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  • Stocks to Watch: Estee Lauder, Disney and More ... Wednesday, 5 Jan 2011 | 10:59 AM ET
    Six in 60

    Here's why you should keep a close eye on these six stocks.

  • How to Profit From the Jobs Rebound: Stock Pickers Wednesday, 5 Jan 2011 | 10:51 AM ET

    With the private sector creating 297,000 jobs from November to December, Jeff Silber of BMO Capital Markets and Gary Bisbee at Barclays Capital said investors should be prepping to play the jobs recovery.

  • 6 High-Quality High-Yield Stock Picks: Strategists Wednesday, 5 Jan 2011 | 10:50 AM ET

    Look to invest in the highest-quality and high-yielding stocks, recommended Channing Smith, vice president and co-manager at Capital Advisors, and Oliver Pursche, president of Gary Goldberg Financial Services.

  • Gainers: Jobs and Coal Outlook Wednesday, 5 Jan 2011 | 10:22 AM ET

    S&P futures popped 4 points as the December ADP Employment Change, which measures private sector job growth, was three times anticipated (297,000 vs. 100,000 consensus). If Friday's nonfarm payroll looks anything close to this, the improving trend in job growth will be undeniable.

  • Futures Trim Losses After Upbeat ADP Report Wednesday, 5 Jan 2011 | 9:20 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures trimmed sharp losses after news of a surge in private sector jobs.

  • What's On: Commodities, Airlines and Widely Held Stocks Wednesday, 5 Jan 2011 | 8:17 AM ET

    See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Wednesday's Squawk on the Street.

  • Private Equity Split on Investments Valuations Wednesday, 5 Jan 2011 | 5:17 AM ET

    It is the brass-tacks question every stock investor asks: What is this company really worth? But in the rarefied realm of private equity investing, the answer to that question is often hard to find, if it can be found at all, the New York Times reports.

  • Focus on China's H-Shares, Ditch A-Shares: Mobius Wednesday, 5 Jan 2011 | 2:32 AM ET

    Emerging equity markets were amongst the top performers in 2010 and Mark Mobius, executive chairman at Templeton Emerging Markets Group, expects the trend to continue this year. The global investor remains heavily exposed to the sector.

  • Commodities traders at the New York Mercantile Exchange.

    The hot commodities trade caught a chill Tuesday and could continue to struggle in the short term as some excess is wrung from the markets.

  • Returning cash to shareholders is possible this year, Greg Brown, CEO of Motorola Solutions, told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Correction Didn't Materialize Tuesday Tuesday, 4 Jan 2011 | 4:55 PM ET

    While there has been plenty of talk of a correction, it didn't materialize today. The Dow closed at a two-year high (!) I know, the breadth is terrible, but the volume is only average, indicating little selling pressure. And look carefully...

  • Stocks End Mixed as Dow Hits New High Tuesday, 4 Jan 2011 | 4:41 PM ET

    Stocks closed mixed a day after hitting multiyear highs despite positive economic news and after word the Federal Reserve didn't believe the economy had improved enough by December to alter its economic stimulus program.

  • When you think about water in terms of the Dow Jones Water Index, which is lower than it was five years ago, investing in the liquid doesn’t sound promising. But Neil Berlant, a partner at Crowell, Weedon & Co., and John Quealy, a managing director and analyst at Canaccord Genuity, told CNBC that investing in water is a growth move.

  • 5 Large-Caps That Will Make You 'Lots of Money': Pro Tuesday, 4 Jan 2011 | 3:59 PM ET

    While stocks have the potential to go higher, Scott Redler, chief strategic officer at T3live.com, and Mike Rubino, CEO of Rubino Financial, differed on when the rally will stop.

  • Stocks Trade Mixed Ahead of Close; Energy Falls Tuesday, 4 Jan 2011 | 3:51 PM ET

    Stocks gained some strength in the final hour of trading, but remained mixed after news the Federal Reserve didn't believe the economy had improved enough by December to alter its economic stimulus program. Alcoa and Walt Disney rose, while McDonald's fell.

  • The Real Test for Commodities Now Tuesday, 4 Jan 2011 | 2:51 PM ET

    Today's factory order data, and especially yesterday's ISM data, clearly indicates the economy is improving. While that will help commodities, many of them have already had a big runup; large parts of the stock market have lagged behind.

  • In Search of the Perfect Credit Score Tuesday, 4 Jan 2011 | 2:18 PM ET
    Credit Score

    In the enigmatic realm of credit scores, 850 is the magic number—the almost mythical perfect score. But how possible is it really to achieve an 850, and is it worth the effort?

  • How Goldman Will Cash In on Facebook Fees Tuesday, 4 Jan 2011 | 12:24 PM ET

    Goldman Sachs' new relationship with Facebook is going to bring the firm something it likes more than friends: lots of fees.

  • With bullish projections abounding and money starting to flow out of bonds and into US equity funds, retail investors finally might start finding their way back into the stock market.

  • Another year, another CES. I’ve seen so many that they all begin to blend. But change is always afoot in the consumer electronics business, and so there’s something new every time.