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  • Stock Trader

    So-called marketing trips by senior executives, sponsored by the big investment banks certainly not small research firms like Broadband Research are very common, and are often great trading opportunities, writes John Kinnucan.

  • Stocks Fluctuate as Bond Yields Soar; BofA Rises Wednesday, 8 Dec 2010 | 11:29 AM ET

    Stocks fluctuated Wednesday, but remained under pressure as the dollar gained and Treasury bond yields spiked. McDonald's slipped, BofA gained.

  • Stocks to Watch: Entergy, Chevron and More... Wednesday, 8 Dec 2010 | 11:23 AM ET
    Six in 60

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

  • Gold Poll: Would You Buy Metal, ETFs or Trinkets? Wednesday, 8 Dec 2010 | 10:47 AM ET
    Tiffany Somerset bangle retails at $1,350 on tiffany.com

    I was thinking about those gold ETFs, and then I thought about how some people might really like to buy gold this time of year.

  • Dividend Stocks Better Investment than Bonds: Pros Wednesday, 8 Dec 2010 | 10:20 AM ET

    Stocks advanced Wednesday, boosted by a handful of positive news on the corporate front, but a rise in bond yields and the dollar limited gains. Robert Millen, co-portfolio manager at Jensen Investment Management, and David Joy, chief market strategist at Columbia Management, shared their best plays.

  • Futures Mixed After Tax Rally Fades Wednesday, 8 Dec 2010 | 9:25 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures continued to struggle for directions as investors awaited more direction on a compromise reached between President Barack Obama and the Republicans on extending Bush-era tax cuts.

  • Christmas on Wall Street

    While year-end portfolio dressing  may make you think twice about investing in managed funds, there are ways to take advantage of the pros' bad calls.

  • Would You Invest in Iran? Wednesday, 8 Dec 2010 | 9:01 AM ET
    Tehran Stock Exchange.

    If you were allowed and could make money doing it, would you invest in Iran? Share your opinion.

  • China IPOs: The Demand Is There Wednesday, 8 Dec 2010 | 9:01 AM ET

    Two big Chinese IPOs priced last night above the price talk and will begin trading this morning at the NYSE.

  • Dow in 'Danger' for Next Few Days: Charts Wednesday, 8 Dec 2010 | 8:42 AM ET

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average has failed to break above a key resistance level, leaving it vulnerable to steep declines in the short term, Chris Zwermann, global strategist at Zwermann Financial, told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Kaminsky's Call: Hedge Funds Do Worse Than Market? Wednesday, 8 Dec 2010 | 8:39 AM ET

    What do hedge fund managers and closet indexers have in common? More than you think, according to a new study by Emory and Harvard University.

  • What's On: Dupont, 3M and Retail Stocks Wednesday, 8 Dec 2010 | 8:15 AM ET

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

  • Dollar a Major Problem for Stock Market Tuesday Tuesday, 7 Dec 2010 | 6:06 PM ET

    Energies and commodity stocks were hit midday. The problem was in the bond market: once the 3-year auction results were announced at 1pm ET (they were poor), Treasurys yields began backing up across the board.

  • Stocks End Mixed as Tax Cut Rally Fades Tuesday, 7 Dec 2010 | 4:54 PM ET

    Stocks closed mixed as the Dow turned negative in the final minutes of trading Tuesday after a report from Reuters that said Federal authorities are ramping up Wall Street insider trading probes. 3M and HP fell, while GE rose.

  • The S&P 500 dropped about 5 points, the dollar moved to its highs for the day and Treasurys dropped at about 3pm ET, likely on this Reuters headline... (UPDATED)

  • Stocks Weaken on Insider Trading Probe Fears Tuesday, 7 Dec 2010 | 3:54 PM ET

    Stocks pared their gains Tuesday after a report from Reuters that said Federal authorities are ramping up Wall Street insider trading probes.

  • Dividend Cheer Dominates Street Tuesday, 7 Dec 2010 | 3:03 PM ET

    Dividend talk all over, good sign of an improving economy: PNC just out saying they are seeking approval for a dividend increase. CEO Jim Rohr is at a Goldman Sachs Financial Services conference in New York. And they're not the only ones.

  • Markets' Next Worry May Be Rising Rates Tuesday, 7 Dec 2010 | 2:18 PM ET

    There's growing concern that rising interest rates could become a hurdle for stocks, just as the tentative tax deal clears away some uncertainty.

  • Citi a Value Play with This Price Target: Kotowski Tuesday, 7 Dec 2010 | 2:00 PM ET

    The US government sold off its remaining ownership of Citigroup, booking $12 billion in total profit and sending shares higher on Tuesday. Chris Kotowski, senior research analyst at Oppenheimer, tells CNBC why he's staying long on the stock.

  • New IAC CEO Reveals Strategy Tuesday, 7 Dec 2010 | 1:47 PM ET
    IAC Headquarters

    IAC/InterActiveCorp, a leading internet company reaching more that 247 million people in over 30 countries—with websites, such as: Match.com, Urbanspoon, Citysearch—has reduced its capitalization by almost 50 percent since its last round of spin-off's in 2008.