength of the U.S. economic recovery and whether the latest proposal to solve the European sovereign debt crisis will prove effective.
The U.S. will surprise on the upside in 2012, says Jeremy Siegel, The Wharton School. Ann Winblad, Winblad Venture, and Bill Gross, PIMCO, also weigh in.
Although the prospects don't look promising, at least US stock value remains, says Abhay Deshpande, First Eagle U.S. Value Fund portfolio manager.
Volume is expected to be light as most traders have left for the holidays. Those who remain will focus on the ECB's Mario Draghi, who's scheduled to speak around 11am Eastern, and the ongoing feud over the payroll tax in Washington, reports CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis.
Option bulls are looking for Stryker to leg higher.
You say the name of a stock, and Mad Money's Jim Cramer tells you whether to buy or sell.
Mad Money's Jim Cramer reviews a checklist investors should analyze before buying a stock, using Nike as an example.
Mad Money's Cramer says if investors are looking to be merry in 2012, buy some Disney stock. Its earnings quality issues are behind them, and it has catalysts galore going forward.
Mad Money host Jim Cramer explains which stocks allow him to sleep at night, like Nike and McDonald's, and which stocks keep him awake.
The Fast Money traders share their final trades of the day.
The Fast Money traders answer live viewer "tweets" on stock and investment strategies.
Weekly jobless claims top the list of economic reports expected Thursday. Investors also will be watching for comments from the ECB president and any developments in the political feuding in Washington.
Ray Stone, Stone & McCarthy explains what's behind one-month T-Bill yields moving into negative territory.
The Fast Money traders weigh in on Meredith Whitney's prediction there would be huge muni bond defauts, and her downgrade of Jefferies to "hold".
Making the case for Apple as a top stock pick in 2012, with Gene Munster, Piper Jaffray research analyst, who is looking for possible Apple TV next year,along with strong revenue and growth.
Is Micron a "survivor" in a tough sector? Dan Berenbaum, MKM Partners semiconductor analyst, reiterates his "buy" rating and price target of $8, with the Fast Money traders.
Although defensive stocks have performed well this year, one fund manager said he is finding more attractive valuation in some slightly riskier mid-cap companies, including several regional banking stocks.
Predicting the market outlook for 2012, with Nick Raich, Key Private Bank director of research and Rex Macey, Wilmington Trust chief investment officer.
From the entire S&P 500, which stocks are analysts expecting to have the biggest pops? Click to find out.