Alex Rosenberg, NBR, CNBC.com’s Posts

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Stocks tend to slide in the 38th week of a year. Will they do so in 2016?

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The last time Apple moved more than 2 percent in five straight sessions, the top movie in America was “Fast & Furious.”

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A big bet on Japan that once looked like a no-brainer is now a major headache.

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The bank index was at present levels back when America was doing the “Macarena.”

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There may be some precious opportunities to be found in this space, traders say.

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Forget Uncle Sam — how about lending to your neighborhood dentist instead?

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The recent market slide may have made stocks, at the least, less expensive than they have been recently.

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Wal-Mart shares are doing something pretty unusual this year: They’re rising.

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Financial stocks are widely expected to be the big beneficiaries of a Fed rate hike. And with the Federal Reserve expected to announce the long-expected move on Wednesday, the financials sector appeared to celebrate early, with a more than 2 percent rise on Tuesday. Indeed, within the sector, the clear leaders were the bank stocks, …

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It hasn’t been a good year for energy stocks. Actually, it hasn’t even been a good decade. The S&P 500 is up 65 percent in the last 10 years, while, the S&P energy sector is up just 24 percent. And as a Friday oil slide put further pressure on energy stocks, four specific names actually …

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It hasn’t been a banner year for the Oracle of Omaha. Warren Buffett has seen shares of his Berkshire Hathaway fall more than 11 percent this year. Even worse, Berkshire shares have underperformed the S&P 500 by more than 10 percent. What makes this highly unusual is that Berkshire famously tends to underperform when the …

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The coming week will be a massive event for earnings, with more than 150 S&P 500 Index companies set to report — including such behemoths as Apple and Exxon Mobil. Yet for some traders, the biggest worry isn’t the volatility that could be stirred by the reports, but rather a fact about the market’s historical …

Fed’s 2015 rate hike in question

The recently released minutes to the Fed’s September meeting showed the committee fretting about the sharp drop stocks had suffered over the past month.

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The S&P 500 has risen 6 percent in as many sessions as of Wednesday’s open, in what many have termed a “relief rally” after a tough run for the market of late. If the bounce continues, a certain set of equities may perform especially well: The high-beta names. These are stocks that have been proven …

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Wal-Mart beat revenue estimates but missed on earnings, in a report that sent shares sliding and led to fresh questions about the company’s wage boosts.