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  • When Good News = Good News Thursday, 5 Nov 2009 | 12:08 PM ET

    Stocks at their highest level in 6 trading sessions....what's up? It's simple: the economic data continues to improve.

  • Art Cashin: Fed 'Doesn't Believe' the Recovery Yet Thursday, 5 Nov 2009 | 11:39 AM ET

    New U.S. claims for jobless aid fell to a 10-month low last week. What does this herald for stock markets? Art Cashin, director of floor operations for UBS Financial Services, offered CNBC his insights. Also: Cashin's take on hyperinflation and Treasurys.

  • Dow Jumps Over 100 as Jobless Claims Ease Thursday, 5 Nov 2009 | 11:05 AM ET
    Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks opened higher Thursday as a strong reading on productivity and an easing in jobless claims helped cheer investors during a choppy week of trading.

  • Cisco's Clues for Tech Sector Stocks: Analyst Thursday, 5 Nov 2009 | 10:39 AM ET

    Cisco posted a stronger-than-expected profit for its fiscal first quarter and said business was recovering as customers are buying more network equipment again, after cutting back for the past year. Simon Leopold, telecom equipment analyst at Morgan Keegan, shared his analysis of the company.

  • BlackRock's Doll: Market Outlook and Stock Picks Thursday, 5 Nov 2009 | 10:09 AM ET

    The Fed expressed confidence that a recovery is building—but said it will keep borrowing costs near zero for "an extended period." Is this good news for investors and the markets? Robert Doll, vice chairman and global CIO of equities at BlackRock, shared his insights.

  • Retail And Jobs Lift Mood Thursday, 5 Nov 2009 | 9:55 AM ET

    October retail sales generally positive, not as robust as last month, but we don't have the back to school stimulus that we had last month.

  • Health Care Firms See Bullishness Ahead of Earnings Thursday, 5 Nov 2009 | 7:41 AM ET

    CareFusion reports earnings this morning before the market opens, and one big investor has positioned for a rally.

  • Futures Push Higher on Economic Optimism Thursday, 5 Nov 2009 | 6:19 AM ET

    The major averages are coming off their second consecutive mixed sessions, with a late selloff Wednesday wiping out what had been strong gains.

  • Look Ahead: Choppy Trade Likely, Cisco to Boost Techs Thursday, 5 Nov 2009 | 1:55 AM ET
    Specialist Gregory Zenna, right, directs trading in shares of Verizon on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday Feb. 14, 2005.  Stocks were narrowly mixed Monday in quiet trading as Wall Street greeted Verizon Communications' $6.7 billion takeover of MCI Corp. with indifference. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    Cisco could put a glow into tech stocks Thursday, but traders say the stock market could again be choppy.

  • Stocks End Mixed as Post-Fed Rally Fizzles Wednesday, 4 Nov 2009 | 4:57 PM ET
    Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks ended mixed Wednesday as a post-Fed rally fizzled. Stocks had opened higher as investors cheered some encouraging readings on the economy, then swung in about a 50 point range after the Fed's statement, before finishing narrowly mixed.

  • Gold Will Hit $1,500 By June 2010: Strategist Wednesday, 4 Nov 2009 | 4:31 PM ET
    Gold Bars

    Gold prices hit another high on Wednesday, briefly touching $1,100 an ounce. Can anything stop the bull run? Patrick Chidley, senior mining analyst at Barnard Jacobs Mellet, and Jonathan Kleisner, principle and managing director of investment strategies at REX Capital Group, shared their views.

  • Three Way to Play the Dollar Carry Trade Wednesday, 4 Nov 2009 | 4:00 PM ET

    A Federal funds rate near zero, monetary easing and government purchases of long-term debt have given rise to a carry trade of the U.S. dollar. Here's why investors should watch this trend — and how they can play it.

  • Betting on America: Chief Investor's 5 Stock Picks Wednesday, 4 Nov 2009 | 3:29 PM ET

    Warren Buffett agreed to buy one of America’s largest railroad companies in a deal valued at $44 billion. So what does Buffett’s move say about investing in America right now? David Pearl, co-CIO of Epoch Investment Partners, shared his insights.

  • 5-Star Manager's Top Stock Picks Wednesday, 4 Nov 2009 | 3:27 PM ET

    Markets opened higher on Wednesday, helped by a positive jobs data. Where should investors be looking right now? Bernard Lirola, fund manager of the Needham Aggressive Growth Fund, shared his favorite stock picks.

  • My Kraft Share Price Target: Analyst Wednesday, 4 Nov 2009 | 3:25 PM ET

    Kraft’s third quarter profits beat Wall Street expectations, but the company posted weaker-than-expected revenue and cut its full-year sales forecast on Tuesday. Timothy Ramey, vice president and senior research analyst at D.A. Davidson & Co. shared his analysis on the firm’s earnings.

  • Stocks Rally After Fed Statement Wednesday, 4 Nov 2009 | 2:50 PM ET
    Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks rallied Wednesday after the Fed's statement. The market had been higher before the statement as investors cheered some encouraging readings on the economy, then swung a little right after the statement before barreling higher.

  • Markets rose on Wednesday despite a weaker-than-expected reading on the services sector. Is the economy in the middle of a recovery and if so, how can investors play it? Bill Spiropoulos, CEO of CoreStates Capital Advisors and John Merrill, founder and CIO of Tanglewood Wealth Management shared their insights.

  • October Retail Sales—Early Buzz is Strong Wednesday, 4 Nov 2009 | 12:53 PM ET

    Retailers report tomorrow and an upside surprise possible. We will get the bulk of October retail same store sales tomorrow, and likely some updated fourth quarter guidance from a handful of retailers.

  • What Markets Should Expect From the Fed: Top Economist Wednesday, 4 Nov 2009 | 12:45 PM ET

    As the Fed concludes its two-day meeting, most on Wall Street expect interest rates to remain low for the immediate future. But will that cause asset bubbles in stocks, real estate and currency markets? Beth Ann Bovino, senior economist at Standard & Poor’s, shared her outlook.

  • Stocks Jump Despite Services-Report Miss Wednesday, 4 Nov 2009 | 12:03 PM ET
    Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks jumped Wednesday as investors shrugged off a weaker-than-expected reading on the services sector and cheered an improvement on the jobs front.