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  • Futures Turn Higher on Earnings Strength Tuesday, 21 Jul 2009 | 8:45 AM ET

    Futures indicated a slightly lower open for Wall Street Tuesday ahead of a slew of earnings and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's Capitol Hill testimony.

  • China Politely Moves Away from Dollar: Strategist Tuesday, 21 Jul 2009 | 5:22 AM ET

    China's sovereign wealth fund has taken about 1 percent in drinks group Diageo, in a move which an analyst said is a sign the country is diversifying away from the US dollar.

  • London Movers: Morrison, RBS Tuesday, 21 Jul 2009 | 4:52 AM ET

    Shares of William Morrison Supermarkets surged more than 8 percent to the top of the FTSE-100 Tuesday, after it said it expects to beat earlier expectations for its full-year results.

  • Market Tips: Rally Has Potential for a 25% Upswing Tuesday, 21 Jul 2009 | 4:05 AM ET

    Global stocks enjoyed another day in the green Tuesday after strong company earnings reassured investors that a U.S. economic recovery was slowly taking shape. Experts tell CNBC this mid-summer rally may up potential to rise 25 percent.

  • Tuesday Look Ahead: Earnings May Trump Bernanke Monday, 20 Jul 2009 | 8:39 PM ET
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    Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke delivers important testimony before a House committee, but it's the wave of earnings reports that could decide the day Tuesday.

  • S&P Hits 8-Month High Amid Earnings Optimism Monday, 20 Jul 2009 | 4:24 PM ET

    Stocks rallied to the finish line Monday after a wobbly morning as a CIT deal to avert bankruptcy and strong earnings gave investors cause for optimism.

  • Tech Stocks vs ETFs: Earnings Season Strategies Monday, 20 Jul 2009 | 4:07 PM ET

    One of the few shining stars in the recession has been tech ETFs. The Nasdaq 100 index is up 26 percent year-to-date, and was the first major index to turn positive this year. But we’re now in the thick of the real test for technology: earnings season...

  • Earnings, Earnings, Earnings Monday, 20 Jul 2009 | 3:18 PM ET
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    The S&P is sitting right at its highest levels since November.  The central thesis is earnings:  P/E multiples will expand in the next several quarters due to the combination of cost cutting and gradually rising revenues.

  • Art Cashin: My Take on Goldman's S&P Call Monday, 20 Jul 2009 | 3:04 PM ET

    Goldman Sachs issued a bullish note on the S&P 500, raising its target for the index to 1060 from 940 by year's end. Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS Financial Services, offered CNBC his take on the Goldman note and the stock markets.

  • Global Markets

    Despite a stunning surge of nearly 50 percent that otherwise might indicate a looming pullback, investors remain mostly bullish on emerging markets.

  • Rally For Real? Goldman Joins The Bulls Monday, 20 Jul 2009 | 1:09 PM ET

    Goldman Sachs strategist David Kostin, known for his bearishness, joined the bull camp today and says stocks are set up for a sustained second half rally. In a note that's getting a lot of attention today, Kostin and other Goldman strategists upped their S&P 500 target from a relative street low of 940 to 1060, a 13 percent move from current levels. History's on their side.

  • Secular Bear Market For Another 10 Years: Strategist Monday, 20 Jul 2009 | 1:08 PM ET

    This is nothing but a relief rally in a secular bear market and we’ll be in a secular bear market for another 10 to 15 years, said David Hefty, principal of Cornerstone Wealth Management.

  • Bulls And Bears Battle it Out Over Earnings Monday, 20 Jul 2009 | 11:05 AM ET

    Bulls are quite happy that, in the early stages of earnings season, more companies are beating expectations (a little over 70 percent) than usual (about 60 percent usually beat).

  • Stock Rally Begins to Fizzle; CIT Jumps Monday, 20 Jul 2009 | 10:53 AM ET

    A strong start for stocks began to peter out Monday, though CIT continued to rally.

  • Stocks Open Higher, Buoyed by CIT, Earnings Monday, 20 Jul 2009 | 10:31 AM ET

    Stocks opened higher Monday as investors were cheered by news of a deal that will avoid bankruptcy for commercial lender CIT Group and a better-than-expected start the earnings season.

  • Bulls Are Hopeful Monday, 20 Jul 2009 | 9:26 AM ET

    Futures are higher this morning on a combination of optimism over a CIT deal, better earnings, and a bullish call from Goldman Sachs.

  • Options Betting on FirstEnergy Pop Monday, 20 Jul 2009 | 8:43 AM ET

    FirstEnergy drew bullish options activity Friday after electrical workers ended a two-month strike against a Pennsylvania utility that is one of its subsidiaries.

  • Be Ready to Buy the October Dip: Charts Monday, 20 Jul 2009 | 8:10 AM ET

    The current mid-summer rally will last until the end of August, but trading volumes will be light with many investors on holiday, Robin Griffiths, technical strategist at Cazenove Capital told CNBC Monday.

  • Police Uncover Bernie Madoff-Style Scheme in UK Monday, 20 Jul 2009 | 7:56 AM ET
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    Fraud continues to be unearthed in the financial sector with police recently detecting one of the UK's biggest Ponzi schemes, according to several media reports.

  • Futures Higher on CIT, Earnings Optimism Monday, 20 Jul 2009 | 7:50 AM ET

    Futures indicated a positive open for Wall Street Monday as investors were cheered by news of a deal that will avoid bankruptcy for commercial lender CIT Group.