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    The latest version pays for the health care expansion largely on the backs of investors who face a smorgasbord of new taxes on interest, dividends, capital gains and other investment income.

  • Stocks Retreat as Dollar Climbs; Palm Skids Friday, 19 Mar 2010 | 2:16 PM ET

    Stocks declined Friday as the dollar advanced, sending oil and stocks lower. Plus, uncertainty over the health and financial-reform bills unsettled the market. Boeing rose. Palm tumbled.

  • Stocks fell Friday as the US dollar strengthened, after having opened higher on "quadruple witching": the expiration of four key futures and options contracts. Jack Bouroudjian, chief executive of IndexFuturesGroup.com and CNBC market analyst, discussed his outlook.

  • CEO Blog: Our Greatest New Threat Friday, 19 Mar 2010 | 1:05 PM ET

    The threat is no longer low-cost manufacturing; it’s high-tech and ideas. And the proof? As of this year, China has overtaken Germany as the world’s biggest exporter. And it’s not limited to less expensive products.

  • Health Care Bill Would Lift These Stocks: Analysts Friday, 19 Mar 2010 | 12:58 PM ET

    House Democrats are pushing to pass the health care bill as Pres. Obama seeks to rally recalcitrant congresspeople. Which stocks and sectors actually stand to benefit from the bill? Les Funtleyder, health care strategist at Miller Tabak, Jason Gurda, managed care analyst at Leerink Swann and Ralph Giacobbe, analyst at Credit Suisse First Boston offered their insights and investment recommendations.

  • Pisani: Warning Signs This Morning Friday, 19 Mar 2010 | 11:55 AM ET

    There are a few warnings signs materializing this morning ... We've had two days of weakness in energy stocks. Traders note that energy stocks have outperformed the commodities dramatically over the last few months. The dollar strength is also pressuring commodities. Still, the market has advanced this week on numerous positives...

  • Pisani: Real March Madness? Volume Friday, 19 Mar 2010 | 11:46 AM ET

    Volume yesterday was again below expectations, despite this being quadruple witching (the quarterly expiration of stock and index futures, and stock and index options). One trader who specializes in volatility and options blamed it on March Madness. Silly, I know, but it makes sense.

  • Buy Big Banks AND Regionals Now: Portfolio Manager Friday, 19 Mar 2010 | 11:09 AM ET

    With 30 bank failures already in the books for 2010 and more regulation on the way, is now the time for investors to be buying the financial stocks? David Ellison, portfolio manager at FBR, shared his sector insights.

  • Stocks Retreat as Dollar Gains; Palm Skids Friday, 19 Mar 2010 | 10:24 AM ET

    Stocks turned lower Friday as the dollar strengthened and oil fell below $82 a barrel.

  • Market Analyst: We're Going Back to S&P 1250 Friday, 19 Mar 2010 | 10:04 AM ET

    Stock markets are on the longest winning streak since August 2009—will they keep climbing today or will we see some profit taking by market close? Alan Knuckman, senior market analyst at Agora Financial and Phil Dow, managing director at RBC Wealth Management shared their views.

  • Futures Take Pause, Palm Takes Hit Friday, 19 Mar 2010 | 7:51 AM ET

    U.S. futures drifted ahead of the open Friday, taking a breather from their recent strong gains, as investors braced for potential volatility because of quadruple witching - market index futures, market index options, stock options and stock futures expiring at the same time.

  • Market Tips: Get into Stocks Now Friday, 19 Mar 2010 | 7:22 AM ET

    Global stocks were higher on Friday, with Japan's Nikkei hitting a two-month peak and European shares rising to 17-month highs. Experts told CNBC that although markets aren't cheap, it is time to get into stocks, specifically Asian ones.

  • Shipbuilding Stocks to Set Sail, Buy Indian Banks Friday, 19 Mar 2010 | 5:10 AM ET

    As governments around the world start to wind down their stimulus packages, investors should position their portfolios for an expected 10 percent market correction that is set to follow, said Philip Niem, head of Asian discretionary portfolio management at Barclays.

  • Pisani: S&P's Quarterly Rebalancing Friday Thursday, 18 Mar 2010 | 7:05 PM ET

    Tomorrow (Friday), the S&P 500 will be conducting its quarterly rebalancing. The S&P is weighted by market capitalization, so changes in the share count of companies trigger changes in the relative weightings of the individual stocks in the S&P. Here's a breakdown...

  • Dow Rallies for 8th Day, Led by Boeing Thursday, 18 Mar 2010 | 6:29 PM ET

    The Dow rose for an eighth straight day, ending near session highs after a late rally. Industrials led the way, with Boeing and 3M at the top of the Dow.

  • Big Banks vs. Regionals—Where to Invest: Pros Thursday, 18 Mar 2010 | 3:24 PM ET

    Big banks versus regionals—which is the better place for investors put their money? Matt McCormick, banking analyst and portfolio manager at Bahl & Gaynor Investment Counsel, and Dan Fitzpatrick, president of Stock Market Mentor, discussed their sector outlooks.

  • GE Stock Has 20% Upside: Value Strategist Thursday, 18 Mar 2010 | 2:54 PM ET

    Large-cap stocks have been mostly undervalued relative to small caps and so there are still chances for investors to get in, said Mary Jane Matts, director of large cap value strategies at Fifth Third Asset Management. She discussed her best plays.

  • Dow Pares Gains; FedEx Rebounds Thursday, 18 Mar 2010 | 1:02 PM ET

    The Dow pared its gains Thursday as the dollar advanced amid renewed concerns about Greece.

  • Foreign Stocks Should Be Over Half of Portfolio: Advisor Thursday, 18 Mar 2010 | 12:21 PM ET
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    While emerging market investing is a universally popular theme this year, one advisor is going full-bore and advising clients to put more than half their stock portfolios abroad.

  • 4 Plays on Falling Natural Gas Prices Thursday, 18 Mar 2010 | 12:15 PM ET

    Natural gas prices have fallen almost 20 percent so far this year. But despite lower prices, some of the natural gas utility stocks are up. So what’s the reason for the disconnect—and what’s the best play for investors? Philip Gotthelf, president and commodities analyst at Equidex, and James Lykins, natural gas utilities analyst at Hillard Lyons, shared their insights.