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  • Eye on Options: Cypress Bioscience Gets a Lift Wednesday, 24 Dec 2008 | 7:38 AM ET

    Cypress Bioscience saw unusual trading Tuesday, both in options and the stock itself.

  • Dow Logs 5th Straight Drop, Led by GM, Banks Tuesday, 23 Dec 2008 | 5:16 PM ET

    Stocks ended lower Tuesday, as a quick mood booster from an upbeat consumer sentiment reading wore off, and the drag of GM and financials set in.

  • Options Traders Target Microsoft Tuesday, 23 Dec 2008 | 3:37 PM ET

    Traders are decidedly bullish on Microsoft options Tuesday after a positive report from Oppenheimer. The average daily volume in November for MSFT was 80,000 calls per day, but 49,000 contracts changed hands in the first hour of trading today alone.

  • Strategist: Wise Up — Buy Stocks! Tuesday, 23 Dec 2008 | 2:52 PM ET

    Public perception and reality are often at odds, and Neil Hennessy sees that to be the case in the stock market today.  He urged investors to step back, realize that they can't make money buying Treasurys, and get their money flowing back into stocks.

  • Stocks Slide, Led by GM, Financials Tuesday, 23 Dec 2008 | 12:43 PM ET

    Stocks advanced Tuesday as the market mood got a boost from an improvement in consumer sentiment.

  • Options Traders Bet Heavy on Medical Devices Tuesday, 23 Dec 2008 | 12:20 PM ET

    Options traders Tuesday are betting on more upside in medical technology company Stryker. Following heavy volume yesterday, SYK continues to see activity at the January 40 calls...

  • Stock Pickers: Govt. Building 'Bridge' To Growth Tuesday, 23 Dec 2008 | 11:45 AM ET

    Riverfront Investment Group's Rod Smyth characterizes the current efforts of the Federal Reserve and the Treasury as "one huge bridge...trying to take us from this recession that we're in, into the next expansion."  Mike Holland of Holland & Co. agrees — and says some investment opportunities are also being built.

  • Three Telecom Stocks for The Long Term Tuesday, 23 Dec 2008 | 11:07 AM ET

    Telecommunications stocks have taken a beating of late. But Michael Kovacocy of Daiwa Institute of Research Europe says steep price dives has pushed telecom shares into "deep value territory." He offered CNBC his insights — and favorite stock plays.

  • Consumers' Mood Improves Market Mood Tuesday, 23 Dec 2008 | 10:07 AM ET

    Stocks advanced Tuesday as the market mood got a boost from an improvement in consumer sentiment.

  • Eye on Options: Valero Sees a Spike Tuesday, 23 Dec 2008 | 7:34 AM ET

    Valero Energy is seeing some heavy options trading, as put activity Monday more than tripled the daily average volume.

  • Futures Rise, but Volume Stays Low Tuesday, 23 Dec 2008 | 5:52 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open for Wall Street Tuesday as volumes dwindled in world markets ahead of Wednesday's shortened trading session and Thursday's Christmas holiday.

  • Find Value in First Half 'Disaster': Dr. Doom Tuesday, 23 Dec 2008 | 5:08 AM ET
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    The first half of next year will be very bad for the world economy, but investors will find value in stock markets as some deeply discounted shares will stage a rebound, Marc Faber, editor and publisher Gloom, Boom and Doom Report, told CNBC.

  • Stocks End Lower Amid Gloomy Outlooks Monday, 22 Dec 2008 | 5:10 PM ET

    Stocks ended lower Monday as a pair of lowered outlooks arrived just in time for the holidays.

  • Options Trading Points to NatGas Stock Jump Monday, 22 Dec 2008 | 4:13 PM ET

    Traders are banking on shares of Chesapeake Energy to move higher — but not for a few months. The oil and natural gas company reached a peak near $70 in July, but has fallen hard since then to about $15.25, after spending much of autumn between $10 and $25. Options activity on Monday is focused on the April 27.5 calls...

  • Retail Stock Picks: Why 'Strong' Will Survive Monday, 22 Dec 2008 | 1:37 PM ET

    Desperate strategems fended off sharply reduced retail-store traffic this holiday shopping season, but some names may vanish from the landscape early in the new year. But Kristine Koerber of JMP Securities prefers to focus on the survivors.

  • Long-Term Picks: Banks, Integrated Oil Monday, 22 Dec 2008 | 1:09 PM ET

    Credit continues to crunch. Oil has collapsed. But Jeff Mortimer recommends a bank and an oil giant.  What's going on here?  Hint: The CIO of Charles Schwab Investment Management is thinking long-term.

  • Pros Say: Crucial Opportunity For Oil, Equities Monday, 22 Dec 2008 | 1:01 PM ET

    Monday's market is still feeling last week's pain, as lowered earnings outlooks add to the downward pressure from big bank downgrades. And forensic analysts continue to sift through the alleged Bernie Madoff fraud, asking: Can investors get anything back? But CNBC heard from experts who are anticipating an annual Santa Claus rally — and think it's crucial to buy oil stocks and other selected equities now.

  • Stocks Slide as Firms Lower Outlooks Monday, 22 Dec 2008 | 12:37 PM ET

    Stocks turned lower Monday as a pair of lowered outlooks arrived just in time for the holidays.

  • Stock Picker: Buy These 4 Financial Stocks Monday, 22 Dec 2008 | 11:14 AM ET

    The bad news is, there's going to be a lot more bad news.  The good news is, it's pretty well priced into the market.  That's how Al Frank Asset Management's chief portfolio manager, John Buckingham, sees it.

  • Mother Lode? A Coal Rebound Play Monday, 22 Dec 2008 | 10:49 AM ET

    Demand for oil will eventually rebound, say analysts — driving up global coal demand in turn. Geoff Beeston, investment advisor at Lonsec, offered CNBC a coal investment with a "very strong" balance sheet.