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  • Stocks will likely rock and roll again Thursday. Wednesday's market was particularly volatile, although for a good part of the day it was unusually calm as investors waited for the Fed's rate decision. In the final half hour, the Dow wiped out a big gain to end 74 points lower. The Dow was up 298 at its peak, and down 174 at its low point.

  • Linda Bolton-Weiser, managing director at Caris & Company, says consumer staples stocks are the way to go. She expects earnings growth to be relatively strong at "around 10 percent on average."

  • J.P. Morgan analysts today though came up with some names, in a note titled "The Franchise 16 - Stocks to own beyond the market turmoil." They see these as core investments for the next 12 to 18 months.

  • High quality stocks are on the cheap, said Abhijit Chakrabortti, Morgan Stanley chief global equity analyst.

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  • Those in need of cash should take any available chance to raise it, the Mad Money host says, because we could be in for more declines.

  • These former drivers of the world economy have all but disappeared. What’s an investor to do now?

  • There may be an upturn coming, but Michael Farr isn't ready to bet on it just yet. The president of Farr, Miller, and Washington says stocks in companies that produce consumer staples are a lot more promising than those that produce discretionary goods.

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    Oil prices will be the trigger for stocks in the week ahead. The Fed meets Tuesday and as usual, traders will watch for nuances in the Fed's post-meeting statement.

  • Mat DiFilippo, senior portfolio manager at Stewart Capital and Randy Lert, chief portfolio strategist at Russell Investments offered advice on different sectors that could help benefit investors.

  • Outside investment in a major bank has Cramer thinking we're ready for a turnaround.

  • Cramer means it when he says it. Our great national nightmare is over.

  • A defensive stock for a tough market that also thrives as oil declines? Perfect.

  • Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Colgate-Palmolive and Masco popped while Sony and Fresh Del Monte dropped.

  • It all comes down to three important factors, Cramer says.

  • Amid the gloom of higher gas prices and a slumping housing market there appears to be a ray of hope.

  • It just goes to show you, a little attitude never hurts: Stocks clawed back all of the prior session's losses as oil hit its lowest point since May and consumer confidence improved.

  • It's all in the attitude today: Stocks rose after an improvement in consumer confidence.  Stocks were already pointing higher as oil prices receded but that little shot of confidence pushed the Dow up to a triple-digit gain.

  • It's all in the attitude today: Stocks rose after an improvement in consumer confidence.  Stocks were already pointing higher as oil prices receded but that little shot of confidence pushed the Dow up to a triple-digit gain.