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  • Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange gather around a Bank of America trading post just prior to the announcement by the Federal Reserve that it had raised a key interest rate for the twelfth consecutive time, Tuesday, November 1, 2005. The Federal Reserve, still concerned about inflation, raised the interest rate to the highest level in more than four years and signaled more increases are likely.  (AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams)

    It's "risk on" in global markets, a trend traders say could help keep stocks heading higher for now.

  • Unemployment May Crack 10%, Job Losses to Bottom Thursday, 5 Nov 2009 | 9:08 PM ET
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    Markets have been hanging on the October employment report, expected to show a drop of 175,000 nonfarm payrolls when it is released on Friday.

  • Nov. 5: Unusual Volume Leaders Thursday, 5 Nov 2009 | 2:07 PM ET

    What follows is a look at stocks in the S&P 500 displaying unusual volume in today's trading session.

  • Look Ahead: Choppy Trade Likely, Cisco to Boost Techs Thursday, 5 Nov 2009 | 1:55 AM ET
    Specialist Gregory Zenna, right, directs trading in shares of Verizon on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday Feb. 14, 2005.  Stocks were narrowly mixed Monday in quiet trading as Wall Street greeted Verizon Communications' $6.7 billion takeover of MCI Corp. with indifference. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    Cisco could put a glow into tech stocks Thursday, but traders say the stock market could again be choppy.

  • Nov. 4: Unusual Volume Leaders Wednesday, 4 Nov 2009 | 1:11 PM ET

    What follows is a look at stocks in the S&P 500 displaying unusual volume in today's trading session.

  • Will Fed Change Its Tune? Wednesday, 4 Nov 2009 | 10:03 AM ET
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    Traders have been talking about the upcoming Fed statement for days now, because even a subtle tilt in the Fed's posture on interest rates could unhinge the popular "risk on" trade, where investors bet against the U.S. dollar and throw money into risky assets such as stocks and commodities.

  • Futures Add to Gains on Jobs Improvement Wednesday, 4 Nov 2009 | 8:32 AM ET
    Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    The job market and the Fed are likely to be at the center of Wall Street's focus Wednesday, following a volatile session which saw the major averages end not too far from where they started. 

  • In Beerland, There's No Pumpkin Shortage Monday, 26 Oct 2009 | 12:57 PM ET
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    Although there has been much discussion of how bad weather has hurt supplies of pumpkin, both canned and on the vine, a trip to the store will show there's a bumper crop of pumpkin ales.

  • Profit From These Sin Stocks: Finance Professor Friday, 23 Oct 2009 | 4:54 PM ET

    Investors gain 2.5 percent a year investing in “sin stocks”—tobacco, alcohol and gambling. Marcin Kacperczyk, professor of finance at NYU Stern, explains the “price of sin” and how it may help investors boost their portfolios.

  • Oct. 13: 26 S&P Stocks Hit New 52-Week Highs Tuesday, 13 Oct 2009 | 12:15 PM ET

    Despite an early pullback in the stock market, 26 stocks in the S&P 500 reached new 52-week highs so far in the trading session.

  • Price Increases Boost Brew Makers’ Spirits Friday, 2 Oct 2009 | 9:19 PM ET
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    Cramer offers two great ways to play the trend.

  • Sector Trade: Retail Tuesday, 22 Sep 2009 | 5:40 PM ET

    The S&P retail Index hit a 52-week intra-day high on Tuesday partly due to the positive sentiment generated by a Citi upgrade. What’s the trade?

  • Najarian Vs. Najarian: The Better Trade Thursday, 10 Sep 2009 | 5:32 PM ET

    It’s not often that Pete and Jon Najarian butt heads but when they do watch out. Find out what trade has them at each other’s throats!

  • S&P 500 Breaks Above 1,000 Monday, 3 Aug 2009 | 5:22 PM ET

    Bullish reports on manufacturing, housing and banking sent the S&P 500 barreling higher; taking it past 1,000 for the first time since early November. How much higher can we go?

  • S&P Closes Above 1,000 Amid Economic Hopes Monday, 3 Aug 2009 | 4:48 PM ET

    Stocks rallied to their highest closes since November Monday following encouraging economic reports from the U.S. and abroad and following news that auto sales got a boost from the "Cash for Clunkers" program.

  • S&P Hits 1,000 as Oil Tops $71 Monday, 3 Aug 2009 | 2:20 PM ET

    Stocks rallied Monday after a pair of encouraging reports on the manufacturing sector, plus strong bank earnings out of Europe and expectations for strong auto sales. The S&P briefly topped 1,000, a level it hasn't seen since November.

  • Stocks Rally on Factory Reports; Ford Jumps Monday, 3 Aug 2009 | 10:08 AM ET

    Stocks got a quick pop at the open Monday after some strong bank earnings out of Europe and expectations that auto sales will show a boost from the "Cash for Clunkers" program. But the rally quickly fizzled.

  • Futures Gain as Europe Stocks Hit 1-Year High Monday, 3 Aug 2009 | 9:06 AM ET

    Stock index futures indicated a strong opening for Wall Street Monday, helped by European markets that hit a broader-index high for the year on better-than-expected bank earnings.

  • Unemployed? Bored? Make Money Playing Beer Pong Friday, 10 Jul 2009 | 12:48 PM ET
    World Series of Beer Pong

    What started as a college drinking game (and, honestly, never stopped being one) is expanding beyond the frat house. Beer Pong leagues are popping up around the country — and there’s actually some substantial money in the game for expert players.

  • Trading After Dark: Vice Stocks Tuesday, 7 Jul 2009 | 6:23 PM ET
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    We all have our vices. Fortunately you can profit from the depraved habits of others!