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  • Welders

    The September jobs report trumps most everything else for markets in the week ahead, and it could have a lingering effect.

  • Apple Nears $300—But Investors Still See Upside Friday, 1 Oct 2010 | 7:14 PM ET
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    Apple's approach to $300 brings it close to a $274 billion market cap, second only to Exxon Mobil's $315 billion value as the largest U.S. companies by stock value. Apple sits high atop the tech sector, with Microsoft now a distant second. But even as Apple continues to climb to all-time highs, some analysts see reason to point even higher. ...A report from TheStreet.

  • Find New Mentors Friday, 1 Oct 2010 | 6:05 PM ET

    Stock experts are well and good, Cramer says, but investors should be willing to learn from just about anyone.

  • Finding the Metrics That Matter Friday, 1 Oct 2010 | 6:04 PM ET

    Following the wrong one, Cramer says, could sidetrack you from the market’s next big move.

  • Follow the Herd? Friday, 1 Oct 2010 | 6:04 PM ET

    You’d be surprised at how much money you can make doing just that.

  • Stocks End Modestly Higher, as Tech Slips Friday, 1 Oct 2010 | 5:04 PM ET

    Stocks ended modestly higher for the first trading session of the fourth quarter despite a volatile start as investors digested a spate of economic reports giving conflicting accounts of the U.S. economy's health. JP Morgan and Bank of America rose.

  • The Politics of the Flash Crash Report Friday, 1 Oct 2010 | 4:34 PM ET

    This is a report from the staffs of the CFTC and the SEC. Given the intense rivalry between the CFTC and the SEC, and the fact that one of the main causative factors was a huge eMini sell order, maybe all they could agree on is just the bare-bones facts.

  • The SEC’s focus on high frequency traders should be instead on the proliferation of high frequency products. The traders are the good guys in the Man versus Machine debate. My worries are about the 30-some sponsors of Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) who are said to be creating all sorts of new ready-to-exploit pricing inefficiencies in small capitalization stocks, sectors, industry ETFs, ETF futures, ETF options, and ETF fund-of-funds.

  • Prep Your Portfolio into Next Week: Strategists Friday, 1 Oct 2010 | 3:57 PM ET

    The Dow came off the best September since 1939. So will the market rally continue in the fourth quarter? Brent Wilsey, president of Wilsey Asset Management, and Christopher Craddock, senior managing director at CC Trading, discussed their best plays.

  • Flash Crash Report: SEC's Odd Omission Friday, 1 Oct 2010 | 3:45 PM ET

    It seems this report will be submitted to the joint advisory committee for their consideration. But this was a high-profile report and the public is looking for what, if any, action the SEC should be taking...

  • Stocks Hold Gains as Close Nears; Banks Rise Friday, 1 Oct 2010 | 3:44 PM ET

    Stocks held gains for the first trading session of the fourth quarter despite a volatile start as investors digested a spate of economic reports giving conflicting accounts of the U.S. economy's health. JP Morgan and Bank of America rose.

  • Flash Crash Could Happen Again: CFTC's Chilton Friday, 1 Oct 2010 | 2:46 PM ET
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    Another flash crash could happen now, but it’s less likely than it was on May 6, when it took place, Bart Chilton, commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), told CNBC Friday.

  • Gold coins and bar

    We recently did some firsthand investigation into the likelihood of a gold/silver bubble by heading straight to a source of the would-be bubble—the precious metals mecca that is New York City’s 47th Street Diamond District.

  • New HP CEO Will Boost Software Biz: Strategist Friday, 1 Oct 2010 | 12:26 PM ET

    Hewlett-Packard shares slipped on Friday after new CEO Leo Apotheker failed to gain investor confidence. Roger Kay, president and founder of Endpoint Technologies shared his insights on the tech giant’s new CEO. Roger Kay, president and founder of Endpoint Technologies shares his insights.

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    Democrats are pulling up in the polls—though not doing well, they are doing less badly. Prospects for a Republican sweep seem less likely than two weeks ago, and the Republicans have only themselves to blame.

  • How to Profit from Low-Risk Trades: Stock Picker Friday, 1 Oct 2010 | 12:11 PM ET

    Stocks started the new month and quarter higher after an economic report showed a boost in consumer spending. Carlo Panaccione, founder of Navigation Group, and John Lekas, CEO and portfolio manager of Leader Capital, shared their insights.

  • Stocks Turn Higher, Led by Energy; HP Slips Friday, 1 Oct 2010 | 12:06 PM ET

    Stocks turned higher as investors absorbed a spate of economic reports giving a conflicting accounts of the U.S. economy's health.  Alcoa and IBM rose, while HP and Caterpillar fell.

  • Six in 60

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

  • Farr: David Tepper's Rally Friday, 1 Oct 2010 | 10:56 AM ET
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    The market's reaction to the Tepper interview seems to us to be another in a long series of overreactions based solely on short-term catalysts, not long-term fundamentals. Investors have become obsessed with turning quick profits by getting in and out of positions at the right time.

  • China's Brilliant Market Endrun Friday, 1 Oct 2010 | 10:51 AM ET

    Start of the quarter usually brings in slightly stronger volume; on July 1, the NYSE Consolidated Tape did 6.7 billion shares, one of the heaviest days of the year. The key stat this morning is China's September PMI...