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  • Stocks advanced after a handful of upbeat economic reports Thursday. John Buckingham, chief portfolio manager at Al Frank Asset Management and Bill Smead, CEO and CIO of Smead Capital Management shared their best plays.

  • Single-family home prices dipped in July, and are seen stabilizing near the lows without the homebuyer tax credit that ended in April, according to Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller home price indexes. What does this mean for the overall housing market? Josh Levin, homebuilding analyst at Citi, shared his outlook.

  • U.S. home loan demand fell for a third week, though fixed mortgage rates slid near all-time lows. More information on the housing sector will be learned throughout this week. Buck Horne, housing and real estate analyst at Raymond James shared his insights on the sector.

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    Economic conditions are very tough for homebuilders. Is a wave of mergers coming to this sector?

  • Here's our Fast Money Final Trade. Our gang gives you tomorrow's best trades, right now!

  • The Fast Money traders expect the Street will scramble to buy a slew of names in the wake of Intel's report. What should be on your radar?

  • Sales of new homes in May fell to the lowest level ever, so why did the Homebuilders ETF close higher on Wednesday.

  • With BP, financial regulation and Europe the last thing this market needs is a new headwind. But one may be brewing, nonetheless.

  • Housing starts rebounded more than expected, while permits fell slightly less than forecast. Does this signal a housing market recovery—and hopes for home builders? Megan Talbott McGrath, home builder analyst at Barclays Capital, and Paul Puryear, director of real estate research at Raymond James, discussed their sector outlooks.

  • November's disappointing new home sales data didn't cause widespread pessimism on home builder stocks. David Urani of Wall Street Strategies and Steve Kim of Alpine Mutual Funds are still bullish on the sector, and think it's a good place to invest in 2010.

  • With housing starts out on Wednesday, how should you game the homebuilders?

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    The Dow fell on Tuesday, despite a steep decline in the price of oil. Also investors hammered energy and materials companies. Has the commodity bubble popped?

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    The Dow tumbled on Friday after a warning by computer maker Dell that companies worldwide are cutting back on technology spending spooked the tech sector.

  • The Mad Money host puts an expiration date on this misery and offers 10 reasons why he’s sure the end is near.

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    I get a press release probably once a week from the National Association of Home Builders on some or another green improvement, initiative, product or conference. So I was surprised by a study that claims none of America’s 13 largest publicly traded home builders has “fully embraced" the green market...

  • A hedge fund manager argues in the WSJ that the housing market is bottoming. Is he right… or out of his mind?

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    Investors will have seen enough corporate results by the end of the week to determine if the recent string of encouraging earnings was a real sign stocks can weather the credit crisis.

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    Are stocks with lots of cash and low debt your best bet as economic trouble looms?

  • CNBC asked the pros on how to survive this kind of market. Here's what they had to say.

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    Betting on real estate these days is not for the faint of heart.  Between the housing correction, economic uncertainty, the credit crisis and predicted softening in the commercial property markets, determining where to invest for future returns requires an extra dose of due diligence and, let's face it, good old-fashioned courage.