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    Stock markets are just at the beginning of a larger rally which could see the major indexes jump another 20-to-30 percent and banks are the best bet, Michael Browne, portfolio manager from Sofaer Global Research, told CNBC.

  • Think the financial hurricane has past? According to one widely followed investor, this is the eye of the storm.

  • Andrew Busch

    There was very good news out yesterday from the financial sector on efforts to raise money via share sales. One major financial institution was successful and one regional institution announced their intentions. This comes on the heels of successful capital raises $8.6 billion from Wells Fargo and $4 billion from Morgan Stanley.

  • Bank of America up 5 percent pre-open on successful capital raise; financials again reassert leadership.

  • On Tuesday traders were talking about declines in the Vix. Historically, when the Vix has closed below 30, the S&P 500 has climbed 6% in the following 6 months.

  • David Lutz, managing director at Stifel Nicolaus and Jim Iuorio, director at TJM Institutional Services weighed in on the best places to invest — that many investors may have overlooked.

  • Stocks shed 1.8 percent Monday as investors took a breather after last week's run. The Nasdaq's drop was less severe as techs gained.

  • Stocks retreated Monday as investors took a breather after last week's run. The Dow was down over 100 points in the first few minutes of trading as banks declined.

  • Following last week's gains, stock index futures indicated a lower open for the stocks Monday as investors remained concerned about the health of the financial system as the stress-test hype wears off.

  • Stocks capped another strong week with a triple-digit rally Friday as Wall Street breathed a sigh of relief after the stress-test results and banks soared.

  • Stocks rose Friday as Wall Street breathed a sigh of relief after the stress-test results and banks rallied. But weakness crept into bank and tech stocks.

  • Stocks rose sharply Friday as Wall Street breathed a sigh of relief after the stress-test results and banks rallied.

  • Futures pared gains after the employment report showed fewer jobs were lost in April than previously expected but the prior month's payrolls were revised to show a sharper drop than previously reported and the unemployment rate jumped.

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    At long last the official results of the bank stress tests are out. Should you buy the news, short the losers or head to the sidelines?

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    At long last the official results of the bank stress tests are out. Should you buy the news, short the losers or head to the sidelines?

  • Some market watchers are speculating that the stress test results could trigger a string of mergers.

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    At long last the official results of the bank stress tests are out. Who belongs at the head of the class?

  • US banking regulators released results of the stress tests on the 19 biggest American financial institutions, saying which banks need additional capital to survive a worsening of the economy

  • Nouriel Roubini

    "The government will try and spin the results positively, and argue that most financial firms are in good shape and no one firm “failed” the test. But the market should know differently. Because the stress tests applied consistent standards across banks, the relative ranking of the banks will be quite accurate. The losers will be out there for us all to see," writes Roubini and his colleagues.

  • Later today the Fed will play King Solomon with the financials deciding who is strong and who is weak. Considering the recent run in banks, has Wall Street gotten it right?