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  • China - A Big Underperformer This Year: Strategist Tuesday, 26 Oct 2010 | 12:41 AM ET

    China's stocks may have staged a strong comeback in recent months, but analysts see further upside ahead.

  • A flood of earnings news Tuesday is unlikely to sway a market counting down to next week's Fed meeting, and the promise of a new flood of easy money.

  • The US can afford another stimulus package but needs to commit to long-term deficit reduction to help states handle pension liability, Laura D’Andrea Tyson, an economic adviser to Obama, told CNBC Monday.

  • Stocks End Higher as Materials Rise, Banks Slip Monday, 25 Oct 2010 | 4:37 PM ET

    Stocks sold off in the final hour of trading but ended higher at the highest levels since late April, as the dollar slid. Worries about the foreclosure crisis continued to temper overall market gains.  DuPont and Kraft rose, while  BofA and JPMorgan fell.

  • Stocks Pare Gains as Materials Rise, Banks Slip Monday, 25 Oct 2010 | 3:59 PM ET

    Stocks pared gains but remained higher Monday as the weak dollar boosted materials, but big banks slumped following the continued fallout of the foreclosure crisis, tempering overall market gains. DuPont and Alcoa rose, while Bank of America and JPMorgan fell.

  • Where to Invest Right Now: Fund Exec Monday, 25 Oct 2010 | 3:45 PM ET

    The fact that companies are issuing more positive guidance is a sign that companies are increasingly confident about the economy, Paul Hickey, co-founder of Bespoke Investment Group, told CNBC Monday.

  • Market Rally on Weak Dollar Could Be Nearing an End Monday, 25 Oct 2010 | 2:29 PM ET

    The weak-dollar trade, which has been at the heart of an 18-month rally across virtually all asset classes, could be coming to an end soon—posing new risks for investors.

  • Greenberg: Questioning ITT’s Share Repurchases Monday, 25 Oct 2010 | 2:00 PM ET

    ITT Education’s spacer board in recent weeks okayed the purchase of five million shares.  This makes zero sense to me because the company has told investors it really doesn’t know how it’ll be affected by new Education Department rules.

  • Three Stock Picks to Boost Exposure to India Monday, 25 Oct 2010 | 1:59 PM ET

    India's stock market has jumped almost 19% over the past year, far outpacing the Dow Jones Industrial Average, and it may not be done yet....A report from TheStreet.

  • BP and BofA: Are There Parallels? Monday, 25 Oct 2010 | 1:50 PM ET

    Biggest talk on trading desks is what's happening with banks, with Bank of America at a new low on concerns over its exposure to the foreclosure mess.

  • Five ETFs to Watch This Week Monday, 25 Oct 2010 | 1:17 PM ET
    Mutual Funds

    Here are a number of opportunities for ETF investors this week....A report from TheStreet.

  • Stock Brawl: Texas Instruments Monday, 25 Oct 2010 | 12:58 PM ET

    Texas Instruments is the stock up for debate in today’s Stock Brawl on “Closing Bell” at 3:40PM ET.

  • Stocks Advance as Materials Rise, Banks Fall Monday, 25 Oct 2010 | 12:09 PM ET

    Stocks gained as a slide in the dollar boosted materials stocks, but a drop in financial stocks due to the continued fallout of the foreclosure crisis tempered gains. Alcoa and DuPont rose, while Bank of America and JPMorgan fell.

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    The housing market won’t trend up significantly until it hits bottom, the chairman of the Mortgage Bankers Association, Michael Berman told CNBC Monday, and two changes need to take place before that happens.

  • Stocks advanced Monday as the dollar slid in the wake of a weekend meeting of finance ministers of the Group of 20 nations. How should investors be positioned? Dan Genter, president, CEO and CIO of RNC Genter Capital Management and Sean O’Hara, president of RevenueShares Investor Services shared their best plays.

  • S&P Pushes Over Resistance Monday, 25 Oct 2010 | 10:22 AM ET

    S&P pushes over resistance. Last week, I noted that 85 percent of company's reporting were beating earnings estimates. And yet, the S&P stalled out at about 1185 as we moved into earnings season.

  • Farrell: G20 Follow—Why Bother? Monday, 25 Oct 2010 | 10:21 AM ET

    A decaf latte with skim milk and artificial sweetener is called, in some places, a why bother. No caffeine, no fat, no sugar—why bother? It would be too much to say the meeting of the G20 finance ministers this past weekend was a complete why bother, but, in my eyes, close to it.

  • Editor's Introduction: No Normal? Monday, 25 Oct 2010 | 10:00 AM ET

    For all the talk of a new normal, some may be wondering if it is more a matter of no normal. Do the same rules —diversification, buy and hold—and vehicles—mutual funds, single stocks—still apply? Is there a new calculus, physics to the world of investing?

  • Busch: G20 All Talk No Action Monday, 25 Oct 2010 | 9:53 AM ET
    Chinese Yuan and US Dollar

    Over the weekend, the G20 came to a non-agreement, agreement that stipulates little and does less. My favorite comment comes from Canadian Finance Minister Jim Flaherty who said, "G20 deal is not good enough for imbalances."

  • Business Still Tough in Electronics and Gaming Monday, 25 Oct 2010 | 9:48 AM ET

    Reports from two industries—electronics and gaming—indicate that both those businesses have improved, but long-term challenges are quite severe.