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  • Stocks fell on Tuesday after a report showed wholesale inflation rose more than expected in November. How should investors approach the markets today? David Sowerby, chief market analyst and portfolio manager at Loomis Sayles & Co. and Ted Parrish, co-portfolio manager at Henssler Equity Fund shared their outlooks.

  • Markets closed higher on Monday on an increased risk appetite—but opened lower Tuesday on rising inflation concerns. Jeff Mortimer, CIO of Charles Schwab Investment Management, shared his outlook for next year.

  • President Obama told top U.S. bankers on Monday they owed the country their help in lifting the economy out of crisis. Is it time to invest in the financial sector? Chris Mutascio, managing director and bank analyst at Stifel Nicolaus, shared his insight

  • Google announced that it will be selling its new smartphone, Nexus, directly to consumers without a wireless partner. Which company is a better buy for investors—Google or Apple? Gene Munster, senior research analyst at Piper Jaffray, and Brian Marshall, senior analyst at Broadpoint Am Tech, discussed their views.

  • Many investors have been piling their money into the emerging markets, but is this the right move? Brian Belski, chief investment strategist at Oppenheimer, and Ronald Weiner, president and CEO of RDM Financial Group, shared their market outlooks and investment strategies.

  • The Dow closed last week at its second highest level in 2009. What should investors expect from the markets going forward? Nick Calamos, head of investments and CIO of Calamos Investments, and Scott Black, president of Delphi Management, shared their insights.

  • The big banks have rebounded very strongly since the early March lows and investors are trying to see if the trend will continue into 2010. Fred Cannon, co-director of research and chief equity strategist at KBW shared his outlook on the sector.

  • New data shows some consumers leaving fast food chains behind and turning to casual and upscale dining restaurants. Will this trend continue in the New Year and which stocks will benefit? Larry Miller, restaurant analyst at RBC Capital Management shared his insight.

  • Sales at U.S. retailers rose more than expected in November according to a data on Friday, raising hopes of a self-sustaining economic recovery. What does the strong retail numbers mean for the stock market? Jon Fisher, portfolio manager at Fifth Third Asset Management and Scott Redler, chief strategic officer T3live.com weighed in.

  • OptionMonster's proprietary systems detected heavy call buying in the movie stock. The March 15 options were the most active strike, changing hands more than 5,000 times against open interest of 115 contracts.

  • Wayne Kaufman, chief market analyst at John Thomas Financial and David Stepherson, senior portfolio manager at Hardesty Capital Management told investors how to prepare their portfolios for the week ahead.

  • Stocks rose on Friday after a report showed consumer sentiment improved in early December and retail sales rose much more than expected last month. How will the markets finish year-end? Lawrence Glazer, managing director at Mayflower Advisors and Michael Cuggino, president and portfolio manager of Permanent Portfolio Funds shared their market outlooks.

  • Regardless of whether people agree with the government stimulus efforts in the United States or across the globe, there are ways that investors can play it. James Reed, portfolio manager at Scout Stock Fund, and Will Nasgovitz, portfolio manager at Heartland Advisors, shared their ideas and stock picks.

  • As end of the year approaches, investors look ahead to 2010 and where they can invest their money. Robert Weissenstein, Credit Suisse's chief investment officer for private banking—Americas, shared his outlook.

  • Markets have been reacting to the U.S. dollar’s movements—when the greenback is weaker, stocks go higher. Will this inverse trend hold going forward and what does it mean for markets? Andrew Kanaly, chairman of Kanaly Trust Company, and Tommy Williams, president of Williams Financial Advisors, discussed their outlooks.

  • Eli Lilly did the expected today, but investors were hoping for more. Bears mauled the drug maker, unloading shares and snapping up puts, after management failed to address concerns about major patent expirations beginning in 2011.

  • Even with gold’s recent weakness, some strategists say investors should use the pullback as a buying opportunity. Michael Widmer, metals strategist at Bank of America-Merrill Lynch, discussed his view on the commodity.

  • SunPower is falling in this rising market, and the options action shows concern for further declines by the end of next week.

  • Markets climbed on Thursday after a report showed jobless claims rose but the number of people seeking extended benefits declined. Will stocks continue to rise throughout the year-end? Neil Hennessy, portfolio manager and CIO of Hennessy Funds, and Jack Ablin, Executive VP and CIO of Harris Private Bank, shared their outlooks.

  • Senate Democrats came to an agreement on Tuesday to replace the controversial government-run public insurance option with a scaled-back non-profit plan. So which companies in the health care sector are worth investing in? John Sullivan, director of research and health care investment strategist at Leerink Swann, shared his insight.