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    When the current credit crisis was at its worst, even financially solid companies could not get short-term financing. Banks did not trust one another, and trade financing dried up. One result was a collapse in inventories, as imports sagged even more than final demand.

  • With big banks gaining a whopping 48% on average over the last few months – how should you game the financials?

  • We buy companies at deep discounts and hold them for a long time, said Wallace Weitz, president of Wallace R. Weitz & Company.

  • Yesterday, we ran a poll to see which company should replace GM in the Dow if it goes bankrupt.  With over 5,000 votes cast, there are some interesting observations and comments that came in from our readers.  Here's what they had to say.

  • Big U.S. banks are “definitely out of the woods,” but smaller community banks are still facing difficulty, said Dick Bove, financial strategist of Rochdale Securities.

  • Stocks got a quick pop Wednesday after a report showed existing-home sales rose in April  but quickly retreated as the previous day's optimism faded and GM stirred anxiety in the market. But tech stocks gained, sending the Nasdaq into positive territory.

  • As June 1 looms closer, the likelihood of General Motors declaring bankruptcy seems more real.  If that is the case, which company might succeed GM as the next component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average?

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    The bulls took charge of Tuesday’s trading and sent stocks more than 2 higher. The market's gains came after four straight days of losses.

  • Stocks barreled higher Tuesday as consumer confidence hit its highest level in eight months and a broker upgrade on Apple buoyed the Nasdaq.

  • Stocks recovered from a lower start Tuesday as consumer confidence hit its highest level in eight months and a broker upgrade on Apple buoyed the Nasdaq.

  • Stocks bounced back from a lower open Tuesday as a broker upgrade on Apple buoyed the Nasdaq.  Getting the market off to a jittery start after the three-day weekend, the decline in housing prices showed no signs of letting up and there were reports of another missile launch by North Korea.

  • Stocks made another break higher Friday as worries about a possible downgrade of the U.S.'s credit rating left the market on rocky ground ahead of the Memorial Day weekend.

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    Karen writes, "If the correction is back on, what defensive names would you recommend?"

  • Stocks fell sharply on Thursday as the Fed's lowered outlook and disappointing economic data rattled investors, who had been recently feeling optimistic. Initial jobless claims dropped by 12,000 to a seasonally adjusted 631,000 last week, slightly higher than expected, and continuing claims surged to another record. Experts weighed in on the above and more. Read and listen to what they had to say...

  • The Dollar Index is at its lowest level since December; what does it mean? It's a strange day-the dollar is usually inversely correlated to the stock market-that is, on days when the dollar is weak, equities and commodities usually get a lift.

  • Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of McDonald’s and Arch Coal popped while Wells Fargo and Palm dropped.

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    The prices of risky assets have been soaring over the past two and a half months as investors continue to pile into stocks, corporate bonds, commodities, and anything else that has the potential to go up in price, writes guest blogger Michael Farr.

  • With trillions still sitting on the sidelines is there a real resiliency in stocks? Or are gains being driven by irrational exuberance?

  • Investor Spring Cleaning - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks continue to gently whipsaw Wednesday, but the Vix volatility/fear index is still subsiding. Art Cashin, UBS Financial Services director of floor operations, offered CNBC his stock-market insights.

  • 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.