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  • Cubist options unusually active before Merck deal Monday, 8 Dec 2014 | 12:50 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Dec 8- Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc options had one of their most active weeks this year last week ahead of Monday's announcement that Merck& Co will buy Cubist for a hefty premium. Merck said it will pay $102 a share for Cubist, 37 percent above the Lexington, Massachussetts, company's closing share price of $74.36 on Friday. Implied volatility jumped to...

  • The ETF has plummeted since the end of September and the most recent sharp drop came on Friday after OPEC, led by Saudi Arabia, agreed to stick to its production quota, even in the face of declining oil prices. With OPEC failing to agree on cutting production, the risk that oil prices are headed lower in the short-term is keeping volatility expectations high, said...

  • *Most Asian shares skid, but Japan, China buck downtrend. TOKYO, Nov 28- Oil prices seized the Asian spotlight on Friday, as related shares and currencies plunged in the wake of OPEC's decision to refrain from cutting output despite a supply glut. With U.S. markets shut on Thursday for the Thanksgiving holiday, investors focused on the Organization of Petroleum...

  • Strong technical buying in oil   Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 2:30 PM ET
    Strong technical buying in oil

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis reports nothing has changed regarding the fundamental picture for oil, and the moves are related to technical buying.

  • *Japan shares buck downtrend on hope for sales-tax hike delay. TOKYO, Nov 12- Japanese stocks scaled seven-year highs on Wednesday, putting the rest of Asia in the shade, buoyed by expectations Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will postpone a planned sales tax hike to avoid damaging a fragile economic recovery. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside...

  • Google nears death cross   Tuesday, 4 Nov 2014 | 5:17 PM ET
    Google nears death cross

    A look at a one-year chart of Google's stock, and key levels which show the stock may be nearing its death cross, with "Fast Money" trader Dan Nathan.

  • LONDON, Oct 31- One-month implied volatility on the rouble- a gauge of expected swings in a currency- surged to new record highs on Friday, as the spot exchange rate shrugged off an outsize 150 basis-point interest rate rise to resume its slide. The absence of any mention of Moscow's plan to move to a currency free float disappointed some traders who had expected...

  • LONDON, Oct 30- European shares turned lower on Thursday as banks in countries such as Italy, Greece and Spain resumed their recent downtrend. Shares in peripheral banks have mostly been falling since the publication of the results of the European Central Bank's stress tests over the weekend. Andrea Enria, the chairman of Europe's banking watchdog- the European...

  • Better days ahead: Pro   Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 1:36 PM ET
    Better days ahead: Pro

    Digging through market worries, with Jeff Kilburg, KKM Financial founder, and Kenny Polcari, O'Neil Securities.

  • Selloff over? Insana's take   Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 1:21 PM ET
    Selloff over? Insana's take

    CNBC contributor Ron Insana, discusses the market's correction, and whether the selloff is over.

  • SHANGHAI, Oct 22- China's yuan hit its highest level against the dollar since early March on Wednesday, as the breach of a psychological resistance level sparked follow-through buying, traders said. The yuan was also buoyed by data on Tuesday which showed China's economy did not slow as much as feared in the third quarter, traders said. The currency trimmed some...

  • Off the Charts: Content is king   Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 6:25 PM ET
    Off the Charts: Content is king

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer goes "off the charts" with Explosive Options founder Bob Lang, for a closer look at entertainment stocks, including Disney and Time Warner.

  • After the VIX 'super spike,' is the worst ahead?   Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 2:00 PM ET
     After the VIX 'super spike,' is the worst ahead?

    CNBC.com Finance Editor Jeff Cox explains a bearish call by technical strategist Abigail Doolittle, who's predicting a big surprise drop in the S&P 500.

  • Pressure point: Where market broke   Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 2:51 PM ET
    Pressure point: Where market broke

    John Kosar, Asbury Research, explains what is technically behind today's market selloff.

  • Russell 2000 'death cross': What does it mean?   Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 1:45 AM ET
    Russell 2000 'death cross': What does it mean?

    Tim McCullough, technical strategist at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking, explains what the Russell 2000 reaching the "death cross" means, and discusses whether it is time to sell the index.

  • Market breadth bad, not terrible: Strategist   Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 10:35 AM ET
    Market breadth bad, not terrible: Strategist

    Katie Stockton, BTIG chief technical strategist, breaks out the charts and takes a technical view of why U.S. stocks are extending losses today.

  • Small-cap stocks hit 'death cross'   Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 4:00 PM ET
    Small-cap stocks hit 'death cross'

    CNBC Markets Reporter Dominic Chu explains what a "Death Cross" is, and when traders pay attention to them.

  • Russell 2000 nears death cross   Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 3:50 PM ET
    Russell 2000 nears death cross

    CNBC's Dominic Chu looks at what trend lines of the Russell 2000 signal to investors.

  • Is there an asset bubble?   Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 1:07 PM ET
    Is there an asset bubble?

    Venture capitalist Bill Gurley told the WSJ Silicon Valley is taking on an excessive amount of risk. Stephen Hammers, Compass EMP Funds CIO, and Gene Peroni, Advisors Asset Management SVP, provide perspective.

  • Piper Jaffray's new prediction   Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 3:16 PM ET
    Piper Jaffray's new prediction

    Craig Johnson of Piper Jaffray explains why the technicals lead him to believe the S&P 500 will hit 2,350 by the end of 2015.