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  • Stocks Pull Back as Consumer Mood Sours Friday, 30 Oct 2009 | 10:51 AM ET
    Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks opened lower Friday after reports showed consumer sentiment and spending have declined.

  • Stocks Unlikely to be Spooked on Halloween Eve Friday, 30 Oct 2009 | 9:35 AM ET

    Stocks could head into Friday on a positive note, rising on 'October-end' momentum. Existing homes figures for September will be in the spotlight.

  • Futures Trim Losses After Economic News Friday, 30 Oct 2009 | 8:46 AM ET
    Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Futures indicated a lower open for Wall Street on Friday, the last trading day of October, after the Dow experienced its best day in 3 months Thursday after GDP data showed the world's biggest economy exited recession in the third quarter.

  • Intel Sees Heavy Upside Options Action Friday, 30 Oct 2009 | 8:04 AM ET

    The focus may be on the dollar and commodities these days, but the tech sector has been the leader in the last two earnings cycles—and Intel has been the engine that helped push each quarter.

  • Market Tips: Recovery Strength Is Underestimated Friday, 30 Oct 2009 | 7:17 AM ET
    Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Global stocks were mixed Friday after the Dow's 2 percent gain overnight on better-than-expected U.S. GDP figures that showed the world's biggest economy exited recession in the third quarter.

  • Two Years of Earnings Increases Ahead: Chief Investor Thursday, 29 Oct 2009 | 6:15 PM ET

    Positive economic data including a strong GDP outcome helped the fuel the market rally on Thursday. Will the economic data continue to fuel the markets higher? Robert Carey, CIO of First Trust Advisors shared his market views.

  • 11 Stocks to End Year 'Strongly': Chief Investor Thursday, 29 Oct 2009 | 4:52 PM ET

    Markets rose on Thursday after data showed the economy grew more than expected last quarter and jobless claims fell. How should investors be positioning their portfolios now? Dan Genter, president, CEO and CIO of RNC Genter Capital Management, and Dean Barber, founder and president of Barber Financial Group, shared their market insights.

  • Dow Jumps 2%, Its Best Day Since July Thursday, 29 Oct 2009 | 4:52 PM ET

    Stocks rallied Thursday, rebounding off of the prior session's rout, after reports showed the economy grew more than expected last quarter and jobless claims fell. The Dow jumped more than 2 percent—its best day since July.

  • A Floor Under The Market? Thursday, 29 Oct 2009 | 4:08 PM ET

    It’s not lost on traders that many are hopeful the markets will drop, so they can buy at a lower price.

  • ExxonMobil reported a plunge in quarterly profit on Thursday, falling short of analyst expectations, as crude oil prices fell from year-ago levels. Phil Weiss, senior energy analyst at Argus Research Company, shared his analysis of the company’s earnings.

  • Dow Up About 200—1st Time Since July Thursday, 29 Oct 2009 | 3:14 PM ET

    Stocks rallied Thursday, rebounding off of the prior session's rout, after reports showed the economy grew more than expected last quarter and jobless claims fell.

  • Seven Deadly Sin Stocks on the Move Thursday, 29 Oct 2009 | 3:10 PM ET
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    Whether the economy is in a boom or a bust, the so-called "sin stocks" are supposed to be business as usual either way.  In reality though, many of the stocks trading in the gambling, drinking and adult entertainment sectors have proven to be extremely volatile of late.

  • 10 Predictions From The Man With The Crystal Ball Thursday, 29 Oct 2009 | 2:12 PM ET

    Even Byron Wien doesn’t expect to be as right in the future as he has been this year. Wien is the Senior Managing Director at the Blackstone Group, and if you’re not familiar with his Top 10 list, every year at the beginning of January the famed market strategist releases his surprises for the coming year. Now, as we wrap up October, it is amazing to go back and look at his list for 2009 and how accurate he was.

  • Charting The Market Thursday, 29 Oct 2009 | 1:59 PM ET

    Time for our weekly tick by tick of charts with Jordan Kotick, Global Head of Technical Analysis at Barclays.

  • Why The Dollar Drops on Good Economic News Thursday, 29 Oct 2009 | 1:41 PM ET

    I have been asked repeatedly why the dollar is dropping on good U.S. economic news. In a U.S.-centric world, positive U.S. economic data would indeed be dollar-positive. But we don't live in a U.S.-centric world any more, we live in a global world.

  • US Economy is 'Sugar Shocked': Chief Investor's Warning Thursday, 29 Oct 2009 | 1:22 PM ET

    Some strong earnings news and positive economic reports helped boost markets on Thursday. Should investors be preparing for a rally to finish the week? Jack Ablin, CIO of Harris Private Bank, shared his market outlook.

  • $igns of Life In Venture Capital Thursday, 29 Oct 2009 | 12:30 PM ET
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    Venture capital is back with a vengeance! For investors, this is good news with evidence growing of better times to come in both the economy and market. During the third quarter, venture capital investments surged 17% from the previous quarter.

  • Art Cashin: Markets Will Rally if Dollar 'Behaves' Thursday, 29 Oct 2009 | 11:31 AM ET

    Markets opened higher on Thursday after a report showed jobless claims dipped in the last week and the economy grew more than expected last quarter. Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS Financial Services, shared his insights.

  • Stocks Rise After GDP Beat; Exxon Slips Thursday, 29 Oct 2009 | 11:19 AM ET

    Stocks rallied Thursday, rebounding off of the prior session's rout, after reports showed the economy grew more than expected last quarter and jobless claims fell.

  • GDP Delivers Thursday, 29 Oct 2009 | 9:30 AM ET
    Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    S&P 500 futures popped about 7 points as the initial Q3 GDP showed growth of 3.5 percent, above consensus of 3.2 percent. Also helping: continuing jobless claims fell to their lowest levels in seven months.