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    Better buckle your seat belt and prepare for a rough ride. Jon Najarian thinks we’re heading into a volatility storm!

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    The Dow closed at a 6-1/2-year low, on fears the government may be forced to nationalize some big banks even as the White House said it supports a privately held banking system.

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    Better buckle your seat belt and prepare for a rough ride. Jon Najarian thinks we’re heading into a volatility storm!

  • Stocks started to claw back in the final hours of trading Friday after fears of nationalization smacked banks and sent the Dow to its lowest point in more than 10 years.

  • The market situation's too dire for the Treasury secretary to be out of pocket.

  • Friday: Bank nationalization is the big topic du jour. Everyone seems to dislike the idea, but more and more analysts are begrudgingly calling nationalization the inevitable next move in the financial crisis. UBS widened its tax probe; a survey of U.S. homeowners showed more depreciation; and gold rose over $1,000 on investors' flight to safety. CNBC heard from experts who said the U.S. dollar will emerge as the ultimate safe haven; and Citigroup and Bank of America will indeed survive.

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    If the government nationalizes the worst banks, will the market finally turn -- and start heading higher?

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    Words My Mom Taught Me To Fear: "We're From the Government and We're Here To Help," says Andrew Busch.

  • European banks are notably weak, and several large U.S. banks like Citi and Bank of America are down 10 percent pre-open. Gold stocks are again trading up 2 to 5 percent.

  • Stock index futures pointed to a weak open Friday with banks set to take a hammering on growing fears of nationalization for Citigroup and Bank of America.

  • The investment bank’s collapse is still fresh in Cramer’s mind. And he’s just as outraged at Timothy Geithner for letting it happen.

  • Bank shares have been hammered for two days and some traders are pointing to a "slip of the tongue" Fed Chief Ben Bernanke made when answering questions at the national press club this week.

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    By Thursday’s close, the Dow was trading at a level not seen in more than 6 years, falling beneath its former bear market closing low set on November 20th.

  • Stocks tumbled Thursday as anxiety over how the Obama administration will fix the crippled financial system pushed the Dow to its lowest level in more than six years.

  • Plus, Cramer speculates on whom the new Dow Jones Industrial constituent could be.

  • Banks are again weak on concerns about the government's "stress test." The first worry is we don't know what this "stress test" consists of. Some are estimating that it may require 6 percent Tier One capital, and 3 percent tangible capital. Many banks may not pass that test.

  • Will the Obama Administration's plan to save the U.S. economy actually help the markets? Mega-investor Wilbur Ross Jr. says no. And CNBC's Rick Santelli

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    On Thursday Citigroup shares fell to 17-year lows with Bank of America stock also plunging, amid speculation of nationalization.

  • Wall Street and the private sector already have begun dealing with this morass on their own, if only the President and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner would take heed.

  • Wells Fargo drew heavy put activity yesterday (Wednesday), as its stock hit a new 52-week low in intraday trading. By midafternoon more than 460,000 contracts had changed hands, more than twice the 20-day average volume...