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  • Despite the the bailout of Freddie and Fannie and Lehman's questionable survival, the S&P 500 Financials Sector is still up over 20% since hitting a low in mid-July.  Will the Financials stay above their July lows or fall back with the latest news?  Here is the latest data on how short interest has changed over the past few months and where bets are being made.

  • Commodities continue to drop, as they have for 7 of the last 8 trading sessions. With futures weak again here, we are very close to breaking the recent closing low of July 15 of 1,214.

  • There has to be some sign of stability in write-offs before there can be any confidence for additional investment.

  • Three trades for tomorrow… who are the market’s hidden winners… how should you play the tumble in gasoline prices… and what’s next for gold?

  • Stocks closed with modest gains after rallying earlier on a drop in oil prices, but investors continued to worry about financial shares.

  • Stocks turned higher after investors speculating that Lehman Brothers might survive its capital crunch stepped in to turn the company's stock higher in whipsaw trading.

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    Lehman is expected to release third-quarter results ahead of time after its stock plunged as much as 40% on Tuesday.

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    The Dow and S&P soared on Monday as investors bet Washington's Freddie and Fannie bailout will stabilize the housing market and ease the credit crisis.

  • Economic worries and profit warnings escalated this week, leaving stocks camped out in bear-market territory for the weekend.

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    The Treasury is finalizing plans to backstop Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the mortgage financing giants that have been struggling with billions of dollars of losses from soured loans, the Wall Street Journal reported.

  • Stocks declined Friday after a report showed the unemployment rate shot up to a five-year high in August, adding anxiety to a market already jittery about the outlook for the economy.

  • Stocks declined Friday after a report showed the unemployment rate shot up to a five-year high in August, adding anxiety to a market already jittery about the outlook for the economy.

  • Futures plunged after a report showed the unemployment shot up to a five-year high in August, adding anxiety to a market already jittery about the outlook for the economy.

  • Futures plunged after a report showed the unemployment shot up to a five-year high in August, adding anxiety to a market already jittery about the outlook for the economy.

  • Are the brokers cheap or just broken? Find out what the charts reveal!

  • Stocks ended mixed Wednesday as economic worries continued to rain down on the market and dampen the post-Gustav rally.  All three major indexes had been negative for most of the day, but the Dow tip-toed over the line at the last minute, helped by a 5% gain in GM.

  • Stocks wobbled Wednesday as economic worries continued to rain down on the market and dampen the post-Gustav rally.

  • Stocks wobbled Wednesday as economic worries continued to nag the market and rain on the post-Gustav rally.

  • Oil continues to trend downward, and airlines are again among the most actively traded pre-open (I noted yesterday that oil is down 27 percent since its July highs but the S&P 500 is only up about 5 percent since its July lows);

  • Stocks opened lower Wednesday as economic worries continued to nag the market and sabotage the post-Gustav rally.