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  • 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.

  • Stocks Pull Back After Fed Cuts Rates Wednesday, 29 Oct 2008 | 2:43 PM ET

    Stocks pared gains Wednesday after the Federal Reserve opted to cut a key interest rate by half a percentage point.

  • Stocks Wobble as Market Waits on Fed Wednesday, 29 Oct 2008 | 11:30 AM ET

    Stocks turned mixed Wednesday as the market waits for the Federal Reserve's decision on interest rates.

  • Two Stocks That Just Might Double Wednesday, 29 Oct 2008 | 10:56 AM ET

    On the distant investment horizon, Oakmark Fund portfolio manager Bill Nygren sees some bright lights.

  • Stocks Open Lower as Market Waits on Fed Wednesday, 29 Oct 2008 | 10:18 AM ET

    Stocks opened lower Wednesday as the market waited for the Federal Reserve's decision on interest rates.

  • Add This Food Stock To Your Diet Wednesday, 29 Oct 2008 | 10:12 AM ET

    UBS senior restaurant analyst David Palmer says it's time to buy one particular food company, whose third-quarter profit more than doubled. Which one?

  • Futures Slide as Durables Pop Fizzles Wednesday, 29 Oct 2008 | 8:47 AM ET

    Futures tilted lower Wednesday, after a fleeting boost from an unexpected jump in durable-goods orders, as the market waited for the Federal Reserve's decision on interest rates.

  • VW Briefly Rivals Exxon for Biggest Market Cap Tuesday, 28 Oct 2008 | 12:33 PM ET

    Scarcity of Volkswagen stocks after Porsche bought up nearly all the remaining free float triggered a short squeeze that pushed VW's market capitalization above that of Exxon at some point Tuesday.

  • Buy & Hold These Oversold Names Monday, 27 Oct 2008 | 5:32 PM ET

    Robert Zagunis is not looking for an overnight recovery — but he suggests it just might be a perfect time to buy stocks. Some familiar names top his list.

  • Buy Now — Gain Later, Says Picker Monday, 27 Oct 2008 | 5:28 PM ET

    Neil Hennessy of Hennessy Funds is known for his use of the price-to-sales ratio to pinpoint the best places for a stock market investor's dollar.  Based on that ratio — he's ready to buy. "Today, you can buy a dollar of revenue in the Dow Jones (Industrials) for 74 cents on the dollar," he told CNBC.

  • Stock Picker: Buy On the Bounce Monday, 27 Oct 2008 | 11:59 AM ET

    Barry James of James Advantage Funds likens the current stock market to a ball bouncing downstairs: Sharp drops are followed by rebounds that can make money for shrewd investors.