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  • I'm 'Very Bullish' on These Ag Stocks: Analyst Monday, 8 Mar 2010 | 3:22 PM ET

    I’m "very bullish" on the North American agriculture business and stocks, said Charlie Rentschler, agriculture and machinery analyst at Morgan Joseph. He shared his best stock plays.

  • Pisani: Technical Analysis Is Bullish Monday, 8 Mar 2010 | 2:57 PM ET

    Seems slow, but there is underlying strength here. New highs in the Nasdaq, mid-cap, and small-cap indices. More optimism on Europe. More optimism on Europe. As we move into the anniversary of the March 2009 low, Lowry — the oldest technical analysis service — reminds us that, despite the better than 60 percent advance in the S&P 500 from the lows, there is "none of the signs usually associated with a maturing or aging advance."

  • Fast Food Stocks: Analyst's Winning Plays Monday, 8 Mar 2010 | 2:47 PM ET

    Fast foods' oldest and most famous names are facing off against more upscale chains that are slashing prices to hold onto the tight-fisted consumers. So which stocks are the better buy? Jeffrey Bernstein, senior restaurant analyst at Barclays Capital, shared his insights.

  • In this commentary I will explain why I’m cautious; how I could be wrong; what’s at stake for me and my clients; and how we’re invested.

  • The major indicators are pointing to a jobs growth, said Bob Doll, vice chairman and chief equity strategist at BlackRock. He shared his market outlook.

  • Can the Volcker Rule Survive? Monday, 8 Mar 2010 | 11:55 AM ET
    Paul Volker

    In a recent trip to Washington, D.C., I talked with several high-level sources about this and other issues facing Washington and Wall Street, and I believe it is unlikely that the Volcker rule as initially proposed will make it into law.

  • Markets opened higher on Monday but trading was moderate after last week's rally caused by better-than-expected jobs data. How should investors be positioned going forward? Mike Holland, chairman of Holland & Company shared his market strategies.

  • Yoshikami: Your Retirement Depends On You! Monday, 8 Mar 2010 | 10:54 AM ET

    As unemployment nears 10 percent and with no end in sight for the worst downturn in the job markets since the Great Depression, a structural change is occurring in the American workforce that is forcing many of us to become more self-reliant on matters of retirement.

  • How to 'Buy American' in Europe Monday, 8 Mar 2010 | 10:53 AM ET

    With the euro zone economy shrouded in uncertainty, UBS is advising clients to look at European stocks with strong exposure to the United States.

  • Pisani: Markets Up on Greece, Dubai, Portugal Monday, 8 Mar 2010 | 10:40 AM ET

    Stocks are up modestly in the U.S. and Europe on word that EU members were crafting a support program for Greece (Greece has rallied some 13 percent since bottoming on February 25), and that Dubai World is (finally) in discussions on restructuring $22 billion of debt. They could put the restructuring plan to creditors this week. They've been waiting...since November.

  • Stocks Open Higher; McDonald's Leads Dow Monday, 8 Mar 2010 | 10:06 AM ET

    Stocks opened higher Monday but trading was tepid as investors took a breather after last week's rally caused by better-than-expected nonfarm payrolls data.

  • Futures Flat After Jobs-Induced Rally Monday, 8 Mar 2010 | 8:45 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a slightly lower open for Wall Street Monday, with investors expected to pause after last week's rally caused by better-than-expected nonfarm payrolls data.

  • Why Are Options Bullish on This Oil Firm? Monday, 8 Mar 2010 | 7:44 AM ET

    Sunoco surged last week and saw upside option activity Friday in the April contracts.

  • Traders at the New York Stock Exchange.

    Stocks are nearly 70 percent higher than when they hit their trough this time last year, and the street is as divided as ever about whether the rally will endure.

  • More Tailwinds to Come For Small Caps: Stock Picker Friday, 5 Mar 2010 | 7:56 PM ET

    Small and mid-cap stocks have outperformed the large caps this year and there will be more tailwind for the smaller caps going forward, said David Sowerby, chief market analyst and portfolio manager at Loomis Sayles. He shared his best plays with investors.

  • Stocks Gain 2.3% for Week; Materials Lead Friday, 5 Mar 2010 | 6:29 PM ET

    Stocks turned in their best performance since early January, up 1.5 percent for the week, as investors breathed a sigh of relief that job loss in February wasn't as bad as expected.

  • Despite Greece’s debt crisis, stocks are trading higher on relief that the job loss in February wasn't as bad as expected. Is the employment news a catalyst for a possible rally? Stephen Wood, chief market strategist at Russell Investments shared his insights.

  • What's Next?

    Friday's better-than-expected jobs report, while cheering stock investors, hasn't taken the threat of a double-dip recession off the table.

  • Jordan Kotick: Talking Technicals Friday, 5 Mar 2010 | 3:52 PM ET
    Kotick Tick By Tick

    Chart expert, Jordan Kotick, Global Head of Technical Analysis at Barclays Capital back from a trip in Europe.

  • Why Do Bulls Love 'Weak' Ciena Stock? Friday, 5 Mar 2010 | 3:41 PM ET

    Ciena fell on a weak earnings report yesterday, but that wasn't enough to keep down the heavily shorted tech stock. OptionMonster's tracking programs detected unusual activity in the July 15 calls...