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Lockheed Martin can rally despite big budget cuts at the Pentagon thanks to the election year trade, says Mad Money's Cramer. It's a binary trade, and investors need to think of it as a short-term trade, not a long-term investment.
Patrick Daniel, Enbridge CEO, discusses major growth opportunities in pipeline infrastructure and how Enbridge is positioned to profit from it, with Mad Money's Jim Cramer.
Mad Money's Jim Cramer explains why the markets are not in a bubble despite reaching new benchmarks.
A bearish option strategy on Noble Corp, with Mike Khouw, Cantor Fitzgerald.
Apple continues its meteoric rise, with a market cap hitting the $500 billion dollar mark. But is it a bargain at these prices? The Fast Money traders weigh in and compare Apple to other stocks whose market caps have hit half a trillion dollars.
The Fast Money traders with the stocks that help lead the Nasdaq over the 3000 mark, on Wednesday.
Doug Kass, Seabreeze Partners Management, discusses whether it is time for investors to take some profits in long positions and short selected industries. Also, a trade to protect your portfolio in areas where volatility is expanding, with Pete Najarian, OptionMonster.com.
CNBC guests offer their views on the markets and economy.
CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and looks at where oil and precious metals are likely headed tomorrow.
The S&P 500 is now at pre-financial-crisis levels. Abigail Doolittle, of Peak Theories Research, explains whether there is still time to get in on the rally. "Apple is setting up a bearish island reversal," she adds.
Laurence Fink, BlackRock chairman & CEO, says there could be serious repercussions for investors not getting into the stock market: "The biggest risks for investors are not making decisions," he tells CNBC's Maria Bartiromo.
Michael Cuggino, Permanent Portfolio Family of Funds, and Dan Genter, RNC Genter Capital Management, discuss the significance of the latest market milestones including Dow 13,000 and Nasdaq 3000.
CNBC's Mandy Drury reports on the U.S. markets giving up earlier gains, led lower by materials and energy stocks. Bernanke mentions job market far from normal. GDP expands at 3 percent pace. GM and Peugeot Citroen agree to form alliance. And James Murdoch steps down as executive chairman of News International.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Wall Street on Wednesday, after a higher-than-expected take up of the European Central Bank's second long-term refinancing operation. European banks bought 529.5 billion euros ($713 billion) of the cheap loans. European stocks rose on Wednesday morning, as investors bet that a second wad of cheap, long-term funds from the European Central Bank would further ease tension in the banking sector and boost confidence in the wider market.
The European Central Bank launches its second three-year long-term refinancing operation, allotting 529 billion euros to European banks; Fed Chair Ben Bernanke begins his semi-annual Congressional testimony on the state of the economy, and today is the first time the Dow will open above 13,000 and the S&P reaches its key technical level of 1370, reports CNBC's Courtney Reagan.
US markets are poised to open higher with the Dow Jones 28 points to the upside. European stocks climbed early on Wednesday, keeping their 2-1/2 month rally alive as investors bet the European Central Bank's new funding operation will ease tensions in the banking sector and boost appetite for risky assets such as equities. Asian stocks ended mostly higher for the same reason.
The S&P 500 is likely to retreat to 1,330 as sluggish domestic growth, high oil prices and Europe’s debt woes take their toll on US stocks, according to Kevin Cook, senior stock strategist at Zacks.com.
The next upside targets for the Shanghai Index are near 2,540 and 2,600.
The Dow closes above 13,000 for the first time since 2008, but will the market continue to rally? Jim Rogers, Rogers Holdings CEO & chairman; Michael Holland, Holland & Company chairman, and Steve Grasso, Stuart Frankel managing director, discuss whether an economic rebound is brewing; the impact of high oil on stocks, and the outlook for housing and the U.S. dollar.