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  • Pros Say: Take Profits Now Wednesday, 6 May 2009 | 4:27 AM ET

    Global stocks were mixed on Wednesday as investors became more cautious a day before the bank stress test results after reports that Bank of America may need to raise a substantial amount of capital.

  • Honda Pushes Higher Tuesday, 5 May 2009 | 10:55 AM ET
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    Last Friday, as most people focused on Chrysler going bankrupt, making its first appearance in bankruptcy court and the mounting questions about whether its future was bright or bleak, Honda moved a little higher. It was typical Honda done with little fanfare. The "Steady-Eddie" of the car business moved past Chrysler to become number 4 in U.S. auto sales this year.

  • Asian Markets Edge Higher on Economic Optimism Tuesday, 5 May 2009 | 6:27 AM ET

    Asian stocks were higher Tuesday with cyclical stocks and coal miners rising on signs of stability in the global economy, and greater China markets buoyed by cross-strait hopes. Trade though was quiet with markets shut in Japan, South Korea and Thailand.

  • Pros Say: Banks' Debt Will Delay Recovery Tuesday, 5 May 2009 | 4:36 AM ET

    Global stocks were mixed Tuesday ahead of the release of the U.S. government's bank stress test results out later in the week as reports claim up to 10 banks will need to raise more capital.

  • Stocks Close Up on Strong Economic Signs Monday, 4 May 2009 | 4:04 PM ET

    Futures indicated a positive open for U.S. stocks on Monday helped by strong gains in Asia and anticipation that this week's bank stress test results will be relatively benign.

  • Stocks Shoot Higher as Home Sales Gain Monday, 4 May 2009 | 12:43 PM ET

    Futures indicated a positive open for U.S. stocks on Monday helped by strong gains in Asia and anticipation that this week's bank stress test results will be relatively benign.

  • Bank Test Hopes, Sprint Nextel Boost Futures Monday, 4 May 2009 | 8:36 AM ET

    Futures indicated a positive open for U.S. stocks on Monday helped by strong gains in Asia and anticipation that this week's bank stress test results will be relatively benign.

  • Asian Markets Hit 7-Month High, Financials Rally Monday, 4 May 2009 | 5:27 AM ET

    Asian stocks punched to a seven-month peak Monday, fueled by confidence the global economy is recovering faster than expected and on a further jump in Taiwanese shares on hopes for an influx of Chinese investment.

  • Pros Say: Stimulus Worthless Without Bank Fix Monday, 4 May 2009 | 5:02 AM ET

    Global stocks rose Monday ahead of the expected release of the U.S. government's bank stress test results. Experts tell CNBC if the banking system isn't fixed, governments' stimulus efforts are in vain.

  • Stocks Gain for Week Amid Glimmers of Hope Friday, 1 May 2009 | 5:44 PM ET

    Stocks eked out a gain after a rocky session Friday as investors weighed some encouraging economic reports against gloomy earnings.

  • Stocks Wobble as Confidence Boost Fades Friday, 1 May 2009 | 12:01 PM ET

    Stocks had a wobbly start to the morning Friday as investors weighed some encouraging economic reports against gloomy earnings.

  • Stocks Pare Losses as Confidence Soars Friday, 1 May 2009 | 10:09 AM ET

    Stocks pared their losses Friday after economic reports showed consumer confidence soared to its highest level since before the fall downturn began and that manufacturing is showing signs of improvement.

  • Futures Higher But MasterCard Limits Gains Friday, 1 May 2009 | 8:44 AM ET

    Futures indicated a slightly higher open for U.S. stocks Friday as investors shrugged off Chrysler's bankruptcy announcement and decided to go against the 'sell in May and go away' mantra after April's successful performance.

  • Pros Say: No Fat Lady Singing for this Rally Friday, 1 May 2009 | 7:55 AM ET

    Global stocks were higher Friday, the first day of May, as investors were encouraged by the returns in April's strong market performance and batted off news of Chrysler's bankruptcy announcement and deepening concerns about the swine flu outbreak.

  • Economic Optimism Lifts Asian Markets Thursday, 30 Apr 2009 | 8:19 PM ET

    Asian markets open the Monday session higher as optimism grows that the United States economy is starting to stabilize. Trade in equities is thin due to the Golden Week holidays in Japan, with markets there closed until Thursday.

  • Pros Say: Time to Buy and Hold Thursday, 30 Apr 2009 | 8:07 AM ET

    Global stocks rose again Thursday as investors took heart from signs of improvement in the U.S. economy after the Federal Reserve tweaked its policy statement to say that the economic outlook was improving. But experts on CNBC were mixed on when the economy will recover.

  • Asia Hits Four-Month High, Tokyo Gains 3.9% Thursday, 30 Apr 2009 | 5:29 AM ET

    Asian markets hit four-month highs Thursday as investors took heart from signs of improvement in the U.S. economy suggesting regional exporters may need to start cranking up production.

  • Cramer: The U.S. Is Not Japan Wednesday, 29 Apr 2009 | 6:59 PM ET

    You know all those parallels being drawn between our recession and Nippon’s “Lost Decade”? Hogwash.

  • Asian Markets Recover as Investors Look Past Flu Wednesday, 29 Apr 2009 | 9:08 AM ET

    Asia stocks and the Australian dollar bounced back on Wednesday from a two-day slide, with investors taking heart from data showing the U.S. economy slowly healing, and betting the swine flu outbreak will be contained.

  • Pros Say: Hold Your Horses, Banks Not Healthy Yet Wednesday, 29 Apr 2009 | 5:00 AM ET

    Ahead of the May 4 bank stress test results, experts tell CNBC that the financial system may not be in the clear yet.