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  • The broader US stock market looks to break out of the higher technical pattern it has been following since March and a pullback could start very soon on the S&P 500 index, Chris Locke, managing director at Oystertrade.com said Wednesday.

  • After such an unprecedented rally in worldwide markets since the bottom in March, it's tough to see how much further stocks can go, Steven Mayne, head of research at Falcon Securities, said Friday.

  • With investors buying stocks and commodities and using the dollar as a carry trade, global stocks are just at the beginning of a significant trend higher, Chris Zwermann, global strategist at Zwermann Financial said Wednesday.

  • Investors want to buy the market, but they're getting "a little bit cagey about their bets," so they are moving away from the high beta stocks and moving back into defensives, Geoff Wilkinson, head of investment research at Mint Equities, said Wednesday.

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    Beware the hidden dangers of a cap-and-trade system.

  • Asian stocks fell and European markets were flat Monday as investors mulled the economic situation ahead of some big corporate earnings out this week. Oil prices extended their decline, falling below $60 a barrel. Experts tell CNBC oil is attractive at its current level.

  • The yen gained this week as the dollar's status as a global reserve currency came under scrutiny as China called for reform of the reserve currency system at a meeting of world leaders on Thursday. Experts tell CNBC the diversification debate will put pressure on the dollar in the long term.

  • Global stocks were lower Friday after Chevron's downbeat earnings outlook dragged oil prices and energy stocks down. Concerns about a global economic recovery have also dominated trade this week. Experts tell CNBC that the various stimulus packages have boosted the risk of defaults in developed economies.

  • Global stocks rose on Thursday as the first big U.S. earner out the box, Alcoa posted a smaller-than-expected second-quarter loss, leading basic resource stocks soaring. Experts tell CNBC now's the time to hold some high beta stocks.

  • A late upturn pushed stocks higher Wednesday as investors rotated into defensive stocks like pharmaceuticals and Alcoa advanced ahead of earnings.

  • Stocks turned lower Wednesday as investors got defensive ahead of earnings season, rotating into pharmaceuticals and out of techs.

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    Much like its stock market counterpart, the Oil VIX is showing a high level of uncertainty among investors as efforts intensify for stronger regulation of energy trading.

  • Stocks rebounded Wednesday after a major selloff in the previous session as earnings season gets into gear.

  • Futures indicated a slightly higher open for Wall Street Wednesday on profit taking after the major selloff the previous day.

  • Global stocks were down again on Wednesday as Group of Eight leaders make their way to Italy to discuss the global economic downturn and ahead of the Alcoa's earnings, the first of U.S. companies to report second-quarter results.

  • Global stocks were mixed Tuesday as doubts persisted over how sustainable a global economic recovery would be. Experts tell CNBC that while markets may be lower now, they will pick up again by September.

  • The New York Stock Exchange, downtown Manhattan.

    Slow economic growth coupled with a meteoric stocks rally that will be difficult to sustain is making for a challenging second half for investors.

  • Global stocks started the week lower Monday as second thoughts about the U.S. economy's ability to recover soon spooked investors. Experts tell CNBC that increasing your exposure to defensives is a good idea.

  • Global stocks were mixed Friday as investors sought refuge after worse-than-expected U.S. jobs data. Trade was also thin due to the U.S. celebrating the long Independence Day weekend. Experts tell CNBC trade will be thin throughout the summer and now could be time to avoid volatility.

  • Global stocks were mixed on Friday after Wall Street's overnight selloff as the U.S. June jobs report came in worse than expected, reviving fears that the global economy is far from recovering. Experts tell CNBC how to invest under the threat of inflation.

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