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  • Cheesecake Factory has been plunging since reversing lower a month ago, and one bear thinks it has further to fall. OptionMonster's tracking systems detected the purchase of more than 5,000 October 20 puts on the restaurant chain for $0.95 to $1 today. Volume was more than five times open interest in the strike.

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    Insider trading allegations have hit The Walt Disney Company. But the real story hidden within the SEC criminal complaint was the inclusion of an email about Disney's possible sale of ABC.

  • The sovereign debt crisis in Europe may be a silver lining in the U.S., said Jeffrey Kleintop, chief market strategist at LPL Financial. He explained why he believes the markets will rebound.

  • While investors are worried about the sovereign debt crisis in Europe, should they also be concerned about China? Tim Seymour, founder of Emergingmoney.com, discussed his insights.

  • Stocks saw a turnaround on Wednesday as the Dow jumped almost 100 points in the first half-hour of trading, following a number of volatile sessions. Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS Financial Services, shared his market outlook.

  • Stocks climbed on Wednesday, following a succession of whipsaw trading days. Does this signal an end to the correction? Pierre Gave, head of Asia research at GaveKal Holdings, shared his insights.

  • A report showed that housing prices fell in March, despite hopes that the government tax credit would help lift the market. Can investors still profit from the weak housing market? Buck Horne, housing analyst at Raymond James, and Michael Cuggino, president and portfolio manager of Permanent Portfolio Funds, discussed their sector outlooks.

  • A proposed increase in carried interest taxes could raise $19 billion over the next decade, but many business leaders find fault in the idea. Robert Johnson, founder and chairman of RLJ Companies, shared his insights.

  • Fears of global economic contagion sent the markets falling for the second day in a row, pushing the Dow below 10,000. But Bill Smead, CEO and CIO of Smead Capital Management and Craig Hodges, co-portfolio manager at The Hodges Fund said they still remain bullish on the markets.

  • XL Capital has been facing a negative trend recently, and yesterday the bears turned it up a notch.

  • Stocks wobbled in mid-afternoon trading Monday following a short-lived rally. How should investors position their portfolios? Mary Jane Matts, director of Fifth Third Asset Management, and David Spika, VP and investment strategist at WHG Funds, discussed their insights.

  • Stocks headed lower on Monday, continuing almost a month of losses. Is this a correction—and if so, how long will it last? Alan Lancz, president of Alan B. Lancz & Associates, and Ronald Carson, founder and CEO of Carson Wealth Management Group, shared their market outlooks.

  • Stock pared their earlier losses Monday, but investors are continuing to worry about the European debt contagion. Richard Sparks, senior equities analyst at Schaeffer’s Investment Research, and Jack Reutemann, founder of Research Financial Strategies, offered their insights.

  • The euro fell broadly on Monday, after the Spanish central bank's takeover of a savings bank added to jitters about debt problems in some of the weak euro zone countries. Where should investors be putting their money? Jason Trennert, chief investment strategist and managing partner at Strategas Research Partners, shared his views and investment strategies.

  • The financial reform bill "could have been worse," said Matt McCormick, banking analyst and portfolio manager for Bahl & Gaynor Investment Counsel.

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    Dread of potential new financial regulations and late-week risk-trimming raised the anxiety among U.S. traders on Friday, said Wall Street traders and analysts.

  • Stocks erased early losses on Friday, defying market expectations for another big selloff, but struggled to hold gains. What should investors expect from the markets going forward? Paul Schatz, president at Heritage Capital, and Dirk Van Dijk, director of research at Zacks Investment Research, discussed their opposing views.

  • Stocks pared their losses after a lower open on Friday. This follows Thursday’s market plunge as stocks logged their biggest drop of the year. What are the key levels investors should watch for going forward? Mark Arbeter, chief technical strategist at Standard & Poor’s shared his insights.

  • The Senate approved a sweeping Wall Street reform bill on Thursday night, the biggest overhaul of financial regulation since the 1930s. Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS shared his insights on the bill.

  • Stocks continued to decline on Thursday after an unexpected jump in jobless claims and ongoing worries over the euro zone. Rob Morgan, chief investment strategist at Fulcrum Securities, and Scott Redler, chief strategist officer at T3live.com, discussed their insights.