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    More Wall Street participants believe the Fed's latest easing, though posing dangers over the long run, are at least supportive for the near term to stock prices

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    Longtime central bank critic Rep. Ron Paul, (R-Texas), told  CNBC Monday that the Federal Reserve's attempt to stimulate the economy with more liquidity will hurt the dollar and  spark inflation.

  • Stocks to Watch: eBay, Avon and More ... Monday, 8 Nov 2010 | 11:07 AM ET
    Six in 60

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

  • Morici: Fed Easing and G20 Hypocrisy Monday, 8 Nov 2010 | 10:45 AM ET

    The United States should tax purchases of yen, yuan and euro used to import goods from those three economies. Set it at about 40 percent until the Gang of Three agrees to acceptable exchange rate reforms.

  • Kaminsky's Call: ETFs Not the Safe Haven You Think Monday, 8 Nov 2010 | 9:45 AM ET

    Essentially declaring ETF's tools for day traders, and taboo for long-term investors, Ladd opened the door for a future question to ponder. Are activists and/or traders trying to test this hypothesis now?

  • Futures Fall as Focus Shifts to Currencies Monday, 8 Nov 2010 | 9:20 AM ET

    Stock index futures pointed to a lower open for Wall Street on Monday following European markets down at the start of a week which sees the wave of earnings reports slow down as investors focus on a meeting of G-20 leaders which will address currency policies.

  • Warning: 'Huge' Bubble Brewing in Bond Market Sunday, 7 Nov 2010 | 11:08 PM ET

    Investors should stay clear of U.S. government debt as there is a "huge" bubble developing in the bond market, warns Aaron Smith, managing director at Superfund Financial.

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    $230,000 can buy you a brand new Ferrari Italia or a two-week stay at the Ritz in Paris. Instead, a private Asian bidder at a recent Sotheby's fine-wine auction in Hong Kong chose to spend it on a bottle of Bordeaux. The sale gave the 1869 Chateau Lafite vintage instant headlines and the distinction of the most expensive bottle of wine in the world.

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    Stocks may take a breather after the past week's drama, as investors assess the new political dynamic in Washington and the effects of the Fed's latest effort to pump up the economy.

  • Bank Watch List Keeps Growing Friday, 5 Nov 2010 | 7:20 PM ET

    Despite continued improvement for the banking industry as a whole, third-quarter regulatory data indicates the accelerated pace of bank failures will hold up for at least two more quarters. ...A report from TheStreet.

  • On Vacation Friday, 5 Nov 2010 | 7:04 PM ET

    Bob Pisani is on vacation. Trader Talk will return on November 22.

  • Massey Takeover Talk No Surprise Friday, 5 Nov 2010 | 4:36 PM ET

    Coal giant Massey jumped 10 percent on a WSJ report that the company is weighing a takeover offer from Alpha Natural Resources, down 4 percent.

  • Why Markets Aren't Rallying Friday, 5 Nov 2010 | 3:49 PM ET

    First reason: QE2 (quantitative easing) and improving economy together make trading trickier. Click for reasons 2 and 3.

  • Why BofA Shares Dropped Friday Friday, 5 Nov 2010 | 3:24 PM ET

    Traders telling me that the cause is the financial company's just-released 10-Q.

  • Why US Stocks Don't Like Good Economic News Now Friday, 5 Nov 2010 | 1:55 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange during morning trading.

    Friday's better-than-expected jobs report provided a fairly stark example of what happens when good economic news can be bad for the stock market, and investors probably have the Fed to blame.

  • Long-Dated Treasurys are Real Opportunity: KLS Exec Friday, 5 Nov 2010 | 1:29 PM ET

    "We look at long-dated Treasury strips as a real market opportunity. The long-dated ones yield around 450, they have positive convexity—meaning they get longer as the market rallies, and shorter as the market trades off," he said.

  • Good and Bad News for Traders Friday, 5 Nov 2010 | 12:52 PM ET

    We have the Fed committed to QE2 (quantitative easing) through the second quarter of 2011, and now we have a few early indications of an improving economy. This is good news — but it makes the QE2 trade a little more tricky.

  • Hobbs: Investors Beware of Europe's Debt Crisis Friday, 5 Nov 2010 | 12:24 PM ET

    I'm ashamed to say world markets may again need to go on Europe Watch. The risk has risen to a level that local nerves over sovereign debt will fray to the point that they have a material impact elsewhere.

  • Stocks turned mostly positive Friday, as investors absorbed the meaning of a surprising surge in payrolls in the wake of the Fed's plans to pump more money into the economy. David Katz, CIO at Matrix Asset Advisors, and Don Schreiber, founder, president and CEO of WBI, discussed their market outlooks.

  • Positive Signs of an Economic Recovery Friday, 5 Nov 2010 | 11:53 AM ET

    Is the economy finally kicking into gear? CNBC viewers are seeing some positive signs of recovery in their local economies.