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  • What should investors be buying for the week ahead? Charles Bobrinskoy, vice chairman and director of research at Ariel Investments, and Wayne Kaufman, chief market analyst at John Thomas Financial, shared their best plays.

  • Stocks fell Friday as the US dollar strengthened, after having opened higher on "quadruple witching": the expiration of four key futures and options contracts. Jack Bouroudjian, chief executive of IndexFuturesGroup.com and CNBC market analyst, discussed his outlook.

  • House Democrats are pushing to pass the health care bill as Pres. Obama seeks to rally recalcitrant congresspeople. Which stocks and sectors actually stand to benefit from the bill? Les Funtleyder, health care strategist at Miller Tabak, Jason Gurda, managed care analyst at Leerink Swann and Ralph Giacobbe, analyst at Credit Suisse First Boston offered their insights and investment recommendations.

  • With 30 bank failures already in the books for 2010 and more regulation on the way, is now the time for investors to be buying the financial stocks? David Ellison, portfolio manager at FBR, shared his sector insights.

  • Stock markets are on the longest winning streak since August 2009—will they keep climbing today or will we see some profit taking by market close? Alan Knuckman, senior market analyst at Agora Financial and Phil Dow, managing director at RBC Wealth Management shared their views.

  • Big banks versus regionals—which is the better place for investors put their money? Matt McCormick, banking analyst and portfolio manager at Bahl & Gaynor Investment Counsel, and Dan Fitzpatrick, president of Stock Market Mentor, discussed their sector outlooks.

  • Large-cap stocks have been mostly undervalued relative to small caps and so there are still chances for investors to get in, said Mary Jane Matts, director of large cap value strategies at Fifth Third Asset Management. She discussed her best plays.

  • Natural gas prices have fallen almost 20 percent so far this year. But despite lower prices, some of the natural gas utility stocks are up. So what’s the reason for the disconnect—and what’s the best play for investors? Philip Gotthelf, president and commodities analyst at Equidex, and James Lykins, natural gas utilities analyst at Hillard Lyons, shared their insights.

  • The Dow rose Thursday as jobless claims beat and the CPI report showed little sign of inflation. How should investors be positioned in this environment? Christian Thwaites, president and CEO of Sentinel Asset Management, and Jason Trennert, chief investment strategist and managing partner at Strategas Research Partners, shared their insights.

  • Oil rose above $82 a barrel on Wednesday on a recovery in demand in the U.S. before dipping slightly on Thursday. Meanwhile, the S&P reached its highest since October 2008 this week. Can the positive relationship between oil prices and the stock market continue? Rick Szpila of JPMorgan Futures and J.J. Burns of J.J. Burns & Company discussed their outlooks.

  • Option volume in the Gap is unusually bullish as its shares trade just below five-year highs.

  • On this day, we’re all Irish, even if the Emerald Isle has fallen on hard times. The famously cheerful country was beset with struggle after struggle during the global economic crisis. Better days, though, might be ahead for the Emerald Isle...

  • The world’s largest online marketplace, eBay, hit a new 52-week high on Wednesday, and the stock more than doubled over the last year. So is there still room for investors to get in? Scott Kessler, equity analyst at Standard & Poor’s, shared his insights.

  • Senate Banking Committee Chairman Christopher Dodd unveiled a new blueprint for sweeping financial reform in an attempt to win bipartisan support. What does this mean for the financial sector? Anton Schutz, president of Mendon Capital, and Fred Cannon, co-director of research and chief equity strategist at KBW, shared their insights.

  • The Federal Reserve renewed its pledge on Tuesday to keep the benchmark rates near zero for an "extended period." Greg Peters, global head of fixed income research at Morgan Stanley, said he currently finds equities trapped between liquidity and weak growth. He shared his market outlook.

  • Markets opened higher on Wednesday as a drop in inflation at the producer level helped fuel the momentum. Do stocks have further room on the upside? Charlie Smith, chief investment officer at Fort Pitt Capital Group and Jeffrey Phillips, chief investment officer at Rehmann Financial shared their insights.

  • Kellogg is drawing upside option activity as the food company's shares trade in an increasingly narrow range.

  • Two companies, KLA-Tencor and Dr Pepper Snapple, are seeing their shares moving at levels not reached in years — apparently, for different reasons.  Analysts Patrick Ho of Stifel Nicolaus and David Silver of Wall Street Strategies offered their market intelligence.

  • Company share buybacks are roaring, at a rate unseen in years. Is that a market buy signal? Mike Holland, chairman of Holland & Co., and Jack Bouroudjian, chief executive of Indexfuturesgroup.com, offered their insights.

  • Wall Street in Crisis

    In thinking back to last year at this time as the market was just starting to turn, hardly anybody was confident enough to call a bottom.