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  • Week Ahead: Stocks Riding Momentum Wave Higher Friday, 21 Aug 2009 | 8:03 PM ET
    A New York Stock Exchange trader.

    Stocks could surf higher on a wave of late summer momentum in the week ahead, though volume should be extremely light. With earnings season over, there is a series of economic data focused on housing, consumer sentiment and manufacturing in the coming week.

  • What Investors Should Watch Next Week: Strategists Friday, 21 Aug 2009 | 7:13 PM ET

    Stocks gained for the fourth trading session Friday and investors are wondering if the rally can continue. Robert Heller, managing director at Chapdelanie Brokerage, and Randall Rothenberg, energy trader at Battalion Capital Management, discussed what investors should be watching for next week.

  • I'm 'Very Bullish' on Financials: Portfolio Manager Friday, 21 Aug 2009 | 6:50 PM ET

    Markets have been on a rise for the last four trading sessions, but will the trend continue? And where should investors be looking? Phil Orlando, chief equity market strategist at Federated Investors, and Les Satlow, portfolio manager at Cabot Money Management, discussed their market outlooks.

  • Four-Day Rally Pushes Stocks to 2009 Highs Friday, 21 Aug 2009 | 6:45 PM ET

    Stocks rallied for a fourth straight session Friday, ending at their highest closing levels since the fall, after a sharp jump in existing-home sales.

  • Pros Say: 5-10% Rally in the Next 45 Days Friday, 21 Aug 2009 | 5:34 PM ET

    Stocks jumped Friday after a sharp jump in existing-home sales and some encouraging economic data out of Europe. In the meantime, Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke said the economy is on the mend but recovery is likely to be sluggish and risks still remain. Read and listen to what the experts had to say...

  • Hirschhorn: Trader Talk with Todd Gordon, Pt. 1 Friday, 21 Aug 2009 | 5:03 PM ET

    Todd Gordon is a senior technical strategist & trader at Forex.com. In part one of this interview with market coach Doug Hirschhorn, he discusses the approach he's developed in his 10 years of trading. His most important lesson: Learning how to sit on his hands.

  • Expect 20% Profit Rebound in 2010: Strategist Friday, 21 Aug 2009 | 3:37 PM ET

    This is going to be a ‘W-shaped’ recovery and investors should brace themselves for another dip in the next 12 months, said Jeffrey Kleintop, chief market strategist at LPL Financial.

  • Our Top 5 Cash-Flow Stocks: Strategists (Pt. 2) Friday, 21 Aug 2009 | 3:29 PM ET

    Cash flow is a great valuation metric to look at when calculating how solid a company may be, said Lee Eugene Munson, CIO of Portfolio Asset Management, and Michael Farr, president of Farr, Miller & Washington. They shared their best 5 stock picks with investors.

  • Our Top 5 Cash-Flow Stocks: Strategists (Pt.1) Friday, 21 Aug 2009 | 3:28 PM ET

    Cash flow is a great valuation metric to look at when calculating how solid a company may be, said Lee Eugene Munson, CIO of Portfolio Asset Management, and Michael Farr, president of Farr, Miller & Washington. They shared their best 5 stock picks with investors.

  • Elmo Feels Your Pain: Tough Times Hit Sesame Street Friday, 21 Aug 2009 | 2:20 PM ET

    Elmo says recession is scary! Me no like that mommy lost her job. As families across America struggle with the impact of the recession, Elmo and his friends at Sesame Street have a few tips for helping families start the conversation about coping with tough times.

  • The Death of Commodity ETFs and ETNs? Friday, 21 Aug 2009 | 1:47 PM ET

    Several commodity ETFs and ETNs have announced that they are not issuing new shares, which means the only shares that will exist are the ones that exist now.

  • Stock Pickers: Prep Your Portfolio for Next Week Friday, 21 Aug 2009 | 1:29 PM ET

    Bob Pavlik, chief market strategist at Banyan Partners, and Charles Bobrinskoy, vice chairman and director of research at Ariel Investments, told CNBC how investors can prepare their portfolios for the week ahead.

  • This week's agreement by Swiss bank UBS to name US account holders is being seen as a watershed, leaving many wealthy Americans scrambling to figure out what to do.

  • Emerging Markets Help Pull Africa Up Friday, 21 Aug 2009 | 12:06 PM ET

    Africa's investment fortunes are shifting, as the 'Dark Continent' becomes gradually less depended of its main trading partner, Europe, and attracts investor from fast-growing emerging countries.

  • Dow Soars Over 100 Points After Home Sales Friday, 21 Aug 2009 | 12:04 PM ET

    Stocks jumped Friday, setting the stage for a four-session winning streak, after a sharp jump in existing-home sales and some encouraging economic data out of Europe.

  • Is It Time To Invest in Emerging Markets? Friday, 21 Aug 2009 | 11:36 AM ET

    Emerging markets were the shining light when the world entered recession last year, but even these developing economies have been struck by the global slowdown. But as China and India continue to grow and Japan exits out of a contraction, are emerging markets becoming the world's saving grace, and if so, how should investors be taking advantage of the opportunities there?

  • Mid-Morning Rally Friday, 21 Aug 2009 | 11:07 AM ET

    For everyone who thinks the government is wasting money helping banks out, UBS pointed out this morning that the recent conversion of Citigroup's preferred shares into common has netted the Treasury a $10 billion (unrealized) profit.

  • Treasury Makes Money on Citi Bailout Friday, 21 Aug 2009 | 11:02 AM ET

    For everyone who thinks the government is wasting money helping banks out, UBS pointed out this morning that the recent conversion of Citigroup's preferred shares into common has netted the Treasury a $10 billion (unrealized) profit.

  • Retailers: Lean and Mean Friday, 21 Aug 2009 | 9:38 AM ET

    U.S. stock futures up, Europe at the highs for the session, the dollar weaker, 10-year bond prices are at a 5 week high.  August options expiration today.

  • The stock market is set for another surge higher as the Federal Reserve’s rescue packages begin to pull the economy out of the crisis, Charles Lemonides, founder & chief investment officer at ValueWorks, told CNBC.