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  • Play The Recession: Discount Retailer Stocks Monday, 3 Nov 2008 | 11:04 AM ET

    The troubled economy is steering shoppers from high-end retailers toward discount stores. And Patrick McKeever of MKM Partners thinks those stores' stocks have room to grow another 10 to 20 percent.

  • Stocks End Crazy Month on High Note Monday, 3 Nov 2008 | 8:47 AM ET

    Stocks pulled off a second straight day of gains, capping the market's worst month in a decade.

  • Futures Edge Lower Before Election Day Monday, 3 Nov 2008 | 8:42 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures moved cautiously higher Monday, after ending the crazy month of October on a high note and at the start of an events-packed week.

  • Stocks May End Crazy Month on High Note Friday, 31 Oct 2008 | 3:39 PM ET

    U.S. stocks advanced Friday afternoon as investors shrugged off the worst drop in consumer sentiment on record and the first drop in personal spending in two years, putting the market on track to end this mad month on a high note.

  • Hottest Stock on Earth* Friday, 31 Oct 2008 | 3:01 PM ET

    *(well... that is, if your universe is the S&P 500!) No matter... shares of this office supplier are not only No. 1 today (up 20 percent) but No. 1 this week... with an astounding 118 percent gain in 5 days...

  • Stocks Turn Mixed; Intel Drags on Techs Friday, 31 Oct 2008 | 1:32 PM ET

    U.S. stocks turned mixed Friday after one report showed consumer sentiment held steady this month and another showed personal spending fell for the first time in two years.

  • Prep Your Portfolio For Next Week Friday, 31 Oct 2008 | 1:18 PM ET

    Greg Estes, portfolio manager at Intrepid Capital Funds and Alan Vales, vice president at Hillard Lyons named some stocks to help investors build and strengthen their portfolios for next week’s trading.

  • Picking Stocks Without the Emotion Friday, 31 Oct 2008 | 12:15 PM ET

    Rafael Resendes thinks investors should spend less time looking for a market bottom, and more time trying to find stocks likely to improve in the intermediate future.  The co-founder of the Applied Finance Group has even created an index to help find them.

  • Tech Stock Bargains — And Pans Friday, 31 Oct 2008 | 11:15 AM ET

    Technology stocks have not been immune to the market skid, and Richard Prati of AmTech Research thinks it's time to take a look at some of the ensuing bargains.  He urges caution, though — and he's got a few pans to go with the picks.

  • Telecom Stocks: Europe's Slowdown Defense Friday, 31 Oct 2008 | 9:34 AM ET

    Telecom companies such as KPN and Telefonica are well positioned going into the economic slowdown, Michael Kovacocy, European telecoms analyst and sector strategist from Daiwa Institute of Research Europe, told CNBC.

  • Futures Hold Lower After Spending Report Friday, 31 Oct 2008 | 9:24 AM ET

    Wall Street looked poised for a lower open Friday, tracking European stocks down, and after a report showed a decline in personal spending.

  • Options Get Expensive; Insurers Fret, 99-Cent Soars Friday, 31 Oct 2008 | 8:14 AM ET

    It's not a good time for the options market, options analyst Rebecca Darst told CNBC Friday.

  • More 'Mayhem' for S&P 500, FTSE?   Friday, 31 Oct 2008 | 3:44 AM ET

    The S&P 500 and FTSE 100 could plummet further if key resistance levels aren't held, Phil Roberts, technical analyst from Barclays Capital, told CNBC.

  • Dow Jumps Nearly 200 in Another Photo Finish Thursday, 30 Oct 2008 | 5:11 PM ET

    U.S. stocks had another wild swing in the final 15 minutes of trading that pumped up the Dow from a gain of about 50 points to nearly 200 points as traders largely shrugged off this morning's GDP report that showed the economy is shrinking.

  • Stocks Join Global Rally Despite GDP Drop Thursday, 30 Oct 2008 | 2:56 PM ET

    U.S. stocks joined in the global rally Thursday despite this morning's report that the economy is shrinking.

  • Stock Picker: Be Patient — And Look For Cash Thursday, 30 Oct 2008 | 10:40 AM ET

    The new paradigm in stock-market investing:  It's going to take some time.  "The waters have been parted by central banks around the world, and we can see the promised land, but we've got a desert to go through," Noah Blackstein of Dynamic Mutual Funds told CNBC.

  • Stocks Jump After GDP, Jobless Reports Thursday, 30 Oct 2008 | 9:34 AM ET

    Stocks jumped at the opening bell following better-than-expected reports on GDP and jobless claims even though the GDP reading indicated that the economy is likely in a recession.

  • Futures Jump After GDP, Jobless Reports Thursday, 30 Oct 2008 | 8:37 AM ET

    Stocks got a bump from better-than-expected reports on GDP and jobless claims even though the GDP reading indicated that the economy is likely in a recession.

  • Look to Currencies to Forecast Stocks: Gartman Thursday, 30 Oct 2008 | 7:18 AM ET

    In these volatile conditions, the currency market is a good signal for where stocks are going, and investors should pay attention to it, Dennis Gartman, founder of the Gartman letter, told CNBC.

  • Dow Falls Off a Cliff in Final Minutes of Trading Wednesday, 29 Oct 2008 | 5:38 PM ET

    If you blinked in the final minutes of trading today, you probably got the story wrong. The final hour of trading has become known for its wild swings, but outdid itself this time: After being up about 250 points at 3:54 p.m., those gains evaporated and the Dow Jones Industrial Average ended down 74.16, or 0.8 percent, at 8990.96.