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  • Futures Post Drop as Jobs Worries Persist Thursday, 13 May 2010 | 8:44 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a slightly lower open Thursday in the wake of a strong rally for the Dow Jones Industrial Average in the previous session. But volatility looked set to remain.

  • 'Carthaginian Peace' Could Be Bad for Gold: Strategist Thursday, 13 May 2010 | 8:10 AM ET
    Burning Money

    Carthaginian peace refers to the imposition of a very brutal “peace,” or the armistice imposed on Carthage by Rome that saw the Romans systematically burn Carthage to the ground.

  • Bulls Expect This Chipmaker to Move Ahead of Intel Thursday, 13 May 2010 | 7:46 AM ET

    Advanced Micro Devices always seems to lag behind archrival Intel, but now the bulls are looking for it to move front and center.

  • Remove Card and Take Bullion; Gold ATM Debuts Thursday, 13 May 2010 | 6:05 AM ET

    Amid fears over the strength of nearly every major currency, Abu Dhabi’s top hotel has come up with a new type of ATM for their most risk-averse guests. The Emirates Palace is giving those staying there to chance to withdraw gold from the world first ever gold dispenser.

  • Amid Wild Headlines, Fundamentals Drive Stocks Thursday, 13 May 2010 | 5:38 AM ET

    Despite a fully-fledged debt crisis in Europe, the stock market continues to defy the bears to trade higher on the year.

  • ECB's 'Bazooka' Fights Speculators, Hurts Euro Thursday, 13 May 2010 | 4:03 AM ET
    The European Debt Crisis - See Complete Coverage

    The European Central Bank's decision to buy government bonds in the secondary markets will likely stop speculators, but it may push the euro down by more than 10 percent.

  • Dow Jumps 150 as Tech Stocks Rally; Gold Soars Wednesday, 12 May 2010 | 4:58 PM ET

    Stocks had their best three-day run in 10 months Wednesday as Spain got the market off to a good start, promising tough austerity measures, and tech stocks rallied after some encouraging reports from Intel and IBM. Gold soared.

  • Pisani: Strong Dollar/Strong Stocks Wednesday, 12 May 2010 | 3:59 PM ET

    Stocks closing near highs for the day. The key story: the correlation between a weak euro/weak equities has been broken. There is now a positive correlation between the dollar (up) and the stock market (also up)—what's up with that?

  • Morici: Why Gold Prices Are Soaring Wednesday, 12 May 2010 | 1:54 PM ET
    Gold coins and bar

    Gold prices are soaring because of growing inflation fears—both the European Central Bank and the Federal Reserve seem to be on the path to permanently easy money with the Greek bailout and huge U.S. budget deficits.

  • Seeking a Bet Big on Banks? Try These Triple-X ETF Funds Wednesday, 12 May 2010 | 1:49 PM ET
    Traders at the New York Stock Exchange.

    Two of the most popular exchange-traded funds present triple-threats in both opportunity and danger for investors wanting to play the financial sector.

  • Techs Lead Market Higher; Gold Surges Wednesday, 12 May 2010 | 1:22 PM ET

    Stocks advanced Wednesday after Spain promised to take wide austerity measures and Intel said it expects earnings growth to double. Techs and industrials led the way. Gold surged.

  • There's Still Time to Get into Gold: Strategist Wednesday, 12 May 2010 | 12:22 PM ET

    Gold prices surged to a record high on Wednesday as investors piled in, seeking safety from turmoil in government bond markets and the risks of Greece's debt crisis spreading to other countries. Is gold a crowded trade or can investors still get in? Scott Redler, chief strategic officer at T3live.com and Jim Iuorio, managing director at TJM Institutional Services shared their insights.

  • Stocks Rise, Buoyed by Spain Cuts, Intel Outlook Wednesday, 12 May 2010 | 11:17 AM ET

    Stocks advanced Wednesday after Spain promised to take wide austerity measures and Intel said it expects earnings growth to double.

  • What's Next for Circuit Breakers? Wednesday, 12 May 2010 | 11:02 AM ET

    A day after the exchanges testified in the House of Representatives, exchange officials and lawyers are busy writing new rules. Based on discussions with exchange and government officials, here's a likely timetable:

  • Market Volatility to Continue Through 2010: Analyst Wednesday, 12 May 2010 | 10:51 AM ET

    Stocks advanced Wednesday after Spain promised to take wide austerity measures. Is the market crisis over? Alan Valdes, vice president of Kabrik Trading and Peter Costa, president of Empire Executions and CNBC market analyst shared their insights.

  • Don't Touch US Banks with a 'Bargepole': Investor Wednesday, 12 May 2010 | 10:23 AM ET

    U.S. banking stocks aren't clear of the financial crisis and investors should avoid them at all costs, Julian Pendock, partner at Senhouse Capital, told CNBC Wednesday.

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    The Commerce Department reported the March deficit on international trade in goods and services increased to $40.4 billion from $39.4 billion in February.

  • 13 Stocks Investors Should Focus On: Strategists Wednesday, 12 May 2010 | 10:08 AM ET

    Stocks opened higher on Wednesday, following a rocky trading session yesterday that left the blue-chip index down 0.3 percent. How should investors be positioned? Ronald Weiner, president and CIO of RDM Financial Group and Charlie Smith, CIO of Fort Pitt Capital Group shared their market outlooks.

  • Yoshikami: Is Buy & Hold Dead? Wednesday, 12 May 2010 | 9:48 AM ET
    The European Debt Crisis - See Complete Coverage

    Is the notion of "buy-and-hold" or "set it and forget it" approach to investing dead? Is it time to question the wisdom of this approach?

  • Futures Near Morning Highs; Gold Spikes Again Wednesday, 12 May 2010 | 8:58 AM ET

    U.S. stock futures are up as Europe is trading up 1 to 2 percent. The put/call ratio at the close yesterday was 1.28—meaning 1.28 puts bought for every call—fairly high. This is a contrarian indicator, as it represents stock that needs to be bought back eventually. What does it mean? It means traders are either getting short or hedging their long positions.