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  • Stocks traded mixed Thursday following an encouraging weekly jobs report. Where should investors be positioned going forward? Robert Doll, chief equity strategist at BlackRock, shared his insights.

  • Stocks advanced at the open Thursday, then turning mixed, after weekly jobless claims fell more than expected. Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS Financial Services, shared his market outlook.

  • Small-cap stocks have outperformed the large caps this year: The Russell 2000 index is up about 20%; the S&P 500 rose almost 10%. Which is the better buy going into 2011? Jerry Jordan, portfolio manager at Jordan Opportunity Fund, and Bill McVail, portfolio manager at Turner Small Cap Growth Fund, shared their best plays.

  • In October last year, Laszlo Birinyi, president of Birinyi Associates, cut back on his exposure to the energy sector, selling off energy ETFs and Exxon Mobil — and the stock is down about 2 percent since then. Heading into the new year, Birinyi shared his top five picks for 2011 with CNBC.

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    So-called marketing trips by senior executives, sponsored by the big investment banks certainly not small research firms like Broadband Research are very common, and are often great trading opportunities, writes John Kinnucan.

  • Stocks advanced Wednesday, boosted by a handful of positive news on the corporate front, but a rise in bond yields and the dollar limited gains. Robert Millen, co-portfolio manager at Jensen Investment Management, and David Joy, chief market strategist at Columbia Management, shared their best plays.

  • What do hedge fund managers and closet indexers have in common? More than you think, according to a new study by Emory and Harvard University.

  • The US government sold off its remaining ownership of Citigroup, booking $12 billion in total profit and sending shares higher on Tuesday. Chris Kotowski, senior research analyst at Oppenheimer, tells CNBC why he's staying long on the stock.

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    After the market closed Monday, Green Mountain Coffee issued a press release saying it would announce long-awaited and delayed fourth quarter financial results after the market’s close on December 9.

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    In addition to being extremely informative on the topic of how the largest banks in the U.S. nearly killed the country's economy, the following titles do a good job of taking you inside the halls, cubicles, meeting rooms and corner offices of some of the major players involved, giving you an accurate look at what life is like (and, in some cases, was like) on Wall Street. Of course, they're also quite entertaining.

  • Dean Foods, Apollo Group and H&R Block are among the biggest losers on the S&P 500 this year. What are the chances they will become the winners in 2011? Nicholas Colas, chief market strategist at ConvergEx, shared his insights.

  • Stocks jumped Tuesday as investors bet that a deal to extend tax breaks will prompt increased spending and lift the economy. Craig Callahan, founder and president of ICON Advisors, and Scott Redler, chief strategic officer at T3live.com, shared their outlooks.

  • Four or five years ago—when gold was still garbage—I decided to buy a gold ETF. For a reason no better than a coin toss, I chose the IAU (iShares Comex Gold Trust) over the GLD (SPDR Gold Trust). The SGOL (ETFS Physical Swiss Gold Shares) didn’t exist.

  • With markets lower on Monday following a rally last week, which stocks are still undervalued? David Einhorn, president of hedge fund Greenlight Capital, shares some of his picks.

  • A number of energy names such as ConocoPhillips and Apache hit new highs Monday. What does that mean for the energy sector going forward? Pavel Molchanov, associate analyst for E&P at Raymond James and Philip Weiss, senior energy analyst at Argus Research Company shared their outlooks.

  • JPMorgan Chase could lift its annual dividend to 70 cents per share and buy back 10% of its outstanding shares next year, according to an analyst who met with CEO Jamie Dimon last week. A report from TheStreet.

  • The free-trade agreement between the United States and South Korea, which when executed will be the largest value of trade volume in the world since the North American Free Trade Agreement, should pave a path to opportunity for the iShares MSCI South Korea Index, the Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SODR and the iPath DJ-UBS Livestock TR Sub-Idx ETN. A report from TheStreet.

  • U.S. silver futures rose above $30 an ounce on Monday, gaining more than 2 percent as gold's rally—along with strong demand from momentum traders and retail investors—lifted the metal to its highest level since 1980.

  • Your morning cup of coffee may cost you more money going forward. Coffee futures have jumped more than 40 percent in the last year and there are expectations of a smaller than normal crop next year. So how should investors trade the commodity?

  • With almost 25 stocks in the S&P 500 that have triple digit price tags, which should investors own going forward? David Dietze, president and chief investment strategist at Point View Financial Services and David Sowerby, chief market analyst and portfolio manager at Loomis Sayles & Co. shared their best plays.