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  • Circuit Breaker Rules to Be Unveiled Next Week Thursday, 13 May 2010 | 1:46 PM ET
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    The SEC itself will make an announcement on new rules early next week, likely Monday. At the same time, the exchanges will make a regulatory filing that will reflect the changes in their own rulebook.

  • Rating Agencies Were Partners in the Chain of Deception Thursday, 13 May 2010 | 1:20 PM ET

    The investigation by the New York Attorney General into whether rating agencies were 'duped' by Wall Street in a slew of slimy structured products seems an odd road to go down.

  • New York Stock Exchange Traders

    Smaller companies continue to outperform this year, providing investors a potentially safer place to stay as the stock market endures global turbulence.

  • Bumps in the IPO Road Thursday, 13 May 2010 | 11:33 AM ET

    Volatile activity in the capital markets has caused mixed results with initial public offerings.

  • Why Google Is Still a 'Buy': Senior Analyst Thursday, 13 May 2010 | 11:12 AM ET

    Google shares have dropped almost 11 percent in the last month. So should investors still consider buying the search engine giant? Steve Weinstein, senior analyst at Pacific Crest Securities shared his insights.

  • Gold to Fall Below $1,000 By End of Year: Economist Thursday, 13 May 2010 | 10:43 AM ET
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    Strength in the US dollar and stability from the European bailout will take the steam out of gold's recent run and send prices to below $1,000 by year's end, one economics firm says.

  • Another 'Freefall' to Push Dow Below 5000: Strategist Thursday, 13 May 2010 | 10:22 AM ET

    The CBOE volatility index, widely considered the best gauge of fear in the market, is trading above 25 today. Is this volatility good for the market? James Hardesty, president, market strategist and chief economist at Hardesty Capital Management and David Hefty, CEO of Cornerstone Wealth Management shared their insights.

  • Busch: The Case Against the Euro Thursday, 13 May 2010 | 9:55 AM ET
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    The Euro and Gold remain the top two stories in the financial markets as former losses ground while the latter puts in new all time highs.

  • Morici: U.S. Stocks Poised for Big Rally Thursday, 13 May 2010 | 9:41 AM ET
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    The ride may be bumpy, but the Dow is headed for 12,000 by yearend and 13,000 in 2011.

  • More Disappointment for IPOs Thursday, 13 May 2010 | 9:02 AM ET

    IPO's take another shot—and fail. The entire market is repricing risk, and IPOs are showing that stress. Last week was a mess for IPOs, and that continues this week.

  • Futures Post Drop as Jobs Worries Persist Thursday, 13 May 2010 | 8:44 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a slightly lower open Thursday in the wake of a strong rally for the Dow Jones Industrial Average in the previous session. But volatility looked set to remain.

  • 'Carthaginian Peace' Could Be Bad for Gold: Strategist Thursday, 13 May 2010 | 8:10 AM ET
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    Carthaginian peace refers to the imposition of a very brutal “peace,” or the armistice imposed on Carthage by Rome that saw the Romans systematically burn Carthage to the ground.

  • Bulls Expect This Chipmaker to Move Ahead of Intel Thursday, 13 May 2010 | 7:46 AM ET

    Advanced Micro Devices always seems to lag behind archrival Intel, but now the bulls are looking for it to move front and center.

  • Remove Card and Take Bullion; Gold ATM Debuts Thursday, 13 May 2010 | 6:05 AM ET

    Amid fears over the strength of nearly every major currency, Abu Dhabi’s top hotel has come up with a new type of ATM for their most risk-averse guests. The Emirates Palace is giving those staying there to chance to withdraw gold from the world first ever gold dispenser.

  • Amid Wild Headlines, Fundamentals Drive Stocks Thursday, 13 May 2010 | 5:38 AM ET
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    Despite a fully-fledged debt crisis in Europe, the stock market continues to defy the bears to trade higher on the year.

  • ECB's 'Bazooka' Fights Speculators, Hurts Euro Thursday, 13 May 2010 | 4:03 AM ET
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    The European Central Bank's decision to buy government bonds in the secondary markets will likely stop speculators, but it may push the euro down by more than 10 percent.

  • Dow Jumps 150 as Tech Stocks Rally; Gold Soars Wednesday, 12 May 2010 | 4:58 PM ET

    Stocks had their best three-day run in 10 months Wednesday as Spain got the market off to a good start, promising tough austerity measures, and tech stocks rallied after some encouraging reports from Intel and IBM. Gold soared.

  • Pisani: Strong Dollar/Strong Stocks Wednesday, 12 May 2010 | 3:59 PM ET

    Stocks closing near highs for the day. The key story: the correlation between a weak euro/weak equities has been broken. There is now a positive correlation between the dollar (up) and the stock market (also up)—what's up with that?

  • Morici: Why Gold Prices Are Soaring Wednesday, 12 May 2010 | 1:54 PM ET
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    Gold prices are soaring because of growing inflation fears—both the European Central Bank and the Federal Reserve seem to be on the path to permanently easy money with the Greek bailout and huge U.S. budget deficits.

  • Seeking a Bet Big on Banks? Try These Triple-X ETF Funds Wednesday, 12 May 2010 | 1:49 PM ET
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    Two of the most popular exchange-traded funds present triple-threats in both opportunity and danger for investors wanting to play the financial sector.