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  Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 12:24 PM ET

Short Oil Traders Continue to Feel The Pain: Ilczyszyn

Posted By: Rich Ilczyszyn

Crude oil has extended to new highs reaching $98 and seeming to attempt to reach out next target at $98.79. You must follow the U.S. dollar with Wednesday's data in order to trade crude oil.

Additionally, with equities on the war path, higher crude should follow suit. This market will remain bullish all the way down to $93 and I can see a healthy consolidation above that level.

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  Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 12:21 PM ET

Copper Feels Like It’s Breaking Out: Iuorio

Posted By: Jim Iuorio

Last week I talked about a potential breakout in copper and this morning it appears that it received the push it needed to trade higher.

It's interesting that last week's positive data out of China was not the catalyst to move copper out of its current range, but instead it was Caterpillar's positive comments regarding the domestic housing market.

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  Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013 | 5:04 PM ET

Douglas Kass: The Stock Market Is Hitting Its Top

Posted By: Drew Sandholm

The stock market continues to rally, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average marching toward the 14,000 level, but strategist Douglas Kass said Tuesday that the highs for the year may be in.

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  Monday, 28 Jan 2013 | 4:16 PM ET

Expect Crude Rally to Continue: Futures Pros

Posted By: Drew Sandholm

As Brent crude oil traded near three-month highs of around $113 a barrel on Monday, some futures traders expressed optimism that crude prices would continue to push higher.

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  Monday, 28 Jan 2013 | 2:28 PM ET

Bond Yields Jump May Herald End of 'Risk-Off'

Posted By: Drew Sandholm

With stubbornly low U.S. bond yields now on the rise as stocks rally, market players are wondering if the end is nigh for risk-averse trades.

From the trading floors in Chicago and New York, debate among professional traders is now revolving around whether signs of an improved U.S. economy have prompted investors to buy higher-yielding, "riskier" stocks.

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  Monday, 28 Jan 2013 | 11:51 AM ET

Is the Bond Rally Over?

Is the bond rally over?

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  Monday, 28 Jan 2013 | 11:24 AM ET

Rich Ilczyszyn: Here's How I'm Playing Gold

Posted By: Rich Ilczyszyn

Gold has ceased to be a precious metal; it's now a market mystery that continues to perplex traders and analysts alike.

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  Friday, 25 Jan 2013 | 2:56 PM ET

Investors Lose Fear of Black Swan as Earnings Impress

Posted By: Javier E. David | Special to CNBC.com
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Earnings season is in full swing, bringing hopes that the global economy may be on the road to full recovery. Early returns suggest that investors are slowly starting to buy into the scenario that better days lie ahead, unwinding some trades put on at the apex of market pessimism.

To be certain, the jury remains deadlocked over whether the global economy has completely turned a corner. The U.S.'s struggles to resolve its debt troubles loom large in the minds of most investors, while Western Europe still hasn't found a permanent solution to what ails its debt-saddled and withered peripheral countries.

Still, the euro has spiked to its highest level in nearly a year against the dollar, while interest rates in Italy and Spain – the locus of the market's fears about a euro zone fracturing –have fallen by more than two full percentage points. On Friday, ten-year Spanish government yields traded close to 5 percent after surging to euro era highs at 7.75 percent in July.

"What you're getting is a lot of Europe-positive sentiment from the Europeans, which frankly…I would not have expected," Andrew Liveris, Dow Chemical's president, chairman and CEO told CNBC from the World Economic Forum in Davos this week.

"Now it's a relative positive…but people are feeling much better about a European bottom and the potential signs of a Europe that's above zero percent growth, which is phenomenal," he added.

Meanwhile, most major central banks are proceeding full throttle with plans to flood the financial system with cheap liquidity –helping to grease the wheels of a stock market rally. The Bank of Japan's plans to buy massive quantities of bonds has sent the yen plunging, and the Federal Reserve is unbowed from its own quantitative easing efforts – although they did recently warn about inflation risks.

All this takes place against a backdrop of both the Dow Jones and S&P 500 flirting with record highs, and a sharp decline in the price of gold, an inflation hedge and a key barometer of investors' appetite for safe haven. Years of being bearish on the market has led to buying opportunities, some say.

(Read More: The Odd Season: Good Earnings, Nervous CEOs)

"The market has gone up with people being under-invested," Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein told CNBC's " SquawkBox ," from Davos. He said investors should want the market to go down "so they can get in."

(Read more: Stocks Rally Despite 'People Under-Invested:' Goldman CEO Blankfein)

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  Thursday, 24 Jan 2013 | 4:33 PM ET

Douglas Kass on Apple: 'The King Is Dead'

Posted By: Drew Sandholm

Shares of Apple suffered a steep decline on Thursday, a day after the technology giant missed Wall Street's revenue forecast for a third straight quarter thanks to struggling iPhone sales, prompting Seabreeze Partners founder Douglas Kass to suggest the stock is "dead money."

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  Thursday, 24 Jan 2013 | 11:31 AM ET

Will Gold End 2013 Higher or Lower?

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Gold fell to a one-week low on Thursday after a repeated failure to break above a key chart level hurt investors' confidence in the metal, and as U.S. policymakers postponed talks on extending the U.S. debt ceiling.

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