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  • While stocks have the potential to go higher, Scott Redler, chief strategic officer at T3live.com, and Mike Rubino, CEO of Rubino Financial, differed on when the rally will stop.

  • General Motors posted a stronger-than-expected U.S. sales report in December, but Dave Whiston, auto analyst at Morningstar and David Silver, equity research analyst at Wall Street Strategies posed opposing views on the automaker’s stock.

  • With commodities such as gold, silver and palladium hitting record highs in the last few years, investors should continue to be focused in the space, said Dan Denbow, co-portfolio manager of USAA Precious Metals & Minerals Fund.

  • Richard Bernstein, CEO of Richard Bernstein Advisors, tells CNBC he is the most optimistic he has been since 1995 when it comes to the US stock market.

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    What I learned on safari is that soft commodities—you know, crops—are the key to what could be the next great secular growth story.

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    Faced with growing budget deficits and restive taxpayers, elected officials from Maine to Alabama, Ohio to Arizona, are pushing new legislation to limit the power of labor unions, particularly those representing government workers, in collective bargaining and politics, the New York Times reports.

  • Coming off a year when its stock was up 25 percent, Weight Watchers Intenational CEO and President David Kirchoff told CNBC Monday that the company’s biggest competitor has been the recession.

  • As we kick off a New Year and new decade of trading, Philip Gotthelf, president and commodities analyst at Equidex, David Katz, CIO of Matrix Asset Advisors and James Moffett, portfolio manager at Scout International Fund said they see new opportunities in commodities, domestic and international stocks.

  • The growth trade in the U.S. is going to be dependent on the emerging markets, said Ronald Weiner, founder and CEO of RDM Financial Group.

  • The surprise this year will be how much stronger the U.S. economy is compared to what most people might have thought, said Dennis Gartman, founder of the Gartman Letter.

  • Investors should place their bets in equities as the stock market is likely to see another double-digit total return in 2011, said Robert Doll, chief equity strategist at BlackRock.

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    Doug Kass, RealMoney Silver contributor and author of "The Edge," recently published his widely followed 15 Surprises for 2011. Below I have listed my favored aggressive ways to play eight of those surprises, which have investible actions available through ETFs. ...A report from TheStreet.

  • Gold Bricks

    Investing in mutual funds that buy gold-company stocks is a way to reduce risk in the highly volatile sector. Problem is, only a handful of funds produce relatively consistent returns. ...A report from TheStreet.

  • BP saw upside option activity on volume that was nearly four times its daily average Thursday as the rest of the market slowed to a crawl. The energy company finished the session at $43.89, down 0.14 percent on the day, but rose 0.25 percent in after-hours trading

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    When the Stanford business professor Darrell Duffie co-wrote a book on how to overhaul Wall Street regulations, he did not mention that he sits on the board of Moody’s, the credit rating agency, the New York Times reports.

  • Crude oil will surpass $100 a barrel, but not till 2012, Pavel Molchanov, associate analyst for E&P at Raymond James, told CNBC Wednesday. Robert Yawger, senior vice president of energy futures for MF Global, sees oil spiking even higher.

  • The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX), widely considered the best gauge of fear in the market, rose above 17 on Thursday. James Strugger, derivatives strategist at MKM Partners, warned investors that the VIX is likely to climb further.

  • The stock market’s modest rally this month is an indication of an equity market revival in 2011, said Brett D’arcy, CIO at CBIZ Wealth Management, and Tim Courtney, CIO of Burns Advisory Group.

  • Verizon shares are trading around their highest levels in more than two years, but don’t start taking profits yet! So said Christopher King, senior telecom services analyst at Stifel Nicolaus. He believes the rally will continue going into next year.

  • Cheniere Energy is usually a thinly traded energy stock, but earlier this week it was near the top of OptionMonster's tracking systems. The call buying began early and continued throughout the session, focusing mostly at the March 8 strike. They fetched $0.20 in the morning but rose to $0.30 by the close. Volume surged past 11,400 contracts, more than 75 times open interest when trading began.