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  • Greg Estes, portfolio manager at Intrepid Capital Funds and Alan Vales, vice president at Hillard Lyons named some stocks to help investors build and strengthen their portfolios for next week’s trading.

  • Rafael Resendes thinks investors should spend less time looking for a market bottom, and more time trying to find stocks likely to improve in the intermediate future.  The co-founder of the Applied Finance Group has even created an index to help find them.

  • Technology stocks have not been immune to the market skid, and Richard Prati of AmTech Research thinks it's time to take a look at some of the ensuing bargains.  He urges caution, though — and he's got a few pans to go with the picks.

  • Telecom companies such as KPN and Telefonica are well positioned going into the economic slowdown, Michael Kovacocy, European telecoms analyst and sector strategist from Daiwa Institute of Research Europe, told CNBC.

  • Wall Street looked poised for a lower open Friday, tracking European stocks down, and after a report showed a decline in personal spending.

  • It's not a good time for the options market, options analyst Rebecca Darst told CNBC Friday.

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    The S&P 500 and FTSE 100 could plummet further if key resistance levels aren't held, Phil Roberts, technical analyst from Barclays Capital, told CNBC.

  • U.S. stocks had another wild swing in the final 15 minutes of trading that pumped up the Dow from a gain of about 50 points to nearly 200 points as traders largely shrugged off this morning's GDP report that showed the economy is shrinking.

  • U.S. stocks joined in the global rally Thursday despite this morning's report that the economy is shrinking.

  • The new paradigm in stock-market investing:  It's going to take some time.  "The waters have been parted by central banks around the world, and we can see the promised land, but we've got a desert to go through," Noah Blackstein of Dynamic Mutual Funds told CNBC.

  • Stocks jumped at the opening bell following better-than-expected reports on GDP and jobless claims even though the GDP reading indicated that the economy is likely in a recession.

  • Stocks got a bump from better-than-expected reports on GDP and jobless claims even though the GDP reading indicated that the economy is likely in a recession.

  • In these volatile conditions, the currency market is a good signal for where stocks are going, and investors should pay attention to it, Dennis Gartman, founder of the Gartman letter, told CNBC.

  • If you blinked in the final minutes of trading today, you probably got the story wrong. The final hour of trading has become known for its wild swings, but outdid itself this time: After being up about 250 points at 3:54 p.m., those gains evaporated and the Dow Jones Industrial Average ended down 74.16, or 0.8 percent, at 8990.96.

  • Stocks pared gains Wednesday after the Federal Reserve opted to cut a key interest rate by half a percentage point.

  • Stocks turned mixed Wednesday as the market waits for the Federal Reserve's decision on interest rates.

  • On the distant investment horizon, Oakmark Fund portfolio manager Bill Nygren sees some bright lights.

  • Stocks opened lower Wednesday as the market waited for the Federal Reserve's decision on interest rates.

  • UBS senior restaurant analyst David Palmer says it's time to buy one particular food company, whose third-quarter profit more than doubled. Which one?

  • Futures tilted lower Wednesday, after a fleeting boost from an unexpected jump in durable-goods orders, as the market waited for the Federal Reserve's decision on interest rates.