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  • Trade of the South Pacific Friday, 3 Jun 2011 | 4:18 PM ET

    Tired of deciphering the ups and downs of the euro? Take a trip to the South Pacific and try this trade.

  • Stocks Poised to End Lower, Led by Techs Friday, 3 Jun 2011 | 3:34 PM ET

    Stocks saw an accelerated selloff in the final hour of trading, led by techs, and were on track to close lower for the fifth-consecutive week after a dismal monthly jobs report indicated signs of an economic slowdown.

  • Commodity Plays on Volatility Friday, 3 Jun 2011 | 3:15 PM ET
    Commodity Plays on Volatility

    Discussing commodity prices and an investment strategy for metals and energy, with John Bridges, JP Morgan, and Jon Fisher, Fifth Third Asset Management.

  • Options Bulls Betting Big on This Casino Name Friday, 3 Jun 2011 | 1:34 PM ET

    More than 6,500 July 15 calls changed hands yesterday (Thursday), with most of the big blocks pricing for $0.70 to $0.80.

  • Yield Hunters: Down Under Trade Friday, 3 Jun 2011 | 12:52 PM ET
    Yield Hunters: Down Under Trade

    Amelia Bourdeau, Westpac Institutional Bank with a trade that plays on a strong Australian dollar. And the Fast Money traders weigh in on trades to play today.

  • Tarullo: Higher Capital Charges For Big Banks Friday, 3 Jun 2011 | 12:48 PM ET
    Tarullo: Higher Capital Charges For Big Banks

    CNBC's Steve Liesman reports Fed governor Daniel Tarullo has argued in favor of extra capjavascript:;ital for the biggest banks. Also, the Fast Money traders take a pulse check on the markets and weigh in on trades to consider today.

  • BDCs: Your Ticket to Yield? Friday, 3 Jun 2011 | 12:17 PM ET
    BDCs: Your Ticket to Yield?

    A look at business development companies as a way to boost income in your portfolio, with Michael Tokarz, MVC Capital chairman.

  • Six in 60

    Here's why you should keep a close eye on these six stocks.

  • Put Options: CNBC Explains Friday, 3 Jun 2011 | 10:38 AM ET

    Salman Khan of the Khan Academy explains put options, which are contracts you purchase if you think a stock will go down in the near future.

  • Trader Pens Market Outlook—With Dinner in Mind Friday, 3 Jun 2011 | 10:32 AM ET

    Long-time NYSE floor trader Kenny Polcari delivers his stream-of-conscious thoughts about the Fed, the economy and the markets to customers each morning, along with his recipe-of-the-day.

  • LinkedIn: The Options Play Now Friday, 3 Jun 2011 | 10:22 AM ET

    Even the most bullish of prospective buyers have become wary of the name. But rather than an outright purchase of shares, this provides a classic example of a situation where options can provide a better risk/reward proposition.

  • Futures Sink After Disappointing Jobs News Friday, 3 Jun 2011 | 9:25 AM ET

    Stock index futures tumbled after news that job growth in May was far less than estimates that had been revised down already.

  • See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Friday's Squawk on the Street.

  • World's Biggest Aluminum Maker Sees Price at $2,700 Friday, 3 Jun 2011 | 4:56 AM ET

    Aluminum will average $2,700 per ton for the year, the deputy chief executive of Rusal, the world’s largest aluminum company, told CNBC in an interview Friday.

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    Markets are heading back to the "bad old days of 2010", with investors trading off headlines, rather than fundamentals and correlations between asset classes strengthening, according to research by ConvergEx.

  • Bond Vigilantes Wrong on US Debt: Economist Friday, 3 Jun 2011 | 2:05 AM ET
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    Investors like PIMCO’s Bill Gross predict the rally in Treasurys will have to come to an end sooner rather than later, but one economist predicts the yield on the 10 year bond will hit 2.5 percent.

  • Big Tobacco Still Smoking, but For How Long? Friday, 3 Jun 2011 | 2:04 AM ET

    Tobacco companies have long been the defensive stock of choice for investors, offering strong dividends and generating large amounts of cash. But as austerity packages bite and household budgets are squeezed, some analysts have questioned the continued health of the sector.

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    The economy's shift into low gear likely made for a worrisome decline in job growth in May.Economists forecast nearly 100,000 fewer jobs were added in May than in April, which had job growth of 244,000.

  • Investor Alert: More Fed Stimulus Coming? Thursday, 2 Jun 2011 | 7:59 PM ET
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    One reason the U.S. may continue to be an attractive investment market is its monetary policy. ...A report from TheStreet.

  • Lightning Round Thursday, 2 Jun 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.