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  • To be a successful trader, it probably doesn't help to be a contrarian because as the old saying goes, "the trend is your friend." "If a market trend is higher or lower, don't try to step in and run counter to what is going on. Try to get in at key entry points and follow the trend," Grisanti said, adding that there are ups and downs in both up- or down-trading markets. "Rarely does something go straight up or down, so know where to get in and catch the trend." So if a market is rising, Grisanti

    Rich Ilczyszyn, CEO and founder of iiTRADER.com, and Anthony Grisanti, founder and president at GRZ Energy, reveal 10 things you need to know to trade futures.

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    Click to see some of the hottest new releases from Europe’s biggest car makers at the 2012 Paris Motor Show.

  • Location: Falmouth, Upper Cape Cod, Mass. Price: $2.995 millionBedrooms: 5Bathrooms: 4 full, 1 halfSquare footage: 3,934The original Grey Gardens [pictured at center], a shingle-style home in East Hampton, on Long Island, N.Y., was the home of Jacqueline Kennedy Onasis’s aunt Edith Bouvier Beale and her daughter “Little Edie.” The house first drew notoriety with the 1975 documentary of the same name, which revealed that the two ladies were living in squalor in the once-grand home. With new owner

    For a special few, a house is a blank canvas on which to paint their personality, a stage for their creativity including tributes to television shows, movies, superheroes and sports.

  • By E.L. James Publisher: Vintage (Random House) And now for the mother of all erotica: “50 Shades of Grey.” Often called “mommy porn” or “Twilight” for grown-ups, this trio of titillation has changed the sex lives for those stuck in suburbia – be in Montclair, N.J., Milan, Italy. An international best-seller, the heavy-breather is the story of Anastasia Steele an “innocent” (aren’t they always?!) college student who gets "whipped-up" in a dominant -submissive relationship with the very rich, tot

    Click to see Notable Naughty Reads that shocked the world, forced nations to change laws and forever changed what we read.

  • Federal spending per capita: $30,318Total federal spending: $577.80 billionNumber of state residents: 19.1 millionThe state of Florida was the recipient of the most federal spending in the nation, both in total and on a per capita basis. It’s similar to second-place Louisiana in that one of the 10 prime awards it received went to the Department of Health and Human Services, and all the others went to the Department of Homeland Security.Other than the Harris Corporation, a telecommunications comp

    Using data from USASpending.gov,an OMB website, CNBC.com presents the 10 states that received the most federal dollars per capita in fiscal year 2011.

  • Suggested Price: $34Give a hoot, this baby is cute. Forget the ill-fitting vinyl costumes. These days, the selection of adorable baby and toddler costumes seems endless, so it will likely be a tough call when it comes time to select a costume for Halloween.

    We’ve taken a look at what the trendiest costumes are for kids this year. Click to find out what they are...some may surprise you!

  • Potential to Drop: -12.56% Closing Price (9/27): $54.89 Price Target: $48 YTD Change: +17.52% Short interest (as % of float): 0.84% Analysts Covering: 2 High Price Target: $66 Low Price Target: $30

    With data from Thomson Reuters, CNBC.com grouped stocks in the S&P 500 with average consensus estimates farthest below their stock prices. Learn more.

  • Suggested Price: $16.99 and up With the election looming, more than 767,000Halloween party-goers are expected to wear some sort of political costume, according to NRF’s survey, conducted by the firm BIGinsight. This means President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney will be going head-to-head at the costume shop, as well as at the polls. Some costume retailers suggest that mask purchases may even predict the outcome of the election. Of course, not everyone uses their costume choice to express their po

    With nearly seven in 10 Americans planning to celebrate Halloween, Oct. 31 is one of the fastest growing holidays of the year. Click to see some of the trendiest adult costumes for 2012.

  • Mid-Career median salary: $114,000

    Location, prestige, academic reputation, and tuition are major factors for students in the college-selection process, but post-graduation salary is something rarely taken into consideration. Click to learn more.

  • Median Salary: $82,190“With the amount of work and school being so high, the perception is that, ‘If I’m going to do that, I should just be a person doctor!’” Lee said.In fact, there’s a real shortage of veterinarians, he said. Plus, you get to manage your own schedule, and you don’t have to worry about health-care regulations!What’s more, Lee said, Look at the baby boom generation: “They are at the wealthiest stage of their lives, and they all have pets!”Boom! Demand

    The job listing and advice site, CareerCast.com, has come out with its annual list of the most underrated jobs. So, what makes a job underrated? Find out!

  • Median Salary: $73,179 This hybrid left brain/right brain career may seem appealing and the perception is that you get to play with models all day. In fact, it’s always been grueling work, full of long hours, but it took a huge hit when the housing bubble burst — many architects had to go out of business because there isn’t enough demand for their services. But the housing market is starting to turn, finally, so stay tuned for next year – maybe it will change teams and be on the underrated list!

    Times change and professions that once seemed alluring may not be so glamorous now. Click for the 12 Most Overrated Jobs of 2012!

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    What does it take to be cool like James Bond? The right clothing, accessories, and cars are a good start. See what accoutrements it takes to have Bond's sense of suave sophistication.

  • A fire bomb explodes behind a riot police squad on September 26, 2012 in Athens during clashes with demonstrators at a 24-hours general strike.

    Protests have taken a violent turn in Greece and Spain as tens of thousands of people gathered in Athens and Madrid to express discontent over new austerity measures. Click for scenes.

  • Statutory holidays: 28Public holidays: 8Workers in the United Kingdom are entitled to the highest number of holidays compared to anywhere else in the world.However, vacation entitlement are often more complex in the UK, since the actual holiday provision depends on company contracts and the treatment of public holidays. While employees are entitled to 28 days, firms are allowed to include the eight public holidays as part of the 28-day package. Therefore, some UK workers actually have fewer vaca

    Here's a list of European countries with the most mandated paid holidays per year, according to Mercer's 62-country report "Worldwide Benefit and Employment Guidelines."

  • Claim frequency: 23.7The Dodge Avenger is a midsize vehicle. Since it is larger than a small car, does this mean it’s also involved in fewer personal injury accidents? Not necessarily, as its high claim frequency implies.According to  the 2011 Avenger features a 283 horsepower V6 engine, the most powerful in its class. This may make the urge to put the pedal to the metal difficult to resist.“In addition to small vehicles, the list of high injury claim frequencies also includes models known for t

    Click to see the 10 unluckiest cars in the U.S., according to the IIHS Status Report. All vehicles are 2009-2011 models, and all claim frequencies cited are per 1,000 insured vehicle years.

  • Billionaire count: 140Total wealth: $430 billionThe United Kingdom has the largest number of billionaires in Europe, beating Germany by three, but it still lags Germany in terms of total wealth of the group by $120 billion.The U.K.'s billionaires account for 1.3 percent of the population that is worth $30 million and more. They also hold nearly 33 percent of the total fortune of this group of ultra-rich. On average, these billionaires are worth $3.1 billion each. The ultra-rich group's wealth gr

    Here is a list of the top 10 countries with the most billionaires for the period between August 2011 and July 31, 2012 compiled by Wealth-X. Click to find out where the mega-rich live.

  • Another James Bond film to feature Alfa Romeo models was the 2008 Quantum of Solace, starring Daniel Craig. Bond, driving a gray Aston Martin in the area around Lake Garda, Italy, is chased by two black Alfa Romeo 159 Ti cars, both of which are ultimately destroyed. During the filming of the scene, Aris Comninos, a stunt man driving one of the 159’s was seriously injured when the car crashed into a truck. Fortunately, he was airlifted to an Italian trauma center and was on the path to recovery.

    The following are examples of films that have included Alfa Romeo cars, bolstering the allure of the century-old Italian car.

  • Manufacturer: Spin Master Suggested Price: $39.97 What’s better than a radio-controlled flying helicopter? A radio-controlled flying helicopter that shoots as it flies, that’s what. Add in the ability to drive the vehicle on the ground over bumps, too — and an affordable price tag — and you have Air Hogs’ Hover Assault Radio-Controlled Helicopter.

    What will the hot holiday toys be this year? Retailers such as Toys ‘R Us, Wal-Mart, Kmart, and Kohl’s have weighed in with their choices for this year's must-have toys.

  • At the Apple store in Covent Garden, London, Ryan Williams 22, of Kent, was first in line and is cheered by Apple employees as he is the first to purchase the iPhone 5. Mr Williams hopes to raise money for Cancer Research UK by auctioning the phone, and has been waiting in line for nearly a week.

    Apple fans wasted no time getting their hand on the new iPhone 5 Friday. Click for scenes from the craze surrounding the launch of Apple's newest iPhone.

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    CNBC’s Analytics team looked at the stocks that have average consensus estimates farthest above their current stock prices. Here's what they found.

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