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  • How does an order flow? How does it actually execute? Who facilitates the trade?

  • Stocks wavered Wednesday after a batch of weak economic reports. Should investors brace for a pullback? Andy Bischel, CIO of SKBA Capital Management, and Ron Carson, CEO and founder of Carson Wealth Management, discussed their insights.

  • Gold is trading at a record high near $1,270 an ounce as investors continued to flock to the safety of the precious metal. How should investors play the commodity? Frank Lesh, senior sales and market analyst at FuturePath Trading and Will Rhind, strategic director at ETF Securities shared their best plays.

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    To those that knew what their strategies were doing, to those that contributed to the downfall, I reserve the most substantial level of scorn.

  • Western Union had a nice swing through $17 yesterday and busted through its 200-day moving average amid bullish options trading.

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    Remember when Starbucks drinkers were elitists, Dunkin' Donuts adherents feared non-English languages and McDonald's coffee became coff-"ay"? Thankfully, the coffee wars are over, but who won? ...A report from TheStreet.

  • The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX), the mostly widely used gauge of fear in the market, is down almost 20 percent over the last three months. When should investors expect volatility to return? Dan Deming, trader at Stutland Equities, and Dan Cook, senior market analyst at IG Markets, discussed their insights.

  • Gold rose to session highs near $1,260 an ounce on Tuesday. Is this a good time for investors to get into the commodity? Patrick Cunningham, managing director at Manning & Napier discussed his best plays.

  • Stocks opened modestly lower Tuesday despite a surprising gain in retail sales. Stocks then rose, but weakly; so is the market rally over? Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS Financial Services, shared his insights.

  • The SEC is working to improve the way it monitors and regulates the markets. Here's what needs to be done.

  • Hewlett Packard

    I understand the need for HPQ to appeal to shareholders bruised by the Hurd episode by showing they are a force with vision. But making deals before appointing the new CEO might be a mistake. And Hewlett-Packard does not want to be a ghost feared by investors.

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    Nearly five months after the May 6 Flash Crash, many individual investors see the stock market as rigged, and they have little confidence in regulators to fix it, according to a CNBC/AP poll.

  • Financials led the markets higher on Monday, after the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision announced its new regulations. Should investors buy the banks now? Chris Kotowski, analyst at Oppeneimer, and Collyn Gilbert, managing director and senior bank analyst at Stifel Nicolaus, shared their best plays.

  • Ah, the good old days of 1960. It was pretty simple then. Not so in 2010. Here's a brief history.

  • More than half of all stock trades are the result high-frequency trading. Does that put the system at risk?

  • There are nearly 50 trading venues. Customers can interact in all of them--making today's trading so complicated.

  • High-frequency trading has spawned a new breed of market mavens far different than the traditional Wall Street titans.

  • The May 2010 Flash Crash helped draw attention to how fragmented the stock market has become and how potentially illiquid it can be in an era of high-speed, computer trading.

  • These hotshots aren't household names. Until recently, they've shunned the limelight.

  • Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange floor watch monitors on October 10, 1987.

    A small coterie of professionals exploited the Nasdaq's automated trading system for retail investors and turned it into a complex computerized network.