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    There is no shortage of companies waiting to go public in 2012, but whether they succeed is highly uncertain and will depend on the health of the global economy and broader markets, say analysts.

  • Does the market seem almost schizophrenic to you? One day euphoria sends stocks surging, then the very next day fear sends investors running for the exits. Sick of it? We are, too. Here are our latest “slow money” trades compliments of the Fast Money gang, as well as other top money pros. These are stocks to buy and hold for the long term, no matter what the market does tomorrow. So, what are the traders’ top buy-and-hold picks? Click ahead to find out!

    Here are our latest “slow money” trades compliments of the "Fast Money" gang, as well as other top trading pros. These are stocks to buy and hold for the long term, no matter what the market does tomorrow.

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    One of my favorite year-end tasks is naming the year’s worst corporate CEO. There is no shortage of names this year.

  • Toll Brothers reports earnings today, and the bulls expect good news.

  • Small-cap stocks are set to close out 2011 with big losses, but some companies trading under $5, such as TeamStaff and Majesco Entertainment, have more than tripled.

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    Investors will follow every move from European leaders on the road to Friday's EU summit, and financial markets will feel every bump along the way.

  • Is Gold Losing It's Shine?

    A look at why gold is down and stocks are up, as well as how to play the metal space, with Dennis Gartman, The Gartman Letter, and the Fast Money traders. Also the trade on Russian stocks after the Putin election, with Tim Seymour, Fast Money traders.

  • U.S. markets may be up on a proposed European Union treaty introduced by the leaders of France and Germany, but Art Cashin thinks investors should "cross your fingers" anyway.

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    Using research from Morningstar and S&P Capital IQ data, TheStreet.com has picked seven funds that could help investors get healthy returns with a minimal amount of risk to their capital along with a few of their top individual holdings.

  • Microsoft

    Isn't this press release from Microsoft the one we expected from Apple?

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    All eyes will be on Europe in the week ahead as leaders there are expected to offer some of the most concrete plans yet for solving their debt crisis.

  • Holiday sales have been a bright spot in an otherwise depressing economy. That means some stocks may outperform others when the final tally is registered at the end of this month.

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    In a research report released this week, S&P Capital IQ analysts recommends six stocks that the ratings firm thinks will gain operating leverage and will reap profits. TheStreet.com details why S&P thinks these companies’ shares are bargains.

  • JC Penney

    My prediction that next year J.C. Penney will be the hottest retail stock got a ton of pushback. None was as well-reasoned as Brian McGough, Managing Director of the Retail Sector at Hedgeye Risk Management.

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    November's jobs report, as expected, showed a slight pickup in hiring, but the suprising positive —a lower unemployment rate—could be masking a troubling trend.

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    November's employment report is expected to show improvement but still portray weak hiring. Still, investors have "become somewhat biased for a stronger-than-expected number," says one market strategist.

  • Fast Money Web Extra

    The Fast Money crew offers special CNBC.com-only advice on your investments.

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    Analysts say the sharp pullback in the financial sector is a natural hangover from Wednesday's surprise rally.

  • Bart Chilton | Commissioner U.S. Commodity Futures

    Futures markets are still reeling from the collapse of MF Global and Thursday, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Commissioner Bart Chilton is suggesting that an insurance fund for derivatives might be just what the markets need to restore confidence.

  • As Yahoo looks for the best deal among a host of potential suitors, its problems may only just be beginning. Facebook's initial public offering in 2012, and the resulting corporate war chest, will pose a formidable challenge to Yahoo's main revenue driver: display ads.