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    So far, nearly 20% of the S&P 500 has reported and 78% of those companies have beaten estimates—but stocks ignored the positives this week.

  • Plus, Mad Money’s stock strategies to sidestep the administration’s agenda.

  • He said, said she said...Chinese bank official denies banks told to stop lending in January. Global stocks have been down today on widely published reports that Chinese authorities are are finally serious about cooling off the asset (commodity and real estate) bubble that has developed in China.

  • Chinese stocks have become too expensive and are need of a pause at current levels or a "substantial pullback" to make them better value, Robin Griffiths, technical strategist at Cazenove Capital, told CNBC Monday.

  • On a week where Alcoa kicked off the earnings season with a miss, oil fell back below $80 per barrel, and the equity markets hit new intraday 52-week highs before losing momentum Friday with a triple digit loss for the Dow, and ended up turning in a negative weekly performance.

  • Investors hit the brakes on Tuesday after disappointing results from Alcoa and a warning from Chevron spooked buyers. How should you be positioned, now?

  • Stocks closed broadly lower as investors pummeled financials on concerns about a potential government levy on banks, while Alcoa's disappointing results stoked unease about the economic recovery.

  • No one likes America’s high unemployment. Well, almost no one.

  • Caterpillar shares rose on Monday to post their largest daily advance since late July. Are the gains a bullish bet on global growth or is there more here than meets the eye?

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    The Dow and the S&P 500 closed at fresh 15-month highs as shares of big manufacturers advanced on strong Chinese economic data, but the Nasdaq fell as tech shares succumbed to profit-taking.

  • What follows is a look at stocks in the S&P 500 displaying unusual volume in today's trading session.

  • Stocks paused Monday ahead of earnings season however industrials and ag surged higher with Potash and Mosaic hitting 52-week highs. How should you be positioned?

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks are poised for solid gains at the start of trading Monday, following rallies in major markets in Asia and Europe.

  • In today's trading session, a total of 69 stocks in the S&P 500 reached new 52-week highs. Here is a look at those companies.

  • U.S. stocks finished the first trading week of 2010 on a positive note, with the Dow and S&P 500 reaching their highest level in 15-months.

  • The latest overall job loss numbers showed a loss of 85,000 jobs in December and an unemployment rate remaining at 10.0%.  The November and October numbers were revised as well.  Here is a breakdown of where the job losses were as well as which sectors were adding jobs.

  • Stocks have been held hostage by the dollar over the past few months. Can the market break that relationship? Nick Kalivas, vice president of financial research at MF Global, and Jim Lacamp, portfolio manager and advisor at Macro Portfolio Advisors, discussed their ideas.

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

  • U.S. stocks finished down for the week but up for the year with the S&P and the Dow closing a wildly volatile year up 23% and 19% respectively.  The NASDAQ Composite managed a gain of 44% for the year. 

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    A popular investment strategy suggests buying the ten Dow Jones Industrial Average components with the highest yielding dividends. Here is the list going into 2010.