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  • Kaminsky's Call: Eye on the Home Front Thursday, 8 Jul 2010 | 9:43 AM ET
    House for sale

    Don't get swept up in short-term rallies. The housing market is in the throes of a massive deleveraging cycle.

  • Retail Numbers Better Than Expected Thursday, 8 Jul 2010 | 9:35 AM ET

    S&P 500 futures moved up a couple points as initial jobless claims were slightly lower than expected, as was the continuing claims number.

  • Futures Get Lift From Drop in Jobless Claims Thursday, 8 Jul 2010 | 8:38 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures struggled to find direction ahead of the open Thursday, with momentum waning after the strong previous session and ahead of economic data on retail sales and unemployment benefit claims.

  • Options Play: MSG and LeBron James Thursday, 8 Jul 2010 | 8:30 AM ET

    Back before Cablevision spun off Madison Square Garden, we did not have a pure options trade on where LeBron James will end up. But today we do have such a play now that MSG is publicly traded, and investors and sports fans are betting that King James will come to the world's biggest stage in New York City.

  • Pros Say Europe Must Live with Its Biggest Mistake Thursday, 8 Jul 2010 | 8:19 AM ET
    Euro coin in front of the giant symbol of the Euro outside the headquarters of the European Central Bank.

    Europe has to "tame that huge, slightly ignorant but extremely powerful force … what you would call the bond market vigilantes" to save the euro, a Nobel economics laureate told CNBC Thursday.

  • Options Signal a Long View on Visa Thursday, 8 Jul 2010 | 8:07 AM ET

    The market climbed back from recent lows yesterday, and Visa perked up to go along for the ride.

  • Analyst Watch: Second-Half Stocks for Bulls and Bears Thursday, 8 Jul 2010 | 8:03 AM ET

    Here's what analysts and others say they're watching before the bell Thursday.

  • Invest in High-Yielding Dividend Stocks: UBS Thursday, 8 Jul 2010 | 5:48 AM ET

    Invest in higher-dividend stocks, especially those in Singapore, because they are still yielding between 5-1/2 to 6-1/2 percent, said Kelvin Tay, Singapore chief investment strategist at UBS, on CNBC's Protect Your Wealth.

  • Barbell Strategy Best to Beat Volatility: Barclays Thursday, 8 Jul 2010 | 4:47 AM ET

    Investors should use a "barbell strategy" using both stocks and debt to navigate the increased market volatility, according to the strategy team at Barclays Wealth in London.

  • Are You Making Too Much Money? Wednesday, 7 Jul 2010 | 11:05 PM ET

    Cramer explains how rallies will let you know.

  • Sell These 2 Stocks During A Rally Wednesday, 7 Jul 2010 | 11:05 PM ET

    One you might want to keep, the other you won’t. Either way, they both have to go.

  • The Importance of Raising Cash Wednesday, 7 Jul 2010 | 11:05 PM ET

    Ignore this rule at your portfolio’s peril, Cramer says.

  • During Rallies, Emphasize the Downside Wednesday, 7 Jul 2010 | 11:04 PM ET

    When most stocks are flying high, make yours prove their worth.

  • The Smart Way to Trade Rallies Wednesday, 7 Jul 2010 | 11:04 PM ET

    It isn’t all about up, up, up, Cramer says.

  • Wall Street sign

    Some traders were encouraged by Wall Street's gains but also cautious that the third up move in a 12-day stretch was the result of an oversold bounce that could quickly evaporate in the next volatile session

  • 10 Cheapest Stocks: Deepest Discounts Wednesday, 7 Jul 2010 | 6:51 PM ET
    Close-up of a pen on stock price chart

    Investors are concerned about a range of issues, from Europe's burdensome debt to stricter US regulations. As a result, inexpensive stocks are now even cheaper. Here are 10 US stocks that trade at massive discounts to the broader equity market and their peer groups.

  • June Retail Sales: What to Expect Wednesday, 7 Jul 2010 | 4:38 PM ET

    Family Dollar's conservative guidance: is this what Q3 guidance will look like? All the discount retailers are flat to down today as Family Dollar (FDO) provided guidance for the current quarter (Q4) that is below Street consensus ($0.46 to $0.51 vs. Street estimates of $0.53). The conference call, mostly with CFO Ken Smith, was very instructive...

  • Market Is 'Bottoming Out'—But When's the Bounce? Wednesday, 7 Jul 2010 | 3:41 PM ET

    The market is gaining for a second straight day, giving support to the notion that brighter days are ahead. Jamie Cox, managing partner at Harris Financial Group, and Subodh Kumar, chief investment strategist at Subodh Kumar & Associates, told CNBC that a bottom has likely been reached—but they differ on how quickly the market will return to previous heights.

  • Goldman Strategy: No Dip, Double Up Wednesday, 7 Jul 2010 | 2:12 PM ET

    Even amid louder calls for a double-dip recession, why is Goldman recommending its high net worth clients keep a long-term focus?

  • Dow Jumps Over 100 Points; Banks Gain Wednesday, 7 Jul 2010 | 1:18 PM ET

    Stocks advanced Wednesday as financials got a boost from State Street's outlook and investors scooped up some beaten-down tech and industrial shares.