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  • Bulls And Bears Battle it Out Over Earnings Monday, 20 Jul 2009 | 11:05 AM ET

    Bulls are quite happy that, in the early stages of earnings season, more companies are beating expectations (a little over 70 percent) than usual (about 60 percent usually beat).

  • Stock Rally Begins to Fizzle; CIT Jumps Monday, 20 Jul 2009 | 10:53 AM ET

    A strong start for stocks began to peter out Monday, though CIT continued to rally.

  • Stocks Open Higher, Buoyed by CIT, Earnings Monday, 20 Jul 2009 | 10:31 AM ET

    Stocks opened higher Monday as investors were cheered by news of a deal that will avoid bankruptcy for commercial lender CIT Group and a better-than-expected start the earnings season.

  • Bulls Are Hopeful Monday, 20 Jul 2009 | 9:26 AM ET

    Futures are higher this morning on a combination of optimism over a CIT deal, better earnings, and a bullish call from Goldman Sachs.

  • Options Betting on FirstEnergy Pop Monday, 20 Jul 2009 | 8:43 AM ET

    FirstEnergy drew bullish options activity Friday after electrical workers ended a two-month strike against a Pennsylvania utility that is one of its subsidiaries.

  • Be Ready to Buy the October Dip: Charts Monday, 20 Jul 2009 | 8:10 AM ET

    The current mid-summer rally will last until the end of August, but trading volumes will be light with many investors on holiday, Robin Griffiths, technical strategist at Cazenove Capital told CNBC Monday.

  • Police Uncover Bernie Madoff-Style Scheme in UK Monday, 20 Jul 2009 | 7:56 AM ET
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    Fraud continues to be unearthed in the financial sector with police recently detecting one of the UK's biggest Ponzi schemes, according to several media reports.

  • Futures Higher on CIT, Earnings Optimism Monday, 20 Jul 2009 | 7:50 AM ET

    Futures indicated a positive open for Wall Street Monday as investors were cheered by news of a deal that will avoid bankruptcy for commercial lender CIT Group.

  • Market Tips: Go Long on US Indexes, Dollar Monday, 20 Jul 2009 | 6:26 AM ET

    Global stocks were higher Friday on hopes that the global economic slowdown is receding after key U.S. companies reported better-than-expected earnings. Experts tell CNBC their forecasts for the future and how investors should position themselves.

  • Earnings Woke Up the Market, but Can It Continue? Friday, 17 Jul 2009 | 8:18 PM ET

    Earnings season has put some luster back in the stock market, but it may have a tougher time scoring gains in the week ahead.

  • Dow Finishes Big Week With Small Gain Friday, 17 Jul 2009 | 4:44 PM ET

    The Dow turned lower again in late morning trading as investors continued to digest earnings reports from a slew of top-tier companies.

  • Is The Bear Back In The Cave? Friday, 17 Jul 2009 | 4:21 PM ET

    Bear? What bear? Yes, the Bull seems to be running strong in the markets this week. The S&P 500 recording its best weekly gain since March. The Nasdaq putting up 8 straight days of gains.

  • Pros Say: US Market Rally Likely to Continue Friday, 17 Jul 2009 | 3:48 PM ET

    The Dow turned lower in late morning trading as investors continued to digest earnings reports from a slew of top-tier companies. After turning positive mid-morning, the blue-chip average slipped back into negative territory, joining the two other major indexes. An economic report showing an unexpected rise in new housing starts and building permits helped stoke some enthusiasm. Wall Street will attempt to make it a perfect week for the bulls—with the Dow, the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq rising in all four trading days so far this week. Read and listen to what the experts had to say...

  • Oil vs. Natural Gas: Something Has to Give Friday, 17 Jul 2009 | 3:11 PM ET

    The price of oil has always been front and center for market watchers, but it is now watched as closely as ever.

  • Gold Miner Attracting Big Bull Interest Friday, 17 Jul 2009 | 3:08 PM ET

    At least one institutional trader is betting that mining company Goldcorp will make large gains in the next three months.

  • Protecting Your IRA Before Retirement Friday, 17 Jul 2009 | 2:24 PM ET

    Dear Bill: This stock market is nuts! How am I supposed to protect my IRA from losing money when I’ve only got three years until I retire? -Joan, NY

  • Earnings season got off to a better-than-expected start this week, fueling optimism that stocks may continue to bounce back from the recent pullback.

  • The quarterly reports for the big banks were terrible across the board, but stocks are up because the psychology and the method of valuing bank stocks have changed, said Richard Bove, financial strategist at Rochdale Securities.

  • Market Struggles For Gains, But CIT Soars Friday, 17 Jul 2009 | 12:56 PM ET

    The Dow turned lower again in late morning trading as investors continued to digest earnings reports from a slew of top-tier companies.

  • Art Cashin: Traders Don't Trust 'Short Term' Earnings Friday, 17 Jul 2009 | 12:51 PM ET

    Bank of America, Citigroup and General Electric quarterly earnings and revenues are a combo platter. What does it mean for the stock market? Art Cashin, director of floor operations for UBS, offered CNBC his insights.