More than 110 companies have announced special dividends in Q4, which is three times as much 2011 in Q4, reports CNBC's Robert Frank.
Independent trader Kenny Polcari dissects the latest market action. "Investors are not going to make any more decisions until there is more clarity," he explains.
The oil rally stalls, as crude falls 1 percent. has the rally in crude finally run out of steam, with CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis and the Futures Now Traders.
The FMHR traders share their final trades of the hour.
Kathy Lien, BK Asset Management, discusses how to play the euro rally amid EU finance ministers clashing over a banking supervision plan. Also, the FMHR traders provide their favorite plays today.
More than 100 companies are offering special dividends ahead of potential higher taxes. Ethan Allen Interiors CEO Farooq Kathwari, explains the advantage for shareholders.
Barry Bannister, Stifel Nicolaus chief market strategist, makes a bullish case for the markets, regardless of whether a fiscal cliff deal comes from Washington.
Although the market still needs some fiscal clarity, Barry Bannister of Stifel Nicolaus expects the S&P to hit 1,600 by early 2013.
The Futures Now team discusses gold hitting its lowest level in a month, with Anthony Grisanti, GRZ Energy, and Rich Ilczyszyn, iiTrader LLC.
Cliffs Natural is opening at lows not seen since September of 2009, but the stock is rallying today, with the FMHR traders.
The FMHR traders discuss Toll Brother's big quarter, and whether it's time to buy the housing recovery; and Steve Grasso, Stuart Frankel, takes a closer look at the performance of the S&P 500 and the financials.
Take a look at some of Tuesday's midday movers:
OptionMonster.com's Jon Najarian thinks Google and/or Microsoft might declare a special dividend larger than any others.
Discussing the fiscal cliff negotiations, and how to invest your money, with the FMHR traders; Tony Fratto, Hamilton Place Strategies; and Jared Bernstein, former economic adviser to VP Biden.
Gerard Cassidy, RBC Capital Markets analyst, weighs in on which banks stand to benefit and which banks stand to get hurt by the "fiscal cliff."
In his daily CNBC.com-only video clip, Art Cashin of UBS talks with Bob Pisani about the "fiscal cliff" negotiations and worries about the economy in 2013.
CNBC's Robert Frank reports companies are issuing "special" dividends in recent days to avoid possible tax hikes set to kick in at the end of the year. A look at which companies could be next in line, with Jay Kaplan, Royce Dividend Value Fund.
Robert Wetenhall, RBC Capital Markets analyst, breaks down the company's Q4 earnings beat, and discusses whether investors should take shelter in the luxury home builder.
Adrian Mowat, JPMorgan, weighs in on whether the world's second largest economy is likely to regain its strength in 2013.
Rachael Rothman, Susquehanna Financial Group analyst, shares her outlook on the restaurant operator, and explains why she downgraded the stock to "neutral" and maintains a $58 price target.