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    BHP Billiton, the world's largest miner, gave its most upbeat outlook for commodities markets since the global downturn, as surging Chinese demand led to a big jump in iron ore shipments.

  • Predictably, HMOs are trading up slightly on the Scott Brown victory in Massachusetts, but for the rest of the market its pretty much back to "sell on the earnings news."

  • The recovery won't be bolstered by the consumer, like in previous recessions. Instead demand will come from a build-up of low inventories and large companies' exposure to emerging market growth, Edith Thouin, vice president of ABN Amro Private Banking said Monday.

  • With all the governmental shenanigans and uncertainty swirling around Washington, it makes sense that investors will find comfort putting at least some of their money overseas.

  • And owning index funds is just as crazy. Here’s your moneymaking strategy for 2010.

  • The Fast Money traders were closely watching the action in bank stocks after Morgan Stanley received two separate upgrades. Is it time to get bullish?

  • Stocks rose on Friday after a report showed consumer sentiment improved in early December and retail sales rose much more than expected last month. How will the markets finish year-end? Lawrence Glazer, managing director at Mayflower Advisors and Michael Cuggino, president and portfolio manager of Permanent Portfolio Funds shared their market outlooks.

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    With plenty of cash on hand and aspirations to consolidate, Tim Seymour is closely watching the materials space. Which companies are potential takeover targets?

  • Around lunchtime stocks paired some gains largely due to strong dollar rhetoric from Fed chief Ben Bernanke. Is the rally out of steam?

  • Michael Cuggino, president and portfolio manager at Permanent Portfolio Funds, said he is "cautiously" bullish on the markets. He offered investors advice — and stock picks — to protect themselves in different economic environments.

  • Don’t let the bears fool you out of this market.

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    The Dow rose Monday after positive economic reports including manufacturing, construction and pending home sales. So what do these numbers mean for investors? Michael Cuggino, president and portfolio manager of Permanent Portfolio Funds, and Dan Fitzpatrick, president at Stockmarket Mentor, weighed in.

  • We asked the traders for their favorite stocks to 'buy and hold' for the long-term. After all, good things come to those who wait!

  • Nearly 80 percent of S&P companies have beat earnings expectations—is this due to low earnings estimates or is it a sign that the recovery is real? Michael Cuggino, president and portfolio manager at Permanent Portfolio Funds, and Tyler Dann, senior research analyst at Invesco Aim, shared their ideas.

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

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    Cramer pulled together a dozen names that he thinks will most benefit from an economic rebound.

  • For some things there are no words. Wait until you see what happens when Mad Money’s Jim Cramer joins the Fast traders to talk about recovery power plays.

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    We ran out of time on TV but you can click here for the Fast Money Final Trade. Our gang gives you tomorrow's best trades, right now!

  • Investors should put their cash to work and focus on leading economic indicators, and not lagging indicators such as the unemployment rate, advised Daphne Roth, head of equity research at ABN AMRO Private Banking.

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    Tim Seymour reveals the catalysts behind the commodities rally and whether the space has room to run?