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    In the Columbia Business School newsletter Graham and Doddsville, aspiring Buffetts write-up their stock ideas. Here is a look at two pitches in the fall edition.

  • The Fed is expected to make an announcement on quantitative easing a week from today. Sentiment is now shifting the stimulus won’t be as much as previously expected. So, what does that mean for investors? Jim Meyer, CIO and co-founder of Tower Bridge Advisors and Jim Iuorio, director at TJM Institutional Services shared their insights.

  • They're not just household names but also vivid illustrations of how closet indexers can destroy your wealth, and here's why.

  • Northern Trust saw upside option activity yesterday after the U.K.'s Daily Mail reported that the asset management and banking firm might be a takeover target.

  • While profits fell in its fiscal fourth quarter, TD Ameritrade President and CEO Fred Tomczyk told CNBC Tuesday that it had “plenty of capacity,” including $1.1 billion in liquid assets, to spend on acquisitions.

  • What's the state of the auto industry and should investors be looking to auto stocks? Investing in the auto sector was the topic Tuesday on CNBC for David Silver, equity research analyst at Wall Street Strategies and Michael Ward, auto analyst at Soleil Securities.

  • Gold Bricks

    The metals industry continues to be a wildly attractive region of the market for ETF sponsors. Gold, silver and other precious metals, in particular, are drawing huge crowds as investors seek out ways to protect against rampant market volatility.

  • Investor Warren Buffett has hired a relatively unknown hedge fund manager, Todd Combs, to help oversee Berkshire Hathaway’s overall portfolio. It's come as a a surprise to many. Combs is a 39-year-old hedge fund manager from Connecticut, will "soon be joining Berkshire as an investment manager."

  • 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.

  • India

    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.

  • Mutual Funds

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

  • 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.

  • When speaking of global growth, the buzzword in the markets is China. Although Chinese GDP has slowed in the past two quarters, the country has maintained an average growth rate of about 10.2% since 2006, far outstripping growth in most Western economies. Although global markets have recovered a portion of their losses since the lows in the wake of the global financial crisis, growth in emerging markets - and especially China – stands out over this period. Despite worries of a growing real-estat

    Here are the firms with the highest share price appreciation from market close on Dec. 31, 2008 through Jan. 12, 2011 on the Shanghai Composite Index.

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    Throw your valuation formulas out the window - the next quarter will likely continue the bumpy ride for big bank stocks.

  • Internet stocks fared well in the third quarter, and the fourth-quarter is poised to be strong for the three major players.

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    Here's another bright sign for the stock markets: both the Nasdaq and the S&P 500 hit a golden cross this week for the first time in four years.

  • Airlines have been flying high on strong earnings, but many option traders aren't on board. OptionMonster's tracking systems have been detecting heavy call selling and put buying in the sector, reflecting a generally skeptical attitude by traders.

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    The only question you ask after listening to ITT Education’s spacer third quarter conference call was this: What planet are these guys living on?

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    The current state of our economy may not have people hiding money in mattresses, but it certainly has them putting a majority of their monthly funds into basic savings accounts.  A report from TheStreet.

  • Mutual Funds

    Given the company's massive pile of cash and numerous acquisitions throughout 2010, a growing crowd of market commentators are looking to Google (GOOG) as the General Electric (GE) of the 21st century. A report from TheStreet.