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  • Chinese shipping containers

    Asia’s clean bill of health presents two major opportunities. The first is to re-ignite the drive towards closer economic cooperation that has been stalled since the late 1990s Asian Financial Crisis.

  • Joy Global Shares: Buy, Sell or Hold This Mining Firm? Wednesday, 15 Dec 2010 | 11:27 AM ET

    Joy Global posted better-than-expected quarterly results Wednesday and the mining equipment maker also boosted its forecast for 2011, above analysts’ expectations. What does the firm’s earnings mean for the economy going forward? Paul Bodnar, senior equity analyst at Longbow Research shared his insights.

  • Yoshikami: An Irrational 13% Market Rise in 2011 Wednesday, 15 Dec 2010 | 11:08 AM ET
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    It's clear to me that sufficient tailwinds exist to push equity markets forward to higher levels in 2011. As an investor we think it's important to take advantage of opportunities regardless of the reasonableness of market rises.

  • Bank Results to Rise 10% - 20% in 2011? Wednesday, 15 Dec 2010 | 11:03 AM ET

    This morning, the Empire Manufacturing Survey was far stronger than expected. Europe is weak ahead of the EU meeting tomorrow. And banking results "will be up 10-20% next year," according to Goldman Sachs.

  • Stocks to Watch: Tiffany, Sherwin Williams and More ... Wednesday, 15 Dec 2010 | 10:58 AM ET
    Six in 60

    Here's why you should keep a close eye on these six stocks.

  • Futures Remain Lower After Inflation News Wednesday, 15 Dec 2010 | 9:23 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures remained lower and largely unchanged despite a slightly better-than-expected report on consumer price inflation and better-than-expected news from a regional manufacturing survey.

  • What's On: Mortgage Rates, Popping Stocks and Obama Wednesday, 15 Dec 2010 | 7:49 AM ET

    See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Wednesday's Squawk on the Street.

  • Are Investors Ready for Fed to Back Off? Wednesday, 15 Dec 2010 | 7:45 AM ET
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    So if the economy is humming along as well as everybody says and the stock market is poised for double-digit gains in 2011, that must mean that the Fed can start planning its multi-trillion-dollar exit strategy. Right?

  • Wells Fargo Backs Tighter Mortgage Rules Wednesday, 15 Dec 2010 | 4:59 AM ET
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    Wells Fargo has broken with other big banks by urging US regulators to require mortgage lenders to retain more of the loans they originate, rather than selling them to investors, a practice that helped to fuel the housing bubble, reports the Financial Times.

  • Wall Street

    The stars are aligned for a major asset allocation shift that has investors dumping bonds and giving stocks a second look, as interest rates move higher.

  • US Growth Dependant on Solid Education Plan: Milken Tuesday, 14 Dec 2010 | 5:11 PM ET

    Legendary investor Michael Milken told CNBC Tuesday to expect inflation next year.

  • Stocks End Up; Dow Hits Highest Level in 2 Years Tuesday, 14 Dec 2010 | 5:00 PM ET

    Stocks closed off session highs, yet the Dow still hit its highest level since before Lehman Brothers collapsed as Treasury yields soared in the wake of the Federal Reserve's reaffirmation of its decision to buy bonds to stimulate the economy. AT&T and Kraft rose, while JPMorgan fell.

  • A True Best Buy Tuesday, 14 Dec 2010 | 4:53 PM ET
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    There are 52-inch plasmas, iPhones, and there's protection on your money. And if you we're watching Options Action last Friday, you learned how to buy the last item for nearly nothing.

  • AIG: How High, How Soon? Tuesday, 14 Dec 2010 | 4:46 PM ET
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    American International Group has been on an amazing run up over the last few trading sessions, up more than 6.7% today and almost 18% since last Thursday. But options traders think shares of the insurance giant will be headed higher very, VERY soon.

  • BofA Economist Sees Chance of More Fed Easing Tuesday, 14 Dec 2010 | 4:45 PM ET

    Bank of America Merrill Lynch economist Ethan Harris said there's a "decent chance" the Fed will extend its quantitative easing program, after it finishes the latest round of Treasury purchases.

  • Volatile Muni Market Taxes Confidence But Not Returns Tuesday, 14 Dec 2010 | 4:31 PM ET
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    The recent selloff in the historically stable municipal bond market may have given tax-conscious investors pause, but investment pros say the intrinsic value of munis remains, especially for tax-conscious investors.

  • Mutual Funds For The Tax-Conscious Investor Tuesday, 14 Dec 2010 | 4:31 PM ET
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    Tax-managed mutual funds are designed to limit liabilities by taking tax consequences into account when buying and selling stocks, but many haven't lived up to their billings. Here's some alternatives.

  • Capital Gains? Maybe Some Other Time Tuesday, 14 Dec 2010 | 4:29 PM ET
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    With tax rates likely to remain the same, most investors will want to hold onto their stock-market winners and sell their losers, assuming it  makes good investment sense.

  • Stocks Turn Mixed as Banks, Energy Falls Tuesday, 14 Dec 2010 | 3:59 PM ET

    Stocks trimmed some gains but remained mostly higher Tuesday after the Federal Reserve reaffirmed its decision to buy bonds to stimulate the economy and left short-term interest rates unchanged. Kraft and Microsoft rose, while JPMorgan fell.

  • Kaminsky's Call: Why Stocks Will Trade Higher in 2011 Tuesday, 14 Dec 2010 | 3:42 PM ET
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    What do you think is worse for a portfolio manager? Sitting on your hands in 2008, watching your portfolio hemorrhage half its value? Or putting yourself 100 percent in cash this year—only to watch everyone else make money?