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  • Chart of the Day: Tech Sector Wednesday, 18 Jan 2012 | 5:20 PM ET
    Chart of the Day: Tech Sector

    The Fast Money traders take a look at the charts to see if the the tech sector is "technically" strong.

  • Farr: Buy The Banks? Wednesday, 18 Jan 2012 | 4:44 PM ET
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    Bank stock prices have increased significantly over the past couple of months.

  • Under-Over on Under Armour: Greenberg Wednesday, 18 Jan 2012 | 4:34 PM ET
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    I love it when analysts veer from the pack for non-valuation reasons. That’s just what Jefferies analyst Taposh Bari did with his report Wednesday on Under Armour.

  • Stocks End Near Session Highs, S&P Tops 1300 Wednesday, 18 Jan 2012 | 4:26 PM ET

    Stocks closed near highs of the session Wednesday with the S&P finishing at its highest level since July 2011, buoyed by an optimistic report on Greece, which added fuel to an earlier rally after a better-than-expected housing market report.

  • Talking Numbers: Trading BofA Wednesday, 18 Jan 2012 | 3:51 PM ET
    Talking Numbers: Trading BofA

    Rob Sluymer, RBC Capital Markets, and Joe LaVorgna, Deutsche Bank, discuss their view on Bank of America and a "historical correlation" between financials and technology.

  • Bank of America shares have been rallying this year after a dismal 2011, suggesting there is little chance for a positive surprise from the bumbling banking giant when it reports fourth-quarter earnings before Thursday's open.

  • Did a Fat Finger Tag the Swiss Franc? Wednesday, 18 Jan 2012 | 2:53 PM ET
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    A sudden and brief move lower in the Swiss franc has traders blaming human error.

  • Investors Are Facing Up to Reality of Greek Debt Default Wednesday, 18 Jan 2012 | 2:37 PM ET
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    Consensus is building that Greece is about to default on a March 20 debt payment, but in a way that may not be disruptive for markets.

  • Markets Too Euphoric? Wednesday, 18 Jan 2012 | 2:11 PM ET
    Markets Too Euphoric?

    Guy Lebas, Janney Montgomery Scott, explains why market sentiment is perhaps too positive in light of the continued uncertainty in Europe.

  • What to Do When Your Kid Asks for More Money Wednesday, 18 Jan 2012 | 1:35 PM ET
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    What do you do when your kid asks for a raise in allowance — Do you give it to the child or say "Scram, kid!"? Here's what the pros say.

  • Using Currencies to Trade on China's Growth Wednesday, 18 Jan 2012 | 1:20 PM ET

    Chinese stocks have started off 2012 with a bang, and this strategist says that means good things for nearby currencies.

  • 3 Top Dividend Stocks for 2012 Wednesday, 18 Jan 2012 | 12:48 PM ET

    Just because the economy is growing does not mean investors should abandon high-paying dividend stocks in favor of growth names, says one co-portfolio manager.

  • Transports Improving With the Economy: Analyst Wednesday, 18 Jan 2012 | 12:40 PM ET

    Railroad shippers are much more positive about the U.S. economy this year than last, and that could mean a good year for the railroads and the trucking companies that literally piggyback shipments on them.

  • Dow Transports Signaling A Sell-Off? Wednesday, 18 Jan 2012 | 10:49 AM ET
    Dow Transports Signaling A Sell-Off?

    Are transports signaling a pullback? Insight with Jason Seidl, Dahlman Rose & Co. and Dan Fitzpatrick, Stockmarket Mentor.

  • Money in Motion: Global Growth Trade On? Wednesday, 18 Jan 2012 | 10:22 AM ET
    Money in Motion: Global Growth Trade On?

    Insight on whether a higher turn in Chinese equities is an indication that the global growth story is on, with MacNeil Curry, Bank of America Merrill Lynch head FX/rates technical strategy.

  • Refinery Closure Fueling Gasoline Rally Wednesday, 18 Jan 2012 | 10:15 AM ET
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    Gasoline futures are rallying on yet another refinery closure.

  • Income-Generating Ideas for Seniors Wednesday, 18 Jan 2012 | 9:51 AM ET
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    In the low-interest rate environment of today, new strategies are needed to make the most of your savings and avoid the inevitable bite of inflation.

  • A Challenge for Every Generation Wednesday, 18 Jan 2012 | 9:47 AM ET
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    Whether you are twenty-something and in your first job or sixty-plus and and retired, there are steps you should be taking.

  • Financially Disorganized? Try These Tips Wednesday, 18 Jan 2012 | 9:46 AM ET
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    While experts recommend tracking expenses to rein in unbridled spending, it is possible to build a nest egg without accounting for every penny. Start by having your paycheck deposited into a master account, from which all big payments are auto-debited. 

  • Futures Turn Flat After Tepid Economic News Wednesday, 18 Jan 2012 | 9:23 AM ET

    Stock index futures cut their gains to turn flat Wednesday following a handful of tepid economic news and amid fears over the ongoing European debt crisis, but Goldman Sachs earnings helped limit losses.