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  • Crazy bets on market volatility and a big move in Morgan Stanley ... That's what the options market seems to be looking for, according to Rebecca Darst of Interactive Brokers.

  • CNBC's Maria Bartiromo discusses Wednesday's market turmoil and looks ahead to Thursday's events.

  • "Panic" is breeding stock-buying opportunity, says Bill Quinn, chairman of American Beacon Advisors. He offered CNBC his investment advice amidst market turbulence.

  • The U.S. dollar dropped Wednesday against the euro and against the yen, after news that the Federal Reserve would bail out AIG. But CNBC's Matt Nesto reports that the Fed continuing to hold interest rates steady might make the greenback a good buy.

  • Don Wordell, manager of the 5-star RidgeWorth Mid-Cap Value Equity fund, says the consumer is just fine -- and he has a stock pick to back that up.

  • Collyn Gilbert of Stifel Nicolaus has found a port for stock market investors: the regional banks of the Northeast.

  • Maria Bartiromo discusses Tuesday's top business and financial stories -- and looks ahead to tomorrow's events.

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    Stocks rallied at the close after the Federal Reserve held the line on interest rates and investors were encouraged that Lehman Brothers and American International Group might work out deals to improve their perilous financial situation.

  • There are now opportunities to buy oversold stocks in every sector, says Christian Gattiker-Ericsson, strategist at Julius Baer. "The market is discerning between the winners and losers -- and not just in financials," said Gattiker-Ericsson.

  • U.S. stock index futures dropped as fears mounted over the capital position of American International Group.

  • The options market is signaling that the stock market is in for more volatility ahead, according to an options expert.

  • As we eulogize two legendary Wall Street firms today and have several others on-watch to receive last rights, I can only think that more could have -- and should have -- been done to prevent this financial homicide. What I'll call "firmslaughter."

  • Precious metals are about to jump. So says Peter McGuire, managing director at Commodity Warrants Australia. He offered his commodities insights to CNBC.

  • Mohamed El-Erian of Pimco joined CNBC to analyze the fall of Lehman Bros. and the liquidity crisis for financials in general. El-Erian said that some financials may actually emerge stronger. Which ones?

  • Hans Goetti, Asia Pacific CIO at LGT Bank in Liechtenstein, says this is a great moment to buy the U.S. dollar. Watch him explain why.

  • The decline of Lehman Bros. and Merrill Lynch is rippling outward and the technology sector is being rattled. Large-cap tech stocks took a hit on the open -- though some have regained their footing.

  • Oil prices keep slipping -- but Stifel Nicolaus' Michael Hall explains why natural gas stocks are oversold.

  • Christian Andreach, managing director at Manning and Napier Equity Fund, told CNBC it's a good time to take advantage of what big-cap stocks offer.

  • Don't get used to the dollar rally: Sharada Selvanathan, currency strategist at BNP Paribas, says the euro/dollar might edge higher in the very near term.

  • While the financial sector looks gloomy as Lehman Brothers continues its search to find a suitor, there are still attractive companies in the sector, Wouter Weijand, chief investment officer for high income equity of Fortis Investments, told CNBC Friday.