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  • Where to Invest Now: Canada and Emerging Markets Tuesday, 12 May 2009 | 9:22 PM ET

    We ask two top financial planners to give us one idea each for the average investor.

  • Retail Sales, Geithner and Which Way the Dollar Tuesday, 12 May 2009 | 7:47 PM ET
    Hundred Dollar

    Good news from Intel will compete with fresh economic data and a speech by the Treasury secretary for investors' attention ahead of the opening Wednesday. Retail sales and import prices for April, plus business inventories data for March are also due.

  • Stocks closed positive as consumer and health care stocks rose, though weakness in technology and banks prevented larger gains. Banks again were in focus as major institutions reacted to stress test results released last week. Read and listen to what the experts had to say...

  • After the close, Cliff Natural Resources announced a 12 million share secondary...we are expecting BB&T to price a roughly $1.5 billion secondary tonight or tomorrow; sources tell me additional pricings from Duff & Phelps, SCBT Financial are also coming, and...

  • Buy Stocks While Valuations are Attractive: Strategist Tuesday, 12 May 2009 | 4:19 PM ET

    The recession is likely to continue throughout the year, but valuations for stocks are looking attractive right now, said Jack Liebau, president and portfolio manager at Liebau Asset Management.

  • David Lutz, managing director at Stifel Nicolaus and Jim Iuorio, director at TJM Institutional Services weighed in on the best places to invest now.

  • Options Traders Target Best Buy Stock Tuesday, 12 May 2009 | 3:37 PM ET

    Best Buy is trading lower Tuesday after drawing huge put activity right out of the gate this morning, a month before the retail chain reports quarterly earnings.

  • Hirschhorn: Essential Rules for Trading Tuesday, 12 May 2009 | 2:26 PM ET

    There are 7 essential trading rules that can help investors be successful in any market.

  • Stock Picker: My Intel, AMD Plays Tuesday, 12 May 2009 | 1:55 PM ET

    Intel is hosting a 2-day analyst/investor conference. What can investors expect from the chip maker? Doug Freedman, Broadpoint AmTech senior semiconductor analyst, offered CNBC his outlook for Intel and the industry in general.

  • French Turn to 'Cash Cows' as Alternative Investments Tuesday, 12 May 2009 | 1:53 PM ET

    Wary of the stock market, some French investors are betting on dairy cows to boost their fortunes.

  • How to Start a Personal Finance Strategy Tuesday, 12 May 2009 | 1:30 PM ET

    Make it a priority to set your financial strategies now so you can successfully weather this economic storm and come out on top when it stabilizes.

  • Pros Say: Credit Markets are Thawing — Finally Tuesday, 12 May 2009 | 12:59 PM ET

    Stocks were flat to slightly lower on Tuesday as tech slipped, banks fell and the economy showed that a recovery could be slow in coming. Banks again were in focus as major institutions reacted to stress test results released last week. Read and listen to what the experts had to say...

  • Globalization is Helping US Stabilize: Yoshikami Tuesday, 12 May 2009 | 12:46 PM ET

    Although there are still tough spots in the economy, Michael Yoshikami, president and chief investment strategist of YCMNET Advisors, said he doesn’t believe the United States is in a long-term bear market.

  • Art Cashin: Markets Are 'Not Going Back to 2007' Tuesday, 12 May 2009 | 12:13 PM ET

    Pimco's CEO Mohamed El-Erian warned that slower global growth was the new normal. What about the shorter term? Art Cashin, UBS Financial Services director of floor operations, gave CNBC his insights for this week — and the long horizon.

  • Secondary Tidal Wave! Can The Markets Handle It? Tuesday, 12 May 2009 | 12:09 PM ET

    It's a good sign: corporations are taking advantage of the 35 percent gain in the S&P 500 from the March 9th bottom to sell an ocean of secondaries.

  • Microsoft Debt Deal Not A Sign Of Pending Purchase Tuesday, 12 May 2009 | 11:51 AM ET
    Microsoft

    I know everyone is getting all hot and bothered about Microsoft’s $3.75 billion debt deal, speculating it is a forerunner to a coming acquisition by the software giant. But based on what I’m hearing, investors bracing for a big deal in the near term can relax.

  • Market to Gain in Short Term: Strategist Tuesday, 12 May 2009 | 10:53 AM ET

    We’re in a bull rally and the market is going to gain in the short term, said Alan Valdes, vice president at Hillard Lyons.

  • Avoid These Retirement Pitfalls Tuesday, 12 May 2009 | 10:44 AM ET

    CFP Julie Casserly reveals the three things you should never do in retirement.

  • There’s Still Room to Buy Stocks: Barton Biggs Tuesday, 12 May 2009 | 10:00 AM ET

    This is not a bear market rally but a cyclical bull market, said Barton Biggs, managing partner at Traxis Partners. "We’re about half or 60 percent of the way through the upside.”

  • Rally Continues Or Start Of Correction? Tuesday, 12 May 2009 | 9:30 AM ET

    It's true, as Lowry noted this morning, that "it's probably still too early to declare the long-awaited short-term correction has arrived." But technicians will be watching internals very careful in the next couple days for a bigger pullback on an increase in volume.