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  • Markets opened higher on Monday but trading was moderate after last week's rally caused by better-than-expected jobs data. How should investors be positioned going forward? Mike Holland, chairman of Holland & Company shared his market strategies.

  • Yoshikami: Your Retirement Depends On You! Monday, 8 Mar 2010 | 10:54 AM ET

    As unemployment nears 10 percent and with no end in sight for the worst downturn in the job markets since the Great Depression, a structural change is occurring in the American workforce that is forcing many of us to become more self-reliant on matters of retirement.

  • How to 'Buy American' in Europe Monday, 8 Mar 2010 | 10:53 AM ET

    With the euro zone economy shrouded in uncertainty, UBS is advising clients to look at European stocks with strong exposure to the United States.

  • Pisani: Markets Up on Greece, Dubai, Portugal Monday, 8 Mar 2010 | 10:40 AM ET

    Stocks are up modestly in the U.S. and Europe on word that EU members were crafting a support program for Greece (Greece has rallied some 13 percent since bottoming on February 25), and that Dubai World is (finally) in discussions on restructuring $22 billion of debt. They could put the restructuring plan to creditors this week. They've been waiting...since November.

  • Stocks Open Higher; McDonald's Leads Dow Monday, 8 Mar 2010 | 10:06 AM ET

    Stocks opened higher Monday but trading was tepid as investors took a breather after last week's rally caused by better-than-expected nonfarm payrolls data.

  • Futures Flat After Jobs-Induced Rally Monday, 8 Mar 2010 | 8:45 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a slightly lower open for Wall Street Monday, with investors expected to pause after last week's rally caused by better-than-expected nonfarm payrolls data.

  • Why Are Options Bullish on This Oil Firm? Monday, 8 Mar 2010 | 7:44 AM ET

    Sunoco surged last week and saw upside option activity Friday in the April contracts.

  • Traders at the New York Stock Exchange.

    Stocks are nearly 70 percent higher than when they hit their trough this time last year, and the street is as divided as ever about whether the rally will endure.

  • More Tailwinds to Come For Small Caps: Stock Picker Friday, 5 Mar 2010 | 7:56 PM ET

    Small and mid-cap stocks have outperformed the large caps this year and there will be more tailwind for the smaller caps going forward, said David Sowerby, chief market analyst and portfolio manager at Loomis Sayles. He shared his best plays with investors.

  • Stocks Gain 2.3% for Week; Materials Lead Friday, 5 Mar 2010 | 6:29 PM ET

    Stocks turned in their best performance since early January, up 1.5 percent for the week, as investors breathed a sigh of relief that job loss in February wasn't as bad as expected.

  • Despite Greece’s debt crisis, stocks are trading higher on relief that the job loss in February wasn't as bad as expected. Is the employment news a catalyst for a possible rally? Stephen Wood, chief market strategist at Russell Investments shared his insights.

  • What's Next?

    Friday's better-than-expected jobs report, while cheering stock investors, hasn't taken the threat of a double-dip recession off the table.

  • Jordan Kotick: Talking Technicals Friday, 5 Mar 2010 | 3:52 PM ET
    Kotick Tick By Tick

    Chart expert, Jordan Kotick, Global Head of Technical Analysis at Barclays Capital back from a trip in Europe.

  • Why Do Bulls Love 'Weak' Ciena Stock? Friday, 5 Mar 2010 | 3:41 PM ET

    Ciena fell on a weak earnings report yesterday, but that wasn't enough to keep down the heavily shorted tech stock. OptionMonster's tracking programs detected unusual activity in the July 15 calls...

  • Hirschhorn: Pulling the Trigger Friday, 5 Mar 2010 | 2:53 PM ET

    Have you ever watched the market move but been afraid to get in, only to find out later a trade would have made you a lot of money? If you have, then you’ve experience what’s called “fear of pulling the trigger.”

  • Stocks Rally After Jobs Report; Apple Gains Friday, 5 Mar 2010 | 2:15 PM ET

    Stocks rallied Friday amid relief that the job loss in February wasn't as bad as expected. Commodity and industrial stocks were among the biggest gainers. Large-cap techs were also strong.

  • 5 Portfolio Plays for Next Week: Strategists Friday, 5 Mar 2010 | 1:31 PM ET

    Marc Harris, co-head of Global Research at RBC Capital Markets, and Bob Phillips, managing partner at Spectrum Management Group, told CNBC how investors should prepare their portfolios for the week ahead.

  • S&P to Hit 1200 & Jobs to Grow: Market Pros Friday, 5 Mar 2010 | 1:12 PM ET

    Markets gained on Friday amid relief that employers cut a smaller than expected 36,000 jobs in February. What should investors expect from stocks going forward? Uri Landesman, head of global growth at ING Investment Management, and Tommy Williams, president of Williams Financial Advisors, shared their insights.

  • Could Washington Threats Spell Double-Dip? Friday, 5 Mar 2010 | 12:50 PM ET

    There’s a lot of loose talk on Wall Street right now about the risk of a double-dip recession. I’m not buying it.

  • Mid-cap stocks have outperformed large caps over the past month. Will the trend continue—and how should you be invested? Thyra Zerhusen, portfolio manager at Aston Optimum Mid Cap Fund, shared her best plays.