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  • Art Cashin: The Short-Covering Trigger Now Monday, 7 Dec 2009 | 1:41 PM ET

    Stock markets were mildly positive Monday as an upgrade on credit-card issuers and news from Boeing counterbalanced qualms of a rate increase — qualms which had dampened jobs-report euphoria on Friday.

  • Utility Stocks: 3 to Buy, 1 to Avoid: Analyst Monday, 7 Dec 2009 | 1:00 PM ET

    For a month, the S&P Utilities Index has been outperforming the S&P 500. Are utility stocks worth buying now? "Very much so," according to Paul Fremont, electric utility analyst at Jefferies and Co. He offered CNBC his industry insights and stock picks.

  • Dow Claws Higher, Led by Boeing, AmEx Monday, 7 Dec 2009 | 10:49 AM ET

    Stocks clawed higher Monday as an upgrade on credit-card stocks and news from Boeing helped offset worries about a rate increase.

  • Into the Mystique of Google Monday, 7 Dec 2009 | 10:31 AM ET
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    If you’re like most of the rest of the world, you use Google’s dominant search engine every day to navigate the Internet. Few companies reach the status Google has attained, both in terms of business success and the whole mystique that surrounds this company.

  • Double-Dip Recession Still Possible: Chief Investor Monday, 7 Dec 2009 | 9:53 AM ET

    Friday's jobs report provided a boost to believers in an economic recovery, but there are still skeptics. Brett Gallagher, deputy chief investment officer of Artio Global Investors, shared his market outlook.

  • Futures Edge Lower as Dollar Gains Strength Monday, 7 Dec 2009 | 8:51 AM ET
    Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stock index futures are pointing to a mixed opening, with the broader market set to open slightly higher and the tech-heavy Nasdaq futures pointing lower.

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    Volatility in US corporate profits is at an all-time high now and they most-closely fit the definition of boom and bust, Richard Bernstein, CEO of Richard Bernstein Capital Management, told CNBC Monday.

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    A number of strategists have been recommending that investors steer clear of lower quality stocks and focus instead on those with better balance sheets for the next leg of the road ahead.

  • S&P Will Reach 1,160 by Year-End: Equity Strategist Friday, 4 Dec 2009 | 6:45 PM ET

    Many investors are too conservatively positioned to the end of the year, said Thomas Lee, chief U.S. equity strategist at JPMorgan. He told investors where they should be looking.

  • Stocks Eke Out Gain After Jobs Rollercoaster Friday, 4 Dec 2009 | 5:29 PM ET
    Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks pulled off a modest gain Friday after an early blast from a surprisingly good jobs report and then a subsequent retreat as the dollar gained strength.

  • Hirschhorn: Tiger & Risk Management Friday, 4 Dec 2009 | 4:34 PM ET
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    So this week we learned that Tiger Woods is human, after all. And for traders, well, his situation is an excellent reminder about proper risk management.

  • Bank of America sold $19 billion of common equivalent securities in a move to repay money it received from the U.S. government's TARP. Is it time for investors to buy into the big banks? Matt McCormick, banking analyst and portfolio manager of Bahl & Gaynor Investment Counsel, shared his views and his stock picks.

  • Airlines Starting To Soar Friday, 4 Dec 2009 | 2:47 PM ET

    Airlines roaring this week on improving traffic. Impressive week for the airlines.

  • Prep Your Portfolio for Next Week: Stock Pickers Friday, 4 Dec 2009 | 2:05 PM ET

    Bob Phillips, managing partner at Spectrum Management Group, and Peter Costa, president of Empire Executions and CNBC market analyst, told investors how to prepare their portfolios for the week ahead.

  • Stock Rally Reverses as Dollar Bounces Back Friday, 4 Dec 2009 | 1:56 PM ET
    Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    After an early rally on the better-than-expected jobs report, the market turned lower as a rebounding US dollar sent investors out of stocks and commodities.

  • Strong Dollar—Strong Stocks?  Not Today Friday, 4 Dec 2009 | 12:57 PM ET

    Is the short dollar/long commodities/long emerging markets trade over? It may not be over, but it is certainly tired.

  • Art Cashin: Rally Can Hold if S&P Breaks Key Level Friday, 4 Dec 2009 | 12:52 PM ET

    The Dow soared more than 100 points at the market open on Friday after a surprising jobs report. Art Cashin at UBS Financial Services shared his insights on the markets.

  • The market is transitioning to larger and less-levered companies, said Dan Veru, executive vice president and co-CIO of Palisade Capital Management. He shared his views and top stock selections within the Russell 2000.

  • Stock Rally Reverses as Stronger Dollar Hits Market Friday, 4 Dec 2009 | 11:51 AM ET
    Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    After an early rally on the better-than-expected jobs report, the market turned lower as a rebounding US dollar sent investors out of stocks and commodities.

  • B of A Will Trade 1 Billion Shares Today Friday, 4 Dec 2009 | 11:36 AM ET
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    Aside from nonfarm payrolls, the biggest story of the day is B of A's successful secondary. Recall that they sold 1.3 billion common equivalent securities at $15.