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  • Even now, with the recession deepening and markets on edge, Wall Street analysts say it is a good time to buy. Do analysts ever tell their clients to sell? The New York Times asks.

  • What will it take? Plus, Cramer makes the call on Raymond James, Stifel, Wells Fargo, NYSE Euronext and more.

  • Not all the emails I received about some Merrill Lynch financial advisors feeling "insulted"--according to a recruiting firm--were full of anger at the Merrill employees. Some were quite supportive.

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    In this Web Extra, our gang gives you tomorrow's best trades right now!

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    As fears about the stability of major financial institutions spook global markets, how should you trade next?

  • Three trades for tomorrow… who are the market’s hidden winners… how should you play the tumble in gasoline prices… and what’s next for gold?

  • Are the brokers cheap or just broken? Find out what the charts reveal!

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    Almost everywhere they looked during the week, investors saw red ink flowing. But CNBC guests worked hard to find bright spots in the murk.

  • To help investors prepare their portfolios for next week, CNBC asked the market experts for their best stock picks now.

  • Dan Veru expects big things from small caps.  The executive vice president and co-chief investment officer of Palisade Capital Management says that as the market regains confidence, investors will seek more risk. Enter small caps.

  • Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Coach and Broadcom popped while Gannett and XTO Energy dropped.

  • New York's attorney general and securities regulators in several U.S. states are probing auction-rate securities and the role Wall Street firms had in enticing investors into the troubled $330 billion market.

  • What's the trade as a new breed of retirees begin their Miami migration?

  • Another day - another merger! On Thursday, Wachovia (WB)  -- which is the nation's fourth largest bank -- scooped up regional broker AG Edwards & Sons (AGE) for nearly $7 billion . Yes, that AG Edwards, the venerable 120-year old St. Louis-based brokerage house. What does that mean for the future of regional brokers?

  • Wachovia's $6.8 billion agreement to buy A.G. Edwards is likely to spur more acquisitions of independent brokerage firms, analysts say. The reason: banks are trying to bulk up on brokerage services, while traditional outfits like Edwards are dwindling in number and losing clients to cheaper online competitors.