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  • Stocks Close Higher As Commodities Rally Wednesday, 9 Sep 2009 | 2:41 AM ET

    Stocks moved higher near the close as oil prices surged more than $3 a barrel and gold made a run at $1,000 an ounce before backing off.

  • Stocks Pare Gains as Gold Loses Steam Tuesday, 8 Sep 2009 | 11:57 AM ET

    Stock prices steadied at modestly higher levels as Wall Street staked a rally on rising prices of gold and oil.

  • Futures Rise as Gold, Oil Jump; GE Gains Tuesday, 8 Sep 2009 | 8:45 AM ET

    Merger Monday is a day late this week because of the Labor Day Holiday, but it's Kraft's pursuit of Cadbury that's helping drive stock market sentiment this Tuesday.

  • Market Tips: Dollar to Fall as Stocks Get Hot Tuesday, 8 Sep 2009 | 5:06 AM ET

    Global stocks rose for the second day in a row on Tuesday with emerging market shares hitting new year highs and gold rising above $1,000 an ounce. Experts tell CNBC the dollar will fall in the short-term as investors' interest in stocks peaks.

  • Market Tips: Buy Stocks Gently; Gold May Hit $1,650 Monday, 7 Sep 2009 | 5:29 AM ET

    Global stocks rose on Monday as investors jumped back into equities. Experts tell CNBC investors should buy bonds when the market dips and to gently increase their exposure to stocks.

  • Market Tips: Gold to $1,300; Bullish on Commodities Friday, 4 Sep 2009 | 4:45 AM ET

    Global stocks gained on Friday, although investors were cautious ahead of the U.S. jobs data out later in the day. Some investors have begun to pull back from equities, expecting a correction after such a long rally.

  • Return of Fundamentals; No Retesting of Lows: Charts Thursday, 3 Sep 2009 | 6:47 AM ET

    We could see a return to market fundamentals in September, according to Clive Lambert, director at FuturesTechs. He sees stocks paring back slightly, with oil tracking the losses, and gold creeping up to its former safe-haven glory again.

  • Market Tips: Buy on Dips; Focus on Blue Chips Thursday, 3 Sep 2009 | 4:16 AM ET

    Global stocks rose on Thursday as a 4.8 percent surge in China shares offset a rocky start to the month on concerns the global economic recovery is losing steam.  Experts tell CNBC there are buying opportunities when the market falls and that to secure wealth in the long-term, investors should look to blue-chip companies and get out of corporate bonds.

  • Market Tips: 6-Month Rally was Just a 'Bounce' Wednesday, 2 Sep 2009 | 6:32 AM ET

    Global stocks fell Wednesday, following Wall Street's overnight selloff, on financial concerns. Experts tell CNBC the rally we experienced since the March lows was just a "bounce" and that markets haven't bottomed yet.

  • Stocks May Retest March Lows: Charts Wednesday, 2 Sep 2009 | 6:31 AM ET

    The stock market rally we have experienced since hitting the lows in March is over and stocks could retest those lows in the future as further problems loom for the financial sector, Chris Locke, managing director at Oystertrade.com Management, said Wednesday.

  • China Tightens Grip on Rare Minerals Tuesday, 1 Sep 2009 | 10:25 AM ET
    China's National Flag

    China is set to tighten its hammerlock on the market for some of the world’s most obscure but valuable minerals, says the New York Times.

  • Market Tips: This is Still Secular Bear Market Tuesday, 1 Sep 2009 | 4:32 AM ET

    Global stocks were up Tuesday with defensive sectors like health care outperforming as investors took less risk ahead of U.S. economic data. Experts tell CNBC there is still buying power left in the U.S. to buy China on the market dips.

  • Market Tips: Go For Materials, Energy Stocks Monday, 31 Aug 2009 | 4:40 AM ET

    Global stocks were lower Monday as Chinese shares sank over 6 percent to a 3-month low, sapping investor willingness to take risks. But experts tell CNBC there is long-term value in the materials and energy sectors.

  • Market Tips: Long on Stocks, Gold; Upbeat on Bonds Friday, 28 Aug 2009 | 4:07 AM ET

    Global stocks rose on Friday as confidence in a sustainable recovery grew. Experts tell CNBC to go long on recovery-focused stocks while shorting stocks which are prone to volatility because of news flow.

  • Market Tips: Bullish on Miners, Financials Thursday, 27 Aug 2009 | 4:11 AM ET

    Global stocks were mostly lower on Thursday as upbeat economic data from the UK and Germany was offset by worse-than-expected data out of Sweden and Spain, leaving investors wary of chasing shares higher in light-volume trade. Experts tell CNBC they like financials, miners and China.

  • Latin America — A Two-Speed Region Wednesday, 26 Aug 2009 | 6:27 AM ET
    Christ the Redeemer statue, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    South America, which boasts a range of basic resources and agriculture, is showing signs of rebounding from the global recession. But political uncertainty continues to plague the continent.

  • Charts: Gold to Hit $1,040 'Very Quickly'; S&P to Weaken Wednesday, 26 Aug 2009 | 4:58 AM ET

    Gold's "breaking out" to a higher level as imminent, Chris Locke, managing director at Oystertrade.com Management, told CNBC Wednesday, as other analysts have said the precious metal could shine again as inflation fears resurface.

  • Market Tips: Asia and Commodities Are Hot Monday, 24 Aug 2009 | 3:15 AM ET

    Global stocks began the day higher, with Asian markets jumping more than 2 percent, lifting world shares to a 10-month high. Oil prices also climbed towards a 10-month peak and copper futures rose on hopes the global economic recovery is picking up steam.

  • Emerging Markets Help Pull Africa Up Friday, 21 Aug 2009 | 12:06 PM ET

    Africa's investment fortunes are shifting, as the 'Dark Continent' becomes gradually less depended of its main trading partner, Europe, and attracts investor from fast-growing emerging countries.

  • Rio Tinto

    Rio Tinto, the world's second-largest miner, reported a 54 percent drop in first-half earnings on Thursday, its biggest half-year slump on record, as aluminium prices and demand collapsed.

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