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  • Natural Gas vs. Oil Stocks—Picking the Better Buy Monday, 23 Jan 2012 | 4:06 PM ET
    Natural Gas

    Apache's purchase of new drilling acreage and Chesapeake's plans to cut natural gas production highlight the divergence in oil and gas prices that has made stock picking tricky.

  • How to Play Oil's Rise Using Currencies Monday, 23 Jan 2012 | 3:40 PM ET
    Norwegian flag

    Oil prices are on the move again, and these strategists say the Norwegian krone will benefit.

  • Russell 2000 Small Cap Index Up 5% Monday, 23 Jan 2012 | 3:35 PM ET
    Russell 2000 Small Cap Index Up 5%

    Small caps outperformed large caps to date in 2012. Steven DeSanctis, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, and Stephen Wood, Russell Investments, discuss.

  • Despite Copper’s Rise, Traders Still Bearish Monday, 23 Jan 2012 | 2:59 PM ET
    Reel of uninsulated copper wire

    Copper futures rose Monday trading above $3.80, after China reported positive import data and on hopes for progress on the European Debt Crisis. Yet, traders and analysts still see more price pressure on the industrial metal.

  • Can Big Money Fix Housing Market? Monday, 23 Jan 2012 | 2:49 PM ET
    Can Big Money Fix Housing Market?

    Why some hedge funds' new strategy of buying foreclosed homes and then fixing them for sale is not a good idea, suggests CNBC's Herb Greenberg. Do neighborhoods benefit only when foreclosures are sold to owner-occupants?

  • Olympics May Feed Growth for McDonald's: Analyst Monday, 23 Jan 2012 | 2:46 PM ET
    A detailed view of the prototype design of the new golden Olympic torch during its unveiling at St Pancras Station on June 8, 2011 in London, England. 8,000 torchbearers will carry the Olympic Flame around the UK during the 70-day relay, which starts at Land's End in Cornwall on May 19, 2012.

    Rather than weighing on its bottom line, Europe may provide a boost to McDonald’s this summer, when the Olympics will be held in London, Keith Siegner, restaurant analyst at Credit Suisse, told CNBC Monday.

  • Gadgets and cars are two products that seem to be growing in every country of the world, making earnings reports from Apple and Ford Motor critical to watch in the coming week.

  • Six Things To Learn From the Big Guys: Opinion Monday, 23 Jan 2012 | 2:24 PM ET
    The Age of the Platform, by Phil Simon

    In the Age of the Platform, companies that constantly reinvent themselves lead the pack. Here are six things to learn from the big guys.

  • Stocks Lose Early Gains Monday, 23 Jan 2012 | 2:00 PM ET
    Stocks Lose Early Gains

    What's driving markets now, with Josh Brown, Fusion Analytics, and Matt McCormick, Bahl & Gaynor.

  • Apple Earnings Preview Monday, 23 Jan 2012 | 1:46 PM ET
    Apple Earnings Preview

    Apple will report earnings after tomorrow's closing bell. Andy Hargreaves, Pacific Crest Securities sr. analyst, weighs in on Tim Cook: "He's not Steve Jobs, but nobody is."

  • McDonald's Shares Hit 52-Week High Monday, 23 Jan 2012 | 1:45 PM ET
    McDonald's Shares Hit 52-Week High

    McDonald's stock is rising over 30% for the year. What's behind the surge? Keith Siegner, Credit Suisse restaurant analyst, explains.

  • Two stocks hitting all-time highs heading into earning, and two semi-bearish trades. But that’s where the similarities end from last Friday’s Options Action.

  • 9 Stocks Giving Mutual Funds a Breakout Year Monday, 23 Jan 2012 | 1:25 PM ET

    Three mutual funds are poised to have a breakout year and move to the top of the standings after dismal performances in 2011, according to S&P Capital IQ research.

  • Analysts Doubt CEO Can Change RIM Direction Monday, 23 Jan 2012 | 1:20 PM ET

    RIM's falling stock shows that investors are realizing "this is a bit of shuffling the chairs on the Titanic," Robert W. Baird senior analyst William Power told CNBC Monday, the day the company announced changes in the C-Suite.

  • Health Care Earnings: Why Investors Care Monday, 23 Jan 2012 | 12:55 PM ET
    Health Care Earnings: Why Investors Care

    CNBC's Seema Mody offers a preview of the major health care companies that will report earnings this week. The Fast Money traders also discuss.

  • TXN Down Ahead of Earnings Monday, 23 Jan 2012 | 12:47 PM ET
    TXN Down Ahead of Earnings

    Semiconductors have been leading the tech rally this year, but Texas Instruments is down today ahead of its earnings report after the bell. Vernon Essi, analyst at Needham & Company, discusses.

  • Nat Gas Spikes: What's COG Call? Monday, 23 Jan 2012 | 12:19 PM ET
    Nat Gas Spikes: What's COG Call?

    Chesapeake will cut nat gas production, sending prices higher. Michael Murphy, Rosecliff Capital, discusses why he's long Cabot Oil and not as bullish on Chesapeake. Dennis Gartman, founder of the Gartman Letter, also weighs in.

  • Analyst Maintains 'Neutral' on RIMM Monday, 23 Jan 2012 | 12:12 PM ET
    Analyst Maintains 'Neutral' on RIMM

    Mike Genovese, analyst at MKM Partners, reiterates his "neutral" rating on Research in Motion with a $15 "fair value" estimate. "The only thing that is going to get this stock up is M&A speculation," he says.

  • RIM Shareholder Defends CEO Shuffle Monday, 23 Jan 2012 | 12:11 PM ET
    RIM Shareholder Defends CEO Shuffle

    Vic Alboini, a Research in Motion shareholder and also president & CEO of Jaguar Financial, discusses why Research in Motion needed a change in management.

  • RIMM Slides on CEO Reshuffle Monday, 23 Jan 2012 | 11:05 AM ET
    RIMM Slides on CEO Reshuffle

    Research in Motion stock is down on news that the company's co-CEOs are stepping down. Shaw Wu, Sterne Agee senior technology analyst, discusses the stock's movement.