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

  • 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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    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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    Plus, highlights of the most important earnings reports.

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

  • The Dow topped 10,000 on Wednesday, but Art Cashin, head of floor operations at UBS, said he'll continue to approach the market with caution.

  • Following my post earlier this week on the highest yielding stocks in the Dow, here is a deeper look at the dividends of the S&P 500.

  • The markets are higher today, with the Dow reaching within 68 points of 10,000 in this morning's trading.  The Dow, which closed on Friday at a new high for 2009 at 9864.94 is currently trading near October 2008 levels, as it also managed to reach a new intraday peak for 2009 today at 9931.82.

  • Two and a half months away from the end of the year and the average dividend yield of the Dow 30 has continued to fall since the market lows.  See how the 30 companies in the Dow compare.

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    The Lightning Round is extended in this CNBC.com exclusive feature.

  • U.S. stocks posted their strongest weekly performance since mid-July, with all indexes rising nearly 4% or greater for the week. 

  • The S&P 500 is up 4 percent this week, it's best gain in a long time, and it's a simple story: Alcoa and a number of retailers are all signaling that the economy is slowly improving, and for the moment "slowly" is good enough for the stock market.

  • The markets will continue to grind higher, propelled by forthcoming reports that will show growing strength in the economy, said Alec Young, equity strategist at Standard & Poor's, and Benny Lorenzo, CEO of Kaufman Brothers.

  • Stocks rallied for a second day Tuesday as news that Australia has raised rates revitalized hope for the global recovery.

  • Stocks rallied for a second day Tuesday as news that Australia has raised rates revitalized hope for the global recovery.