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  • In the quest for yield, options traders often have the advantage: they can sell options and generate income. But with the VIX so low, finding suitable options to sell can be tricky. Brian Stutland of Stutland Equities thinks he's found three names that look attractive for put sales.

  • To play it, the "Mad Money" host offers two plays to pick up and two names to avoid.

  • Brian Kelly: Jobs Report Isn't 'That Bad' Friday, 3 Dec 2010 | 11:32 AM ET

    The jobs number may have sent many market bulls running for the exits Friday morning, but not Brian Kelly of Kanundrum Capital. So why the optimism?

  • Importing Coal, China Burns It as Others Stop Monday, 22 Nov 2010 | 1:04 AM ET
    Coal Plant

    Even as developed countries close or limit the construction of coal-fired power plants out of concern over pollution and climate-warming emissions, coal has found a rapidly expanding market elsewhere: Asia, particularly China. The NYT reports.

  • Riches May Not Help Papua New Guinea Wednesday, 27 Oct 2010 | 7:04 AM ET
    Papua New Guinea Warrior Holding Axe

    An expected flood of money in Papua New Guinea could throw a country already beset by corruption into further turmoil. The NYT reports.

  • China Bans Rare Earth Exports to Japan Amid Tension Thursday, 23 Sep 2010 | 3:42 AM ET

    Escalating a dispute over Japan’s detention of a Chinese fishing trawler captain, China placed a trade embargo on all exports to Japan of some crucial rare earth elements. The New York Times reports.

  • This Stock’s a Winner Right Now Thursday, 16 Sep 2010 | 6:26 PM ET

    Ever wonder how a company makes the 52-week high list? This is how.

  • The analyst who gave The Men's Warehouse an upgrade explains what he sees in the corporate apparel retailer.

  • Halftime Pt. 2—Bargains North of the Border Thursday, 26 Aug 2010 | 1:47 PM ET

    If your American bank bet isn't working out, Veracruz founder Steve Cortes recommends going "north of the border."

  • Wall Street Reform Will Squeeze 'Conflict Minerals' Wednesday, 18 Aug 2010 | 5:35 AM ET
    Chiquicamata Coppermine, Atacama Desert, Chile

    A fresh law, buried in the Wall Street reforms passed last month, will force many manufacturers to identify any  "conflict minerals" that can be traced back to the Democratic Republic of the Congo or adjoining countries. The FT reports.

  • Analyst Watch: Acme Packet Has Room to Run Tuesday, 10 Aug 2010 | 7:43 AM ET

    Here's what analysts and others say they're watching before the bell Tuesday.

  • Analyst Watch: 10-Year Treasury Beaters ... And HP Monday, 9 Aug 2010 | 7:19 AM ET

    Here's what analysts and others say they're watching before the bell Monday.

  • Analyst Watch: Carry Killer Small-Caps Friday, 6 Aug 2010 | 8:36 AM ET

    Here's what analysts and others say they're watching before the bell Friday.

  • Zaidi: One Earth is Not Enough For Our Survival Thursday, 5 Aug 2010 | 4:39 PM ET

    In 2050, we expect the world population to reach 9 billion people. If we continue on the same path as we are today, those 9 billion people will require the resources of 2.3 planets in order to survive. While humankind has achieved many amazing technological innovations throughout time, creating two more Earths is likely out of the question.

  • French policemen carry away a Greenpeace activist during a protest in front of the right-wing ruling UMP party headquarters in Paris on March 31, 2008. Greenpeace members demonstrated by dropping nine tons of corn 'not genetically modified' in front of the building a day ahead of the debate at the National Assembly on the bill on GMO.

    After decades of pushing nations to surrender more power to the European Union, the bloc is pulling back on efforts to assert its authority over one highly contentious issue, genetically modified foods. The New York Times reports.

  • Shanghai Indicates a Rebound Coming Soon: Charts Thursday, 3 Jun 2010 | 7:46 AM ET

    The Shanghai Composite, often a leading indicator in global markets' direction, is due for a consolidation, followed by a rebound, Daryl Guppy, CEO of Guppytraders.com, told CNBC on Thursday.

  • Year-Long Rally Is Over: Charts Monday, 24 May 2010 | 7:50 AM ET

    The year-long trend upwards in the stock market is over and commodities are also set to correct, according to Robin Griffiths, technical analyst at Cazenove Capital. As a result, Griffiths suggested investors look for risk-averse trades.

  • There's Money to Be Made in Asia: Strategist Friday, 21 May 2010 | 4:32 AM ET

    There is money to be made in Asia as it is a more attractive investment destination than Western markets, said Julian Galvin, associate director at Tyche.

  • The growth in the emerging markets is starting to harm advanced economies, Frederic Neumann, MD & co-head of Asian economics research at HSBC, told CNBC on Thursday.

  • Farmers Cope With Roundup-Resistant Weeds Tuesday, 4 May 2010 | 1:31 PM ET
    Farmer picking weeds

    For 15 years, Eddie Anderson, a farmer, has been a strict adherent of no-till agriculture, an environmentally friendly technique that all but eliminates plowing to curb erosion and the harmful runoff of fertilizers and pesticides. The NYT reports.

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