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    Cult stocks have been around in the financial market for as long as I can remember, says Tim Melvin. These stocks attract unusual emotions and usually have some popular new product or service that is typically described as being "game changing" or "revolutionary."  ...A report from TheStreet.

  • Financial stocks have taken a hit over the summer—the KBW Bank index tumbled almost 10 percent since the beginning of May. So should investors get in now? Anton Schutz, president of Mendon Capital, and Paul Miller, group head of financial services at FBR Capital Markets, shared their insights.

  • It's a terrific recipe to have a strategic allocation in stocks. We are telling our clients to overweight large cap, high quality domestic equities and emerging market equities,  Zinman said.

  • Stocks were sharply higher Friday after the government reported August non-farm payrolls fell much less than expected. Will the markets continue to rally in September? Peter Costa, president of Empire Executions and CNBC market analyst and Wayne Kaufman, chief market analyst at John Thomas Financial discussed their market outlooks.

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    Investors are not playing the stock market game with confidence like they used to, mainly because the game of making money has gotten tougher and more volatile since the financial crisis. Retail investors are buying fewer stocks.  Instead, they're moving into safer investments, like cash and bonds.

  • U.S. employment fell in August, but the decline was far less than expected and private payrolls growth surprised on the upside, easing pressure on the Federal Reserve to prop up growth. Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS Financial Services shared his insights on the report. (UPDATED)

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    Consider this a back-to-school checklist. Monitor how these unfold and we'll have a fine idea for autumn's direction.

  • Orders to U.S. factories rose slightly in July amid a surge in demand for commercial aircraft. This follows Wednesday’s ISM report, which showed that the sector grew more quickly than expected in August. So is manufacturing back?

  • The equity markets turned positive Wednesday and Thursday, and some analysts believe it is a sign of things to come. One such analyst is Scott Billeadeau, director of small and mid-cap growth strategies at Fifth Third Asset Management.

  • Gold Bars

    The first thing to realize is buying gold is the same as making any other investment decision. First you have to figure out what kind of investment you are looking for: value, growth, conservative, or risk. ...A report from TheStreet.

  • A market rally Wednesday was largely led by financials, said David Lutz, managing director at Stifel Nicholaus, who recommended investors take a closer look at the space.

  • Talent is the difference maker, we prefer to go out and hire the best fund managers and build a portfolio,  using ETFs as well to strategically support the active fund manager.

  • After Wednesday’s 2.5 percent market surge, can the rally continue and should investors start to buy? Rob Morgan, chief investment strategist at Fulcrum Securities, and Marc Pado, US market strategist at Cantor Fitzgerald, discussed their insights.

  • Stocks were mixed after opening higher Thursday, following a handful of positive economic reports. Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS Financial Services, discussed his outlook.

  • It's a vicious cycle. Light volume equals more than apathy. It spells lack of trader confidence.

  • Stocks surged to extend gains on Wednesday, after a U.S. manufacturing report showed surprising strength, and signs emerged of a growing global economy. Craig Hodges, co-portfolio manager at The Hodges Fund, and Kent Croft, CIO and portfolio manager at Croft Value Fund, shared their best plays.

  • Stocks soared Wednesday after signs emerged of a strengthening global economy, and investors shrugged off news of a decline in private sector jobs in the U.S. Eric Schoenstein, co-portfolio manager at Jensen Portfolio, and Charlie Smith, CIO of Fort Pitt Capital Group, discussed their insights.

  • Stocks rose sharply higher on the first day of September, after signs emerged of a strengthening global economy. Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS Financial Services, and Gordon Charlop, managing director at Rosenblatt Securities and CNBC market analyst, discussed their outlooks.

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    In a land of continued economic uncertainty, there's one area where I have firm conviction of difficulty on the horizon.

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    In a move that may reflect a growing unwillingness to tie their personal fortunes to those of their companies, Wall Street insiders this year have undertaken more than five times the number of stock sales of their corporate shares as they have purchases.