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  • GE's Downgrade Sends Stock Up Thursday, 12 Mar 2009 | 11:49 AM ET

    S&P downgrades the credit rating of our parent, General Electric—why is it trading up? Part of this is simply "sell the rumor, buy the news," but it's a little more complicated than that.

  • February Sales - An Unexpected Boost Thursday, 12 Mar 2009 | 9:27 AM ET

    Futures popped about 4 points as February retail sales showed only a modest decline. More importantly, January was revised UPWARD.

  • Pros Say: S&P May Fall to 560 Thursday, 12 Mar 2009 | 9:19 AM ET

    Economic gloom returned to the markets Thursday with warnings about further declines in demand and production hitting stocks and boosting bonds. Experts tell CNBC that the US economy will remain weak while China, despite grim data, is also showing some signs of stabilization.

  • Market Tips: Bonds, Commodities for Your Portfolio Thursday, 12 Mar 2009 | 9:17 AM ET

    Global stocks were back in the red Thursday after enjoying a two-day rally. As market volatility looks unlikely to ease, experts tell CNBC where the best places are to invest.

  • Market Insider: Thursday Look Ahead Wednesday, 11 Mar 2009 | 9:11 PM ET

    The Dow had its first two-day winning streak since early February, and traders are debating whether the stock market's move is constructive or the set up for a bear market fall.

  • Buying Dips: Is It Working Again? Wednesday, 11 Mar 2009 | 4:07 PM ET

    One of the principles of technical analysis is that consolidation (read: sideways) after a strong up or down move is supportive of the trend.

  • Reader Mail: The Daily Show, Rick Santelli, & Cramer Wednesday, 11 Mar 2009 | 4:04 PM ET

    They mostly center on CNBC's coverage amid the ongoing financial crisis (exacerbated byJon Stewart's snarky comments ... some of  which were pretty dang funny, I admit).

  • Dimon Sparkles - But Is It Enough? Wednesday, 11 Mar 2009 | 1:56 PM ET

    Jamie Dimon's excellent speech helped move indices into positive territory, but it's been a disappointing day.

  • The ABCs of Mutual Funds: Part 2 Wednesday, 11 Mar 2009 | 12:06 PM ET

    Bill Losey explains the advantages of class 'C' shares.

  • I'm Short Stocks, Buying Dollars: Hugh Hendry Wednesday, 11 Mar 2009 | 9:44 AM ET

    The stock market is still an unsafe place for investors as quantitative easing, by which central banks boost the supply of money attempting to kick-start economies, is unlikely to work, Hugh Hendry, Chief Investment Officer at Eclectica, told CNBC.

  • Can The Rally Drive Another Rally? Wednesday, 11 Mar 2009 | 9:28 AM ET

    Could we actually rally two days in a row? That hasn't happened in almost a month, believe it or not.

  • Market Tips: Citi Memo May Be Misunderstood Wednesday, 11 Mar 2009 | 6:54 AM ET

    Global stocks were mixed Wednesday after the previous day's big Citigroup-led rally, but worries over the banking sector reared their head when UBS said its loss for 2008 would be bigger than initially expected and warned that its earnings would be at risk for some time.

  • Market Insider: Fizzle or Pop? Tuesday, 10 Mar 2009 | 7:48 PM ET

    Tuesday's frothy rally could quickly fizzle, but traders are holding out hope that it won't. Some traders say the rally looks better than the most recent rallies, but they are wary that it will be short lived, taking the S&P at most another 10% or so higher.

  • Bright Lights, Big Citi Tuesday, 10 Mar 2009 | 4:16 PM ET

    Take drastically oversold conditions, throw in a few bullish headlines, and you have a broad market rally.

  • The ABCs of Mutual Funds: Part 1 Tuesday, 10 Mar 2009 | 4:15 PM ET

    Class 'B' shares are not your best option, Bill Losey says. Here's why.

  • Hirschhorn: 5 Reasons to Get Back Into the Market Tuesday, 10 Mar 2009 | 11:57 AM ET

    Why would anyone want to get back into the markets now? Market coach Doug Hirschhorn says one reason is that no one else wants to do it.

  • How Real Is This Rally? Tuesday, 10 Mar 2009 | 11:49 AM ET

    It's a broad rally today—many sub-sectors are up in the high single digits: banks, materials, energy, retailers. semis.

  • Warren Buffett's three-hour appearance on CNBC's Squawk Box Monday morning generated headlines, moved bank stocks, and even caught the attention of the White House.   Now you can download a PDF of the complete transcript.

  • Mark-To-Market In The News Tuesday, 10 Mar 2009 | 9:34 AM ET

    Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke, in a morning speech to the Council on Foreign Relations, made it clear he does not support suspending mark-to-market accounting.

  • Signs Of The Time: Seller Exhaustion Tuesday, 10 Mar 2009 | 9:29 AM ET

    Futures are stronger as bank stocks are trading up for a second day. Vikram Pandit, Tim Geithner and Sheila Bair are all out talking about the banking crisis.