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    Heavy betting on Visa, churn in Yahoo, and perhaps some misguided faith in oil majors ... that's the trend in options, says Rebecca Darst of Interactive Brokers.

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    The options market can provide clues to future stock movements. Rebecca Darst, equity options analyst at Interactive Brokers, told CNBC on Tuesday what the options market is saying about companies that are set to report this week.

  • MF Global, the futures and options broker whose shares surged today, is considering financing options including a sale of a minority stake, the Wall Street Journal reported on its Web site on Thursday.

  • Financials, retailers and homebuilders are all rallying. But here’s why you should think twice before joining the party.

  • Toll Brothers reported a first-quarter loss Wednesday: the homebuilder announced a huge jump in write-downs on properties it could no longer sell profitably; and its sales fell 23 percent. So why did the company’s stock climb as much as 2.21 percent Wednesday? Thank the  Office of Federal Housing Enterprises Oversight and Lehman Brothers.

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    You might Know that options are contracts that give you the right to buy or sell a stock at a future date. But do you know Pete Najarian's favortite ways to trade them?

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    Options are betting Citi's dividend drops, Jon Narian says.

  • You can trade legally options "like an insider" -- if you stay alert and watch market momentum. Jon Najarian, co-founder of OptionsMonster.com and frequent guest on CNBC's "Fast Money," offered his wisdom on how to do it -- and which options look the hottest right now.

  • Investment analysis firm MSCI, which is being spun off by Morgan Stanley, soared in its stock market debut on Thursday, a day after raising $252 million with an initial public offering that priced at the top of expectations.

  • With rapid fluctuations becoming commonplace in the major stock indexes, about the only thing there is to be certain of is uncertainty.

  • Shares of US Airways Group led major U.S. airline stocks lower on Thursday, as the sector matched a steep decline in the broader market.

  • Shares of Eli Lilly fell more than 6 percent on Thursday, after the drugmaker halted two small trials of blood clot preventer prasugrel, the company's most important experimental drug.

  • Capital One Financial posted a third quarter net loss of $81.6 million, or 21 cents per share, hurt by charges from shutting down its GreenPoint Mortgage business.

  • SanDisk on Thursday reported third-quarter earnings of $130 million, or 54 cents per share, up from $124 million, or 51 cents per share in the year-ago quarter, beating analysts' estimates.

  • What keeps a five-star fund earning its stars? Ask Turner Investment Partners portfolio manager Frank Sustersic. He's in charge of the 5-star Turner Emerging Growth Fund, which is up nearly 20% year-to-date.

  • John Burns says staying the course is the only smart path to prosperity. Burns, founder and chief investment officer of Burns Advisory Group, joined CNBC's "Power Lunch" to offer his insights into how to play the market today -- and how to prepare for tomorrow.

  • Planning for retirement? Then forget the "margaritas by the pool" and start spending less, says Ivory Johnson, director of financial planning at The Scarborough Group. She joined CNBC's "Power Lunch" to discuss sound retirement strategy -- and took the opportunity to criticize Federal Reserve policy.

  • On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court is hearing an case that some say may alter the landscape of investing. The outcome potentially could strengthen shareholder confidence -- or stifle investment markets.

  • You’ve heard of Saturday Night Fever? Pete Najarian had Friday Day Fever, and found himself dancing in the options pits as speculation swirled in one of the “craziest days of the year” for the options market.

  • Children's Place Retail Stores Wednesday fired Chief Executive Ezra Dabah and named board member Chuck Crovitz as interim CEO, sending its shares up as much as 9 percent.