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  • The high-beta financials -- Citi, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are trading HUGE volume.

  • Now that the cash for clunkers program is expiring, attention is turning to two other incentive programs: The cash for appliances program and the soon-to-expire first-time homebuyer tax credit.

  • Contrary to skeptics who speculate that markets are due for correction, Jeff Knight, CIO of Putnam Global Asset Allocation Team, and Margaret Patel, portfolio manager at Evergreen Investments, are still bullish.

  • Dividend yields in the Dow index are down about a quarter of a point since early June and 165 basis points since early March, as equity markets continue to trend higher, pushing yields lower.  Here is a look at the dividend yields of all 30 Dow components:

  • Stocks rallied for a fourth straight session Friday, ending at their highest closing levels since the fall, after a sharp jump in existing-home sales.

  • On a volatile week that ended with Fed Chairman Bernanke stating that the US economy is nearing recovery, positive housing data, and oil hitting 10 month highs; the Dow, S&P and NASDAQ once again close at new highs for 2009, and end up about 1.8% or better for the week.

  • Cash flow is a great valuation metric to look at when calculating how solid a company may be, said Lee Eugene Munson, CIO of Portfolio Asset Management, and Michael Farr, president of Farr, Miller & Washington. They shared their best 5 stock picks with investors.

  • Bubbling oil prices are the stock market rally's new friend, for now.

  • Here's our Fast Money Final Trade. Our gang gives you tomorrow's best trades, right now!

  • Stocks got a weak start after the selloff in China but rebounded by midday after a report showed a surprise drop in crude inventories, which sent oil prices — and energy stocks — soaring.

  • Which way is the price of oil headed? We got different opinions Wednesday from John Kilduff senior energy analyst with MF Global and CNBC contributor and Walter Zimmerman, chief technical analyst with United-ICAP.

  • Stocks got a weak start after the selloff in China but rebounded by midday after a report showed a surprise drop in crude inventories, which sent oil prices — and energy stocks — soaring.

  • An unexpected increase in supply sent the oil bulls running on Wednesday. How should you game energy, now?

  • Compared to an average short interest of 2.2% for all Dow components, bets against these three companies stand at around 8%.

  • Natural Gas

    China and Australia struck a $41 billion agreement to provide China with liquefied natural gas (LNG) Tuesday, and the deal is an example how China is grabbing up energy at cheap prices at a time when it is one of the few countries investing in resources, experts told CNBC Asia.

  • If stocks are about to correct significantly, it's probably a smart time to make a shopping list. What are the Fast Money traders looking to buy at lower prices?

  • Stocks eked out a gain after a late rally Thursday as investors cheered an encouraging business-inventories report, the latest sign that the recession is winding down.

  • On the heels of my blog about whether or not Wal-Mart wants to be called Wal-Mart, Walmart, or Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., I got an earful about all the other confusing names out there. Is it K-Mart or Kmart? Bank of America-Merrill Lynch...really?

  • Oil supplies in the U.S. are at almost 20 year highs, heating oil supplies are near 25 year highs and consumers are really watching their budgets right now, "so we think oil at $70s right now is quite overpriced," said James Cordier, founder of Optionsellers.com.

  • Stocks rebounded from a midmorning slide Thursday after a report showed business inventories continued to shrink as sales jumped, offering the latest indication that the recession is winding down.