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  • S&P Headed Straight for 1,250: Strategist Friday, 24 Jul 2009 | 7:02 AM ET

    We are in a cyclical recovery that has further upside potential, Shane Oliver, head of investment strategy at AMP Capital Investors, said Friday. He said the S&P 500 index is heading towards the 1,200 to 1,250 level.

  • No Fall Correction for Stocks this Year: Investor Friday, 24 Jul 2009 | 6:18 AM ET

    Stocks look set to power through the seasonal slump usually seen in the fall, as investors try to chase the earnings-led rally with sideline cash, Alan Miller, founding partner of Spencer-Churchhill Miller Private, told CNBC Friday.

  • Friday Look Ahead: Bull Could Take a Rest Thursday, 23 Jul 2009 | 10:35 PM ET

    Stocks could stumble Friday as investors reassess the market's rapid run, and declines in American Express and Microsoft weigh on the Dow.

  • Art Cashin: Here's What's Driving the Rally Thursday, 23 Jul 2009 | 5:35 PM ET

    The Dow crossed 9,000 for the first time since January and Nasdaq racked up gains for the 12th day straight. What's really driving the stock markets now? UBS' Art Cashin offered CNBC his insights Thursday afternoon.

  • Dow Soars Past 9,000; Nasdaq Logs 12th Win Thursday, 23 Jul 2009 | 4:52 PM ET

    The Dow topped 9,000 for the first time since January as investors shrugged off a rise in jobless claims and cheered earnings from Ford and 3M. A third straight rise in existing-home sales also buoyed the market.

  • Time to Play Real Estate — with REITs: Strategist Thursday, 23 Jul 2009 | 4:27 PM ET

    For the average investor, REITs are the way to play real estate — and there are plenty of good opportunities right now, said Steve Pomeranz of Pomeranz Financial Management.

  • Microsoft Outlook Will Be ‘Really Good’: Analyst Thursday, 23 Jul 2009 | 3:14 PM ET

    Big tech companies such as Amazon.com and Microsoft are reporting earnings results after the bell and Rob Enderle shares his insights.

  • Market Has Another 10-15% Upside: Strategist Thursday, 23 Jul 2009 | 3:02 PM ET

    What should investors expect from the markets in the second half of 2009? Jack Ablin, CIO of Harris Private Bank and Maury Fertig, CIO of Relative Value Partners gave their outlooks.

  • Dow Soars Past 9,000 as Investors Cheer Earnings Thursday, 23 Jul 2009 | 2:32 PM ET

    The Dow topped 9,000 for the first time since January as investors shrugged off a rise in jobless claims and cheered earnings from Ford and 3M. A third straight rise in existing-home sales also buoyed the market.

  • Why EBay Will Continue to Thrive: Analyst Thursday, 23 Jul 2009 | 1:45 PM ET

    It’s going to be difficult for anybody else to really have any success in this online marketplace model that eBay has developed, said Internet analyst Heath Terry at Friedman, Billings, Ramsey & Co.

  • Jobless Recovery Prospects Raise Worries Thursday, 23 Jul 2009 | 1:09 PM ET
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    The notion of a jobless recovery is gaining traction among those who think the economy is finally getting back on its feet—but not enough to move the stock market.

  • Buyers Fishing in Tech and Global Stocks Thursday, 23 Jul 2009 | 12:43 PM ET

    While the Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq have all enjoyed quite a run over the last two weeks, 2009 is shaping up to be a tale of two markets: Nasdaq and everything else.

  • Pros Say: S&P to Peak at 1,000-1,100 Thursday, 23 Jul 2009 | 12:18 PM ET

    The Dow jumped above 9,000 Thursday as investors shook off a rise in jobless claims and focused instead on encouraging earnings from Ford Motor and 3M. Additionally, existing-home sales rose for a third straight month, climbing 0.3 percent to a seasonally-adjusted rate of 4.89 million in June. Inventories fell 0.7 percent. Watch and listen to what the experts had to say...

  • Stocks Rise After Ford, 3M Earnings Thursday, 23 Jul 2009 | 10:37 AM ET

    Stocks rallied Thursday as investors shrugged off a rise in jobless claims and focused on encouraging earnings from Ford and 3M. A third straight rise in existing-home sales also buoyed the market.

  • Earnings-Palooza Thursday, 23 Jul 2009 | 10:30 AM ET

    Stocks are essentially flat this morning after a huge earnings morning in which 3 Dow components and 12 percent of the S&P reported.

  • You Can't Go Wrong With 'Best of Breed' Stocks: Analyst Thursday, 23 Jul 2009 | 10:28 AM ET

    Is this the right time to take risks or should you stick with the safer “best of breed” stocks? Kevin Caron, market strategist at Stifel Nicolaus, and Steve Grasso, market analyst at Stuart Frankel, shared their strategies — and their stock picks.

  • 5 Tech Stocks for the Second Half: Portfolio Manager Thursday, 23 Jul 2009 | 9:31 AM ET

    Technology is the only area where companies are beating revenue estimates and it is where investors should be positioned, said Mark Demos, portfolio manager at Fifth Third Asset Management.

  • Futures Hold Gains Despite Jobless Rise Thursday, 23 Jul 2009 | 8:46 AM ET

    Futures indicated a slightly higher open for Wall Street Thursday ahead of another vast amount of earnings reports.

  • Why Options are Hot on This Bleach Maker Thursday, 23 Jul 2009 | 7:59 AM ET

    Options action was 19 times above average in Clorox yesterday as traders speculated on a takeover of the bleach maker.

  • Charts: Dollar to Fall; Euro May Enter Bull Market Thursday, 23 Jul 2009 | 5:23 AM ET

    From a technical perspective, the dollar is likely to trade lower for some time, as the euro, along with stock markets, may have entered a bull market, Chris Zwermann, global strategist at Zwermann Financial said Thursday.