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  Monday, 6 Oct 2008 | 5:53 PM ET

Video: Maria Bartiromo's Market Message

Posted By: CNBC.com

Maria Bartiromo discusses Monday's top business and financial stories, and looks ahead to tomorrow.

(Watch her on-air: CNBC TV's Closing Bell .)

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Topics discussed in video above:

Stocks plunged as much as 800 points intraday Monday, with the Dow closing down 369.88, or 3.6 percent, at 9955.50. It was the first time in four years that the Dow has closed below 10,000 .

Oil prices . Global slowdown fears caused U.S. light, sweet crude to trade down $6.07, or 6.5 percent, settling at $87.81 a barrel.

Gold. The stock slide drove a flight to tangible assets, especially gold, which gained $33, or 4 percent, per ounce.

Bank of America reported (disappointing) earnings two weeks early; BofA will be cutting its dividend in half.

EBay announced massive layoffs and a buyout of electronic billing firm Bill Me Later.

Tuesday's earnings reports:

- Alcoa

- YUM! Brands

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  Monday, 6 Oct 2008 | 3:56 PM ET

Video: China Launches Short Selling

Posted By: CNBC.com

China opened the door to short selling and margin trading.

Beijing and Shanghai regulators are betting that the new trading flows will buttress Chinese markets.

Morgan Stanley's Jerry Lou told CNBC what the new trade means for China's financial health -- and the fear of a global meltdown.

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Chinese Stocks -- U.S. Exchanges:

Baidu.com
Sina
Sohu.com
NetEase.com
CNOOC (China National Offshore Oil Corp.)

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  Monday, 6 Oct 2008 | 12:54 PM ET

Crisis Outlook for Gold, Euro, S&P 500

Posted By: CNBC.com

Three market predictions: Robin Griffiths at Cazenove Capital told CNBC he sees the euro/dollar falling to $1.30 — and possibly lower; the S&P 500 will continue to plummet; and gold may slip to $750 — before rallying toward $1,400.

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Investing?

Currencies ETFs:

- PowerShares DB US Dollar Index Bullish
- PowerShares DB US Dollar Index Bearish Fund
- CurrencyShares Euro Trust ETF

Gold ETFs:

- Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF
- SPDR Gold Shares

Disclosures:

Disclosure information was not available for Griffiths or his company.

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  Friday, 3 Oct 2008 | 1:22 PM ET

Pick Stocks Like Warren Buffett: 'Stupid Cheap'

Posted By: Brooke Sopelsa,|Writer Producer

Art Hogan, managing director at Jefferies, advises investors to look at stocks that are "ridiculously cheap."

“Look at the fact that Warren Buffett’s been able to put $30 billion to work in the last two weeks, because he sees things as being valuable here," says Hogan. "You have to be very patient, you have to pick those names that have gotten thrown out like the baby with the bath water.”

Hogan says examples of this are Google , Apple and Research in Motion .

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  Friday, 3 Oct 2008 | 8:59 AM ET

Bond ETFs: Hidden Dangers?

Posted By: CNBC.com

Can you trust bond ETFs?

Investors are flocking to bonds and exchange-traded funds for stability and safety.

But in this installment of CNBC 101, Trader Talk blogger Bob Pisani tells why bond ETFs may be hiding more than meets the eye.

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Top Bond ETFs:

- iShares Lehman TIPS Bond

- iShares S&P National Municipal Bond Fund

- iShares Lehman 1-3 Year Treasury Bond

- PowerShares Insured National Municipal Bond Portfolio

- Market Vectors-Lehman Brothers AMT-Free Short Municipal Index

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  Thursday, 2 Oct 2008 | 7:04 PM ET

Video: Maria Bartiromo's Market Message

Posted By: CNBC.com

Maria Bartiromo discusses Thursday's top business and financial stories, and looks ahead to tomorrow's events.

(Watch her on-air: CNBC TV's Closing Bell .)

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Topics discussed in video above:

- Jobless claims at 7-year high

- Shares of General Electric (parent company of CNBC) dropped almost 10 percent Thursday, following the sale of shares to investors including Warren Buffett. The drop raised doubts about the commercial paper market.

- Oil prices dropped

- Gold prices also slid as the dollar gained against a basket of currencies.

The Wall Street Journal reported that Eli Lilly was the "mystery bidder" for ImClone . Bristol-Myers Squibb had raised its own bid for the biotech, with which it partners on cancer treatment Erbitux.

- Friday's earnings reports:
-- Cigna
-- Family Dollar

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  Thursday, 2 Oct 2008 | 3:01 PM ET

Energy Stocks for the Long Haul

Posted By: Brooke Sopelsa,|Writer Producer

Energy stocks have gotten hammered recently, but Scott Richter, who manages the Fifth Third All Cap Value Fund, sees opportunities in the sector.

“Hedge fund redemptions, a slow economy, credit crisis are near-term stressers, but the long-term supply-demand balance is still in the favor of the bulls," said Richter. "So if you can accumulate these over the next several quarters, I think you can make some money over the haul," he added.

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Richter’s first pick is Exxon Mobil .

“It’s cheap, number one, (has a) great balance sheet, which you have to have in a credit crunch, and they’re going to get a lift from ENP projects in Brazil…and gas shale projects in Eastern Europe.”

He also likes XTO Energy , which he calls a “defensive play.”

“Real high-growth production profile, a low-cost producer, which you have to have in this difficult commodity environment, and they have a large inventory of very low-risk U.S. projects that they can do that aren’t tied to leases and aren’t tied to the capital markets.”

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  Thursday, 2 Oct 2008 | 11:39 AM ET

Wilbur Ross' $1 Billion Bailout Plan

Wilbur Ross is concerned about "wacky" bailout plan provisions. And if the House of Representatives votes down the emergency economic bill, the billionaire investor has an alternative plan — that he'd stake with his own funds.


Ross told CNBC that passing the Paulson Plan is a painful necessity.

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  Thursday, 2 Oct 2008 | 10:31 AM ET

Tech Stocks: The Winning Picks

Posted By: Brooke Sopelsa,|Writer Producer

Technology stocks took a beating in September, but CNBC guests see bright spots in the sector’s future.

“We’re telling our investors to stay to more reoccurring revenue stories on the software landscape with very good cash flows and very strong cash positions,” said Joel Fishbein, managing director at Lazard Capital Markets.

Recommendations:

Fishbein recommended CommVault Systems , Salesforce.com and Citrix Systems .

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  Wednesday, 1 Oct 2008 | 2:36 PM ET

Strategists Pick Sectors, Stock Index Fund

Which way is the market headed -- and for which sectors? Craig Columbus of Advanced Equities Asset Management and Michael Farr of Farr, Miller & Washington offered CNBC their investment insights.

Columbus' Outlook:

Columbus said he is carefully optimistic, seeing progress in the Paulson Plan bailout package, and market and economic stabilization ahead.

He recommends health care, consumer staples, technology, aerospace defense and small-cap value stocks .

He likes the iShares S&P U.S. Preferred Stock Index Fund.

Columbus recommends boosting stock allocations in the fourth quarter -- though he's overweight cash.

Farr's Outlook:

Farr was less optimistic, citing ominous unemployment stats and foreboding predictions for the global economy. However, he pointed to certain sectors as good defensive plays. See Farr's recommendations: Click here for video.

Disclosures:

Disclosure information was not available for Columbus, Farr or for their respective companies.

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CNBC's Companies in the News:

Walmart

AIG

Wells Fargo

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