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  • Pros Say: Some Will Fail Stress Tests Friday, 24 Apr 2009 | 8:13 AM ET

    The US regulator’s stress test of banks, designed to gauge which companies from the troubled sector could survive an extremely negative economic environment, is due to be released Friday.

  • Stocks Eke Out a Gain as Banks Rally Thursday, 23 Apr 2009 | 4:20 PM ET

    Stocks pulled off a gain after a wobbly session Thursday as banks rose and some better-than-expected earnings helped offset gloomy economic data.

  • April Is A Sideways Month Thursday, 23 Apr 2009 | 4:10 PM ET

    Another see-saw day for stocks; bottom line is April is mostly a sideways month, with the major indices in a fairly narrow trading range.

  • Can ETFs Help Solve The Toxic Mortgage Problem? Thursday, 23 Apr 2009 | 2:50 PM ET

    Toxic mortgage backed securities are a major problem-the issue is how to get private investors involved in buying the assets, mostly mortgage-backed securities.

  • Stocks Slide After Drop in Home Sales Thursday, 23 Apr 2009 | 12:54 PM ET

    A quick pop at the open fizzled Thursday as economic data cast a shadow over the market and some better-than-expected earnings. Jobless claims jumped and existing-home sales fell.

  • Market Tips: Buy Gold as It Nears $800 Thursday, 23 Apr 2009 | 11:27 AM ET

    The price of gold has been buffeted in a broad trading range over recent months as investor sentiment has swung between extreme fear and cautious optimism. One expert told CNBC his strategy for playing the range in the price of gold.

  • Opening Pop Fizzles as Home Sales Fall Thursday, 23 Apr 2009 | 11:24 AM ET

    A quick pop at the open fizzled Thursday as economic data cast a shadow over the market and some better-than-expected earnings. Jobless claims jumped and existing-home sales fell.

  • China Will Offer Big Growth Surprise: Goldman Thursday, 23 Apr 2009 | 9:54 AM ET

    China will offer a big surprise in growth, as it is still a vastly underappreciated story, Jim O’Neill, Head of Global Economic Research at Goldman Sachs told “Worldwide Exchange” Thursday.

  • Stressing Over The Stress Test Thursday, 23 Apr 2009 | 9:19 AM ET

    Banks sold off at the close yesterday on increasing stress over the stress test. In case you're not paying attention, no one is exactly clear what is going to happen because they are still deciding; as a result, there are lots of leaks and erroneous interpretations of what might be coming.

  • Futures Pare Gains as Jobless Claims Rise Thursday, 23 Apr 2009 | 8:50 AM ET

    Futures pointed to a higher open on Wall Street Thursday but pared gains after a report showed jobless claims rose last week.

  • Pros Say: Banks Still in for a Hard Time Thursday, 23 Apr 2009 | 7:41 AM ET

    The banking sector has been at the centre of the economic storm since it began and suffered server declines in value and reputation. Meanwhile governments around the world have gone to extraordinary lengths to prop up the trouble sector, landing taxpayers with severe debts in the process.

  • Rally Fizzles in Final Minutes of Trading Wednesday, 22 Apr 2009 | 5:22 PM ET

    Stocks staged a late rally Wednesday as investors shrugged off health-care weakness and bet on solid results from Apple after the bell.

  • Hirschhorn: The Trader's Journal Wednesday, 22 Apr 2009 | 3:55 PM ET
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    A trading journal can help investors create a plan of attack, structure trades, see patterns that help avoid slumps and, perhaps most importantly, remain objective in trading decisions.

  • Where's The Floor? Wednesday, 22 Apr 2009 | 3:06 PM ET

    Is there a floor under the market? Stocks this week are acting like there is. Forget about financials, this is the week when big industrial names are reporting, and as anticipated the guidance is cautious.

  • How to Avoid a 401(k) Inheritance Disaster Wednesday, 22 Apr 2009 | 1:44 PM ET

    If you are divorced, remarried or have children from a previous relationship, make sure you have updated the beneficiary designation for your retirement plan at work.

  • CAT Leads Dow; Automakers Rally Wednesday, 22 Apr 2009 | 12:36 PM ET

    Stocks rebounded Wednesday as Caterpillar led the Dow, automakers rallied and banks posted solid gains.

  • Market Tips: A Real Bull Market—Buy Cattle Wednesday, 22 Apr 2009 | 10:18 AM ET

    As the debate over whether the stock market is in the early stages of a bull market or still in the clutches of a bear market rages on, experts share their strategies for investing in uncertain times.

  • Stocks Slide Amid Credit Fears; Autos Gain Wednesday, 22 Apr 2009 | 9:54 AM ET

    Stocks opened lower Wednesday as investors looked for further guidance from Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and the next batch of corporate earnings.

  • The Morning Buzz Wednesday, 22 Apr 2009 | 9:39 AM ET

    Futures turned down about 6 points at 8:30 AM as Morgan Stanley reported a loss of $0.57, much worse than the loss of $0.08 expected. This officially ends the streak where banks have beaten estimates. Top line miss was rather large: $3.0 billion vs. $4.8 billion expected.

  • Futures Fall Amid Credit Fears; Autos Gain Wednesday, 22 Apr 2009 | 8:39 AM ET

    Stock index futures pointed a lower open Wednesday as investors looked for further guidance from Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and the next batch of corporate earnings.