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  • Portfolio Managers' Stock Picks: Large and Small Caps Wednesday, 18 Nov 2009 | 4:01 PM ET

    Since the March bottom, small caps have outperformed large caps, but in the last month, larger firms have come on stronger. So where should you put your money? Portfolio managers Mary Jane Matts of Fifth Third Large Cap Value Fund and Bob Sullivan of Satuit Capital Microcap Fund shared their insights.

  • Options See Deep Drop for This Asia Fund Wednesday, 18 Nov 2009 | 3:49 PM ET

    The EWT Taiwan exchange-traded fund is pulling back from a 15-month high reached Monday, and now one trader is positioning for a deeper decline.

  • Where Are Stocks, Economy Headed? Even Pros Disagree Wednesday, 18 Nov 2009 | 3:05 PM ET
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    "The divide between the bulls and bears is intense," says one pro. " I haven't quite seen anything like it."

  • The Chinese Yuan/Stock Play Now: Market Pro Wednesday, 18 Nov 2009 | 3:02 PM ET

    Chinese stocks and exporters have benefited from relatively under-valued Chinese yuan. Bruce Lavine, president and COO of WisdomTree explained how the yuan and the U.S. dollar relationship affecting how people buy Chinese stocks.

  • Light Volume Has Traders Complaining Wednesday, 18 Nov 2009 | 2:52 PM ET

    Trading desks idle as light volume continues. It started on November 1st — sell-side desks started seeing a drop in trading volume, and it has continued through the month. What gives?

  • Stocks Slide as Tech Takes a Hit Wednesday, 18 Nov 2009 | 2:11 PM ET
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    Stocks opened slightly lower Wednesday as investors grew jittery over a government report showing that housing starts fell sharply in October.

  • Citi Strategist Bumps Target Wednesday, 18 Nov 2009 | 1:19 PM ET
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    In a note titled, "Succumbing to the Surge," Citigroup chief U.S. equities strategist Tobias Levkovich said he's raising his S&P 500 target to a range of 1100 to 1150, from 1000 to 1100 for year end 2009 and 2010.

  • S&P Will Reach 1,300 Next Year: Strategist Wednesday, 18 Nov 2009 | 11:15 AM ET

    Markets opened lower on Wednesday after a report showed that housing starts fell sharply in October. Where do stocks go from here? Chris Hyzy, investment strategist at U.S. Trust, and Maury Fertig, CIO of Relative Value Partners, shared their outlooks.

  • Art Cashin: Housing Data Better Than it Looks? Wednesday, 18 Nov 2009 | 10:50 AM ET

    Construction of new homes in the United States fell sharply last month to the lowest level since April, showing potential weakness in the economy's recovery. Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS Financial Services, shared his insights on the housing data and what investors should watch for in the markets.

  • Stocks Open Lower Amid Economic Jitters Wednesday, 18 Nov 2009 | 9:36 AM ET
    Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks opened slightly lower Wednesday as investors grew jittery over a government report showing that housing starts fell sharply in October.

  • Gold Shatters Another Record Wednesday, 18 Nov 2009 | 9:01 AM ET

    S&P 500 futures drop a few points as October Housing Starts and Permits were a bit below expectations, while the Consumer Price Index was a bit hotter than expected.

  • Futures Turn Negative on Economic Jitters Wednesday, 18 Nov 2009 | 8:52 AM ET
    Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks were poised for a slightly lower open as investors grew jittery over a government report showing that housing starts took a dramatic decline in October.

  • Market Tips: Everyone's Talking About Year-End Rally Wednesday, 18 Nov 2009 | 6:17 AM ET
    Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Global stocks and commodities rebounded on Wednesday, with gold rising to a fresh high near $1,150 an ounce. Experts told CNBC stocks are likely to rally through until the end of the year.

  • Gold Could Hit $1,400 This Year: CEO Wednesday, 18 Nov 2009 | 6:11 AM ET

    The gold rally is far from over and the price of the precious metal could hit $1,400 per troy ounce by the end of the year and keep rising from there, James Turk, chairman and founder of GoldMoney, told CNBC.

  • 'Fatalities' in Economic 'Boxing Match': Strategist Wednesday, 18 Nov 2009 | 5:36 AM ET

    The economy is like a boxing match where the referee doesn't know the rules, Steen Jakobsen, group chief investment officer for Limus Capital Partners, said.

  • 'Delicious Situation' for S&P 500 and Silver: Charts Wednesday, 18 Nov 2009 | 4:27 AM ET

    It’s a ‘delicious situation’ in the markets as the values of silver and stocks are both climbing after closing out of their shoulder-head-shoulder trend, Chris Zwermann, global strategist at Zwermann Financial, told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Soros Hedge Fund Takes Stake in Ford Motor Wednesday, 18 Nov 2009 | 4:21 AM ET

    Soros Fund Management, the hedge fund run by billionaire investor George Soros, increased its holdings in U.S. stocks to $6.2 billion from $4.2 billion and bought a stake in Ford Motor.

  • Mongolia -- The New Hot Spot for Investments Wednesday, 18 Nov 2009 | 3:17 AM ET

    Mongolia is the new hot spot for investment as it has the resources that China needs, said Mandar Jayawant, managing director at Frontier Investment Partners.

  • Rally's Low Volume Prompts Question: Whither Buyers? Tuesday, 17 Nov 2009 | 10:03 PM ET
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    The low volume nature of the nearly 8-month old market rally has been an ongoing concern, but now the absence of institutional players could be an issue.

  • Investing on Obama's Advice Tuesday, 17 Nov 2009 | 8:25 PM ET

    In U.S. President Barack Obama's speech to Asia-Pacific leaders at the APEC Summit in Singapore over the weekend, he highlighted the importance of a strong China economy in the context of global growth.