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  • Mortgage Brokers: Fannie Loan Raise No Help Thursday, 10 Apr 2008 | 11:27 AM ET

    Mortgage borrowers, who thought higher loan limits for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac would mean better terms, are getting an unwelcome surprise. "Closing Bell" host Maria Bartiromo spoke with two mortgage brokers from regions with high home prices. They said forget Fannie and Freddie -- FHA loans are becoming the way to go for their customers.

  • Options: Playing Chicken with Chicken Makers? Thursday, 10 Apr 2008 | 8:49 AM ET

    Are there "b-b-bucks" in chicken? The options market seems to think so ... by betting against it.

  • Top Trader: Go Drilling For Large Caps Wednesday, 9 Apr 2008 | 2:16 PM ET

    John Burbank of Passport Capital is one of the trading stars on Trader Monthly's list of the best.  His $4 billion capital fund generated a 200 percent return last year.  He knows the drill -- and has suggestions for playing energy.

  • Credit Crunch Portfolio Defense Wednesday, 9 Apr 2008 | 12:56 PM ET

    The uncertainty of the credit crunch even has eternal optimists on the defensive about financials.  People like Mike Stanfield, CEO of Kansas City-based VSR Financial.

  • The One Financial Stock to Buy Wednesday, 9 Apr 2008 | 12:45 PM ET

    Earnings season is just around the corner for the troubled financial sector, so how does a top stock researcher rate the sector?

  • Valuing Banks: A Stock Picker's Guide Wednesday, 9 Apr 2008 | 10:25 AM ET

    A recent run-up in financials has many on Wall Street wondering if that sector is seeing a bottom. David Stepherson, of Hardesty Capital, and William Smith, of Sam Advisors weighed in on CNBC’s "Closing Bell" with their financial sector picks.

  • Big Profit In Small Caps Tuesday, 8 Apr 2008 | 12:57 PM ET

    If anyone knows how investors can make big money from small-cap companies, it's Mark Keeley. His five-star Keeley Small Cap Value Fund is up an average of 23.7 percent per year over the last five years, and it even shows a 1 percent gain in this troubled year.

  • Banks & Retail Stocks: Rewards For Bravery? Tuesday, 8 Apr 2008 | 12:05 PM ET

    Is Dan Genter playing with fire?  The president, chief executive and chief investment officer of RNC Genter Capital Management finds promising stocks -- in the financial and consumer discretionary sectors.

  • Stock Strategy: 'Thrifty' vs. 'Iffy' Tuesday, 8 Apr 2008 | 11:41 AM ET

    Jason Trennert expects a short-run rally -- but he's also warning investors that it won't last. The chief investment strategist of Strategas Research Partners calls it a "Michael Jordan head-fake." He compiled two lists of companies for investors to consider: the "Thrifty 50" versus the "Iffy 50."

  • China Ca$h May Flood U.S. Markets Monday, 7 Apr 2008 | 4:13 PM ET

    Forget about sovereign wealth funds. Thanks to a new Sino-American agreement, a bigger influx of cash could be on its way to U.S. markets -- from Chinese institutional investors.

  • American Money: Park Some Offshore Monday, 7 Apr 2008 | 1:41 PM ET

    The rest of the world has not been immune to the economic slowdown, but a five-star fund manager -- ICON International Equity Fund's Scott Snyder -- still has some offshore ideas for American investors.

  • What's Looking Up In a Down Market? Monday, 7 Apr 2008 | 1:29 PM ET

    Where's an investor to turn, surrounded by the uncertainty of dismal economic numbers and weak corporate earnings and projections?

  • Defensive Stock Picks for a Rebound Monday, 7 Apr 2008 | 1:22 PM ET

    After a rough start, top investment officers are looking for gradual improvement as 2008 goes on.  Harbor Advisory's Jack DeGan is among them, and he won't sugar-coat the current situation.

  • The Week:  Reform, Rally, Rebuke...and Joblessness Saturday, 5 Apr 2008 | 9:15 AM ET

    The first quarter stumbled to a close, the second quarter began with the eighth-biggest daily point gain ever for the Dow Jones Industrials -- and that was just part of a busy week for stocks, traders, analysts and investors.

  • Protecting Your Wealth as Recession Fears Rise Friday, 4 Apr 2008 | 3:30 PM ET

    Today’s weaker-than-expected jobs report is putting pressure on stocks and has some investors uttering the “R word.”  To help investors protect their portfolios in this uncertain market environment, CNBC asked the experts for advice.

  • Market Resilience: A Strong 'Buy' Signal Friday, 4 Apr 2008 | 12:01 PM ET

    Bad economic numbers have jarred the market -- but not nearly as badly as many had feared.  Marty Cunningham of Hudson Securities finds that reassuring...and says it's time to get busy buying hard-hit stocks like financials and technology.

  • Be Brave -- Stick With Commodities Wednesday, 2 Apr 2008 | 5:08 PM ET

    With oil, gold and grains testing dizzying highs, are commodities about to melt down? No, says John Roque, senior vice president and technical analyst at Natixis Bleichroeder. He explained his confidence in commodity markets -- and picked a stock to play them.

  • China Stocks: Flee or Hold Steady? Wednesday, 2 Apr 2008 | 3:54 PM ET

    The Shanghai Composite index is down 46 percent from its October highs, its worst showing ever. Is it time to get out of China investments? Peter Navarro, UC Irvine business professor and Jack Perkowski, author of "Managing the Dragon," offered their insights to CNBC.

  • Protecting Your Portfolio: 5-Star Stock Picks Tuesday, 1 Apr 2008 | 5:10 PM ET

    Despite recent signs of strength in stocks, the markets are still in the red for the year. To help protect your portfolio, CNBC's "Closing Bell" got advice from two 5-star fund managers, who offered their strategies -- and stock picks.

  • Wireless Stocks: The Next Generation Tuesday, 1 Apr 2008 | 3:28 PM ET

    At the CTIA Wireless Show in Las Vegas, telecom, cable and Web media companies are hyping their plans to master 3G info technology like WiMax -- and some are already jumping ahead to 4G. Todd Rosenbluth, Standard & Poor's telecom analyst, told investors who he believes will win the wireless wars.