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  • Stay Away From Chinese Property: Fund Manager Friday, 3 Sep 2010 | 4:48 AM ET

    While some have found safety in property investments, Chinese investors should stay away from the country's real estate sector, said Gary Sum, chairman & CEO at SwissCapital on CNBC.

  • Strong Yen Helps to Fuel Germany’s Export Boom Friday, 3 Sep 2010 | 4:33 AM ET

    A stronger yen is good news for German machinery and auto companies whose main competitors often are based in Japan. The New York Times reports.

  • More than 400 US Banks Will Fail: Roubini Friday, 3 Sep 2010 | 3:00 AM ET
    Nouriel Roubini

    More than half of the 800-plus US banks on the "critical list" are likely to go bust, according to renowned economist Nouriel Roubini of Roubini Global Economics.

  • Economy Is Growing at the Right Pace: Strategist Thursday, 2 Sep 2010 | 7:00 PM ET

    Orders to U.S. factories rose slightly in July amid a surge in demand for commercial aircraft. This follows Wednesday’s ISM report, which showed that the sector grew more quickly than expected in August. So is manufacturing back?

  • The equity markets turned positive Wednesday and Thursday, and some analysts believe it is a sign of things to come. One such analyst is Scott Billeadeau, director of small and mid-cap growth strategies at Fifth Third Asset Management.

  • 18, 31 or 60? Age-Based Gold Investing Plans Thursday, 2 Sep 2010 | 5:34 PM ET
    Gold Bars

    The first thing to realize is buying gold is the same as making any other investment decision. First you have to figure out what kind of investment you are looking for: value, growth, conservative, or risk. ...A report from TheStreet.

  • Stocks Close Higher Ahead of Jobs Report Thursday, 2 Sep 2010 | 4:39 PM ET

    Stocks ended higher for a third session a day before investors get a better glimpse of the economy's health in the August jobs report. Alcoa rose, Merck  fell.

  • Farr: Data-filled Week Provides Little Clarity Thursday, 2 Sep 2010 | 3:58 PM ET

    The economic data released this week has been decidedly ambiguous, leading to sharp volatility in the stock and bond markets.

  • Stocks Extend Gains, Led by Retail Thursday, 2 Sep 2010 | 3:52 PM ET

    Stocks extended gains Thursday afternoon, although were still up modestly, amid subdued trading ahead of the August jobs report on Friday. Home Depot rose, American Express fell.

  • Banks and Ag Look Good Now: Stifel's Lutz Thursday, 2 Sep 2010 | 2:40 PM ET

    A market rally Wednesday was largely led by financials, said David Lutz, managing director at Stifel Nicholaus, who recommended investors take a closer look at the space.

  • Talent is the difference maker, we prefer to go out and hire the best fund managers and build a portfolio,  using ETFs as well to strategically support the active fund manager.

  • Expect S&P to Hit 1500 in 2012: Marc Pado Thursday, 2 Sep 2010 | 12:58 PM ET

    After Wednesday’s 2.5 percent market surge, can the rally continue and should investors start to buy? Rob Morgan, chief investment strategist at Fulcrum Securities, and Marc Pado, US market strategist at Cantor Fitzgerald, discussed their insights.

  • Stocks Rise Modestly; Home Depot Gains Thursday, 2 Sep 2010 | 12:21 PM ET

    Stocks are up modestly after  a batch of economic data that showed glimmers of strength in the economy as investors await the critical August jobs report coming out on Friday. Home Depot rose, American Express fell.

  • Unemployment line

    Friday's jobs number is the next big hurdle for markets, and traders expect it to be pivotal to the Fed's next easing move, as well as a factor in whether the stock market can continue to rally.

  • Art Cashin: Expect Big Stock Moves on Friday Thursday, 2 Sep 2010 | 11:35 AM ET

    Stocks were mixed after opening higher Thursday, following a handful of positive economic reports. Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS Financial Services, discussed his outlook.

  • Stocks to Watch: Apple, Yahoo and More ... Thursday, 2 Sep 2010 | 11:02 AM ET
    Six in 60

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

  • Despite all the worry about the sluggish US economy, businesses and investors are finding an even bigger reason to be cautious these days: the political mess in Washington.

  • Yoshikami: Time to Kill the Word ‘Surprise’ Thursday, 2 Sep 2010 | 10:27 AM ET

    Why is anyone surprised about anything nowadays? With the current uncertainty in the world, the last thing that is reasonable is being surprised about any outcome.

  • Dept. Stores Did Better than Discounters Thursday, 2 Sep 2010 | 10:18 AM ET

    August same-store sales better than expected. Maybe those tax-free sales days made a difference: 17 states had at least one tax-free weekend in August, up from 13 last year, including big states like Florida, Illinois, and Massachusetts, and it looks like they made a difference.

  • Despite Big Rally, Charts Remain Weak: Analyst Thursday, 2 Sep 2010 | 10:08 AM ET

    Following big gains for stocks on the first day of the month some are already banking on a strong end to the year for the market. But one analyst expects that one-day gains will just lead to more of the same.