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  • The Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.

    The currency and bond market will get hit, gridlock will be the word in Washington and over a dozen people will be lining up to be the next US President.

  • COMMODITIES—Epperson Wednesday, 1 Dec 2010 | 3:28 PM ET
    Silver and gold.

    The overall rally powers in, silver trumps gold and ETFs drive industrial metals.

  • MARKETS—Domm Wednesday, 1 Dec 2010 | 3:28 PM ET
    U.S. Dollar

    The dollar looks sad, US stocks look okay and the econony starts looking "half-full."

  • Predictions 2011: John Kilduff On The Markets And Yemen Wednesday, 1 Dec 2010 | 3:28 PM ET

    Emerging markets will falter, energy prices will fall sharply, the dollar will rally, the Fewd will drop its QE2 and the U.S. will take military action in Yemen.

  • Federal Reserve Bank Chairman Ben Bernanke

    You could call it Ben Bernanke's, "Speak softly and carry a big stick" speech.  The Fed boss offers a lesson on global trade and the important role a healthy US economy plays in it.

  • Members of US Congress Get Richer Despite Sour Economy Wednesday, 17 Nov 2010 | 1:09 PM ET

    Despite a devastating recession, the collective personal wealth of congressional members increased by more than 16 percent between 2008 and 2009, according to study released Wednesday by the Center for Responsive Politics.

  • Investing In Green - A CNBC Special Report

    With energy prices low by recent standards, credit conditions stubbornly tight—by any standard—and cap-and-trade legislation on life support, you'd think green investment would be in the doldrums.  Think again.

  • Stocks and Election 2010: Many Wildcards Tuesday, 2 Nov 2010 | 2:45 PM ET
    Your Money Your Vote - A CNBC Special Report

    The biggest concern of traders: a post-election selloff as the market has long since priced in QE2 and a Republican victory in the House. The S&P has already rallied over 10 percent since the beginning of September.

  • The Best of Times For Stocks Tuesday, 26 Oct 2010 | 2:22 PM ET
    US Capitol Building at dawn

    A midterm election yielding a GOP Congress to offset a Democratic president, seasonal factors and stocks' status as a "humiliated asset class" should combine to power a sizable rally in the coming months.

  • Editor's Introduction: No Normal? Monday, 25 Oct 2010 | 10:00 AM ET

    For all the talk of a new normal, some may be wondering if it is more a matter of no normal. Do the same rules —diversification, buy and hold—and vehicles—mutual funds, single stocks—still apply? Is there a new calculus, physics to the world of investing?

  • Asset Allocation: Time For A Change Monday, 25 Oct 2010 | 9:59 AM ET
    Close-up of a pen on stock price chart

    Asset allocation strategists haven’t had an easy time in recent years. For awhile they dished out bigger weightings to defensive plays—bonds, cash and commodities. But for 2011, strategists recommend investors boost allocations to ride the wave.

  • Small Cap Vs. Large Cap: Now Big Is Better Monday, 25 Oct 2010 | 9:48 AM ET
    Sheet of US one hundred dollar bills

    Small-cap stocks usually lead the economy out of recessions and this one has been no exception, but market leadership looks ready to turn.

  • Stocks May Have to Look Past Earnings For More Gains Thursday, 30 Sep 2010 | 2:05 PM ET
    NYSE Trader

    Third-quarter earnings season likely will indicate continued recuperation for corporate America, but for the stock market the focus will remain elsewhere.

  • Washington Looks Past Energy Challenges Amid Weak Economy Thursday, 30 Sep 2010 | 12:22 PM ET
    Exhaust plumes from cooling towers are seen at the Jaenschwalde lignite coal-fired power station in Janschwalde, Germany.

    Even the BP Gulf oil spill disaster hasn't made energy policy a front-burner election issue this year, but there's still lots at stake for voters and the economy.

  • Stock-Market Winners & Losers In The Obama Years Monday, 27 Sep 2010 | 11:24 AM ET
    Your Money Your Vote - A CNBC Special Report

    With five weeks until the 2010 midterm elections, Americans will soon be casting their ballots in Congressional and Gubernatorial races across the country.  Here's how key indices have performed since President Obama took office, following the 2008 election.

  • Election Results Will Yield Happy Ending To Tax Battle Monday, 27 Sep 2010 | 10:53 AM ET

    An eventual deal will be cut in the lame-duck session, extending the Bush tax cuts—for everyone—for another two years, says Greg Valliere, chief political strategist at the Potomac Research Group.

  • NYSE traders

    It appears the "less-bad trade"—when the market gets a lift from things not being as bad as investors had expected—has returned to Wall Street.

  • Despite all the worry about the sluggish US economy, businesses and investors are finding an even bigger reason to be cautious these days: the political mess in Washington.

  • Economy Caught in Depression, Not Recession: Rosenberg Tuesday, 24 Aug 2010 | 11:23 AM ET

    Positive gross domestic product readings and other mildly hopeful signs are masking an ugly truth: The US economy is in a 1930s-style Depression, economist David Rosenberg said Tuesday.

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