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  • Options activity on Friday was wildly bullish in Southwestern Energy, which was the subject of takeover talk last week. More than 26,000 calls changed hands versus less than 2,800 puts. Chevron is seen as a suitor.

  • Groupon

    Although Groupon plans to trade under ticker “GRPN,” a notable omission from its filing is where it will trade.

  • Gold "is behaving like a true currency," believes John Bridges, metals and mining analyst at J.P. Morgan. He and John Fisher, portfolio manager and director of large and midcap growth strategies at Fifth Third Asset Management offered CNBC their commodities outlooks and investment ideas.

  • More than 6,500 July 15 calls changed hands yesterday (Thursday), with most of the big blocks pricing for $0.70 to $0.80.

  • Even the most bullish of prospective buyers have become wary of the name. But rather than an outright purchase of shares, this provides a classic example of a situation where options can provide a better risk/reward proposition.

  • United States Federal Reserve

    One reason the U.S. may continue to be an attractive investment market is its monetary policy. ...A report from TheStreet.

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    In May, Wal-Mart reported its eighth consecutive quarterly decline in U.S. same-store sales. While this can, in part, be blamed on the difficulties facing its cash-strapped core shopper, several internal gaffes have also led to the company's struggles at home. ...A report from TheStreet.

  • Peru

    Peru's presidential election this Sunday offers investors a chance to bet on which stocks will be winners if pro-market candidate Keiko Fujimori manages to defeat leftist Ollanta Humala.

  • Stock Bargains in a Soft Market

    Looking for bargain stocks in a soft market, with Edward Crotty, Davidson Investment Advisors; Joe Heider, Rehmann Financial, and Todd Colvin, MF Global.

  • J.C. Penney's same-store sales disappointed traders in April, and the sentiment is negative going into its monthly report.

  • Picking Up Value in Stocks

    Susan Fulton, FBB Capital Partners, and Harry Rady, Rady Asset Mgmt., discuss where to find growth in the markets.

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    Mitt Romney's presidential campaign will focus on his executive experience in the Massachusetts statehouse, but the former Bay State governor and GOP presidential hopeful's calls as co-founder of Bain Capital have had a much bigger impact on the American consumer so far. ...A report from TheStreet.

  • Apple has a major calendar event on Monday, but traders are looking for a pop even sooner.

  • Fast Money, May 31, 2011

    CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Fast Money traders discuss the day's top trades and the stocks they'll be watching tomorrow.

  • With May coming to an end today, here is a look at the best and worst performing stocks within the major US averages, as of midday trading.

  • Mario Gabelli said all roads lead to natural gas development, but he's looking beyond the energy drilling itself—and digging into water-treatment companies.

  • June is typically a rough month for stocks and so we’re beginning to see more of the defensive sectors outperform, said Mark Tepper, managing partner and co-founder of Strategic Wealth Partners.

  • NY Stock Exchange Traders

    Stock markets have been caught in a gloomy place for much of May. Despite some gung-ho risk-on days the overall trend for risk assets has been lower.

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    Investors concerned about the possible end to the bull market may want to opt for convertible bonds, says Edward Silverstein, manager of the MainStay Convertible Fund. The $1 billion mutual fund has returned 25% in the past year, according to Morningstar. ...A report from TheStreet.

  • As LinkedIn options trade for the first time today (Friday), pricing remains a bit unusual because of the newness of the social-networking stock.