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    Wild stock market swings, which have been rocking Wall Street since the middle of summer, are likely to last through next year, and investors should get ready for even greater volatility, warn analysts.

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    Because of their low correlation in movements to traditional investments in stocks and bonds, alternative investments are viewed as a “hedge” to help protect portfolios during sideways or down markets.

  • Playing the Employment Report

    Insight on how traders are playing the market since the release of the employment report, with Joe Greco, Meridian Equity Partners and Warren Meyers, DME Securities.

  • Inside Blackstone's Business

    Steve Schwarzman, Blackstone Group chairman & CEO, explains how the company managed to be the busiest buyout deal-maker this year despite market volatility and dismal IPO conditions.

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    In recent days home health care companies—notably Amedisys, Gentiva and LHC Group, have been whacked after a Senate staff report slammed them for allegedly gaming the Medicare system. That prompted me to wonder what other areas of healthcare could be susceptible to the government’s Medicare mash.

  • Bank of America branch, New York City.

    Bank of America’s decision to stop buying mortgages originated by other banks looks likely to pave the way for Wells Fargo to increase its market share in what is known as the correspondent mortgage business.

  • Shaky market action weighed on the exchange-traded product industry over the past month, bringing assets below $1 trillion for the first time since January.

  • As emerging markets lose favor, now is a "great entry point," James Paulsen, chief investment strategist at Wells Capital Management, told CNBC.com on Thursday.

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    JPMorgan adopted a more positive stance toward the integrated oils and major producers sector, while also upgrading several stocks within the sector in a research note on Thursday.

  • The bulls piled into McDermott yesterday (Wednesday) for the second time in three days.

  • Fast Money Web Extra

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

  • BlackRock's headquarters in New York.

    If I didn’t know better, I’d think Blackrock CEO Laurence Fink is doing his best to make sure his firm isn’t tarred and feathered by an ETF debacle, if one ever occurs.

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    Eastman Kodak's shares continued to trade with heavy volatility as the imaging company explores ways to shore up its financials. Its stock has swung wildly after Kodak hired Jones Day for restructuring advice.

  • Google is no longer the center of the Internet universe, according to Stifel Nicolaus media analyst Jordan Rohan, and that's one of the reasons he downgraded the company to "hold" from "buy" Wednesday.

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    Third-quarter earnings season begins in earnest when Alcoa reports results on Oct. 11. For those looking to get a head start on trading earnings, several big names report results this week, including Costco, Yum Brands, Marriot International and Constellation Brands.

  • More than 5,400 puts traded against about 1,000 calls. Total option volume was 4 times greater than average.

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    Anonymous has declared "war" on the New York Stock Exchange.

  • Apple investors are confident the iPhone 5 will help the gadget maker (and its new CEO Tim Cook) shine through the gloom enveloping much of the tech sector.

  • Amazon.com has been deemed the next disturber of the technology space. But as the e-commerce leader launches its own tablet device and beefs up its digital content, another retail behemoth is quietly making moves to become the next tech giant — Wal-Mart.

  • Traditionally, managed-care stocks have performed better in the fourth quarter as investors get pricing visibility for the coming year, one portfolio manager said.