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  • Stocks skidded Friday, snapping a six-day winning streak, after the SEC shocked the market, charging Goldman Sachs with fraud over its handling of subprime mortgages.

  • The most important implication of the Goldman story: regulatory reform just took a real hard turn to the left. How are Jamie Dimon and Lloyd Blankfein going to argue against regulatory reform now? Think about the outlandish headlines you might see: "hedge funds conspire with Goldman Sachs to crush US housing market."

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    Stunning security fraud charges against Wall Street behemoth Goldman Sachs are likely to roil the markets in the short term but unlikely to have longer-lasting effects, market experts said.

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    Goldman Sachs was accused of securities fraud by the SEC, which claims the bank created and sold a mortgage investment that was secretly devised to fail. The New York Times reports.

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    Whitehall Street International, Goldman Sachs’ international real estate investment fund, has lost almost all of its $1.8 billion of equity following soured property investments in the US, Germany and Japan, according to the fund’s estimates, the Financial Times reported.

  • Actually, they’re all illusions, Cramer says. He breaks them down one by one.

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    In a portion of the Lehman examiner’s report unsealed Wednesday, Anton Valukas, appointed to investigate the circumstances surrounding Lehman Brother’s collapse and liquidation, says that the failed investment bank may have cause to sue Goldman Sachs and Barclays for what might be a “fraudulent transaction.” The New York Times explains.

  • Stocks rallied for a fifth straight session Wednesday, with Intel and JPMorgan at the front of the Dow pack after the companies delivered blockbuster results. The S&P crossed above 1,200 at the opening bell — and held there through the close.

  • Stocks continued their gains for a fifth straight session Wednesday after Intel and JPMorgan reported earnings that topped expectations. The S&P held its ground above 1,200.

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    Talk about a turnaround. On March 12th, Dan Nathan suggested selling Goldman Sachs stock and replacing it will an April 180/190 call spread. At first, the trade wasn't really working, but in the last three days, that package has doubled in value. So what's his next move?

  • Strong results from Intel and CSX powered Wednesday's rally, however it’s JPMorgan that may present the best trading opportunities.

  • JPMorgan handily beat profit and revenue expectations for the first quarter Wednesday, with strength coming from investment banking and fixed-income trading. What does this mean for other bank earnings going forward? Jeffery Harte, managing director in equity research at Sandler O’Neill shared his insights.

  • Of all the forthcoming earnings this week, what's the most important 'tell' for this market?

  • The Dow managed to close above 11,000 after some late-session turbulence but 1,200 proved just out of reach for the S&P.

  • Stocks advanced Monday and the Dow found a foothold above 11,000 as as investors were relieved that Europe reached a bailout deal for Greece but waited to see if earnings season would be as good as predicted.

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    Phrases like “green shoots,” “animal spirits” and “real consumer spending” are dominating analysts’ weekend reports as they track economic recovery. Yet, the economists with National Bureau of Economic Research are reluctant to declare the recession over.

  • Stocks advanced Monday and the Dow found a foothold above 11,000 as as investors were relieved that Europe reached a bailout deal for Greece but waited to see if earnings season would be as good as predicted.

  • Stocks opened higher Monday as investors breathed a sigh of relief after European nations agreed on an aid package for Greece. How should investors be positioned going forward? Robert Doll, vice chairman and chief equity strategist at BlackRock shared his insights.

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    Investment bankers have begun to develop ways in which banks might be able to circumvent the most punitive of the new capital rules being drawn up by international regulators.

  • The stock markets looked set to start the week higher, with stock index futures comfortably above fair value Monday following the euro zone’s agreement of a new aid package for Greece.