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    Forget too big to fail. The recent trouncing of VelocityShares Daily 2X VIX Short-Term ETN, better known by its symbol — the TVIX — is too complicated for most people to care.

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    Now that the European Central Bank has tamped down disaster fears, a few currencies are poised to shine.

  • Cloud computing has been all the rage recently in IPOs, but tonight a different IPO prices: a stock exchange! BATS Global Markets (ticker: BATS) plans to sell 6.3 million shares in the $16 to $18 range.

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    Further increase in gasoline prices may force Americans to cut spending, and in turn may hurt consumer-related stocks, says a new report from Barclays Capital.

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    This strategist believes the Japanese currency is headed for a fall.

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    Once again the world economy has proved the naysayers wrong and there's been a "real rebound" so far this year, Barclays CEO Robert Diamond told CNBC Wednesday.

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    Volatile trading and tougher regulations took their toll on Barclays in 2011. Bob Diamond, Barclays PLC chief executive, offers his view for 2012.

  • Stocks came off their lows but still logged a weekly decline, with the S&P and Nasdaq snapping a 5-week winning streak, following stalled debt talks in Greece, some disappointing economic reports and after S&P downgraded a handful of Italian banks.

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    Won't Get Fooled Again: I was 15 when the iconic Who album came out in 1971, and bought it. So, apparently, did some of the euro zone ministers. The ministers are no longer being fooled.

  • Stock index futures accelerated their losses Friday after euro zone finance ministers withheld further aid for Greece and demanded more cuts in return for a second bailout.

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    Stocks could continue to drift higher for now as investors look for the next catalyst to drive the market.

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    As bonus season in the City of London gets underway in earnest next week the first of the UK’s major banks, Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), announced the bonus package for its chief executive Stephen Hester on Thursday evening and immediately came in for criticism.

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    The start-up boom means there are more freshly minted millionaires looking to manage their wealth. And Wall Street firms are happy to help, for a fee. The New York times reports.

  • Private antitrust litigation pitting some five million retailers against several large banks has slipped under the radar of many analysts and investors who follow those companies, but the case may deliver a multibillion-dollar shock to bank bulls in the coming months, TheStreet.com reports.

  • For homebuilders, any further drop in inventories may mean it's time to get busy and start ramping up construction activity. Rising animal spirits in the housing sector, which have been long anticipated, may soon be at hand. And that PHLX Housing Sector Index may finally start to march upward.

  • Some financial companies may see softness in their shares in the coming weeks, as Republican presidential candidates step up their anti-bank rhetoric.

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    Volumes of Samurai bonds — yen-denominated bonds issued by non-Japanese entities — hit a 15-year high in 2011, and could be 20 percent higher in 2012, a Tokyo-based analyst told CNBC.com.

  • Where's Mario? ECB head Mario Draghi did not show up for a planned news conference in Frankfurt. Meantime, Draghi's successful 3-year lending facility has not just eased funding difficulties for European banks—it's ignited a 3-day rally in European and U.S. banks.

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    Investors can blame Europe for choking off stock market gains in 2011. But there’s a growing list of geopolitical flashpoints lurking in 2012—and any one of them could pose a risk to stocks.

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    In a rare break from Wall Street protocol, a Sterne Agee analyst has placed a sell rating on social network game maker Zynga before its stock even begins trading.