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  • Charity Donations Invited at Cash Machines Wednesday, 29 Dec 2010 | 4:14 AM ET

    Users of automated teller machines will be invited to make charity donations every time they take money out of a “hole in the wall” under government plans, reports the Financial Times.

  • BlackRock to Launch Internal Trading Platform Wednesday, 29 Dec 2010 | 3:51 AM ET
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    BlackRock, the world’s largest money manager, expects to launch an internal trading platform next year in a move that would strike at the heart of the profit centers of many Wall Street firms. The FT reports.

  • Market Insider: Russian Roulette Could Pay Off in 2011 Tuesday, 28 Dec 2010 | 8:38 PM ET
    The Spasskaya Tower in Red Square, Moscow.

    As Russia moves to lure foreign investors, some strategists see the Russian bear as the emerging market bull for 2011.

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    The bond market tomorrow will be the one to watch, after interest rates spiked Tuesday following a sloppy Treasury auction.

  • Stocks Close Mixed as Dow Reaches New High Tuesday, 28 Dec 2010 | 4:33 PM ET

    Stocks closed mixed amid thin holiday trading after a couple lackluster economic reports on housing and consumer confidence. Chevron and HP rose, while American Express fell.

  • Will Large Cap Bulls Be Winners or Losers? Tuesday, 28 Dec 2010 | 4:00 PM ET

    It will be interesting to see whether the mega-cap rally can be sustained or whether this newfound respect for cheap large cap stocks will prove the disappointment of 2011.

  • Stocks Mixed Ahead of Close as Nasdaq Slips Tuesday, 28 Dec 2010 | 3:57 PM ET


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    Despite the shabby state of government finances in the US, Pimco's Bill Gross says now is the time to be buying municipal bonds.

  • Technology is the third worst performing sector in the S&P this year, only beating out healthcare and utilities.  This may surprise most investors since a handful of tech stocks had a good 2010.

  • Jim Cramer's Top Dow Picks for 2011 Tuesday, 28 Dec 2010 | 1:49 PM ET
    Jim Cramer

    People do a lot of top-down analysis at this time of the year, trying to figure out how much the Dow and the S&P could go up — or down — in the coming year. That's not my style. As someone who is a stock picker, I like a bottom's-up approach, analyzing each Dow component to come up with what I think the most visible index will deliver in 2011. ...A report from TheStreet.

  • How to Invest in China Now: Stock Picker Tuesday, 28 Dec 2010 | 1:20 PM ET

    China's central bank raised interest rates over the weekend for the second time in just over two months, making investors nervous over the country’s economic future. But Jim Oberweis of Oberweis Asset Management said to continue investing in the country, as longer-term returns will be worth the bumpy ride.

  • Use Coming Pullback as Buying Opportunity: Strategists Tuesday, 28 Dec 2010 | 12:24 PM ET

    While stocks may see a pullback in the next few weeks, investors should use the opportunity to buy because markets are ultimately positioned to rally next year, according to two strategists.

  • How Do You Handle Corrections? Tuesday, 28 Dec 2010 | 12:23 PM ET

    Plus, Cramer emphasizes the importance of execution when to comes to choosing stocks.

  • The Difference Between Investing & Trading Tuesday, 28 Dec 2010 | 12:23 PM ET

    They’re not the same thing, you know.

  • Calculating a Stock’s Risk-Reward Ratio Tuesday, 28 Dec 2010 | 12:23 PM ET

    As much as you want to know how much a particular equity will go up, you also need to know how far it will fall. Here’s how you figure it out.

  • The Almighty Multiple Tuesday, 28 Dec 2010 | 12:22 PM ET

    It’s one of the best ways to compare stocks. Plus, a look at the top line, the bottom line and gross margins.

  • The Importance of Secular Vs. Cyclical Tuesday, 28 Dec 2010 | 12:22 PM ET

    If money managers live and die by rotating between the two, you probably want to know what they mean.

  • Stocks Decline; Retail Slips, Energy Rises Tuesday, 28 Dec 2010 | 11:54 AM ET

    Stocks declined modestly amid thin holiday trading and after a couple lackluster economic reports as the Northeast recovered from a huge snowstorm. Caterpillar and Disney fell, while Bank of America rose.

  • Six in 60

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

  • Stocks to See 'Double-Digit Return' in 2011: Paulsen Tuesday, 28 Dec 2010 | 10:12 AM ET

    The stock market is likely to see "another double-digit return next year," said James Paulsen, chief investment strategist at Wells Capital Management.