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  • Hirschhorn: Manage Risk or it Will Manage You Friday, 24 Jul 2009 | 5:01 PM ET

    The recent financial struggles of two formerly great athletes are a reminder that risk management is vitally important, no matter how much money you have.

  • New Signs Of A Broad Advance Friday, 24 Jul 2009 | 4:19 PM ET
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    Stocks stay resilient...there is strong momentum behind all groups. All 10 S&P 500 sectors are above their 200-day moving averages; that rarely happens and is a sign of a broad market advance.

  • Art Cashin: Dow 10,000 Possible Near-Term Friday, 24 Jul 2009 | 3:41 PM ET

    The Dow broke 9,000 yesterday — and has hovered at that level Friday. What's next for stock markets? Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS Financial Services, offered CNBC his insights.

  • Dow Pokes Higher; Microsoft Drops 9% Friday, 24 Jul 2009 | 2:56 PM ET

    Stocks took a hit Friday as a drop in consumer sentiment exacerbated losses triggered by a disappointing round of earnings from Microsoft, Amazon and AmEx. But the Dow poked higher in afternoon trading Microsoft shares fell nearly 10%.

  • A general air of uncertainty over what Washington has in store for health care reform is spreading to Wall Street, where investors are leery over what ramifications the undertaking will have on portfolios.

  • Bears Miss The Obvious Friday, 24 Jul 2009 | 2:21 PM ET

    Stocks take a breather early on, but show resiliency midday. Blame it on tech. Disappointment over tech earnings (Microsoft chiefly) is causing the NASDAQ to notably underperform the broader market in the first half of trading.

  • Pros Say: A 'Good Time' to Buy Equities Friday, 24 Jul 2009 | 1:41 PM ET

    Stocks slipped Friday as weaker consumer sentiment compounded losses after disappointing earnings from American Express, Amazon and Microsoft. The disappointing earnings and sentiment gave investors reason to pause and take a breather after a significant run-up in the past few weeks, in which the Nasdaq logged 12 straight gains — its longest run since 1992. Read and listen to what the experts had to say...

  • Stock Trades for Next Week: Energy, China & More… Friday, 24 Jul 2009 | 1:19 PM ET

    Alan Valdes, vice president of Hillard Lyons, and Rob Lutts, founder and CIO of Cabot Money Management, told investors how to prepare their portfolios for the week ahead.

  • Summer On The Street Friday, 24 Jul 2009 | 12:55 PM ET

    It's the second installment of our Summer on the Street series, where Maria will be hosting "Closing Bell" from the steps of Federal Hall. With the Dow at 9,000, our market experts will weigh in on whether this rally has more room to run.

  • Bear Play: Options Surge in This Emerging-Market ETF Friday, 24 Jul 2009 | 12:48 PM ET

    Bearish traders apparently see weakness ahead for emerging markets and are buying downside options in a key exchange traded fund (ETF) expected to decline in the next two months.

  • Stocks Slide as Earnings, Sentiment Disappoint Friday, 24 Jul 2009 | 12:37 PM ET

    Stocks skidded Friday as a drop in consumer sentiment exacerbated losses triggered by a disappointing round of earnings from American Express, Amazon and Microsoft.

  • Play Now - Because Markets Look 'Very Tough' in 2010 Friday, 24 Jul 2009 | 12:27 PM ET

    How can investors prepare their portfolios for the long term? Jon Fisher, portfolio manager at Fifth Third Asset Management, and Joseph Keating, CIO of private asset management at RBC Bank, shared their strategies.

  • Market Tips: Risky Not to Be in Japanese Stocks Friday, 24 Jul 2009 | 9:36 AM ET

    Global stocks gained again on Friday as oil rose above $67 a barrel and euro-zone manufacturing and services reports beat expectations, fuelling optimism about the economic recovery. Experts tell CNBC where are the best areas to invest in right now.

  • A Broad Rally Friday, 24 Jul 2009 | 9:24 AM ET

    While the S&P 500 is up 3.8 percent this week, the S&P 500 equal-weighted index, which gives each of the 500 stocks an equal weighting, is up 4.7 percent this week. In other words, this has been a fairly broad rally, with lots of stocks participating in the rally.

  • Options Bullish on This Cable Service Provider Friday, 24 Jul 2009 | 8:38 AM ET

    A large options trader apparently thinks that Comcast is heading higher.

  • Futures Drift Lower as Tech Earnings Slip Friday, 24 Jul 2009 | 8:11 AM ET

    Futures indicated a lower open for Wall Street on Friday, probably due to earnings exhaustion, as after-the-bell results reports from American Express, Amazon.com and Microsoft disappointed investors.

  • Latecomers Will Continue to Fuel Rally: Strategist Friday, 24 Jul 2009 | 7:36 AM ET

    The stock market is likely to go higher because there are still many institutional investors who missed the current rally, Tobias Levkovich, chief equity strategist at Citigroup, told CNBC Friday.

  • S&P Headed Straight for 1,250: Strategist Friday, 24 Jul 2009 | 7:02 AM ET

    We are in a cyclical recovery that has further upside potential, Shane Oliver, head of investment strategy at AMP Capital Investors, said Friday. He said the S&P 500 index is heading towards the 1,200 to 1,250 level.

  • No Fall Correction for Stocks this Year: Investor Friday, 24 Jul 2009 | 6:18 AM ET

    Stocks look set to power through the seasonal slump usually seen in the fall, as investors try to chase the earnings-led rally with sideline cash, Alan Miller, founding partner of Spencer-Churchhill Miller Private, told CNBC Friday.

  • Friday Look Ahead: Bull Could Take a Rest Thursday, 23 Jul 2009 | 10:35 PM ET

    Stocks could stumble Friday as investors reassess the market's rapid run, and declines in American Express and Microsoft weigh on the Dow.