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Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, October 23, 2014.

The stock market is acting as if the mid-October swoon never happened, despite a general—and fairly recent—sense of caution on Wall Street. Strategists at JPMorgan and Bank of America Merrill Lynch released reports this week that, while overall bullish, told clients to prepare for more muted returns. Individual investors, though, don’t seem to be listening, …

New trend for small caps?

During the week’s market turmoil, small cap stocks easily outperformed much larger companies and the overall market. Could this signal an opportunity for investors to make a big move into small caps?

Your next move

If you’re looking to get aggressive or defensive, we have a fund manager with some investment suggestions.

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Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

If scary markets frighten you as much as scary movies, then you might want to keep your hands over your eyes for a while longer yet. Though stocks staged a rally Tuesday, the issues that have bedeviled the market in 2014 haven’t really gone away, in much the same way that horror movie legends Jason …


Yields on 10-year US Treasurys will hold and stocks will bounce, fund manager Jeffrey Gundlach told CNBC on Tuesday. Gundlach said 2.20 percent should be the low in interest rates on the 10-year, and that sentiment was driving rates moreso than data. The 10-year was most recently yielding 2.222%. (What are bonds doing now? Click here) …

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Most women have something in common when it comes to their money: At some point in their lives, they will need to learn how to manage it themselves. Women are marrying later, or never marrying, at a higher rate than ever, with marriages down 60 percent from 1970, according to a 2013 study by Bowling …

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The high-profile departure of Bill Gross has cost Pimco another customer. As the fallout continues since Gross left the Newport Beach, California-based asset manager last month, the Arkansas Teacher Retirement System said it has cut ties, according to a report in Pensions & Investments. Pimco had managed about $475 million for the fund as part …

Three things to watch

What is causing the turmoil in the markets? Bob Pisani takes a look at three things investors are closely watching.

Protecting your portfolio in volatile markets

In a month that has seen the Dow move more than 2,000 points, how can you protect your portfolio from all this volatility?

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Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett often makes investments that are out of reach for ordinary investors. But in the case of his recent car dealership deal, there’s a rare chance to join him for the ride. Last week, the Oracle of Omaha bought privately owned car dealership Van Tuyl Group for an undisclosed sum. The deal surprised some …

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Regional bank stocks have bucked the bank-stock trend this year, and not in a good sense. Every Keefe, Bruyette & Woods (KBW) financial services index is generating positive returns year-to-date, except for two: the KBW Regional Banking Index and KBW Mortgage Finance Index. The regional banking sector has been the real dog, down more than 6 percent …

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Investors trying to find value in equities may be better served looking to a group of global macro, tactical bettors referred to as ETF strategists rather than trying to track the so-called “smart money” of hedge fund managers. In August, Soros Fund Management loaded up on bearish bets against the U.S. stock market. Meanwhile, the smart money …

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Warren Buffett

The man known as America’s greatest investor isn’t bothered by stock market volatility. “I have no idea what the stock market’s going to do tomorrow or next week or next month or next year,” said Berkshire Hathaway Chairman and CEO Warren Buffett. “If you own your stocks as an investment—just like you’d own an apartment, house …

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The Dow is up less than 3 percent for the year. Treasurys are yielding next to nothing. And the stock markets in many countries overseas have tanked. So why are wealthy investors expecting double-digit returns this year? Are they crazy? Or are they all great investors? Turns out, they could be a little bit of …

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Carl Icahn, billionaire investor and chairman of Icahn Enterprises Holdings LP

Activist investor Carl Icahn is “happy” about Tuesday’s split between eBay and PayPal. He added in a reaction statement that the payments industry “must be consolidated” and PayPal should make acquisitions or merge with “another strong player in the industry,” especially with strong competition from Apple Pay. Icahn added that he intended to have discussions with John Donahoe, who will step down as …