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  • RIMM Redemption Friday, 18 Dec 2009 | 12:06 PM ET

    Big swings can often lead to strikeouts. But it can also mean home runs, and that's exactly what "Options Action" contributor and Phoenix Partner's Chief Derivatives Strategist Dan Nathan hit last week by purchasing the RIMM December 60/65 strangle ahead of earnings.

  • Marvell Tech: What Options are Saying Friday, 18 Dec 2009 | 7:58 AM ET

    Bulls have been running the show at Marvell Technology for more than a year, and now the bears want a turn.

  • Futures Climb; 'Witching' Volatility Expected Friday, 18 Dec 2009 | 6:04 AM ET
    Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks are set to bounce back from the previous session's decline at the start of trading Friday. Buying in Europe helped stocks index futures climb ahead of the opening bell.

  • Charts: S&P Could Slump 90 Points in 1 Month Friday, 18 Dec 2009 | 5:45 AM ET

    The S&P 500 "looks exceedingly bearish" and could be set to sink 90 points over the next month, Bill McLaren, independent trader, told CNBC Friday.

  • Market Tips: Play Defense, Buy Iconic Brands Friday, 18 Dec 2009 | 5:29 AM ET
    Predictions '10 - See Complete Coverage

    Global stocks were mixed on Friday, with Asian shares down as investors fretted about the outlook for corporate earnings, while European shares edged up with energy and pharmaceutical stocks leading the way.

  • Look Ahead: Wall Street Faces the Witching Hour Thursday, 17 Dec 2009 | 8:36 PM ET
    The New York Stock Exchange, downtown Manhattan.

    The path of the dollar and fallout from the quadruple expiration of futures and options could be big drivers for stocks on Friday.

  • Shipping company and economic barometer FedEx reported quarterly earnings in line with earlier guidance on Thursday, but its projections for profit in the current quarter were well below expectations. Arthur Hatfield, transportation analyst at Morgan Keegan, shared his reactions to the firm’s earnings.

  • Dow Sheds Over 1% as Financials Skid Thursday, 17 Dec 2009 | 5:46 PM ET

    Stocks declined Thursday as the dollar gained. Financials took a hit after an analyst slashed her outlook and Citigroup's offering disappointed. A weak outlook from shipping giant FedEx also weighed on the market.

  • RIM Soars, Stuns the Street Thursday, 17 Dec 2009 | 5:36 PM ET

    So much concern, so much talk about dealing with disappointment, and a perceived slowdown in Blackberry momentum amid so much media clamor about anything and everything Droid from Google and what does Research in Motion do? Blows everyone away, that's what.

  • Carnival Earnings: What Options Predict Thursday, 17 Dec 2009 | 4:22 PM ET

    Carnival is cruising into its earnings release Friday morning, and the bulls are getting on board.

  • Tech Rally in 2010 Will 'Replay' 2003: Stock Picker Thursday, 17 Dec 2009 | 4:17 PM ET

    Corporate IT spending is going to be one of the prime drivers of the tech rally in 2010, said Paul Wick, portfolio manager at Seligman Communications & Information Fund. He shared his insight and stock picks.

  • B of A Falls Hard Thursday, 17 Dec 2009 | 3:37 PM ET
    Bank of America flag

    Just before 3pm today, volume in Bank of America picked up as shares fell below $15 – the price of its secondary offering earlier in the month.

  • Stocks Fall as Financials Take a Hit Thursday, 17 Dec 2009 | 1:42 PM ET

    Stocks declined Thursday as the dollar gained. Financials took a hit after an analyst slashed her outlook and Citigroup's offering disappointed. A weak outlook from shipping giant FedEx also weighed on the market.

  • Many investors see junk bonds as the way to go, but are the high yields worth the risk now? Thomas Karsten, president and CIO of Karsten Financial, told CNBC where investors should put their money.

  • Stocks Slide as Dollar Gains; Citi Drops Thursday, 17 Dec 2009 | 12:05 PM ET

    Stocks declined Thursday as the dollar gained and weekly jobless claims rose more than expected last week.

  • Investing Outlook for 2010: 5 Reasons ETFs May Surge Thursday, 17 Dec 2009 | 11:54 AM ET

    2009 was a banner year for the ETF industry. Assets under management blew up to record levels, hitting $751 billion at the end of November, a 54 percent jump from a year earlier. Tom Lydon, editor of ETF Trends, offers his outlook for 2010.

  • Markets to Continue 'Square-Root' Recovery: Strategist Thursday, 17 Dec 2009 | 10:42 AM ET

    Markets opened lower on Thursday as the dollar gained and weekly jobless claims rose more than expected last week. David Waddell of Waddell & Associates and Bernard Beal of M.R. Beal & Co. shared their outlooks for 2010.

  • The Next Investment Frontier: Risks & Rewards Thursday, 17 Dec 2009 | 10:27 AM ET

    Many investors are familiar with the emerging markets story, especially with the MSCI Emerging Index's 70% or so gain so far this year.

  • Schork Oil Outlook: Is This The Peak? Thursday, 17 Dec 2009 | 9:30 AM ET

    Crude oil supplies in the Midwest (PADD II) and the GoM continued moving in opposite directions, writes Stephen Schork.

  • After The Citi Offering, The Finger-Pointing Begins Thursday, 17 Dec 2009 | 9:23 AM ET
    Citigroup Headquarters

    Short dollar trade continues to unwind and lots of finger-pointing over Citi's disappointing pricing of its secondary.