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  • Private Equity Split on Investments Valuations Wednesday, 5 Jan 2011 | 5:17 AM ET

    It is the brass-tacks question every stock investor asks: What is this company really worth? But in the rarefied realm of private equity investing, the answer to that question is often hard to find, if it can be found at all, the New York Times reports.

  • Focus on China's H-Shares, Ditch A-Shares: Mobius Wednesday, 5 Jan 2011 | 2:32 AM ET

    Emerging equity markets were amongst the top performers in 2010 and Mark Mobius, executive chairman at Templeton Emerging Markets Group, expects the trend to continue this year. The global investor remains heavily exposed to the sector.

  • Commodities traders at the New York Mercantile Exchange.

    The hot commodities trade caught a chill Tuesday and could continue to struggle in the short term as some excess is wrung from the markets.

  • Returning cash to shareholders is possible this year, Greg Brown, CEO of Motorola Solutions, told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Correction Didn't Materialize Tuesday Tuesday, 4 Jan 2011 | 4:55 PM ET

    While there has been plenty of talk of a correction, it didn't materialize today. The Dow closed at a two-year high (!) I know, the breadth is terrible, but the volume is only average, indicating little selling pressure. And look carefully...

  • Stocks End Mixed as Dow Hits New High Tuesday, 4 Jan 2011 | 4:41 PM ET

    Stocks closed mixed a day after hitting multiyear highs despite positive economic news and after word the Federal Reserve didn't believe the economy had improved enough by December to alter its economic stimulus program.

  • When you think about water in terms of the Dow Jones Water Index, which is lower than it was five years ago, investing in the liquid doesn’t sound promising. But Neil Berlant, a partner at Crowell, Weedon & Co., and John Quealy, a managing director and analyst at Canaccord Genuity, told CNBC that investing in water is a growth move.

  • 5 Large-Caps That Will Make You 'Lots of Money': Pro Tuesday, 4 Jan 2011 | 3:59 PM ET

    While stocks have the potential to go higher, Scott Redler, chief strategic officer at T3live.com, and Mike Rubino, CEO of Rubino Financial, differed on when the rally will stop.

  • Stocks Trade Mixed Ahead of Close; Energy Falls Tuesday, 4 Jan 2011 | 3:51 PM ET

    Stocks gained some strength in the final hour of trading, but remained mixed after news the Federal Reserve didn't believe the economy had improved enough by December to alter its economic stimulus program. Alcoa and Walt Disney rose, while McDonald's fell.

  • The Real Test for Commodities Now Tuesday, 4 Jan 2011 | 2:51 PM ET

    Today's factory order data, and especially yesterday's ISM data, clearly indicates the economy is improving. While that will help commodities, many of them have already had a big runup; large parts of the stock market have lagged behind.

  • In Search of the Perfect Credit Score Tuesday, 4 Jan 2011 | 2:18 PM ET
    Credit Score

    In the enigmatic realm of credit scores, 850 is the magic number—the almost mythical perfect score. But how possible is it really to achieve an 850, and is it worth the effort?

  • How Goldman Will Cash In on Facebook Fees Tuesday, 4 Jan 2011 | 12:24 PM ET

    Goldman Sachs' new relationship with Facebook is going to bring the firm something it likes more than friends: lots of fees.

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    With bullish projections abounding and money starting to flow out of bonds and into US equity funds, retail investors finally might start finding their way back into the stock market.

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    Another year, another CES. I’ve seen so many that they all begin to blend. But change is always afoot in the consumer electronics business, and so there’s something new every time.

  • Ford vs. GM—The Better Buy Now: Analysts Tuesday, 4 Jan 2011 | 11:40 AM ET

    General Motors posted a stronger-than-expected U.S. sales report in December, but Dave Whiston, auto analyst at Morningstar and David Silver, equity research analyst at Wall Street Strategies posed opposing views on the automaker’s stock.

  • How to Invest in Rising Commodities: Stock Picker Tuesday, 4 Jan 2011 | 11:34 AM ET

    With commodities such as gold, silver and palladium hitting record highs in the last few years, investors should continue to be focused in the space, said Dan Denbow, co-portfolio manager of USAA Precious Metals & Minerals Fund.

  • Stocks Struggle; Energy Sinks, Alcoa Rises Tuesday, 4 Jan 2011 | 11:18 AM ET

    Stocks continued to trade mixed despite upbeat economic news from the auto sector, as General Motors reported a surge in sales, and better-than-expected factory orders. Alcoa rose, while McDonald's fell.

  • Stocks to Watch: Carnival, Apple and More ... Tuesday, 4 Jan 2011 | 10:59 AM ET
    Six in 60

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

  • Invest Like It's 1995: Strategist Tuesday, 4 Jan 2011 | 10:36 AM ET

    Richard Bernstein, CEO of Richard Bernstein Advisors, tells CNBC he is the most optimistic he has been since 1995 when it comes to the US stock market.

  • Strong 1st Trading Day — With Caveats Tuesday, 4 Jan 2011 | 10:14 AM ET

    Notable midday drops in commodities, along with midday drops in our parent company General Electric, Potash, Freeport McMoran, and others, all without news, led many to conclude that a simple sell program of recent market leaders had come through.