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  • Apple is kicking off a big week: It reports first quarter earnings after the bell Monday, and is expected to unveil a touch-screen tablet device on Wednesday that will rival Amazon.com’s Kindle. Mike Abramsky, managing director at RBC Capital Markets, discussed his outlook for the company.

  • It’s been a tough week for the bulls as the Dow has had its worst two-day drop since June, the S&P had its worst one-day drop since October of last year. Are the markets headed for a correction? Joe Battipaglia, private client market strategist at Stifel Nicolaus, shared his insights.

  • McDonald's posted higher quarterly profit Friday, helped by strength in Europe and a small rise in December sales in the United States, where high unemployment and rampant discounting are straining results. David Palmer, senior restaurant analyst at UBS, shared his analysis.

  • The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) jumped on Friday. What does it mean for the markets going forward? Brent Wilsey, president of Wilsey Asset Management, and Alan Valdes, vice president of Kabrik Trading, shared their best investment ideas.

  • General Electric's quarterly earnings topped Wall Street expectations Friday, despite sluggish demand for heavy equipment. What's the take on the stock going forward? Dilip Sarangan, research analyst at Frost & Sullivan, shared his analysis. (GE is the parent of CNBC.)

  • Stocks continued to slide on Friday, after logging their worst 2-day decline since June. Where should investors be looking? Mario Gabelli, founder, chairman and CIO of Gamco Investors, shared his stock picks.

  • Invoking the name of Saint Paul of Volcker is not a bad ploy if you want to get attention. But what the President said could be called the Volcker plan is not getting a good reception on Wall Street.

  • Transport stocks have been down in the last two days, but the Dow Jones Transport Index is up almost 19 percent over the last year. How much more room is there for these stocks to grow? Lee Klaskow, senior transportation and logistics analyst at Longbow Research, says it is time to start buying on the dips.

  • Stocks continued to fall on Thursday as President Obama rattled the market with plans to crack down on Wall Street risk taking. How should investors be positioned and what should they watch for? David Kelly, chief market strategist at JPMorgan Funds, offered his analysis.

  • The Dow dropped more than 1 percent Thursday on worries about China and Pres. Obama's plan to crack down on big financial firms. What should investors expect going forward? Mary Jane Matts, director of large cap value strategies at Fifth Third Asset Management, and Michael Jones, CIO of Riverfront Investment Group, shared their insights.

  • Markets had a shaky start Thursday: Technology stocks got a boost from last night’s earnings reports as China fears weighed on the market. Christian Thwaites, president and CEO of Sentinel Asset Management, and David Rainey, portfolio manager at FBR Focus Fund, shared their market outlooks

  • Goldman Sachs reported a better-than-expected fourth-quarter net income on Thursday, but shares of the banking giant were lower. What does it mean for the markets? Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS Financial Services, shared his insights.

  • There are two themes so far in this earnings season: Very good results from the technology sector; and huge variability in banks' results along with the "high volumes of writeoffs," noted Bob Parker, vice chairman at Credit Suisse Asset Management.

  • Call volume surged in the supermarket stock, which rallied 5.44 percent yesterday despite a 1 percent decline for the broader market. The January 2011 25 calls and the February 22.50 calls were the two most active strikes, according to OptionMonster's proprietary tracking systems.

  • Stocks were down more than 1 percent in afternoon trading, their biggest drop since late October. But Phil Orlando, chief equity market strategist at Federated Investors told investors that the S&P could reach 1,200 in the short-term and 1,300 to 1,350 in the longer-term. He shared his insight.

  • IBM reported fourth-quarter earnings that topped expectations on Tuesday, but shares fell more than 3 percent—the biggest drag on the Dow. What’s ahead for the firm? Peter Misek, global technology strategist at Canaccord Adams, shared his analysis.

  • Major banks posted mixed results on Wednesday, reflecting the industry's slow recovery. Should you invest in regional banks instead of the big ones? Craig Seigenthaler, senior analyst at Credit Suisse, and Matt McCormick, banking analyst and portfolio manager at Bahl & Gaynor Investment Counsel, shared their outlooks.

  • Kraft did an “excellent job” and paid a fair price in regards to the Cadbury deal, said William Ackman, managing partner at Pershing Square Capital Management. In in a CNBC interview, Ackman touched on M&A strategy, stock purchases and listening to Warren Buffett.

  • A slew of banks and other financial firms reported earnings on Wednesday morning and traders were encouraged by an improving credit trend in Bank of America and others. David Katz, chief investment officer at Matrix Asset Advisors, shared his insight on the sector.

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