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  • Stocks opened mixed after several earnings reports beat expectations but economic numbers missed their targets. Dan Genter of RNC Genter Capital Management and Alan Gayle of RidgeWorth Capital Management shared their market outlooks.

  • Caterpillar posted better-than-expected earnings on Tuesday and raised its full-year forecast. Eli Lustgarten, analyst at Longbow Research, shared his analysis of the company and two other global construction firms.

  • Cat On That "Double Dip" Economy

    A double dip in the economy? Caterpillar doesn't think so.

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    Improving Global Economy Shows Up in Earnings

    Topline beats take back seat to positive 2010 commentary. Six big names beat earnings estimates: Apple, Coke, Pfizer, United Technologies and Caterpillar all beat on the bottom line.

  • Futures Mixed Despite Solid Earnings News

    Futures were poised for a modestly higher open on the strength of more earnings surprises from some of Wall Street's leading companies.

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    Cramer: Think the Market's Rigged? Fight Back

    Here's how you hold your own against insider traders and money managers alike.

  • Stocks rallied on Monday on optimism about the slew of earnings ahead this week. So how should investors be positioned? Nick Calamos, head of investments and chief investment officer of Calamos Investments, and Brian Belski, chief investment strategist at Oppenheimer, shared their market insights.

  • After Hours Action: Apple

    After hours, the traders poured over the latest earnings from Apple and Texas Instruments. What do their numbers say about tech firms reporting later this week?

  • Dow Gains Nearly 100 Amid Earnings Optimism

    Stocks rallied Monday, after a wobbly start, as investors were optimistic about the slew of earnings ahead.

  • Dow Up Over 100 Points, Led by CAT

    Stocks rallied Monday, after a wobbly start, as techs dragged but investors were optimistic about the slew of earnings ahead.

  • Halftime Report: Apple And Other Top Tech Trades

    With Apple, Yahoo!, eBay and so many other tech earnings coming this week, what are the Fast Money traders watching?

  • Stocks Move Higher; Techs Drag

    Stocks moved higher Monday, after a wobbly start, as techs dragged but investors were optimistic about the slew of earnings ahead.

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    Digesting Earnings: Revenue Growth is Key

    We are fast leaving behind the time that beating earnings because of cost efficiencies is sufficient to justify current multiples. Revenue growth must also return.

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    There are signs the nation's factories are stirring from one of the worst recessions in decades.  If nothing else, hints of a rebound at big industrial firms will boost the stock market and lift people's 401ks.

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    About half the Dow 30 and a quarter of the S&P 500 report next week, and analysts expect the majority of those companies—from a broad range of industries—to continue beating expectations.

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    Cramer: Next Week Is All About Apple

    Plus, highlights of the most important earnings reports.

  • Dow flirts with 10,000, oil settles above $78

    U.S. stocks managed to close the week in positive territory, up about 1% or greater.  The Dow Jones industrial average settled above the 10,000-level twice this week, reaching its highest close in a year.

  • It's the basic question when investing in a stock: is it on the way up or will it go down? To answer this question,  Wall Street has developed numerous ways of attempting to predict what will happen, estimating various attributes tied to stock performance in order to determine what the future holds for a company's valuation.After dissecting the data, analysts following a particular stock produce a price target of where they believe the  stock is headed. Out of the entire S&P 500, which stocks ar

    Out of the entire S&P 500, which stocks are analysts expecting to have the biggest price drops?Here's the top 20, according to ThomsonReuters (as of market close on 10/16/09).

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    Cramer’s ‘Get Out’ Call: One Year Later

    With the Dow back to the same level, it’s time to reassess. What should investors do now?

  • Put Your Cash to Work and Buy Big Caps

    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.