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  • Analyst and Strategists Get More Bullish Thursday, 8 Oct 2009 | 4:10 PM ET

    Going into the retail sales reports today, retail analysts were raising estimates for third quarter sales (remember many retailers have quarters that end in October).

  • Top Technology Picks from a 5-Star Manager Thursday, 8 Oct 2009 | 4:02 PM ET

    Richard Parower is a portfolio manager at Seligman Global Technology Fund, which is up 50 percent this year, and a co-manager at 5-star rated Seligman Communications and Information Fund, which is up 46 percent.

  • Hirschhorn: Smart Risk, Stupid Risk Thursday, 8 Oct 2009 | 3:56 PM ET
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    For now, the market really has no idea where it's headed. Are we set to take off, test new lows or stay flat for the foreseeable future? The truth is, people always speculate, but no one knows for sure what's going to happen. And that's why it's a market.

  • Will a Tax Credit Extension Help Homebuilder Stocks? Thursday, 8 Oct 2009 | 3:20 PM ET

    Home building stocks are recovering from their recent selloff as House Speaker Pelosi is discussing extending--and possibly expanding--the first time homebuyers tax credit.  Congressman Rangel is also saying it should be extended.

  • Is the sliding US dollar in a "disorderly decline"? Art Cashin, director of floor operations for UBS Financial Services, offered CNBC his market insights.

  • Dow Rallies, Led by Alcoa, Home Depot Thursday, 8 Oct 2009 | 2:06 PM ET

    Stocks rebounded Thursday after jobless claims beat and Alcoa kicked off the earnings season with exactly what analysts wanted to see: revenue growth.

  • A Tale of Two Retailers-Battle of the Titans Thursday, 8 Oct 2009 | 1:49 PM ET

    Kohls vs. JC Penney: battle of the titans. Interesting backstory on the battle between mid-priced department stores.

  • Dow 10,000? Experts Say Not for Long Thursday, 8 Oct 2009 | 12:53 PM ET

    The Dow may very well pass the 10,000 mark, but any upward movement is likely to be short-lived, said Michael Church, president of Addison Capital, and Dean Barber, president of Barber Financial Group.

  • Stocks Rise, Buoyed by Alcoa, Jobless Claims Thursday, 8 Oct 2009 | 12:47 PM ET

    Stocks rebounded Thursday after jobless claims beat and Alcoa kicked off the earnings season with exactly what analysts wanted to see: revenue growth.

  • Mario Gabelli's Five-Star Stock Picks Thursday, 8 Oct 2009 | 12:00 PM ET

    Mario Gabelli owns five Morningstar 5-star rated funds that examine each industry vertically. He shared some of his stock picks with CNBC.

  • Alcoa Analysis With Klaus Kleinfeld Thursday, 8 Oct 2009 | 11:53 AM ET

    Perhaps the biggest positive from the report is that the company is sitting on $1.1B in cash. Kleinfeld did not want to speculate on where he might be putting that cash to work but he said it "is probably the biggest compliment" for the company. He also added that while it gives Alcoa a lot of opportunities, given the unprecedented crisis the company and industry has seen.

  • Chief Investor's Stock Dividend Strategy (Video) Thursday, 8 Oct 2009 | 10:58 AM ET

    What should investors be seeking in the current market environment? Thomas McManus, CIO of Wells Fargo Advisors, offered CNBC his investment insights.

  • Alcoa And Australia-Morning Stars Thursday, 8 Oct 2009 | 9:56 AM ET

    Commodities and commodity stocks higher pre-open on Alcoa earnings. While Alcoa is getting all the attention, Australia is again helping Asian markets due to a much better than expected jobs report there...Australia reported an increase of 40,600 jobs in August versus a forecast of a drop of 10,000 jobs.

  • Futures Rise on Earnings, Jobless Claims Thursday, 8 Oct 2009 | 8:38 AM ET

    Stocks appear set to resume this week's rally, after a Wednesday pause that saw the major averages move barely at all. The fresh round of optimism is being sparked by the unexpected profit from Dow component Alcoa, which kicked off third quarter earnings season on an upbeat note.

  • Charts: Dollar to Tank 10%; Gold, Stocks Going Higher Thursday, 8 Oct 2009 | 6:10 AM ET

    The dollar index could tank another 10 percent or more over the next six months, and the recent rally in gold can continue to push stocks higher, Chris Zwermann, global strategist at Zwermann Financial, told CNBC.

  • S&P's Stovall: Q3 Earnings Will Surprise to Upside Wednesday, 7 Oct 2009 | 6:36 PM ET

    A flurry of companies are set to announce their third-quarter earnings results in upcoming weeks. Sam Stovall, chief investment strategist at Standard & Poor's, said he thinks an improving GDP figure, the declining dollar and lower oil prices could cause the reports to be better than expected.

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    Third-quarter earnings got off to a positive start with Alcoa's surprising profit, but investors will be watching corporate results closely to see if they justify a continued stock market rally.

  • Stocks Struggle to the End; Banks, Techs Gain Wednesday, 7 Oct 2009 | 5:30 PM ET

    Stocks ended mixed Wednesday as banks and techs gained but investors took a wait-and-see approach ahead of the start of earnings season. But banks and techs gained.

  • Commodities prices are on the rise, with gold hitting new nominal highs on Wednesday. Rob Lutts, founder and chief investment officer for Cabot Money Management, and Kevin Kerr, president and chief trading officer at Kerr Trading International, shared their investment strategies.

  • Alcoa After Hours Surprise Wednesday, 7 Oct 2009 | 4:32 PM ET

    Stocks moved sideways today, but after the close aluminum giant Alcoa reported earnings of $0.04, well above expectations of a loss of $0.09. Revenues were also above expectations.