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  • Pisani: Earnings Beaters Going Up — and Staying Up Tuesday, 2 Feb 2010 | 3:21 PM ET

    A rather strange two days...the mantra all through January was, SELL THE EARNINGS...good or bad, sell the earnings. Now, in the first two days of February, companies that beat earnings are trading UP and staying UP. One thing’s for sure: there’s more going on than just the start of a new month.

  • Art Cashin: Oversold Stock Markets in Reflex Rally Tuesday, 2 Feb 2010 | 2:40 PM ET

    Markets continued to rise on Tuesday following Monday's rally. How long will the market rally continue? Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS Financial Services shared his insights.

  • Pisani: What's Driving the Rally Tuesday, 2 Feb 2010 | 2:34 PM ET

    Stocks rallied mid-morning on pending home sales in line, dollar weakness, Mr. Geithner speaking like a fiscal conservative—but most point to earnings commentary as the main factor for the rally. Three items stand out...

  • Wall Street is waiting for more information since President Obama’s proposed curbs on how banks with insured deposits invest their own capital. Are the banks taking on too much risk? Michael Pento, senior market strategist at Delta Global Advisors, and Christopher Whalen, senior vice president and managing director at Institutional Risk Analytics, shared their insights.

  • After a volatile January, stocks have been showing signs of a rally in the last few sessions. How will markets look for the rest of the year and how should investors position their portfolios? Uri Landesman, head of growth at ING Investment Management shared his market outlook.

  • Financials Push Higher; AmEx, JPMorgan Gain Tuesday, 2 Feb 2010 | 10:47 AM ET

    Stocks made another push higher Tuesday afte a shaky start as UPS delivered an encouraging earnings report, pending home sales rose and Wall Street braced for a hearing on the "Volcker Rule" later today.

  • Pisani: Crazy Earnings Surprises! Tuesday, 2 Feb 2010 | 9:58 AM ET

    Mining and metal stocks are up again about 2 percent in Europe; Rio Tinto was raised to "buy" from "hold" at Citigroup. We have no panic over Greek bonds, so Europe is trading higher. Elsewhere, earnings are pumping up stocks — mostly outside the U.S., but not all...

  • Futures Edge Higher as Earnings Lead Way Tuesday, 2 Feb 2010 | 8:36 AM ET

    Wall Street was set to extend the previous session's gains at the start of trading Tuesday, with European markets mostly higher across the board and some important economic testimony coming from Capitol Hill.

  • Steel Firm Sees Upside Options Ahead of Earnings Tuesday, 2 Feb 2010 | 8:08 AM ET

    Steel Dynamics is seeing upside options activity ahead of its earnings release tomorrow after the market closes.

  • No More Dumpster Diving for Cheap Stocks Tuesday, 2 Feb 2010 | 5:50 AM ET

    Last year investors just had to buy the "cheapest, nastiest stocks" around and watch them rally in the "dash to trash," but this year requires a more measured approach, Karen Olney, strategist from UBS, told CNBC Monday.

  • Tuesday Look Ahead: Stocks Bounce into February Monday, 1 Feb 2010 | 9:07 PM ET

    Positive manufacturing news helped stocks lift off Monday, but traders say it's the Friday jobs report that matters most.

  • Dow Kicks Off February With Triple-Digit Gain Monday, 1 Feb 2010 | 5:40 PM ET

    Stocks kicked off February with a rally, after a dismal January, energized by an earnings beat from ExxonMobil and a strong manufacturing report. Alcoa and Exxon led the Dow. Apple gave the Nasdaq a boost but Amazon took a hit.

  • How to Play Gold & Base Metals: Strategist Monday, 1 Feb 2010 | 5:29 PM ET

    Gold prices rose the most in four weeks on speculation that the rally in the dollar might be about to stall. Is it a good time to start looking into the precious metals? Ben Fulton, managing director at Invesco PowerShares shared his insights.

  • Vaccinating The World Monday, 1 Feb 2010 | 4:01 PM ET
    Davos, Switzerland

    The headlines at the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos were dominated by banking regulation and reform, the shape of the recovery and Greece's Euro crisis. But it wasn't all about government, business and the economy, Bill and Melinda Gates announced that their foundation was committing $10B over the next 10 years to help research, develop and deliver vaccines for the world's poorest countries.

  • Alcoa, Exxon Lead Dow; Apple Boosts Nasdaq Monday, 1 Feb 2010 | 3:01 PM ET

    Stocks advanced on the first day of February, energized by an earnings beat from ExxonMobil and a strong manufacturing report.

  • Nasdaq Near Historical Support Level: Market Pro Monday, 1 Feb 2010 | 2:51 PM ET

    Markets rose on the first day of February, energized by strong earnings report from ExxonMobil and a positive manufacturing report. Where are stocks headed? Daryl Guppy, CEO of GuppyTraders.com and a CNBC contributor, shared his market outlook.

  • Ghosn Drives Toward Growth Monday, 1 Feb 2010 | 2:35 PM ET

    Automakers around the world have found some stabilization after trying to stabilize in 2009 in which the industry saw big players die, merge and shrink. But Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn is optimistic, believing the sector will see gradual growth in the new year in every market except Europe.

  • The market's shaky performance at the start of 2010 hasn't convinced investors yet that it's time to pull money wholesale out of stocks.

  • How Critical Is the Fed’s Independence? Monday, 1 Feb 2010 | 2:22 PM ET
    Ben Bernanke

    There are some who blame the Fed for missing warnings signs leading up to the financial crisis; others have said the Fed caused the crisis with its “easy-money” policies.

  • Art Cashin: Markets Could Have Multi-Day Rally Monday, 1 Feb 2010 | 2:16 PM ET

    Markets started the new month higher, but how long can the trend continue? Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS Financial Services, shared his insights.