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  • Even Pro Stock Pickers Are Miserable Tuesday, 13 Sep 2011 | 9:15 AM ET

    Even professional stock pickers are miserable. At an informal gathering of about a dozen hedge fund traders and analysts last night, trader after trader expressed frustration with the fact that the correlation between stocks has been near all-time highs—for months. This means that stock picking has been useless.

  • Market Swings Are Becoming New Standard Monday, 12 Sep 2011 | 10:59 AM ET
    NYSE trader

    Day after day, stocks swing sharply by hundreds of points.  All of this anxiety has caused experts to ask whether there are new forces at work in the stock market that make trading permanently more erratic, the New York Times reports.

  • UK Banks Eye £6 Billion Cost of Reforms Sunday, 11 Sep 2011 | 9:53 PM ET
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    Britain’s banks will face an annual bill of as much as £6 billion ($9.5 billion) to comply with the reforms of the Vickers Commission, according to the panel’s final report, published on Monday. The FT reports.

  • Stocks End Sharply Lower on Euro Zone Fears Friday, 9 Sep 2011 | 7:53 PM ET
    September 11: Ten Years Later - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks closed firmly in the red Friday amid fears that Greece may default on its debt and following news that ECB's Juergen Stark will resign.

  • ECB Will Have to Take Back the Rate Hike Friday, 9 Sep 2011 | 5:13 PM ET

    The pros suggest pressing a short position in the euro. Trader Steve Cortes spotted a signal that convinces him the ECB will have to take back the rate hike.

  • Feasting on Paperwork Friday, 9 Sep 2011 | 10:08 AM ET
    Government Regulation

    A year after Congress passed the broadest financial overhaul since the Great Depression, the law has spawned a host of new businesses to help Wall Street comply — and capitalize — on the hundreds of new regulations, the New York Times reports.

  • Stocks Log Worst Start to Month Since Oct. 2008 Tuesday, 6 Sep 2011 | 4:52 PM ET

    Stocks climbed well off their worst levels Tuesday, but still lower for the third-straight day amid fears about the ongoing euro zone debt crisis and concerns over another recession.

  • How the Gold Business Operates Thursday, 1 Sep 2011 | 12:42 PM ET
    Gold Bars

    Straight from the mines, rough gold goes through a highly complex process, and often travels around the world before it ever makes it to the consumer.

  • Low Expectations and Gaming the Fed Wednesday, 31 Aug 2011 | 9:29 AM ET

    Talk about low expectations: S&P futures rose a bit on the ADP report, even though it was slightly below expectations. We are now back in the twilight zone game called Gaming the Fed: More weak data increases the chances of a third round of quantitative easing.

  • Mother Lode Of ETFs Monday, 29 Aug 2011 | 3:35 PM ET
    Cash and gold

    The SPDR Gold Trust, with over $60 billion in assets, is far and away the largest gold fund.

  • Barclays Has Capital, Little European Exposure: CEO Wednesday, 24 Aug 2011 | 4:51 PM ET
    Bob Diamond

    Barclays is comfortable with its exposure to Europe and now has more cash on its balance sheet than before the 2008 financial crisis, CEO Robert Diamond told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Bob Diamond One-On-One   Wednesday, 24 Aug 2011 | 3:10 PM ET
    Bob Diamond One-On-One

    It is not wise to introduce a financial tax in Europe now, says Robert Diamond, Barclays PLC CEO. A look at Europe's debt struggle and it's impact on the financial industry.

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    Two big deals last week — Google’s takeover bid for Motorola Mobility and Hewlett-Packard’s purchase of Autonomy — underscored the growing influence of boutique investment banks.  The New York Times reports.

  • Prepare to Be Surprised by QE3 Monday, 22 Aug 2011 | 9:49 AM ET
    Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke

    I think there's a lot of misunderstanding in the markets about how Fed chairman Ben Bernanke views Fed strategy.

  • Stocks Log Worst 4-Week Drop Since Mar. 2009 Friday, 19 Aug 2011 | 6:40 PM ET

    Stocks accelerated their selloff to finish near session lows in light, choppy trading Friday as investors were reluctant to remain in the market ahead of a weekend, amid worries over a global recession in addition to the ongoing euro zone jitters.

  • CNBC.com Market Outlook   Friday, 19 Aug 2011 | 5:00 PM ET
    CNBC.com Market Outlook

    The week's top business news and investment advice, including how to trade Europe, US financials, HP's sharp drop and the run-up in gold.

  • Dow Ends Down 400, but Off Session Lows Thursday, 18 Aug 2011 | 4:25 PM ET

    Stocks closed off their worst levels Thursday, but were still down sharply, following a handful of disappointing economic news and over continuing worries over the stability of euro zone banks.

  • Futures Skid Amid Global Growth Worries Thursday, 18 Aug 2011 | 8:35 AM ET

    Futures extended their sharp losses Thursday after a gloomy forecast on global growth, continuing worries about the European debt crisis and following news that jobless claims rose more than expected last week.

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    Star commodity trader and gnarly surfer, Todd Edgar, is once again making waves in the financial world.

  • Weak Open; Comparing Wal-Mart and GE Tuesday, 16 Aug 2011 | 9:23 AM ET
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    Europe is weak this morning, and U.S. S&P futures began dropping shortly after Germany's Q2 GDP came out — a gain of only 0.1 percent sequentially was a disappointment.