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If not for concerns about Europe, the U.S. stock market would be 20 percent to 25 percent higher, Jeremy Siegel, economics professor at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School told CNBC Thursday. He recommends buying dividend-yielding stocks.
The FMHR traders break down today's headlines: the major indices are positive, the consumer sentiment, and jobless claims. Also, sharing perspective on JNPR, with Brian Marshall, ISI Group analyst.
Europe's Saxo Bank has released the annual list of its 10 most outrageous predictions for 2012. The predictions include Apple's stock price getting cut in half, a dark-horse candidate getting elected as U.S. president and Australia suddenly falling into a recession.
Boeing set to end 2011 with its worst performance against Airbus in 40 years, and Toyota predicts a rebound in 2012. CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports.
Thursday's hat trick of rising economic activity, higher consumer sentiment, and a drop in jobless claims shows an improving U.S. economy that will be stronger in the fourth quarter and into next year, JPMorgan Asset Management's David Kelly told CNBC Thursday.
As new year's resolutions will be made ahead of 2012, Charles Boorady, analyst at Credit Suisse, explains why he's reiterating his "outperform" rating on Weight Watchers.
CNBC's Sharon Epperson reports natural gas inventories are down 100 BCF.
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.