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  • Layoffs Picking Up Speed—Is Your Firm On the List? Friday, 16 Jan 2009 | 3:44 PM ET

    Corporate layoffs have soared since New Year's. On Friday alone, GE, Pfizer, AMD, Wellpoint and Hertz announced big cuts.

  • Options Traders Feed on Software Firm's Woes Thursday, 15 Jan 2009 | 4:28 PM ET

    Autodesk is down more than 11 percent Thursday on news of job cuts and lower revenues than expected, and options traders are betting that it will fall even further, with only one day left before January contracts expire.

  • Stock Picker: Think Big Caps, Small Banks (Pt. 1) Thursday, 15 Jan 2009 | 11:09 AM ET

    Ted Parrish runs the four-star rated Henssler Equity Fund, and he thinks it's time to buy stocks. He's inclined to prefer large-cap stocks, except in one area. "The only area that might be a little different is probably financials," Parrish told CNBC. "I think the regional banks, the smaller banks, are maybe in a better position at this point." (PART ONE)

  • Stock Picker: Think Big Caps, Small Banks (Pt. 2) Thursday, 15 Jan 2009 | 11:05 AM ET

    Ted Parrish runs the four-star rated Henssler Equity Fund, and he thinks it's time to buy stocks. He's inclined to prefer large-cap stocks, except in one area. "The only area that might be a little different is probably financials," Parrish told CNBC. "I think the regional banks, the smaller banks, are maybe in a better position at this point." (PART TWO)

  • Options Traders Jumping On This Software Maker Tuesday, 6 Jan 2009 | 1:58 PM ET

    Adobe Systems is up nearly 5 percent Tuesday — and continues to see call activity. The call buying began around a week ago, when we reported volume approaching four times the daily average for the maker of Photostop, Flash, and other popular software. Today, trading continued to surge...

  • Strategist: Stimulus Will Rock These 4 Stocks Monday, 5 Jan 2009 | 12:36 PM ET

    RidgeWorth Capital Management's Alan Gayle thinks it's time to move up the risk gauge — in both stocks and bonds.

  • Options Boil on Software Takeover Buzz Wednesday, 31 Dec 2008 | 2:58 PM ET

    NetApp is up more than 5 percent and seeing intense options action today as takeover rumors circulate on the trading floor. Average daily call volume for NTAP is 5,900, but this morning more than 17,500 traded in the first 45 minutes alone. Why..?

  • What Options Traders Are Saying About Adobe Wednesday, 31 Dec 2008 | 10:46 AM ET

    Adobe Systems is down more than 51 percent this year — but is seeing huge call activity. The average daily call volume is 3,300, but Tuesday the software maker saw more than 12,000 contracts trade at the February 22.50 strike alone (AEQBX), most of them for $1, according to OptionMonster's tracking systems.

  • Lightning Round OT: SAP, JA Solar, ValueClick Tuesday, 23 Dec 2008 | 7:25 PM ET

    The Lightning Round is extended in this CNBC.com exclusive feature.

  • Stop Trading!: Exec Comp, AmEx and Top Techs Tuesday, 23 Dec 2008 | 5:06 PM ET

    Cramer's take on executive compensation? They should all skip their bonuses for their year -- not just the C-suite folks either, but managing directors as well, he says. Cramer feels they should all forgo bonuses this year -- "no equities, no cash."

  • Options Traders Target Microsoft Tuesday, 23 Dec 2008 | 3:37 PM ET

    Traders are decidedly bullish on Microsoft options Tuesday after a positive report from Oppenheimer. The average daily volume in November for MSFT was 80,000 calls per day, but 49,000 contracts changed hands in the first hour of trading today alone.

  • S&P Ends Wild Week Higher Friday, 19 Dec 2008 | 6:10 PM ET

    The S&P 500 rose on Friday after the U.S. government said it would throw a $17.4 billion lifeline to automakers grappling with falling consumer demand.

  • Quick Market Stats: Week Ending 12/19 Friday, 19 Dec 2008 | 4:43 PM ET

    As the auto rescue package becomes a reality for GM and Chrysler, the markets end the week mostly in positive territory, led by small caps with the Russell 2,000 up 4% for the week, even as the auto rally fizzled late Friday.  Volatility waned, with the VIX falling 17.23% this week, to close at 44.93 Friday.

  • Stocks End Wild Week With Mixed Results Friday, 19 Dec 2008 | 4:28 PM ET

    The stock market ended both the day and the week essentially flat, with the twin stimuli of interest rate cuts and an automaker bailout unable to overcome a weakening economy and pessimism about the future of the banking system.

  • Stocks Simmer as Banks Cool Bailout Rally Friday, 19 Dec 2008 | 12:18 PM ET

    Stocks advanced Friday after Bush announced details of a rescue plan for auto makers.

  • Futures Gain Ahead of Bush Auto Speech Friday, 19 Dec 2008 | 8:29 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a cautiously higher open for Wall Street Friday as troubled automakers reportedly are close to an emergency loan deal.

  • Web Extra: Two Tech Trades Thursday, 18 Dec 2008 | 6:36 PM ET

    In this Web Extra the traders reveal how they're playing Oracle after the firm reported quarterly results, Thursday. Also Pete Najarian would like a word with you about Apple.

  • Oracle Operating Profit Rises, Matches Forecasts Thursday, 18 Dec 2008 | 6:19 PM ET
    Oracle's headquarters in Redwood City, California.

    Oracle reported a profit excluding one-time items that rose 8 percent and was in line with estimates.

  • Pros Say: Oil Will Take Stocks to Heaven Thursday, 18 Dec 2008 | 2:19 PM ET

    Thursday: U.S. jobless claims eased from a 26-year peak but still showed weakness in the economy. After the Federal Reserve's moves this week, homeowners are scrambling to refinance; the dollar is sliding against the euro. And the second half of the $700 billion TARP bailout fund looks likely to go toward foreclosure relief and economic stimulus. CNBC heard from experts who say crude oil prices are finally correct — and oil, stocks and gold are going to soar.

  • Market Insider: Fed Gets Mixed Reviews Wednesday, 17 Dec 2008 | 8:56 PM ET

    Investors are still sorting out what the Fed's moves this week mean, but if you look at some corners of the credit markets, there are signs of thaw.