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  • Beyond Greece: EU Banks May Be Next Focus of Markets Wednesday, 9 May 2012 | 5:43 PM ET

    So far, Europe’s latest sovereign ills have not spread, but traders are watching the euro zone banks since they would be the first to carry the germs of financial contagion.

  • Gartman: Trading a Euro Break-Up Scenario Wednesday, 9 May 2012 | 5:11 PM ET
    Gartman: Trading a Euro Break-Up Scenario

    Dennis Gartman, The Gartman Letter, discusses how to play a potential euro zone break-up, and CNBC's Jon Fortt has the update from Cisco's conference call reporting the company is extending weakness on a disappointing Q4 outlook.

  • How to Trade This Market & Cisco's Earnings Wednesday, 9 May 2012 | 5:00 PM ET
    How to Trade This Market & Cisco's Earnings

    Dissecting the day's major business news, and the update from Cisco's conference call on its lower guidance, with CNBC's Jon Fortt. Also the play on Priceline.com's earnings, with the Fast Money traders and an update from PCLN's conference call, with CNBC's Brian Shactman.

  • Stocks to Watch: CSCO, NWSA & More Wednesday, 9 May 2012 | 4:47 PM ET

    Check out which companies are making headlines after-the-bell Wednesday:

  • Dow Posts 6-Day Decline as EU Worries Linger Wednesday, 9 May 2012 | 4:31 PM ET

    Stocks ended off their worst levels Wednesday following news that Greece will receive another bailout payment, but still closed in negative territory amid lingering concerns over the rest of the euro zone.

  • Shift Now Underway in How Capital is Allocated Wednesday, 9 May 2012 | 4:07 PM ET
    Stack of U.S. hundred-dollar bills

    After years in which trauma in the global macro-economy drove many investors toward so-called "global macro" strategies, there is now apparently a shift underway. And it is being felt on the ground level, by folks whose job it is to raise capital for hedge fund managers.

  • An Unlikely Trade on Greek Drama Wednesday, 9 May 2012 | 4:03 PM ET
    Greek Parliament

    With the Greek drama continuing to unfold, this strategist has an out-of-the-way trading plan.

  • CNBC Poll: What's the Key Driver of the Tech Sector Wednesday, 9 May 2012 | 3:34 PM ET

    In the investing world, it's easy to think of companies — or individual stocks — rather than businesses as game changers, but a company's proprietary technology casts a big shadow, whether it is the number of outright imitators or the various subcontractors and/or partners.

  • The Sideways Play Wednesday, 9 May 2012 | 3:12 PM ET

    Funds that own a mix of old and new tech names will allow you to stay well-positioned for the ups and downs of an uncertain economy.

  • The Bull Case Wednesday, 9 May 2012 | 3:11 PM ET

    A nearly insatiable appetite for the latest personal electronic devices should enable the information technology sector to maintain its positive momentum for the next year.

  • A Model Bull Portfolio Wednesday, 9 May 2012 | 3:08 PM ET

    It's all about new tech. Though not easily categorized, the group  generally consists of stocks involved in cloud computing, smartphones and software designed to enhance productivity.

  • The Bear Case Wednesday, 9 May 2012 | 3:07 PM ET

    Since the bursting of the Internet bubble over a decade ago, technology stocks have been a relatively safe bet compared to the more volatile financial and energy sectors.

  • A Model Bear Portfolio Wednesday, 9 May 2012 | 3:05 PM ET

    If you believe that valuations are stretched, that innovation will not be the productivity-generating cure-all or that consumer demand for high-priced tablets and smartphones will wane, bet against the entire sector by shorting these funds.

  • Fed Approves First-Ever Chinese Purchase of US Bank Wednesday, 9 May 2012 | 2:31 PM ET
    Fed Approves First-Ever Chinese Purchase of US Bank

    CNBC's Mary Thompson reports on the Fed's approval for U.S. bank acquisitions for China.

  • Whether earnings results are great for Cisco Systems or not on Wednesday, Nikos Theodosopoulos, analyst at UBS, tells CNBC there are other reasons to buy the stock. 

  • Stay Calm & Carry On? Wednesday, 9 May 2012 | 2:02 PM ET
    Stay Calm & Carry On?

    Sharing perspective on the safest strategy for your money, with Komal Sri-Kumar, TCW chief global strategist.

  • Morgan Stanley shares have had a rough 2012, underperforming those of major competitors by so large a margin that the bank is now lagging even perennial post-crisis losers Citigroup and Bank of America according to certain metrics.

  • Searching for Growth in Retail Wednesday, 9 May 2012 | 1:35 PM ET
    Searching for Growth in Retail

    Are U.S. retailers looking to China for growth? Stacey Widlitz, SW Retail Advisors president, weighs in.

  • Why Riverbed Remains a Good Short to $15 Wednesday, 9 May 2012 | 1:30 PM ET

    Riverbed Technology continues to make a case against itself for why it deserves any consideration among the ranks of the top cloud computing companies.

  • How to Trade the Falling Euro Wednesday, 9 May 2012 | 1:18 PM ET

    With the euro below its longtime trading range, this strategist thinks more weakness is in store.