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  • Should You Buy Lennar? Homebuilder Analyst Insights Thursday, 7 Jan 2010 | 4:52 PM ET

    Lennar announced that orders for new homes increased for the first time in more than three years. It also posted a quarterly profit. What does this mean for the industry? James McCanless, senior homebuilding analyst at FTN Equity Capital Markets, shared his analysis.

  • Don't Buy VIX Until You See This Data: Trader Thursday, 7 Jan 2010 | 4:06 PM ET

    The Chicago Board Options Exchange's Volatility Index (VIX), widely considered the best gauge of fear in the market, is currently sitting at a 16-month low. Is this an all-clear signal for investors or a warning sign? Brian Stutland, president and trader of Stutland Equities, shared his insight.

  • 5-Star Fund Manager's Top 5 Holdings Now Thursday, 7 Jan 2010 | 3:21 PM ET

    The Fairholme Fund is up more than 35 percent over the past year. Bruce Berkowitz, president of Fairholme Capital Management, and Morningstar’s fund manager of the year, shared his best investment ideas for the year.

  • This Year's Tech Leader: S&P Sector Head Thursday, 7 Jan 2010 | 1:56 PM ET

    The technology sector was one of the biggest winners in 2009, outperforming the broader market. What can we expect from the sector this year? Scott Kessler, senior director of IT equity research at Standard & Poor’s, shared his market strategy.

  • Stocks Struggle as Dollar Gains; Sears Rallies Thursday, 7 Jan 2010 | 1:55 PM ET
    Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks skidded Thursday as the dollar rose, putting pressure on stocks that outweighed encouraging reports on employment and retail sales.  Bank of America, Sears and Bed, Bath &  Beyond were among the early leaders, while Alcoa stumbled.

  • New Year Ushers Wave of New Corporate Debt Thursday, 7 Jan 2010 | 11:59 AM ET
    Corporate Bond

    Bolstered by low rates and strong demand, companies and others have been rushing to issue a near record level of new debt since the start of the year and the trend should continue for now.

  • Measured Currency

    Investors are likely to continue using cheap dollars to buy higher-risk assets in the early part of 2010, but with a potentially steep price to pay down the road.

  • The war of the smartphones has been accelerating this week with the unveiling of Google’s Nexus One and Microsoft's new handheld gadget. But can anyone overtake iPhone and Blackberry, the current sector leaders? Charles Wolf, senior analyst at Needham & Company, shared his insight.

  • Retailers Rebound Thursday, 7 Jan 2010 | 9:53 AM ET

    Markets overseas fell in Thursday trading, with China’s Shanghai Composite falling nearly 2 percent for its biggest drop in nearly 2 weeks. This came as China’s central bank made a surprising short-term tightening move by raising rates on its 3-month bills for the first time in over 4 months.

  • Farrell: Getting Psyched for the Jobs Report Thursday, 7 Jan 2010 | 9:46 AM ET

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics doesn't release its official jobs report until Friday but there is lots of preamble.

  • Stocks Lower as Dollar Rises; Builders Gain Thursday, 7 Jan 2010 | 9:34 AM ET
    Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks opened lower on Wall Street as a rising dollar pressures commodity prices and outweighed another round of positive news in the job market.

  • Futures Lower Despite Good Jobs News Thursday, 7 Jan 2010 | 8:39 AM ET
    Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Another round of better-than-expected employment figures did little to assuage investors as stock futures pointed to a negative open for Wall Street.

  • Bull Run at Risk of 20% Corrections: Mobius Thursday, 7 Jan 2010 | 7:21 AM ET

    Stocks are still in the grip of a secular bull market, but investors shouldn't expect the same level of returns seen in 2009 and there is a risk of 20-percent corrections, Mark Mobius, executive chairman at Templeton Asset Management, told CNBC Thursday.

  • Look Ahead: US Retailers to Unwrap Holiday Results Wednesday, 6 Jan 2010 | 11:46 PM ET
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    Retailers on Thursday will report December sales results, taking the wraps off their holiday season and possibly showing the best comparisons in 20 months.

  • Markets are riskier than they were a year ago, said Richard Peterson, director of markets, credit and risk strategies at Standard & Poor’s and Sarah Ketterer, portfolio manager at Causeway Capital Management. So how should investors prepare their portfolios in the coming weeks?

  • Are Option Prices Still Expensive? Wednesday, 6 Jan 2010 | 4:53 PM ET

    The VIX broke through the 19 level today, meaning pricing for puts and calls have reached their lowest levels in 16 months. But that doesn't make them cheap.

  • Dow Gains 2 Points Amid Jobs Jitters Wednesday, 6 Jan 2010 | 4:17 PM ET

    Stocks struggled Wednesday as investors digested a solid report on the services sector and a few soft readings on jobs. After getting the year off to a strong start, stocks have languished somewhat as investors await insight on interest  rates — and jobs.

  • Stocks Struggle After Fed Minutes Wednesday, 6 Jan 2010 | 4:02 PM ET
    Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks struggled Wednesday as investors digested a solid report on the services sector and a few soft readings on jobs. After getting the year off to a strong start, stocks have languished somewhat as investors await insight on interest  rates — and jobs.

  • 6 New Stock Picks from 2009 Market Champ Wednesday, 6 Jan 2010 | 3:28 PM ET

    Last September, David Kestenbaum, director of equity research and managing director of Morgan Joseph, made stock picks that appreciated more than 30 percent to date. On Wednesday, he shared his "six stellar stock picks" for 2010 with CNBC.

  • Technical View Wednesday, 6 Jan 2010 | 3:23 PM ET
    Kotick Tick By Tick

    We start off the new year with our weekly look at charts with Jordan Kotick, Global Head of Technical Analysis at Barclays Capital asking, how does 2010 look?