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    As we wait to see what Barack does in the new year, what can you do today to position your investment strategy for an Obama Administration?  Here are some ideas. 

  • Seems like more investors are buying on bad news. Find out why the traders believe this is a "somewhat encouraging" sign!

  • Most Asian markets gained ground by midday, buoyed by a rebound on Wall Street after economic bellwether General Electric pledged to maintain its dividend.

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    Stocks snapped back on Tuesday after global bellwether General Electric lifted investor optimism by pledging to leave its dividend intact.

  • Stocks rallied Tuesday as investors scooped up bargains and were encouraged by news that General Electric will keep its dividend intact.

  • Stocks rose sharply Tuesday as investors scooped up beaten-down stocks after the prior session's selloff that saw the Dow give back 700 points.

  • Stocks opened higher Tuesday, clawing back some of what they lost Monday, when the Dow shed nearly 700 points.

  • General Electric announced that it will maintain its dividend for 2009, giving it an 8.6% yield, based on yesterday's close.  See how this compares to the other 29 companies in the Dow.

  • One thing's for sure: November vehicle sales due today will be ugly. Estimates are for seasonally adjusted annual sales of about 10.5 million, compared to 16 million in November of last year.

  • U.S. stock index futures indicated a higher open for Wall Street on Tuesday after Monday's plunge and despite more bad news from the banking sector.

  • The red ink started to flow with Monday's opening bell on Wall Street.  Holland & Co.'s Mike Holland urged investors to stay with the best names as the best strategy to survive the bear market.

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    In 2009, media faces a perfect storm—transitioning to a challenging new digital world and a weak economy of unprecedented proportions. Media giants will continue to move from traditional content distribution models to anytime, anywhere, content-on demand.

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    Brace for the glimmerings of a comeback in confidence in 2009, if only because it can’t get much worse than this. So, look for a corporate smashup, a new look from Goldman Sachs, and, yes that's right, the next bubble.

  • As December begins, the stock market remains perched precariously between horrible economic news and continued announcements of more loan facilities and an expanding Fed balance sheet.

  • While some investors were standing on the sidelines during the market rally, Alan Lancz was busy buying, with a one-word explanation:  Valuation. (Part One)

  • While some investors were standing on the sidelines during the market rally, Alan Lancz was busy buying, with a one-word explanation:  Valuation. (Part Two)

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    While the stock market rebound may not last, it has come with something Wall Street hasn't seen in awhile—buying into a rally.

  • Boy, are traders ready for this one. Everyone--even the bears--think a rally of up to 20 percent is likely before the end of the year.

  • All of a sudden, financial stocks are finding their way back into the investment dialogue. Jordan Posner of Matrix Asset Advisors has a lot to say — and a lot of stock picks.

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    While the recent surge may vanish quickly, it came with something Wall Street hasn't seen in awhile—buying into a rally.