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  • Trading was focused yesterday on the November 60 calls, where more than 3,600 were bought for $0.55 to $0.65 at more than double the open interest.

  • High-quality multinationals are the way to go for investors, said Weyman Gong, managing principal at Signature, and Joseph Keating, executive vice president and CIO at CenterState Bank. They shared their best plays.

  • ETFs are “very successful” and were in fact “victims” during the May 6 flash crash, said Ben Fulton, managing director at Invesco PowerShares. He shared his insights and responded to critics of exchange-traded funds.

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    If anyone needed reminding the last couple of weeks have made it clear once again how hard it can be to pull off a hostile deal.

  • Stocks slid Wednesday, despite news of an unexpected drop in US jobless claims and a narrowing of the trade deficit. Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS Financial Services, shared his outlook.

  • Traders work in the ten-year U.S. Treasury Note options pit at the Chicago Board of Trade in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

    Along with the early arrival of "Black Friday" circulars, the winding down of 2010 means it is once again time to rethink and revise retirement planning for the year ahead. Here are notable risks to be aware of. ...A report from TheStreet.

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    With discussions heating up this week in light of the G20 meeting, the prospects for the yellow metal and the funds designed to track it appear promising. ...A report from TheStreet.

  • Stocks struggled to hold gains Tuesday despite a handful of positive earnings and a flurry of M&A. Is there further room to rally? Mark Matson, founder and CEO of Matson Money, and Craig Peckham, managing director and equity product strategist at Jefferies & Co., shared their insights.

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    The Kauffman Foundation’s new 60-plus page report on ETFs, which I mentioned here yesterday, has started to cause industry chatter.

  • Stocks declined Tuesday as traders took a breather from a rally that brought indexes to their highest levels since September 2008. Phil Roth, chief technical market analyst at Miller Tabak, and Paul Schatz, president of Heritage Capital, shared their outlooks.

  • A new study released this afternoon by the Kauffman Foundation says it believes ETFs hold systemic risk for the financial markets.

  • Health care, financials and energy have been the worst performing sectors this year. Will they stage a comeback soon? Brett D’arcy, CIO of CBIZ Wealth Management, and Mark Waterhouse, portfolio manager at Garrett Nagle, shared their insights.

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    More than 150 companies with market caps above $500 million that claim they have free cash flow—really don't!

  • Stocks slipped Monday after closing last week at their highest levels in more than two years. What should investors expect going forward? Bryan Piskorowski, managing director at Wells Fargo Advisors, shared his outlook.

  • President Obama spoke to India’s parliament stressing the importance of the U.S. relationship with India. What is the better emerging market play for investors — China or India? Mike Holland, chairman of Holland & Company and Jim Iuorio, director of TJM Institutional Services shared their best plays.

  • Essentially declaring ETF's tools for day traders, and taboo for long-term investors, Ladd opened the door for a future question to ponder. Are activists and/or traders trying to test this hypothesis now?

  • A mother carries her son as she runs following the erupution of Mount Merapi, at Kaliurang village in Sleman, on October 26, 2010 near Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

    Mount Merapi, one of Indonesia's most dangerous volcanoes, which first erupted on October 26, has killed over 120 people and forced the evacuation of more than 200,000.

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    Despite continued improvement for the banking industry as a whole, third-quarter regulatory data indicates the accelerated pace of bank failures will hold up for at least two more quarters. ...A report from TheStreet.

  • Stocks turned mostly positive Friday, as investors absorbed the meaning of a surprising surge in payrolls in the wake of the Fed's plans to pump more money into the economy. David Katz, CIO at Matrix Asset Advisors, and Don Schreiber, founder, president and CEO of WBI, discussed their market outlooks.

  • The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX), widely considered the best gauge of fear in the market, slipped to a 6-month low this week and is down more than 20 percent since May. What does this mean for stocks and how should investors position their portfolios? Tim Freeman, head of U.S. equity derivative sales at Capstone Global Markets, shared his insights.