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  • Cheer Or Fear Drop In Oil? Wednesday, 3 Sep 2008 | 5:50 PM ET
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    Rapid changes in the commodities market have left some investors badly bruised to say the least. However lower gas prices are good, right? Should you cheer or fear the drop in oil?

  • Economic Worries Weigh Heavily on Market Wednesday, 3 Sep 2008 | 3:45 PM ET

    Stocks wobbled Wednesday as economic worries continued to rain down on the market and dampen the post-Gustav rally.

  • Buy The Consumer? Tuesday, 2 Sep 2008 | 6:25 PM ET

    Retail should be getting slammed by a weak back-to-school season. So, how come shares are up?

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    Calling all shoppers: If the presidential elections were held today, for whom would you vote? It turns out your shopping habits could be an indicator of that decision, according to a recent survey.

  • Will Labor Day be a Turning Point for the Markets? Thursday, 28 Aug 2008 | 8:12 AM ET
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    It's been a tough year so far for the markets with the Dow, S&P and Nasdaq down 13%, 13% and 10% respectively on a year-to-date basis.  How will things look when everyone comes back from their vacations and the holiday weekend and volume begins to pick up again?  Here is what history has shown happens after Labor Day...

  • Obamanomics - Is $250,000 per Year Rich? Wednesday, 27 Aug 2008 | 9:09 AM ET
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    Democrat Barack Obama wants to raise taxes on Americans making over $250,000 per year.  That may seem like a lot of money, but it depends a lot on where you live. 

  • Stock Picks: MBA Ideas Tuesday, 26 Aug 2008 | 12:28 PM ET

    Cory Scott is a second-semester MBA student at the Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas.  He's already wading into the tricky waters of managing investments.  There's about $350,000 in his fund, the student-managed Shollmier Fund, and it's up an average of 7.5 percent per year over the last three years.

  • Five-Star Stock Picker: Size Matters Monday, 25 Aug 2008 | 1:36 PM ET

    Patrick Becker Jr. says large-cap stocks are an investor's wisest choices in the current volatile market environment.

  • Summer Market Swoons - 2008 vs. History Monday, 25 Aug 2008 | 10:59 AM ET

    With Labor Day weekend coming this week, the markets have had a tough summer.  Is this a normal part of "sell in May" or is this year different?  Here's how this year compares.

  • Sell Block: Target’s Off the Mark Thursday, 21 Aug 2008 | 11:32 PM ET

    Once a Wall Street darling, this stock is losing favor to an old rival. Here's why.

  • Analysts Upbeat on Back-To-School Stocks Thursday, 21 Aug 2008 | 9:07 AM ET
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    Trace Urdan and Dana Telsey agree: Despite the slowdown in most back-to-school stocks, some sectors are looking bullish.

  • Inflation, Financial Woes Drag Down Stocks Tuesday, 19 Aug 2008 | 5:17 PM ET

    Stocks declined Tuesday as an inflation report agitated a market already rattled by worries about the financial sector.  The Dow dipped into bear-market territory during intraday trading but thinly escaped  by the closing bell.

  • Stocks Tumble as Oil Tops $115 a Barrel Tuesday, 19 Aug 2008 | 1:46 PM ET

    Stocks declined Tuesday as oil surged above $115 a barrel and an inflation report agitated a market already rattled by worries about the financial sector. Retail stocks also fell amid a weak outlook for consumer spending.

  • Stocks Slide After Inflation Report Tuesday, 19 Aug 2008 | 12:15 PM ET

    Stocks declined Tuesday as a much higher-than-expected jump in inflation at the producer level agitated a market already rattled by worries about the financial sector. Retail stocks also fell amid a weak outlook for consumer spending.

  • Stocks Open Lower After Inflation Report Tuesday, 19 Aug 2008 | 10:13 AM ET

    Stocks opened lower Tuesday as a much higher-than-expected jump in inflation at the producer level agitated a market already rattled by worries about the financial sector.

  • Highest Yielding Stocks On The Dow Monday, 18 Aug 2008 | 9:30 AM ET
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    Do you believe that financials, pharma and telecom can maintain through an economic downturn? If so, you might want to take a look at the Dow Industrials where some of the largest companies in the world are currently offering investors notably large dividend yields.

  • Stocks Edge Higher Friday, 15 Aug 2008 | 9:25 PM ET
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    The Dow edged higher on Friday, as the continued drop in oil fueled stock market optimism. However the Fast Money traders have their eye on Goldman Sachs.

  • For the week ending Friday, August 15, 2008,  U.S. major Indices finished mixed, after the markets digested negative results including a surge in CPI, a decline in retail sales, and continued expansion in unemployment claims.  The Nasdaq Composite prevailed amongst the major U.S. indices, as it edged up 1.59% for the week, marking its fifth week of gains.   Nasdaq gains were led by bullish comments on Amazon (AMZN) which gained 7.3% for the week.  The likelihood of the eurozone moving toward recession allowed for a stronger dollar against the euro, continued pressure on oil, and a positive impact on U.S. stocks as a potential safe haven.

  • Fast Money Now - Trades for Friday Aug. 15th Friday, 15 Aug 2008 | 1:31 PM ET
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    Fast Money now - the trades you need while the market is open!

  • Hong Kong Follows Europe On Slow Growth Friday, 15 Aug 2008 | 9:17 AM ET

    Yesterday it was Europe announcing weak economic growth, today it is Hong Kong, where Q2 GDP fell by 1.4 percent quarter-over-quarter. Year-over-year, GDP rose 4.2%, the slowest gain since Q3 2003. Higher costs from China, as well as weaker demand, was the culprit.