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  • 'Never Short a Dull Market': Strategist Thursday, 20 Aug 2009 | 6:26 PM ET

    Many investors are anticipating a major market pullback—so when will it happen and how should you strategize? Dave Rovelli, managing director of Canaccord Adams, and Peter Costa, president of Empire Executions, shared their market outlooks.

  • Pros Say: Bank Failures to Continue Thursday, 20 Aug 2009 | 5:39 PM ET
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    Stocks held onto gains on Thursday after a slew of economic data, including an encouraging report on manufacturing. Additionally, Chinese stocks, which had dragged down global markets earlier this week, rebounded 4.5 percent. US stocks had initially opened lower, after a surprise jump in jobless claims. Read and listen to what the pros had to say...

  • Warren Buffett: The Greenback Effect

    Warren Buffett is back with a new piece in the New York Times, but today he's not using the high-profile platform to explicitly urge us all to buy stocks as he did last October.  But there's still a big "buy" recommendation implicit in the dollar doomsday scenario he lays out in his latest op-ed.

  • Expect 'Very Slow, Tepid' Recovery: Strategist Wednesday, 19 Aug 2009 | 12:26 PM ET

    What should investors do in this volatile market? Managing directors Charles Crane at Douglass Winthrop Advisors and Lawrence Glazer at Mayflower Advisors shared their market outlooks.

  • Financial Crisis Will 'Haunt Us for Long Time': Kass Wednesday, 19 Aug 2009 | 12:04 PM ET

    The financial crisis is going to "haunt us for a long period of time" and secular, non-traditional headwinds are going to act as a governor to economic growth and stock market performance, said Doug Kass, founder and president of Seabreeze Partners Management.

  • Art Cashin: Next 6-8 Weeks 'Very Critical' Wednesday, 19 Aug 2009 | 9:59 AM ET

    China's stock market crashed before the economy's slowdown last year, and it rose before the strong recovery earlier this year. So does the current selloff presage fresh economic troubles? Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS Financial Services, offered CNBC his stock-market insights.

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    Stocks skidded Friday after a disappointing report on consumer prices and as consumers' mood took a turn for the worse. There was one bright spot on the economic front: Industrial production rose 0.5 percent in June, the first increase in nine months, offering fresh evidence that that the recession is winding down. Read and listen to what the experts had to say...

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    Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway was doing more selling than buying of stocks during the second quarter, but there is one new holding: New Jersey-based medical technology company Becton Dickinson.  Berkshire also added to its stake in Johnson & Johnson, although the holdings are still well below where they were before Buffett sold over 33 million shares last fall.

  • Bewrkshire Hathaway: What's the Risk?

    Berkshire Hathaway isn't happy with a Reuters story initially published with the headline, "Buffett's Berkshire: We Goofed On Derivative Risks."  Berkshire CFO Marc Hamburg tells Warren Buffett Watch, "There is no indication whatsoever in my letter to the SEC that we made an error or that we underestimated the risks of falling stock prices."

  • Jim Hardesty, chief economist at Hardesty Capital Management, and David Lutz, managing director at Stifel Nicolaus Capital Markets, discussed whether government bailouts help or cripple companies.

  • Pros Say: Economy Needs 'Coddling' to Avoid a 'W-Shape' Thursday, 13 Aug 2009 | 5:25 PM ET
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    Stocks turned mixed in afternoon trading Thursday as the bump from the encouraging business-inventories report faded and cracks emerged in the rally. But jobless claims rose unexpectedly by 4,000 to 558,000. A couple of retailers beat earnings expectations, including retail titan Wal-Mart.

  • Stocks Pull Back; Retailers Slide Monday, 10 Aug 2009 | 3:16 PM ET

    Stocks retreated Monday as investors took a breather after a four-week rally, capped by a better-than-expected jobs report on Friday.

  • Why I Like Buffett's Berkshire Bets: Strategist Monday, 10 Aug 2009 | 2:21 PM ET

    Warren Buffett's company, Berkshire Hathaway, announced a 14 percent second-quarter profit on Friday. Larry Coats Jr., of Oak Value Capital Management, told CNBC how Berkshire’s gains are impacting his fund.

  • Stocks Pull Back After Four-Week Rally Monday, 10 Aug 2009 | 12:10 PM ET

    Stocks retreated Monday as investors took a breather after a four-week rally, capped by a better-than-expected jobs report on Friday.

  • Futures Move Lower After Last Week's Rally Monday, 10 Aug 2009 | 8:47 AM ET

    Futures indicated a lower open for the U.S. stock market Monday, and the dollar and European stocks slipped after a strong performance last week following better-than-expected U.S. jobs data.

  • Yoshikami: The Death of Quality? Sunday, 9 Aug 2009 | 11:03 PM ET
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    A sigh of relief can be heard by all after two brutal years in the equity markets. But there is something interesting occurring that is gaining little attention. Companies with consistent, stable cash flow, (and not highly leveraged) are underperforming more risky leveraged assets. What's going on?

  • Stocks Rally for a Fourth Straight Week Friday, 7 Aug 2009 | 5:43 PM ET

    Stocks rallied Friday, bringing their winning streak to four straight weeks, after the latest employment numbers showed signs of a stabilizing job market.

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    Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway reports $1.532 billion in derivatives gains during its second quarter, contributing to an overall net profit of $3.295 billion dollars for the quarter, or $2,123 per class A share.  It's a return to profitability for Berkshire, after reporting a $1.5 billion net loss in this year's first quarter.

  • Jobs Report Juices Stocks; AmEx Jumps Friday, 7 Aug 2009 | 3:03 PM ET

    Stocks rallied Friday after the latest employment numbers showed signs of a stabilizing job market.

  • A better-than-expected jobs report fueled hopes of an economic recovery and provided solid footing for the recent market run-up. Are we about to blast higher?