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  • Monday’s gains in the market come as no surprise to Pete Najarian. He’s spotted an interesting trend and you should probably know about it before next Monday.

  • Fast Money trader Joe Terranova says there's only one commodity trade to have on right now. What is it?

  • Soros Fund Management, the hedge fund run by billionaire investor George Soros, increased its holdings in U.S. stocks to $6.2 billion from $4.2 billion and bought a stake in Ford Motor.

  • The appreciation of the yuan is more a question of when than if, making Chinese stocks and currencies an excellent place to invest, said Jeff Papp, senior analyst for the China Opportunities Strategy at Oberweis Asset Management.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    The Dow pared its gains in the final hour of trading after banking analyst Meredith Whitney said the recent market rally is not rooted in fundamentals and the U.S. economy is likely to fall back into a recession next year.

  • In what appears to be a bet consumers will stick with discount retailers even after the economy rebounds, Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway increased its Wal-Mart holdings by almost 90 percent during the summer.  It added almost 18 million shares, currently worth almost $1 billion, in the third quarter.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks opened higher Monday, building on two weeks of gains, as a weak dollar boosted commodity stocks and a government report showed retail sales rose in October.

  • Lowe's posted a 30 percent drop in quarterly profit. But it offered a fourth-quarter profit forecast that could beat Wall Street expectations. Mitchell Kaiser, senior retail analyst at Piper Jaffray, shared his insight on Lowe's and top rival Home Depot.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks opened higher Monday, building on two weeks of gains, as a weak dollar boosted commodity stocks and a government report showed retail sales rose in October.

  • The dollar is again weak this morning, and commodities are rallying: gold and copper are at new highs, while commodity stocks like Rio Tinto and AK Steel are up 4 to 5 percent.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stock index futures are pointing to a higher open Monday after data showed that Japan's economy grew nearly twice as much as expected in the third quarter.

  • New York Stock Exchange, lower Manhattan, New York City.

    The market will be challenged by plenty of economic news in the coming week, as investors look for signs the recovery is taking hold. But the market could trend higher as investors rotate into higher quality names.

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    What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Monday,  Nov. 16.

  • With both Home Depot and Lowes reporting earnings next week, which stock is the options market betting on?

  • With major retail names set to announce earnings this week, the sector will be a major focus of the market. Here are the names to watch from a top analyst.

  • Much has been made of magazine covers/stories as contrary indicators to the stock market, but one publication seems to be specifically dead on in its trading analysis: The Onion.

  • The Fast Money crew likes Wal-Mart, even more so after a recent breakout from a triangle formation — a very bullish indicator for the retailer.

  • Stocks slid at the open on Friday after two consecutive trading days of the Dow closing above 10,000. So where should investors be looking now? Kent Croft, CIO and portfolio manager at Croft Value Fund, shared his market strategy.

  • The S&P 500 eked out its 6th consecutive day of gains on Monday to end at its closing high for the year as energy shares rose alongside the price of oil.

  • The third quarter has past and for investors seeking dividends, they can be glad.  Standard & Poor's said yesterday that third-quarter dividend increases this year were the worst on record. Dividend payments during the third quarter fell 44.8% from a year ago, with only 191 of about 7,000 public companies -tracked by S&P- increasing their payouts.