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  • Netflix Shares Fall 8%   Thursday, 1 Sep 2011 | 5:00 PM ET
    Netflix Shares Fall 8%

    Netflix shares slip 8% after Satrz ends renewal negotiations, with CNBC's Herb Greenberg, and the Fast Money crew.

  • Stocks Snap 4-Day Rally Ahead of Jobs Report Thursday, 1 Sep 2011 | 4:52 PM ET

    Stocks kicked off September with a weak start, finishing near session lows in volatile trading, following a handful of mixed economic news and as investors waited for the government's monthly jobs report on Friday.

  • Hedge Fund 'Clones' Outperform The Real Thing Thursday, 1 Sep 2011 | 4:14 PM ET

    A hedge fund replication exchange-traded fund , designed to mimic the performance and exposure of the hedge fund industry, was one of the more resilient investments in August, outperforming broader markets—including hedge funds.

  • Now's the Time to Buy Oil Stocks: Analysts Thursday, 1 Sep 2011 | 4:01 PM ET

    Now is the time to buy oil stocks before they change course and rise, two analysts told CNBC Thursday.

  • Traders Say 'Bernanke Put' Still Moving Market Thursday, 1 Sep 2011 | 4:01 PM ET

    After a short rally on the good news of a stronger ISM, stocks have drifted lower all day — many citing the decreased odds of QE3 (quantitative easing). Again, this kind of speculation creates distortions in markets; that's one of the key problems with QE3.

  • Modern Gold Rush   Thursday, 1 Sep 2011 | 2:59 PM ET
    Modern Gold Rush

    Thanks to record gold prices, companies are reopening California's old mines, reports CNBC's Jane Wells.

  • Mets Mystery Bidder Revealed Thursday, 1 Sep 2011 | 2:16 PM ET
    A general view of the fields and stands of Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.

    The mystery bidder that engaged in talks with the New York Mets during David Einhorn’s exclusivity period is former Glencore International trader Ray Bartoszek, according to a person familiar with the matter.

  • How a Weak Jobs Report Could Tip the QE3 Scales Thursday, 1 Sep 2011 | 2:07 PM ET

    The outlook for the nonfarm payroll report due Friday isn't what it once was. Here's what it might mean for the Fed, and the dollar.

  • President Barack Obama makes a statement on his birth certificate at the White House in Washington, DC, on April 27, 2011.

    President Obama is expected to announce a jobs plan next week that is "all going to come to an unsustainable fiscal cost and we're not going to address the real issues," Mort Zuckerman, told CNBC Thursday, although he doesn't know the details of what will be purposed.

  • 5 Pummeled Clothing Retailers Thursday, 1 Sep 2011 | 2:05 PM ET
    retail sales

    If you are searching for the pincer of the recent stock market correction, look no further than clothing retailers. A report from TheStreet lists five clothing retailers that are ripe for investors who want to buy quality at a low price.

  • New Month, New Market?   Thursday, 1 Sep 2011 | 2:00 PM ET
    New Month, New Market?

    Kevin Shacknofsky, Alpine Dynamic Dividend Fund, and Andre Julian, OpVest Wealth Mgmt, discuss whether September will signal a new trading pattern.

  • 5 Stocks That Avoid the September Slump Thursday, 1 Sep 2011 | 12:38 PM ET

    These five stocks are the best performers on the S&P 500 in September over the last 10 years.

  • WOTS Now: GS Gets a Downgrade   Thursday, 1 Sep 2011 | 12:30 PM ET
    WOTS Now: GS Gets a Downgrade

    The Fast Money traders weigh in on whether now is the time to cash in on financial stocks, and a play on the euro's plunge, with Andy Busch, BMO Capital.

  • Excited About September? Don't Be Thursday, 1 Sep 2011 | 12:27 PM ET
    Wall Street

    During the last six decades, September has been the cruelest month of the year for the bulls. The Dow is down an average of 0.9 percent for the month since 1950.

  • Currency Carry Trade: CNBC Explains   Thursday, 1 Sep 2011 | 12:00 PM ET
    Currency Carry Trade: CNBC Explains

    When there is a disparity in interest rates between countries, investors have an opportunity to employ a currency trading strategy called the carry trade. By borrowing in one currency and buying bonds in another, based on certain economic assumptions, an investor can execute a carry trade. But how does this strategy work and what type of environment is required? Salman Khan of the Khan Academy explains in a simplified example.

  • September's Best Trades   Thursday, 1 Sep 2011 | 11:06 AM ET
    September's Best Trades

    How to profit on the market's volatility, with Kimberly Foss, Empyrion Wealth Management, and Keith Goddard, Capital Advisors.

  • Post-ISM — Are 'Game the Fed' Traders Right? Thursday, 1 Sep 2011 | 10:30 AM ET

    The S&P rose 10 points as the August ISM showed surprising strength: 50.6, above consensus of about 48. A figure above 50 shows expansion, but the commmentary remains mixed.

  • Global Stocks Weaker on Manufacturing Data Thursday, 1 Sep 2011 | 9:12 AM ET

    The U.S. August ISM figure is out at 10 a.m. Consensus is about 48, anything below 50 indicates contraction. Watch what happens if the figure is weaker than consensus—say, 44 or below. If the market rises, that's a sign of gaming the Fed—traders expecting another round of quantitative easing.

  • Futures Turn Flat After Economic News Thursday, 1 Sep 2011 | 8:47 AM ET

    Futures were near flat Thursday after news weekly jobless claims declined as expected and non-farm productivity was weaker than previously thought in the second quarter.

  • Tracking Stocks in September   Thursday, 1 Sep 2011 | 12:33 AM ET
    Tracking Stocks in September

    September's reputation as a weak month in the markets is adding to unnecessary bearishness, but there is still a strong wall of worry, says, Mark Hulbert, Hulbert Financial Digest editor, who tracks market sentiment.