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  • Market Tips: Bull Market Begins Tuesday, 5 May 2009 | 7:18 AM ET

    After April's dazzling performance, stocks have begun May in a positive position. Experts tell CNBC this is the beginning of a new bull market which could last into 2013. But others disagree, saying a pullback is due.

  • Pros Say: Banks' Debt Will Delay Recovery Tuesday, 5 May 2009 | 4:36 AM ET

    Global stocks were mixed Tuesday ahead of the release of the U.S. government's bank stress test results out later in the week as reports claim up to 10 banks will need to raise more capital.

  • Market Insider: Tuesday Look Ahead Monday, 4 May 2009 | 7:45 PM ET

    If Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke continues to see those "green shoots" in the economy, stocks could push higher again Tuesday.

  • Inside the New York Stock Exchange.

    Many traders believe a pullback is inevitable and for some, this week is as good as any. But several strategists say in notes that they see stocks still moving higher.

  • Inside My Portfolio, Cash Is King Monday, 4 May 2009 | 11:38 AM ET

    The market will not always go up. Cash works like toddler-floaties when the market goes down, especially fast.

  • Optimism In The Air And On The Floor Monday, 4 May 2009 | 9:44 AM ET

    Futures look to start the week cautiously higher this morning. Some optimism out of China today for a forthcoming economic recovery. The country’s purchasing manager index report showed manufacturing expansion for the first time since July. China’s Shanghai Composite Index closed at its highest level since mid-August, while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index finished the day at 7-month highs.

  • Market Tips: Government Bonds Too Risky Monday, 4 May 2009 | 5:07 AM ET

    Now Global stocks were positive Monday as investors feeling confident that the U.S. financial system has already suffered the worst of its crisis and is getting healthier, just before the government releases the results of stress tests later this week. Experts tell CNBC how to invest.

  • Pros Say: Stimulus Worthless Without Bank Fix Monday, 4 May 2009 | 5:02 AM ET

    Global stocks rose Monday ahead of the expected release of the U.S. government's bank stress test results. Experts tell CNBC if the banking system isn't fixed, governments' stimulus efforts are in vain.

  • Yoshikami: Time to Be Opportunistic Sunday, 3 May 2009 | 9:01 PM ET

    For the last 18 months, the world has focused on fear. The economy, equity markets, and just about everything else has collapsed.  It's been very difficult to think about investing with a growth mindset. Depending on who you listen to, recovery is just around the corner or perhaps a year away.

  • Week Ahead: Stock Market Could Face Headwinds Friday, 1 May 2009 | 7:56 PM ET
    A New York Stock Exchange trader.

    Traders say there are a number of risks in the coming week, the biggest of which will be the results of the government's stress tests on 19 banks, now expected to be released Thursday.

  • Berkshire Hathaway 2009 Shareholder Meeting

    As part of CNBC's coverage of tomorrow's Berkshire Hathaway annual shareholders meeting, two of the afternoon programs discussed a question we've been hearing in recent months: Has Warren Buffett lost his way? And does he get a "free pass" from the media?  Take a look at the video clips.

  • Berkshire Hathaway 2009 Shareholder Meeting

    Value investor and fund manager Mario Gabelli tells CNBC's Becky Quick he often gets good ideas from some of the thousands of like-minded investors who attend the Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting each year.  Here's the video clip of their conversation, which also touched on Warren Buffett's controversial derivatives positions.

  • Passerby's in front of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Uncertainty over bank stress testing and the billions in loan losses the institutions will have to cover poses a threat to the stock market rally.

  • May Begins With Margin Expansion Friday, 1 May 2009 | 3:06 PM ET

    Consumer goods maker Clorox reported stronger-than expected Q3 results on a notable improvement in margins.

  • Wall Street Economist: Recession to End at Mid Year Friday, 1 May 2009 | 2:41 PM ET

    Here's a green shoot for the first day of May. After months of growing gloom, a Wall Street economist actually changed his GDP outlook for the better.

  • The 'Rule of 72' is a very simple way to compute and determine how long it will take $1 to double to $2 at various rates of return.

  • A New Month - A New Mood Friday, 1 May 2009 | 9:42 AM ET

    Stock futures are set to begin May just slightly higher this morning. This comes off the heels of one of the best months in several years for the S&P 500. Most European bourses are closed today due to the May Day holiday.

  • Pros Say: No Fat Lady Singing for this Rally Friday, 1 May 2009 | 7:55 AM ET

    Global stocks were higher Friday, the first day of May, as investors were encouraged by the returns in April's strong market performance and batted off news of Chrysler's bankruptcy announcement and deepening concerns about the swine flu outbreak.

  • Market Tips: 'Pork Bellies, Coleman!' Friday, 1 May 2009 | 4:51 AM ET

    "Pork bellies! I have a hunch something exciting is going to happen in the pork belly market this morning." Dan Aykroyd said just that in "Trading Places," the finest movie ever based on the commodities markets.

  • Market Insider: Friday Look Ahead Thursday, 30 Apr 2009 | 7:30 PM ET

    Will May trip up Wall Street's bull? Many traders think it might, at least temporarily. But then again, April defied all predictions that stocks would pull back, as investors continued to buy into every dip.