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  • Gamekeeper Turned Poacher? The Path to Rogue Trading Thursday, 15 Sep 2011 | 8:30 AM ET
    Jerome Kerviel shown here released on bail from La Sante Prison by a Parisian court on March 18, 2008 in Paris, France. Jerome Kerviel, the Societe Generale rogue trader was accused of losing 4.9 billion euros (7.2 billion US dollars) through unauthorised trading.

    A bright graduate joins an investment bank, but not in the glamorous, fast-moving –  and ultimately profitable -  trading role that he wanted. Rather, he is put into the "middle office," managing the IT systems that keep the trading desks running. Eventually, though, he is given a break, joining the bank's "delta one" trading desk, playing arbitrage between cash equities and equity derivatives.

  • Bill Ackman: Betting on Hong Kong Thursday, 15 Sep 2011 | 7:16 AM ET
    Bill Ackman: Betting on Hong Kong

    William A. Ackman, Pershing Square Capital Management shares his strategy behind investing in Hong Kong and why he sees a 100 times return on investment. He explains there is less risk in owning the Hong Kong dollar vs the U.S. dollar.

  • The Perfect Hedge: How to Trade Volatility Thursday, 15 Sep 2011 | 5:24 AM ET

    Trading volatility as an asset class — that is, speculating on the frequency of market movements — is a seriously complex undertaking, so much so that some fund managers who specialize in it struggle to explain it to even sophisticated institutional investors.

  • No Prudential Deal: CEO Thursday, 15 Sep 2011 | 2:30 AM ET
    No Prudential Deal: CEO

    Prudential CEO Tidjane Thiam denied rumors that rising share prices were due to an upcoming merger or acquisition, in this interview with CNBC.

  • Have We Learned From Lehman? If So, Watch Out Bears Thursday, 15 Sep 2011 | 2:16 AM ET

    Stock markets rallied significantly on Wednesday following a joint statement from Angela Merkel and Nicolas Sarkozy on defending Greece and such political action could pose a big threat to stock bears, according to Philippe Gijsels, the head of research at BNP Paribas Fortis Capital Markets in Brussels.

  • Thursday Look Ahead: Weekly Claims and Philly Fed Wednesday, 14 Sep 2011 | 8:58 PM ET

    An important batch of U.S. economic data could influence Thursday's markets, even as they continue to feel the long dark clouds of Europe's debt crisis.

  • World Bank President Robert Zoellick Wednesday, 14 Sep 2011 | 7:00 PM ET
    World Bank President Robert Zoellick

    World Bank President Robert Zoellick tells CNBC's Larry Kudlow the world has entered a new economic danger zone.

  • Lightning Round Wednesday, 14 Sep 2011 | 6:40 PM ET
    Lightning Round

    You say the name of a stock, and Mad Money's Jim Cramer tells you whether to buy or sell.

  • Anatomy of a Sell Off Wednesday, 14 Sep 2011 | 6:25 PM ET
    Anatomy of a Sell Off

    Never cut and run from a high quality stock just because of one bad data point, says Mad Money's Jim Cramer. Case in point, consider what happened to Fossil and Lululemon.

  • Looking to Deliver Alpha: Here Are Six Really Big Ideas Wednesday, 14 Sep 2011 | 6:20 PM ET

    From individual companies to finding value in the aftermath of the housing market, there are still a plethora of ways to find value for investors. Here are six innovative ideas presented by a panel at the Delivering Alpha conference.

  • Tale of Two Trucks: CMI vs. NAV Wednesday, 14 Sep 2011 | 6:20 PM ET
    Tale of Two Trucks: CMI vs. NAV

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer says despite the insanity of this market investors need to look at what individual companies have to say, and when it comes to the truck business, don't take your cues from a loser like Navistar, especially when Cummins offers a best of breed.

  • Mad Money Markets Wednesday, 14 Sep 2011 | 6:00 PM ET
    Mad Money Markets

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer says market fundamentals aren't bad enough to warrant selling, and the next time the Dow plummets back to 10,700 on rumors, it might be time to buy.

  • Fast Money Web Extra Wednesday, 14 Sep 2011 | 6:00 PM ET
    Fast Money Web Extra

    The Fast Money crew offers special CNBC.com-only advice on your investments.

  • Fast Money Final Trade Wednesday, 14 Sep 2011 | 5:58 PM ET
    Fast Money Final Trade

    The Fast Money traders share their final trades of the day.

  • Options Action: Semiconductors Wednesday, 14 Sep 2011 | 5:48 PM ET
    Options Action: Semiconductors

    How to protect your position in the semiconductors sector using options, with Brian Stutland, Stutland Equities.

  • Volatility Playbook: Puts on the VIX Wednesday, 14 Sep 2011 | 5:43 PM ET
    Volatility Playbook: Puts on the VIX

    Jon Najarian, OptionMonster.com weighs in on the the volatility index and why it may have run its course.

  • Stock Pops & Drops Wednesday, 14 Sep 2011 | 5:37 PM ET
    Stock Pops & Drops

    The Fast Money traders take a look at today's biggest market movers.

  • Time to Sell the Refiners? Wednesday, 14 Sep 2011 | 5:28 PM ET
    Time to Sell the Refiners?

    Money is flowing back into crude oil with futures near ninety dollars a barrel. Dan Dicker, MercBloc, LLC weighs in on what it means for refiners and how to trade it.

  • Profits in Gold Mines? Wednesday, 14 Sep 2011 | 5:23 PM ET
    Profits in Gold Mines?

    Dennis Gartman, The Gartman Letter weighs in on the trade on the precious metal and the play in gold miners, with the Fast Money traders.

  • The Hong Kong Dollar Trade Wednesday, 14 Sep 2011 | 5:19 PM ET
    The Hong Kong Dollar Trade

    A look at the Hong Kong dollar and how to play it, with Whitney Tilson, T2 Partner.