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U.S. stocks jumped in the open on Wednesday, attempting for a second day to bounce from a recent plunge, as investors eyed stimulus moves out of China and U.S. data. “It looks just like yesterday at this time where things are weaker (in) general overseas, but people look optimistic at the open,” said Randy Frederick, …

Wall Street impacts Main Street

Eamon Javers finds out how Main Street feels about what’s happening on Wall Street.

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For years, Piper Jaffray has been one of the biggest bulls on Wall Street, and with good reason. This week, though, amid market carnage not seen since the financial crisis, the firm has decided it’s seen enough. Piper finally slashed its uber-optimistic market call for 2015, cutting its S&P 500 price target from what now …

Earnings buoyed by buybacks?

As investors and Wall Street focus on earnings and especially earnings per share, Bob Pisani explains why those critical numbers aren’t all they’re cracked up to be.

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U.S. stocks fell about 1 percent on Tuesday, with the S&P 500 falling below its 200-day moving average, as investors awaited developments in the Greece debt crisis. ( Tweet This ) The S&P 500 fell below that key level for its first time since October 20, joining the Dow Jones industrial average in negative territory …

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Bill Gross

Bill Gross thinks conditions are ripe for a significant liquidity crisis in the markets, and he points a finger at his old firm for its potential to be at the center of the storm. In his monthly note to investors, the Janus Capital Group fund manager said there are six specific triggers for such an …

What to watch this week

Stocks start the week under pressure amid concerns over Greece and tomorrow the focus turns to the Fed.

Stars trade stocks for charity

Bob Pisani reports from BTIG’s annual charity day, where celebrity A-listers helped the Wall Street firm give back.

Preet Bharara’s setback

Preet Bharara suffered a potential setback last week and it has the potential to undo other insider trading cases he thought he’d won.

Jobs report fallout

Why is bad news for the economy so often good news on Wall Street?

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Kraft and Heinz products are shown in Chicago, March 25, 2015.

Private equity investments have finally slowed, but it’s not necessarily permanent. Despite high profile, multibillion dollar plays like Cerberus Capital Management buying Safeway or BC Partners taking over PetSmart, there were just 668 PE fund investments made in the last quarter in North America, the lowest total since the third quarter of 2011, according to …

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Despite four-straight down trading days, longtime stock bull Jeremy Siegel said Friday he feels more relaxed about the prospects for stocks than he did two weeks ago. The last time the Wharton school finance professor was on CNBC’s “Squawk Box,” a week before the Federal Reserve’s mid-March meeting, he said stocks may be in for …

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Investors worried about a major downturn in the stock market can rest a little easier, the chief investment strategist at Strategas Research Partners said Friday on the heels of a four-day selloff in U.S. stocks. “You have time. If you’re looking for the big one, I think you have another year, two years. This might …

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Something highly unusual, and potentially quite bearish, has just happened to the stock market. On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, the S&P 500 closed at the lows of the day in three-straight sessions. It is rare for stocks to close at the dead lows on any given day. Until Monday, it only happened once this year, …

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Stocks, stuck in their own zigzag pattern near record highs, remain vulnerable to the whims of unusually volatile currencies in the week ahead. As financial markets adjust to the Fed’s latest guidance on rates, traders will be hyper-focused on any potential clues in economic data or central bank speak that would help clarify timing of …