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  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stock index futures are currently pointing to a modestly higher open for Wall Street on Wednesday, following Tuesday's mild selloff that saw the S&P 500 post its first losing session of 2010.

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

  • Plus, get the Mad Money host’s take on Goldman Sachs, taxing TARP recipients and more.

  • Stocks fell on Tuesday, dragged lower by Alcoa’s worse-than-expected results and weakness in tech. Should you buy the dip or are stocks starting to break down?

  • I have a few thoughts concerning the burgeoning public backlash against big banker bonus announcements expected in the weeks ahead. This backlash of course stems from taxpayer fury over banks which were rescued by taxpayer-financed TARP money.

  • President Obama plans to impose a fee on banks, reportedly expected to raise about $120 billion in order to recoup the cost of the TARP. But how do you invest in financials when the rules of the game keep changing? Anton Schutz, president of Mendon Capital and Chris Mutascio, managing director and bank analyst at Stifel Nicolaus shared their insights.

  • The S&P 500 has started 2010 with a 5-day winning streak; historically, there is correlation between the first five days of trading and the rest of January. What does this really mean for investors? Tobias Levkovich, chief U.S. equity strategist at Citigroup, shared his insights. 

  • JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon and Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein

    On Wednesday, the first hearing of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission will take place in Washington.  The New York Times has some questions that Congress should consider asking the Wall Street CEOs in attendance.

  • The latest move out of Washington suggests once again, lawmakers are less than happy with Wall Street.

  • "I am moderately optimistic on the markets," said Leon Cooperman, chairman and CEO of Omega Advisors. The hedge-fund legend shared his market strategy and advised investors where to look—and what to avoid.

  • Jamie Dimon

    A tough new requirement by Britain’s securities regulator that top banking executives and earners must defer 60 percent of their total compensation for a three-year period is pushing some American banks with extensive London operations to say that they just won’t take it anymore.

  • The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) dropped below 17 on Monday—the first time since May 2008. Is it a sign that stocks have topped? Dan Deming, trader at Stutland Equities, and Dan Hutchinson, head of derivatives at Meridian Equity Partners, shared their outlooks.

  • How should investors trade in today’s market? Peter Costa, president of Empire Executions and CNBC market analyst, shared his best investment ideas for the current environment.

  • A pop at the market open faded for Wall Street as the U.S. dollar firmed and investors pared back their bets on a 2010 rally. How should you be positioned? Brian Belski, chief investment strategist at Oppenheimer, shared his strategy.

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    As it prepares to pay out big bonuses, Goldman Sachs is considering expanding a program that would require top brass to give a certain percentage of their earnings to charity, the New York Times reports.

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    The bank bonus season, that annual rite of big money and bigger egos, begins in earnest this week, and it looks as if it will be one of the largest and most controversial blowouts the industry has ever seen.

  • A weaker-than expected jobs report spooked investors however it failed to send stocks tumbling. Instead money rotated into tech. Should you scoop up tech, too?

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    The Dow gained 1.8 percent in the first week of 2010, despite a disappointing jobs report. Financials, materials and industrials led the pack.

  • With the rise in emerging markets, should investors be going global? Binky Chadha, chief U.S. equity strategist, at Deutsche Bank shared his market strategy.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks opened lower Friday after the December jobs report disappointed Wall Street.