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  • The four-day rally in the S&P 500, the first since November, is in jeopardy today.

  • Stocks are on their longest winning streak since November, and the question is how quickly will investors decide to sell the rally.

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  • Think you’ve found a safe haven to wait out the financial storm? Some ports might not be so safe, after all.

  • Think you’ve found a safe haven to wait out the financial storm? Some ports might not be so safe, after all.

  • Options traders are bidding up calls in Kimberly-Clark after Merrill Lynch upgraded the consumer product company Friday morning. The average daily turnover of calls in KMB is 1,200 contracts, but some 4,000 changed hands in the first 90 minutes of today's session alone.

  • And that's not all. Energy plays, housing stocks, retailers – they're all victims of an under-the-radar trend in the markets.

  • Jack Ablin says consumer stocks are viable, but they must be picked carefully. "We've divided the consumer market into areas that consumers can buy with cash, versus areas that consumers need financing to buy," the chief investment officer of Harris Private Bank told CNBC.  "Clearly, anything that needs financing to buy is out."

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • These charging bulls better slow down, Cramer says, before they crash headlong into a recession that's far from over.

  • Your trading strategy depends on the answer. Find out where Cramer stands.

  • "Buy great companies at fair prices, instead of fair companies at great prices," Mark Tinker, global portfolio manager at Axa Framlington Gemini, advised.

  • Oaktree Asset Management's Robert Pavlik warns investors not to be misled by what appear to be attractive valuations on stocks. 

  • Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Las Vegas Sands and Colgate-Palmolive popped while Abercrombie & Fitch and Alcoa dropped.

  • Now is the time for long-term investors to jump in and build a portfolio of recognizable, brand-name companies, Robert Pavlik Chief Investment Officer Oaktree Asset Management told CNBC.

  • U.S. stocks had another wild swing in the final 15 minutes of trading that pumped up the Dow from a gain of about 50 points to nearly 200 points as traders largely shrugged off this morning's GDP report that showed the economy is shrinking.

  • A new plan to keep homeowners from foreclosure could be a much-needed boost to that sector's retailers.

  • U.S. stocks joined in the global rally Thursday despite this morning's report that the economy is shrinking.

  • The markets are up about 2.5% in early morning trading on strength overnight in Asian markets, solid earnings reports, and a better-than-expected GDP number.

  • Stocks will likely rock and roll again Thursday. Wednesday's market was particularly volatile, although for a good part of the day it was unusually calm as investors waited for the Fed's rate decision. In the final half hour, the Dow wiped out a big gain to end 74 points lower. The Dow was up 298 at its peak, and down 174 at its low point.