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  • How to Trade the Euro After the ECB Money Tender Wednesday, 21 Dec 2011 | 12:41 PM ET
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    The European Central Bank's money tender was a hit, but the euro weakened anyway. Here's what to do now.

  • Five Things Investors Have to Worry About in 2012 Wednesday, 21 Dec 2011 | 12:36 PM ET
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    Investors can blame Europe for choking off stock market gains in 2011. But there’s a growing list of geopolitical flashpoints lurking in 2012—and any one of them could pose a risk to stocks.

  • Gartman on Backdoor Bazooka & Gold Wednesday, 21 Dec 2011 | 12:30 PM ET
    Gartman on Backdoor Bazooka & Gold

    Insight into the backdoor bazooka for Europe and his neutral call on gold, with Dennis Gartman, The Gartman Letter.

  • Oracle Miss Slams Tech Stocks Wednesday, 21 Dec 2011 | 12:00 PM ET
    Oracle Miss Slams Tech Stocks

    Discussing his move to downgrade Oracle to 'underperform' from a 'buy' rating since the company's big earnings miss yesterday, with Edward Maguire, Credit Agricole. Also, the FMHR traders discuss downgrades on other stocks including: JPMorgan and Jefferies.

  • I'm Cautiously Cautious: Strategist Wednesday, 21 Dec 2011 | 11:43 AM ET
    I'm Cautiously Cautious: Strategist

    Dan Greenhaus, chief global strategist at BTIG, explains why he's "cautiously cautious" about the markets going into 2012. "While we're focusing entirely on Europe, somewhat under the radar we've introduced an extraordinary level of uncertainty by way of the payroll tax expiration."

  • Flat-Lined January Effect in 2012? Wednesday, 21 Dec 2011 | 11:22 AM ET
    Flat-Lined January Effect in 2012?

    Stocks generally see a boost in January as investors increase buying from a typically low December. Will the so-called "January effect" hold true for small caps in 2012? Steven DeSanctis, Bank of America Small-Caps Strategist, discusses.

  • Higher 2012 Earnings in S&P 500: RBC Wednesday, 21 Dec 2011 | 11:15 AM ET
    Higher 2012 Earnings in S&P 500: RBC

    Investors haven't seen the full effect of the global slowdown, cautions Myles Zyblock, RBC Capital Markets chief institutional strategist, about the markets in 2012. "I'd rather be overweight staples; I'd rather be overweight health care," he adds.

  • Credit Cards Gain Favor Over Debit Wednesday, 21 Dec 2011 | 10:55 AM ET
    Credit Cards Gain Favor Over Debit

    Credit card use is now up 10.6% in the third quarter while debt card use has declined 5.9%, according to First Data. Greg Smith, a financial services analyst at Sterne Agee is bullish on credit card stocks now.

  • Fed Proposes New Capital Rules for Banks Wednesday, 21 Dec 2011 | 10:11 AM ET
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    WASHINGTON —The Federal Reserve on Tuesday proposed rules that would require the largest American banks to hold more capital —and to keep it more easily accessible—to protect against another financial crisis, the New York Times reports.

  • Treasuries Continue to Creep Lower: Trader Wednesday, 21 Dec 2011 | 9:33 AM ET
    Treasuries Continue to Creep Lower: Trader

    The fixed income market continues to look bearish, points out Todd Colvin, R.J. O'Brien. "Economic data has been better but it's starting to stagnate," he says.

  • Futures Down as ECB Enthusiasm Wanes Wednesday, 21 Dec 2011 | 8:03 AM ET

    US stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Wall Street Wednesday as the European Central Bank (ECB) offered 489.2 billion euros ($643.8 billion) in an auction of three-year loans, much higher than estimated, with a total of 523 bidders.

  • Oracle Misses Street's Expectations Wednesday, 21 Dec 2011 | 6:33 AM ET
    Oracle Misses Street's Expectations

    Oracle will be in the spotlight after earnings fell short of Wall Street forecasts, with Joel Fishbein, Lazard Capital Markets.

  • U.S. Market Lookahead: Traders Watch Europe, Volume Light Ahead of Holiday

    Traders watch Europe, but volume is light heading into the holiday. November existing home sales numbers come out at 10am, while at 1pm there's a 7-year note auction. And after the bell, earnings from Micron and Bed, Bath & Beyond. With CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis.

  • Email Clues in Tracking MF Global Client Funds Wednesday, 21 Dec 2011 | 5:25 AM ET
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    Federal authorities investigating the collapse of MF Global have uncovered e-mails that detail the transfers of money in the firm’s last days, including transfers that contained customer money, according to people close to the investigation. The New York Times reports.

  • Roubini: Euro Zone 'In Denial,' US Postpones Reforms Wednesday, 21 Dec 2011 | 12:16 AM ET
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    Famous economist Nouriel Roubini, credited for predicting the financial crisis, made a plea to policymakers to take the tough action needed to address current economic problems, in an article published on the Financial Times' website.

  • Home Sales Revisions and Europe Are Markets' Focus Tuesday, 20 Dec 2011 | 7:19 PM ET
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    New U.S. home sales data, showing sales were worse than reported for the past four years, and reports on European bank borrowing could produce some of the bigger headlines Wednesday, as markets wind down ahead of the quiet holiday week.

  • Tequila Avion: Bottoms Up? Tuesday, 20 Dec 2011 | 6:45 PM ET
    Tequila Avion: Bottoms Up?

    Mad Money's Cramer takes a look at the spectacular growth in high-end spirits, with Ken Austin, Tequila Avion CEO.

  • Lightning Round Tuesday, 20 Dec 2011 | 6:40 PM ET
    Lightning Round

    You say the name of a stock, and Mad Money's Jim Cramer tells you whether to buy or sell.

  • Cramer's 'Pretty Girls' Index Tuesday, 20 Dec 2011 | 6:25 PM ET
    Cramer's 'Pretty Girls' Index

    Mad Money's Cramer eyes the charts and plots a technical case against high-flying, high-growth momentum stocks, like Baidu, Chipotle, and Deckers, which could be in for a hard landing, according to the charts as interpreted by John Roque, WJB Capital.

  • Paychex's Big Juicy Dividend Tuesday, 20 Dec 2011 | 6:15 PM ET
    Paychex's Big Juicy Dividend

    Paychex is a classic example of a company that pays you to wait with a hefty 4.2% yield, says Mad Money's Cramer, talking with Martin Mucci, Paychex CEO, about the prospects for the company and a read on the employment situation in the U.S.