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  • Analyze This: Oil & Glencore Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 12:55 PM ET
    Analyze This: Oil & Glencore

    Oil is showing signs of an economic slowdown, says Daniel Dicker, independent oil trader.

  • A World Awash in Debt Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 11:47 AM ET

    Regardless of whether there is another Greek “save”, preventing the actual default that still seems inevitable, the fact remains that adding debt to try and solve a debt crisis is a moronic approach when your interest costs already exceed your tax revenues (as is currently the case in Greece).

  • Private Equities Opportunities Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 11:30 AM ET
    Private Equities Opportunities

    Insight on the future of global risk and how Greek debt is weighing on markets, with Ted Virtue, MidOcean Partners CEO.

  • As Investors Flee, Buy Bargain Value Stocks Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 11:11 AM ET
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    After a one-day relief rally, stocks resumed their decline yesterday. Although Tuesday's consumer-spending report beat expectations, it marked the first year-over-year monthly decline since June 2010, as higher gasoline and food prices weighed on Americans....a report from TheStreet.

  • Six in 60

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

  • Tired of the Euro Mess? Try a Trade Up North Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 10:50 AM ET

    Yes, the euro is struggling and Greece is a mess. Still. Time to look elsewhere for a fresh trading idea.

  • Goldman, Morgan Stanley Prepare to Cut Losses Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 10:37 AM ET
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    Shares of investment banks Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley have underperformed in 2011 as investors worry about the future of their traditional business models amid a regulatory environment that seeks to reign in risky trading practices ... a report from TheStreet.

  • Stocks Rise, Led by Banks; Pandora Slides Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 10:30 AM ET

    Stocks traded higher Thursday after a handful of mixed economic news and as investors snapped up beaten-down stocks following a selloff in the previous session over Greece's growing debt worries.

  • Money For Life: Fixed Income Annuity Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 10:25 AM ET
    Money For Life: Fixed Income Annuity

    A fixed income annuity is a way to plan for income in your retirement years. Insight with Josh Mellberg, JD Mellberg Financial president.

  • Stock Value Plays Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 9:37 AM ET
    Stock Value Plays

    Advice for some thrifty plays in the markets, with Eric Cinnamond, River Road Asset Management and Jeff Duncan, Duncan Financial Group.

  • Futures Turn Higher After Housing News Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 9:15 AM ET

    Futures shaved most of their earlier losses Thursday following a handful of economic data, but still indicated a lower open on the heels of heightened fears that the Greek debt crisis will deteriorate further and ahead of a handful of U.S. economic news.

  • Greece Worries, But Housing Strong Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 9:10 AM ET

    While many are laying the blame for the last two days market turmoil (Dow up 125 points one day, down 175 points the next day) on Greece, it should be noted that this is a quadruple witching expiration week (the quarterly expiration of individual stock and index options and futures).

  • US Income Tax Basics: CNBC Explains Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 9:05 AM ET
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    For anyone who has computed taxes, “tax brackets” are a familiar term -- but how they work can be complicated. Salman Khan of the Khan Academy breaks down and explains the U.S. income tax schedule.

  • Investing vs. Paying Off Loans: CNBC Explains Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 9:03 AM ET
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    Choosing where to put your money is one of the most important decisions you can make. When you have the option to invest or to pay off debt, which do you choose? Salman Khan of the Khan Academy outlines the best ways to get yourself into good financial shape.

  • Arbitrage: CNBC Explains Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 9:01 AM ET
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    Throughout the history of free markets, traders have made money through arbitrage, a tactic that takes advantage of price differences to make risk-free profits. Salman Khan of the Khan Academy describes how arbitrage works in a simple example.

  • Stock Dilution: CNBC Explains Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 8:52 AM ET
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    When stocks are used in transactions or to finance operations, investors in a stock may be worried about stock dilution. Salman Khan of the Khan Academy explores the topic using a simplified example.

  • Merger Arbitrage: CNBC Explains Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 8:50 AM ET
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    For various reasons, during an acquisition financed by stock, shares of the two companies involved may not trade at the correct ratios, opening an arbitrage opportunity. How does simple merger arbitrage work and how can you take advantage of it? Salman Khan of the Khan Academy runs through a hypothetical example.

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    When one business acquires another, there are several ways of financing the deal, including the use of the acquiring company’s shares to cover the cost of the transaction. Salman Khan of the Khan Academy discusses in a hypothetical example.

  • Equity Acquisitions: CNBC Explains Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 8:35 AM ET
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    When one business acquires another, there are several ways of financing the deal, including the use of the acquiring company’s shares to cover the cost of the transaction. Salman Khan of the Khan Academy discusses in a hypothetical example.

  • Leveraged Buyouts (LBOs): CNBC Explains Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 8:30 AM ET
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    Mutual funds make up a large portion of America’s retirement funds and investments. Understanding how these funds operate should be a big part of anyone’s financial knowledge. Salman Khan of the Khan Academy explains.